Both of the kids were awesome, with the band nailing all the parts required of them. I think this put the kid’s minds at ease, as the Aristocrat heats made them feel pretty low. Good luck to both of them to reach the finals.
Whilst we were at the Town Hall, there was a dude called Ewan, who was promoting Yamaha Guitars. I (just because I am who I am) approached him to try out one of the skeleton type cutaway guitars. I liked it so much. Ewan told me that I’d be able to use it for the New Zealand Showcase on Thursday night from 6pm onwards. It’ll be great exposure for Yamaha, as well as an opportunity for me to have a really good play with a new toy.
Once we left there, we had a brief look at Capitol Music here in Tamworth (trying out guitars etc here too) before getting a ride out to the Landrebe Family holiday home. The pool was very refreshing. This is definitely a better quality than our backpackers. Thank you to the family for making Maree and I feel so welcome.
From here, they were going to Fanzone to see Kaylee Bell, however Maree and I went to Wests Leagues Legends Bar to see Simon Johnson’s showcase. This blew me away, as all the top entertainers I wanted to support during the festival played alongside Simon. Once the show was completed, it was time to cruise back into town. Thank you to Arna and Rebecca for getting us back to the YHA.
We crack open a drink, and start yarning to other guests here with us at the accommodation. It was an opportunity for a couple of guests to inquire about any recordings I have, as well as some of my background in getting here. It looks like I’ll be getting some air play on Southland/Otago based radio stations as a result.
Maree and I make our way to the Toyota (Bicentennial) Park stage to hear Kaylee (supported by Zoe Scott on harmony vocals) play their last song. It was were received. We ended up buying one of her albums, and then take a Country Music selfie, with Maree filling it. You can see it on my Facebook page at Kelvin Cummings Music. It was awesome to hear that Kaylee would be keen to work/co-write with me at some point in the future. It’s always great to hear things like that for big cats in the industry. This was supported by the manager/producer/event-planner approaching me about how much he loved my show on Monday. Ultimately, it was exciting to hear so much exciting news in quick succession.
We finished the night by visiting “The Pub” to hear the Pickers Night in action. I was able to chat with Troy Cassar-Daley, as well as Bob Corbett’s band. The problem I face however it that we’re all so tired that we need to tap out (the late nights are getting to us.
My head hits the pillow … aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I’m gone.