The Waves are gonna be on absolute fire this Saturday (metaphorically speaking of course, I’m not sure if any form of wave can technically be on fire though I’m no scientist-maybe my older brother John could correct me on this) with our first gig of this month at The Drunken Chef, Suzhou. The Drunken Chef is a great location, just around the corner from Lin Dun Lu Subway Station, with tasty food and huge portions, and they’ve invested in a fine sound-system too. There’s also an open mic/musicians corner there every thursday so if you play an instrument and would like to meet other musicians, form a band or would like some advice on how to improve your skills head there on thursday too.
It’s been two years now since the Surging Waves formed, thanks again to everyone who’s been involved and helped us achieve some of our dreams, first and foremost to everyone who’s come to check out our sound, danced, cheered, clapped and given us so much support, to all the great musicians I’m so privileged to have played with and everyone who was involved with the recording of our debut album, to all the bar owners and staff around Suzhou, Shanghai and Wuxi for letting us play, to Mr Ben Dowty Esquire for the website, to all our families and friends and everyone who’s ever given me inspiration for writing a song (Cheers Elton! )and a Surging middle finger to all the haters!
This is the first time I’ve posted a blog this year, and it’s down to my complete ineptitude with a computer, I accidentally deleted the database, so the blog was down for a few months!! Anyway, its back up now, and in the few months since my last blog we’ve been busy waves indeed! After this gig at the Chef, we’ll be playing on Friday 29th March at The Red Lion in Wuxi, and then we’ll start recording our second album, “Subway Surfin’”. The album title came to me while cramped in a busy Shanghai subway carriage clutching my guitar. It was too crowded to grab a handrail so I closed my eyes and imagined I was surfing near a beautiful beach somewhere in the world, and found it a great meditative technique! So wherever you are in the world if you’re in a crowded subway, close your eyes, and surf, to the sound of Surging Waves floating into your earphones!! (although take care of your wallet and phone!)
In addition to that, along overdue thanks to everyone who came, saw, performed and donated at Wavestock 2012 back in December, look out for pictures coming soon from the event and from the day when we visited Suzhou Welfare Home, to whom the event was dedicated, and played some tunes for the kids there.
Also coming soon is a show in April at Shanghai’s underground rock n roll palace, Yuyintang….Watch this space..
So anyway, come and get drunk with us at the Chef this Saturday, or if you don’t drink, come and have a tea or juice and get intoxicated for free by the music…. See Ya There, 9pm start