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.