thanks gympie…

The Gympie Music Muster was something elsegympie2014
After not having played there for more than 10 years
It was kinda amazing to not only head back to one of the biggest and best music festivals in Australia gympie3
But also have it be better than expectedgympie2
And by that I mean, HOLY SHITBALLS SO MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP. gympie4
It’s what I’d hoped for but never really expectedgympie5
So thanks Gympie, and thanks to all the fucking amazing people who came to both of my shows there It made for a most excellent experience for this chick singer gympie6
Until next time….
Facebook-logo-ICON-02_0downloaditunesyoutube_logo[1]twitter_butto_png_ai_vectrized_by_ockre-d3hdwb63xsmjlr5i9lg2lixwqfsdd1ij.970x1000x1app widget.

these boots were made for walkin’

Update from the road…
The Victoria tour started on the 12th August
Although, I’m knot sure why we’re calling it the Victoria tour
‘Cause we’ve done 2 shows in New South Wales
And now we’re in Tasmania?

My brain hurts

Anyhoo….the FIRST week of the tour was mainly in Victoria
As well as two completely fabulous NSW shows
We’ve had quite possibly the cutest backstage visitors ever backstagebuds
Both of whom declined my offer to come home with me
Maybe they weren’t happy with the inside of my suitcase?

We’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some of the coolest crew in the industry And make us feel so welcome at every venue we’ve performed at on this tour
They keep the fans happy
They keep us safe
They make our jobs easierhallamhotel2014
And they don’t roll their eyes when I ask for more ice in my wine
It’s like the perfect working relationshiop

And then we’ve gotten the opportunity to catch up with some fan/friends that have been with us almost as long as we’ve been doing this
I think if you’re a fan, that’s turned into a friend you should have a special name
Meet Carol and James, who first came to see Dad perform back in 1992 when they lived in Scotland
They’ve been coming to shows since before *I* have been coming to shows
And they are one of our favourite things to see when we come to Melbourne
James and Carol are fan/friends
I think now we should call them FRANS
Yes! FRANS!!jamescarol
Even if they do bring out our best fugly faces FRANS do that.

It’s been a huge first week 7 shows in 8 days
Lots of travel
Laughs
And late night petrol station snacksmelbourne

I feel beyond fortunate to do what I love
And much of the time, do it with my family parentspatch
And spend time with people I love (that’s Patch…we’ve been buds since high school!)

It’s full on
And we get some shut eye/rest when we can
But you won’t hear any complaints heresoundcheck
We love what we do
And love performing for you
Thanks to those who come out to shows and allow us to do what we do

mumndad

Although it’s not always wine and roses
Or diet Sprite and rice cakes
We do sometimes have bad days
Last week I had to say goodbye to one of my most treasured road companions
They’ve been with me a few years now
They’ve been polished, fixed, re-soled and glued ’til they could be repaired no more
I had to send them to the big brown shoebox in the sky
And promptly replaced them with the most similar ones I could find
Because change is….no.boots
It’s been tough
But with faith and prayer wine and chocolate, I am getting through it
One step (in my new shoes) at a time

Facebook-logo-ICON-02_0downloaditunesyoutube_logo[1]twitter_butto_png_ai_vectrized_by_ockre-d3hdwb63xsmjlr5i9lg2lixwqfsdd1ij.970x1000x1app widget.

freo and collie

It’s nearly lunchtime and I’m still in my PJs
It’s been a huge couple of days
It’s also Sunday and raining outside
PJs hot chocolate and the Hallmark channel for the win.

Friday night in Freo, was a brilliant night at such a cool venue
Got to (really really crazy quickly) catch up with my cousins, some old matesfreo2
And squeeze in a show
Thanks to Tam as always, for the really great pics freo2014

Saturday we headed to Collie
The rain was torrential the whole way there
And it was really tempting to keep my ugg boots on for the show

But it didn’t take long to warm up with this crowd
Such a funny, funny night
Mad bastards is an understatement 
collieNext stop, Queensland
For a road/plane trip adventure with Mum & the girls
Where we’re headed to, has no wifi or cell phone service

Not hyperventilating AT ALL.

Facebook-logo-ICON-02_0downloaditunesyoutube_logo[1]twitter_butto_png_ai_vectrized_by_ockre-d3hdwb63xsmjlr5i9lg2lixwqfsdd1ij.970x1000x1app widget.