The last two months have been spent on the road in New Zealand for the first release tour of my new CD ‘Home’. What a set of rewarding and intensive months they were! After 30 hours of travel and a few days of rest to get over the jet lag things kicked off with a bang at the TSB Festival Of Lights in New Plymouth. From there it was a blur of driving, shows, workshops, the occasional radio interview and of course all the incredible scenery and blue oceans I could ask for. During my time in New Zealand I played 40 concerts from Auckland and as far south as Oamaru. The journey took just over 7,500 kilometres and has been the muse for a bunch more compositions.. The next CD is well on the way!
A quick thanks is in order to all the venues and event holders -
TSB Festival of Lights
Bunker Hill Unplugged
The Wine Cellar
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
The Mussel Inn
MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand)
Rotorua Night Market
The Rogue Stage
All the hosts of the house concert series.
Of course a massive thanks to these fantastic musicians and artists with whom I was lucky enough to share the stage and music with -
A huge thanks to 'Maestro Guitars' for my guitar (which handled its first tour brilliantly!), 'Guitar-Repairs Urs Winkler' for the fantastic guitar set up (the action is still spot on!), 'RightOn Straps' for a sturdy and stylish strap and to keep my guitar safe!
The tour was by all means a success, even if it was a little tiring. Now I am back in Switzerland preparing for more concerts, collaborations, compositions and new goals all for the coming year.