One more day

Hello boogie friends,

Mike and I are on our last day of hotel isolation at Auckland Airport’s Novotel Hotel. 2 weeks have moved quickly until the last few days (with the end in sight) which have dragged.

If someone had the vaguest thought of escape from behind the razor wire, they’d think again. Security are extremely vigilant in our facility. Masks are mandatory, I am signed in and out every time I step outside, and the 45m 8am walk I go on each morning is supervised. Mike goes at 9am, so we each get a glorious hour of the room to ourselves. And at this stage we’re still married, so that’s an achievement!

I go tomorrow to The Boatshed Studio in Tauranga (avoiding Auckland’s lockdown) to finish my new CD, Piano Boogie Woman, which will be launched along with a National Tour from Oct 7th. 

Some dates are still being confirmed; the entire 22 concerts throughout the North Island will be up on my website in the next few days. 

They include Auckland, Whangateau, KeriKeri, Kaitaia, Whangarei, Whitianga, Opotiki, Taupo, Napier, Waipawa, Levin, Wellington, Rotorua (Blues Festival), Omokoroa, Palmerston North, Feilding, Kapiti, Martinborough, and Masterton.

Huge apologies to our beloved South Island whanau and friends, we’ll get to you in the new year, COVID permitting.

Speaking of which, I cannot tell you how weird it felt to confidently fly into a NZ free of corona virus for 102 days, only to be told 4 cases had been announced. Of course it was sheer coincidence, yet somehow we couldn’t help feeling responsible……..totally bizarre!

And don’t let anyone tell you a hotel room can’t be turned into a music practice studio. We have photographic proof that it can be.