We all need to see more of this
This virus situation has certainly proved it has staying power way beyond our wildest expectations. As I mentioned in our last email, we had decided to take August off from the stress of trying to book shows that inevitably cancel and instead try to enjoy the first major break this band has ever had.
In September we are going “back to school” We have a solid plan to get the band back in one place and to start working on a new release. When that happens, we will also work on a live stream concert to knock your socks off. Stay tuned.
The starting gun will fire once Ethan touches down in Los Angeles from Hawaii and we hit the rehearsal studio. It has been so long that I will personally find it hard to drag myself away from a hectic baking and fishing schedule, but I’ll do my best.
Jokes aside, we are all desperate to get back to work and play again. This has taken an enormous emotional toll on us (as it has on all of you) and the only way to reverse the damage is to get back to work.
I’m sure you have all noticed how live music is seldom mentioned in the government plans. I have spoken to many of my musician friends around the globe and there is a growing concern that we have been forgotten, deemed dispensable. Lots of music venues are on their last breath and may not be coming back at all.
That will affect us all. Without decent places to perform, bands will start to disappear.
In the coming weeks we may send out some petitions and ask you to sign them to help encourage those in charge not to forget us. Our industry has been completely wiped out due to safety measures and we are powerless to act until it is safe for people to attend concerts again. Finding a promoter to book a show and a band to play is not the problem, being sure it’s safe so people will actually attend is the problem.
Let’s keep trying people. Let’s keep doing what we’re being asked to do so we can get past this.