The Miller Bell Pop Up Concert Series ended its first incarnation with a final show at the Isaac Theatre Royal in November 2017 and a farewell concert at the Botanical Gardens in January 2018 as part of the Christchurch City Council Lazy Sunday Summertimes programme.
Many thanks to everyone who got behind and supported this wonderful project which was memorable in so many ways. It provided a social arts and music vehicle that helped keep us connected and supported through some very challenging and difficult times for us all in Canterbury and it also provided a final concert platform for Christchurch musical legends who are sadly no longer with us including James Mc Kenzie Young ( Rua and The Jimmies) Steve Gainsford and Wayne Beecroft. Their legacy will be remembered.
Many of the pop up concerts have been filmed capturing and documenting some fantastic performances of evenings filled with music, puppetry, satire and much needed laughter.
Since February I have been moving between Australia and New Zealand enjoying time with family while working on a recording project. Yes, I am delighted to let you know that there is an album in the oven and it’s almost ready to be shared and enjoyed.
It is a 12 track CD of original composition, and new arrangements on Celtic themes mingled with classic country, folk blues and jazz covers, acknowledging and honouring my Celtic Roots and influences that have shaped me as a Singer/ songwriter and weaver of stories.
Madame Tragedie – the album documents the best of my personal contribution to the ‘Pop Up Concert Series’ accompanied by a selection of the musicians who were a part of the 7-year post EQ project.