On 17th October this year, while the world was in lockdown, Christian and I did a gig at Eudlo Hall in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia.
43 people were allowed under Covid restrictions to attend. We were joined on stage by two sisters – violinist Sarah King and cellist Louise King. I’d spent two months writing the string arrangements, something which I dearly love to do, and after only one rehearsal together, we did the gig.
It was a great night – one of the best gigs I think we’ve ever done. The promoter Michael Whiticker did the sound and recorded it and when we heard the tracks we decided to make it into a live album. We had put our ancient camcorder at the back of the hall and another camera in the middle (thanks to Sally Walker), and so while Christian mixed the tracks I’ve just spent the last six weeks making a film of the gig.
So here it is for you. You can watch the videos of the two sets and download for free the ‘Live at Eudlo Hall’ album and lyric booklet. Please feel free to share the link with your friends.
‘Live at Eudlo Hall’ includes a sneak preview of five new songs which will be on my next studio album. After such a difficult year, I wanted to give you these songs as a Christmas gift in the hope that they will uplift, comfort and inspire.
Wishing you all a happy Christmas and a much happier, peaceful 2021.