Greetings from down under!
How are you? Wonderful I hope. We are on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne. It’s a completely sold out tour which makes it hard to even get our friends to the show. Brisbane (2 nights) and Sydney have been standing room only. Melbourne will be the same, but different…
“Different”… that’s what I want to talk about in today’s note. When it comes to multiple performances, (same day) there isn’t much we haven’t done. But today will be something new… two-two hour shows!
We’ve most certainly done several shows in one day… sometimes as many as four. But those would usually be max 30 minutes… or even two 60 minute sets. Because we are a “nonstrumental” band (:-)… we always have to be careful about over singing in one day or over the course of many days without proper rest. Recently, we did about 15 days back to back with no days off which took it’s toll on our voices as we hopped from one country to another. This type of scheduling usually isn’t by original design.
The same is true about Melbourne. We were scheduled to do one show tonight, but it sold out so fast we had to think of doing a second show, but we were already scheduled to fly to Japan the following day and those dates couldn’t be moved. So our promoter and management got creative and decided to do a full afternoon show plus the evening show. Now for any of you who’ve seen an N7 show… you know that we “work it out”… it’s full blast! No holding back… sweat everywhere… I’m usually about two pounds lighter :-). The question for me will be… if I go all out on the first show will I have enough in the tank to do the same or more for the second show? Don’t know…
The bi-product of this double concert is this super early flight we are on now. We’ll need to get to the venue to sound check quite early along with “Idea of North” who are supporting us in each city.
My personal concern isn’t actually the singing, but the lack of rest that many times leads to vocal fatigue.
I probably should be sleeping now, but hey… I wanted to talk to you :-)
Alright, I’ll let you know how it goes via twitter and in my next “trip”.
To tell you the truth… I can’t wait to get started!
Roger, over and out…