After 4 months in NZ recording and touring we are home in Sydney and playing our last concerts of 2020 in NSW this weekend. For Mike and I to be able to hop in a cab from the airport and come home without needing to quarantine was a huge bonus. My beloved grand piano was waiting patiently, as wonderful a sound and feel as ever, so I’ve been back in my spot in my studio as if I never left!
A huge thanks to all the Kiwis who came out to our shows in the North Island. You were fabulous audiences and we are so grateful you had the courage in this crazy uncertain environment to attend an indoor music concert with us.
We are now packing the car (yes, I can’t believe it either) to drive to the beautiful Cootamundra Arts Centre in NSW for our last concert of 2020 tonight, as well as a one-off show there tomorrow afternoon, Jan Preston’s Boogie Christmas, presented in thanks to their tireless volunteers who have somehow kept the Arts Centre open this year. The show tonight starts at 7.30pm and bookings are through https://theartscentrecootamundra.org.au/events/janpreston-nov2020
or phone 02 69424773.
And I cannot tell you how disappointed we were last week to have had to miss Honky Tonk Town, the outdoor show for Bleach Festival on Chevron Island on the Gold Coast! We held our breaths with such hope the border would open in time, but it was not to be.
We are planning to present this show (and others) for the Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Society in 2021 to reconnect with our wild, loose and loyal Queensland boogie lovers, shall keep you posted.
Have a great Christmas and New Year……keep the music going, it will get you through!
Jan and Mike