If you havent already check out my website, please do. I have spent a fair amount of time and effort building it from scratch over the past few months and it would be great to see some use from the family of friends who follow me =) Cheers Guys.
New Plymouth Operatic -- The Producers
Well I thought it might be good if I included a brief update on what I've been doing on a creative level recently.
I have been a member of the New Plymouth Operatic Society since 1999, I have previous performed in at least 4 of their productions including Les Miserables, Oliver, Cats and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream-coat.
This time around i was lucky enough to be a part of the on-stage company for the Mel Brookes production of "The Producers", which also has a movie, released in 2005.
For those of you who have seen the movie, you will already appreciate the masterful satirical writing of Brookes and his playful but evocative characters. I played the role of one of Rodger de Bris "Gay Team" as Kevin the very gay costume designer. Stepping outside my comfort zone for the first time as an actor who had never camped it before on stage. ITS WAS IMMENSE FUN!
People who meet me recently relish the chance to tell me just how good i looked playing a gay man's role, to which i can only laugh and give them a small taste of the limp wristed action. I'm really looking forward to the next two instalments up at Operatic, which will be 2013 Hairspray, and 2014 The Phantom of the Opera.
Local Music at Decanta Tapas Bar
Over the past few months i have become involved with the Decanta Open Mic Night at one of our local Tapas bars in town. Every Thursday from 8pm until late, local performers come together to showcase their music in a friendly casual environment full of other like minded people. Not just originals are acceptable, heaps of lovely covers are played and in fact add to the atmosphere a great deal. I love some of the music ive hear played recently, greats like the Beatles, Hendrix, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, the list keeps going.
Nikki Wadeson is currently running the show, so if you want to come along and sing or play too then look her up on facebook https://www.facebook.com/nik.wadeson
Solo EP due for launch
So those of you who have followed my progress into music over the past few years will have seen me talking about launching a solo EP. Well i haven't forgotten i promise! This December i plan to have the disc ready for sale just in time for X-Mas. So if you want to pre-order one from me, send me an email. The discs are going to be $20 each to help cover the cost of production and printing.
Ive been involved with music almost as long as i can remember. Its been a big part of what has made me, me. My friends and family all know that i sing, write music and play instruments Like the Guitar, Flute and Piano. But for so long my own talent has been a stranger to me. I'm not sure why but for so long i didn't want to have anything to do with my own love of music, i pushed it away from me instead of developing and enjoying it.
NO MORE!! i have promised myself that i am going to set a long term goal to release an EP. I have the songs and the necessary support from my family so im going for it.
Nothing is going to stop me from doing this, and im so glad now that ive found that direction for my music i never had before. Keep an eye out for updates. Ill be endeavoring to play more publicly and get myself out there and recognized.