When we were looking ahead to January, we imagined a relatively quiet start to 2017, but our feet have barely touched the ground.
We eased ourselves into the first live gigs of the year with a special performance for the staff of Wide Horizons at the Townsend Centre on the Jurassic Coast. With the teapot topped up to stave off the winter chill, we even sampled some of the entries into the “bake-off” competition. The audience were on fine form and joined us in bringing down the roof in ‘The Old Dunn Cow’ as well as giving it their all for a sneaky bit of Katy Perry.
Our next gig took us further along the coast to the Slindon Estate. This stunning National Trust property hosts a yearly Wassail to anoint the apple trees and Kadia was very lucky to be invited along. We joined Slindon wassail veterans Said the Maiden for some traditional songs in the atmospheric arena lit with flaming torches. Kadia ventured into Facebook live territory with a broadcast of a quick collaboration with the Maidens and it was brilliant to have some interaction with the viewers.
It was a particularly busy month for enjoying other artists playing live for Chris, as, amongst others, he caught Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman on their Dorset village hall tour and Jim Moray with his amazing Upcetera Band at the Exeter Phoenix. Both great nights of fantastic live music. Our photographer friend Jo captured Jim’s show wonderfully – you can see more of her photos here.
Behind the scenes the work on our EP continues. You might have noticed the shots of us filming segments of a new video to accompany one of the single releases from the upcoming EP. We’ve gone right back to our primary school basics, testing our cutting and sticking skills and trying very hard to colour inside the lines. It won’t be long and we’ll be sharing the finished product. (a sneak preview will be available to our mailing list so sign up now!).
The recordings have been finished in the studio and we’re well into the mixing stage. From here it’s an all out run to the finish line, with emails and phones calls to reviewers and radio presenters, as well as the work to polish off the artwork and prepare for the printing of the EP itself. There’ll undoubtedly be a few nights of admin in the coming week as we start to tie the project together. If you’d like to review the EP or play a song on your radio show please do get in touch!
Have you got your tickets for the EP launch yet?
Excitement for the launch event on 1 April at St Andrew’s Church in Kinson is building and preparations for the night are all in hand. Pre-release copies of the EP will be available at this official launch party and at all the dates on the Spring Tour throughout April, ahead of its official release at the end of the month. We’d love to see as many of you at the 1 April launch event as possible and hope that you can take a few moments to grab yourself a ticket. With a joint headline from rising star Emily Mae Winters, it’s set to be a great night.
In response to requests we have added a booking fee free Paypal ticket purchase option as well as the We Got Tickets listing, links for both below. Please do support us by buying your tickets in advance, it really does help us to plan the night and gives us a little peace of mind that we will actually have an audience! (Plus they’re cheaper in advance :))
We Got Tickets – www.wegottickets.com/event/383938
Full details of all the tour dates with ticket sale links can be found on our gig listings page here www.kadiaband.co.uk/our-gigs/