Unusual Friday

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by Kay in K Music

Amanda K jammin' with The Crew

Amanda Kay writer and performer

Reginald Mulva jammin' with Amanda Kay and The Crew
Reginald Mulva plays
Oscar with his South American influences playing with Amanda Kay and The Crew
Oscar with the shades
Gav Manikus doing the 'whats up Willis?!' face in Peter Cox studio withAmanda Kay and The Crew
Gavin Manikus playing sax on ‘Chasin’ Rainbows’ with Amanda Kay and The Crew
Mike playing smooth sounds to Amanda K's original songs
Michael Laman Thomas doin’ his thing on the cello in Amanda Kay and The Crew’s album ‘Chasin’ Rainbows’

On Friday I had the honor of playing accompaniment for the Transformers Choir. We performed for a small group dining with the Dalai Lama at the Happiness Conference in Brisbane. The Dalai Lama chose to come and addressed our group. He sat with us for a short time and offered us words of wisdom. We performed for the conference in the afternoon, including a song with Deborah Connway. We had a great positive energy and performed well. The audience were very enthusiastic and gave us a standing ovation.
The Transformers will be performing at the opening of The Queensland Music Festival accompanied by The Rockwiz Orchestra with me sitting in on guitar. We performed at the launch with them and it was well received.
On a more personal note I am adding the icing to CD ‘Chasin’ Rainbows’. I invited Mike Thomas on cello and Gav Manikus on sax into the Peters Studio this week. We caught some amazing musical moments. The CD has an organic sound, with emotional tempo coloured in with skillfully seductive solos resting on a bed of tenderly bowed strings. I have a few more musical herbs and spices to go but I’m very pleased with how things are progressing.
Rehearsals with a 5 piece are showing promise. Joel on trumpet,Richard Ferrari on trombone, OscarHurtado on conga, Reginald Mulva on bass guitar and myself. We’ll see what  happens…

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