In the last few days, I've been lucky enough to secure a co-writing session with multi award winning Christchurch (NZ) based musician, Phil Doublet. I have admired Phil's sound for a while now (not to mention the fact that the guy is a guitaring legend in NZ), so to be able to knock together ideas with him is wicked.
As if that wasn't amazing enough, I get to travel back home via Timaru to co-write with the beautiful young songstress and Toyota Star Maker, Kaylee Bell.
I'm hoping that all of these opportunities will fatten out my upcoming EP. Even if our tracks don't make it to a recording studio, I'm exciting to mash ideas with some absolute greats in the industry.
To try and keep people up to date on my upcoming gigs, I have included an "Upcoming Gigs" part to the front page of www.kelvincummings.com. All of these are directly "Kelvin Cummings" based performances (not cover bands performances), so these shows are a great opportunity for you to hear all the tracks which have helped make me know to country music lovers within New Zealand, as well as the new tracks getting dropped in all the time.
On Facebook, people saw my post ride selfie with this character "Rocky" this Easter Monday. This may not be a surprise to people who really know me, but I have hardly been on a horse. How very uncountry of me. Part of my issue has been that I'm unsure of the brakes and clutch, given that horses have a life of their own.
This was definately the case with this dude here. "Rocky" was introduced to me as a very self-assured horse with a real fun lovin' bloke type horse. Just picture guys in coyote ugly in horse form ... you've got this dude. He had spunk.
The most memorable moment of the trip would have to be when he found the deepest part of the river on our ride. Good on ya mate. I was expecting to get a bit wet, but water up to my chest was very unexpected.
I look forward to my next ride. Cheers to Erin for the invite.