After we arrived in Sidney, we had a quick look at the famous Opera House!
January 28th we played: Foundry616, Sidney
On January 29th and 30th we played Hobarth, Tasmania at MONA Main Stage. http://www.mona.net.au/what’s-on/music
MONA is a very special place. A great art-museum where they also make excellent wine and beer. If you ever go to Australia, try to go to Tasmania to visit MONA. Amazing!
When we were there, Mathew Barney had the main exhibition. He is the former husband of Bjørk.
Jon Rune turned 30 on the 29th! Last year he had a son and now this!
Then we went to Canberra on January 31st to play at the Sound Out Festival for two days. We play there as a trio both days as well as in some ad hoc combinations. The venue was ANU Drill Hall Gallery. Australian National University, Kingsley Street, Canberra.
We then continued to New Zealand. Auckland had a touch of summer which was nice as Australia was mostly rain and cloudy.
On February 2nd, we did The Audio Foundation, Auckland
On February 3rd, we did THE WINE CELLAR Auckland. we then drove to Wellington, stopping somewhere in between in a small town.
Jeff: our tour manager having breakfast. A very good driver and excellent saxophonist.
On February 5th, we did THE PYRAMID CLUB, Wellington. we then went to the South-Island – a very pretty place.
On February 6th, we played TIM´S PLACE, MARAHAU
And on February 7th, we played the DHARMA BUMS CLUB, BLENHEIM
On February 8th, we ended the tour at THE PYRAMID CLUB, Wellington. Jeff joined us this evening with wailing alto: great!
We had a fantastic tour in New Zealand thanks to Jeff Henderson. He drove us around and showed us the beautiful country.
We had good crowds from day one and we even played two shows at very small places with nice attendance!
This is from Tim´s place, Marahau on the South Island. That night we saw the moon moving from right to left!!! So we were definitely on the other side of the world!In Blenheim we played at the Dharma bums Club This was almost like a Texas roadhouse! With people coming from the area, bringing their own food and drinks. Very nice!
We met many nice people on our trip to Australia and New Zealand. We would like to thank everybody who made the trip possible! Hope to be back sometime….