MARCH 2014 BLOG UPDATE
written by David Hoyland
So March has been another eventful month for Kadia, kicking off with a fantastic gig at the Ocean View Hotel in Bournemouth, supporting the magnificent Ninebarrow. This gave us a lovely opportunity to trial a brand new addition to our instrumentation; the 22” bass drum, which not only adds a deep and booming punch, but it also looks wicked awesome! Teamed with a third layer of harmony, we are now fully prepared for a Summer of festivals and larger scale gigs further afield…. so keep your eye out for updates!
We’ve been busy little bees on the song-writing front, with another original folk tune from the creative mind of Lee Cuff, entitled Gladly Go. This song had its world premier performance at our headline slot at the Fiveways Folk Club in Charminster.
Also new on the original song front is one of my own (David). It’s a slight departure from the norm, taking inspiration from Native American folklore and telling a (fictional) tale of how fire was discovered. With a 6/8 swagger and a catchy chorus, The Origin of Fire is quickly evolving into another Kadia classic.
Finally, I’d like to mention our new cover of an old Michael Jackson tune, remixed in a folk style and sure to get the crowd dancing. I won’t mention the name here, so you’ll have to catch us playing it out and about! You can find our upcoming shows here on our website or on Facebook.
Amidst playing gigs at Camden, O’Neils, the venues of various Open Mic events hosted by our friends Jordan and Kaia and Fiveways, we were also requested to play in the Georgian market town of Lymington in the New Forest, as well as record a video with the outstanding Oak Sessions. After a frantic search for a suitable location, we settled on an idyllic garden scene complete with tiered topiary and singing birds (albeit on a very cold afternoon!). If you haven’t already, you can check out the resulting video on Youtube…
That’s all for now, and we’ll see you in April!