Friday, May 7, 2010

Hilltown Rasta

Remember I mentioned I was in a band?

Well we had our first gig last night! It was a beautiful May evening, thunderstorms abated and the skies were clear.

As you can see the weather was important what with it being an outdoor venue! It was a tad breezy however and I was a little concerned at points that I was going to do a Marilyn Monroe in my new dress....thankfully that didn't happen!

This was my first time performing in a band and with a whole music background is in the classical domain with very serious recitals where you don't tend to do a lot of dancing!

I had so much fun and can't wait to do it again!

Here's our lead singer and instigator of the whole shebang....Jah Gerry....he's worked so hard on getting this whole thing up and running and has even made a wonderful website for the band (we're called i Idren) where you can check out more of our reggae-roots songs!

I leave you with one of my favourite tunes .......Hilltown Rasta......!!
ETA: Thanks to David and Sage for the photos!


Connie said...

you are super cool and multi-talented! How is Percy? Did he completely recover from his fever last fall?

Anonymous said...

that's awesome! i'm so glad it went well and the weather cooperated. that is important. who took those lovely photos?

Laughton and Patricia Johnston said...

That looked like fun. What about the Shetland Folk Festival next May!

Hilary said...

You are a woman of many talents! Thanks so much for sharing this -- you guys have a great sound! Looks like a lot of fun, too.

Beth Armstrong said...

Go Sister! looking fabulous and sounding fabulous - looking forward to another replay in Shetland too! x

Just call me Ruby said...

Really enjoyed listening to that. I agree - Shetland Folk Festival here you come!

Karen said...


Nina said...

Ha! What fun, your band has a great sound. Didn't realise it's such a new group - I had listened to your previous links. I know what you mean about the difference between "acoustic singing" vs using a mic for the first time. It's a wild ride, but really fun, isn't it?