25 Jun

Weekend Gigs and Radio France

Am off in my car tomorrow down south to play a few gigs, tomorrow night in Stamford, Saturday lunchtime at Caffe Nero in Soho during the Pride march, then down to play in Worthing in the evening.  Had a great start to the week heading out to Paris to play piano for Kathryn Williams on Radio France.  It was a flying visit, straight to hotel off flight on Monday, then to soundcheck, then a bite to eat, then live on the radio then we met up with Kath’s friends Murial and Steve, who are both extremely lovely people and I was particularly inspired by hearing and watching Steve’s piano playing (Steve is a legendary piano player).  So, when I got back on Tuesday morning I immediately put his CD on in my car for the drive home, then when I got in I started to teach myself one of his tunes called Murial on the Beach, which is an absolutely beautiful piece of piano music.  I am loving learning how to play it.  I might even play a little bit of what I have learnt at these gigs this weekend.

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