|Photo credit: Nate Taiapa|
Last week was the end of school and also music lessons, so I'm off to the beach with my family for some well deserved rest and relaxation.
Over the summer I am also working on new songs for release in 2015 with talented producer and musician, Ahmen Mahal.
My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone supporting the band, tuning into the blues room and coming out to see us play.
With the Blue September campaign getting a good deal of support (despite having to compete with the national election), I was invited by my good friend Nate Taiapa to help promote the White Ribbon appeal to end violence against women. Both worthy causes and I appreciate the help from the band and my manager Lesley in making a difference.
A special year for some of my students heading off to intermediate school. I know the effort you have put into your music will help you shine wherever you go. Congratulations also to those who won awards for excellence.
To all the young musicians from Lil Pumpkins, Montessori, Tamahere and Rukuhia schools, keep safe and have fun playing music during the holidays.
God bless you and your families. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and see you again in 2015!