I’m getting ready for my 3rd night of performances and starting to find my way around this scene here… It’s quite a challenge as I’m adapting a lot of repertoire that I’m used to playing with a band to a solo accordion program- while communicating in completely different ways with people who are totally unfamiliar with me and what I do.
Last night after my cabaret show- I performed at a showcase with 4 other musical and/ or comedy acts… One of the gentleman had just received a 5 star review for his show. There were approximately 3 people in attendance besides the performers! There’s just so much talent and uniqueness here, that everyone is fighting for attention. So– I’m lucky that I’ve got 28 advanced tickets sold for tonight and that last night’s late set (I did 15 minutes at a rock club at 2am after a popular band and got a great response with the Eggroll Song and Why Die Thirsty!) and today’s 20 minute set at a stage on the Royal Mile hopefully drum up some more peeps that are digging the music I’m making…
As I’m reading back over the notes I’ve written, it’s hard to distinguish all of the artists I have met. So many are so talented and charismatic and nice and entertaining, but it’s sensory overload. This afternoon- I did remember the Sushi Tap Dance Troupe… I don’t think I could forget them!
So– I’m continuing on and soaking it all in. Gary Blair is stopping in tonight to jam for a song or 2 and all will rock.
I’ve eaten excellent fish and chips, had a few cool beers, some great Scottish breakfasts and just waiting for the right haggis!
It’s also pretty different not having constant internet access, phone… and since I’m moving to a new flat tonight, I’m not sure I will even have the inconsistent internet access I’ve had– but I’ll write another note when I have time and appreciate the love and support from home and the new friendships and fans here…