So it has been a busy few weeks on the road with The Ten Tenors. After our great night off in Hamburg at the FC St Pauli match it was back to business as usual with 2 kick arse shows at CCH in Hamburg, with some very loud and fantastic crowds. We also got a nice surprise from the FC St Pauli club for the shows. We wore the actual team’s jerseys for the encores on both nights and it went down a treat!
Also in Hamburg I was able to catch up with another old mate from high school days, Alex Stevens. It was awesome for him to see the show and to catch up after 10 years! I hope we will be able to hang out again soon!
Some other highlights from the past 2 weeks include playing at the Tempodrome in Berlin, a day off in one of the quietest towns I’ve ever seen Beverungen, a cracker of a show at the famous Circus Krone in Munich, some beautiful weather in Villingen and doing our final overnight bus trip in to Hannover where I had a great day off today. It was 26 degrees celcius, so I had the liberty of walking around in shorts and a singlet!
However, after I got back from walking around Hannover’s city center I was greeted with some terrible news about tragic events in Boston, Massachusetts during the famous Boston Marathon. I spent 4 years living there completing a Bachelor of Music and it changed my life. In Boston I made lifelong friends, made some great music, diversified, had amazing experiences and left truly inspired. I miss Berklee and everything it gave me and I miss the city and its people. I grieve today for my second home and for anyone affected by the explosions that will forever change the city I love so much. Also today many people lost their lives in Iraq in a bombing so my prayers are also with them. I remain baffled at how these things keep happening around the world and one wonders where are we truly safe. I will just keep trying to make great music, because that is when I feel most at peace.
So now we come to the final week of the European leg of the World Tour 2013. This week we have 4 shows in Hannover and one in Luxembourg and then its home time. I hope you all enjoy the shows and I look forward to meeting some fans this week during the signings!
All the best,