Written by Chris Bailey
Another month rolls past, and we are now into the festive month of December and the preparations for the Christmas celebrations can begin. I love this time of year, especially as soon as the tree goes up, because it brings warm feelings of nostalgia and memories of past Christmases spent with my family.
Things have been quiet on the gig front this November as we have been in the studio making our traditional EP. We are very excited about this, it is potentially a landmark for Kadia. We decided to share a collection of songs which mean a lot to us, and begin a series of collections of songs that we love and want to share; this will be the first volume.
The studio that we have chosen to use is adding an extra element of quality to our recording, beyond what we were capable of doing ourselves – it’s an analogue studio with lots of top quality pro-audio equipment run by engineer and producer Jon Sweet, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
We have chosen five tracks for the EP and have now completed the majority of the recordings. Throughout the process we have taken video recordings to share with you behind the scenes tasters of studio life and what you can expect from the recording. The first we’d like to share is a snippet of Chris and David recording guitar and mandolin for the Cricketer’s Set. Normally we would record each instrument or voice separately, but for this track we decided to record David and Chris playing together, to preserve some of the dynamic of the live performance of this set.
It’s always hard work, but good fun, especially when it goes well, and we are really pleased with how everything has gone so far. Next steps are to compete the vocals for one of the tracks and then we will be ready to mix it and send it for mastering before getting it printed and ready to share with you all in Spring 2017.
Spring Tour – EP Launch
A date for your diaries! We will be playing and official launch event for the EP on 1 April 2017 at St Andrew’s church in Kinson, Bournemouth. We’re delighted to be one of the first events to be hosted in this fantastic and newly refurbished old church. It may be one of the oldest churches in Bournemouth, but it now offers a lovely bright and airy venue with great acoustics. We will be double headlining this event with Emily Mae Winters, a rising star of the UK folk scene. She’s a wonderful Irish singer-songwriter based in Cambridge who we met at Cambridge Folk Festival earlier this year and she will be touring her debut album ‘Siren Songs’ next April. Have a look at her website for more information about her and to listen to some of her music. Advance tickets for this event will be available shortly – sign up to our mailing list or watch out for posts on our social media for the ticket link.