We all joined up in the morning to work over the logistics of the Finale songs (complete group numbers). I managed to score a lead type section with Blake Dantier (a fellow Team KB Group Member) singing harmonies, which was cool. Everything went well … to a point. Fingers crossed our hard work results in us all getting the lyrics and entries memorised.
After that, a small group of students and I were driven down to do a radio interview on one of the popular stations here in Tamworth. By chance, Courtney Jayne Keil and I managed to front most of the interview. It seemed to go really well. I look forward to the interview generating interest in tomorrow night’s concert at West Leagues.
Following the radio interview, we returned to campus for a last look over our songs for the last time before tonight. Our harmonies and extra bits work. It’s just a matter of remembering them. It’s difficult for me, as I’m not familiar with most of the pieces. The only one I knew before we began practicing was “What A Wonderful World”, who I sung with Noel Parlane on my first ever tour. That song brings back so many memories. I’m incredibly gutted that Noel isn’t with us, as I know he would’ve had this heart in the upcoming Tamworth Country Music Festival. You are missed.
During the day, I was able to see the venue that I will be playing on Saturday (The Pig and Tinder Box). It’s a neat bar relatively central in town. I’m still over the moon, that I have the opportunity to sing as a named artist both here and on the International Showcase stage at Bicentennial Park (Toyota Park). This complements the New Zealand Showcase concert we will be performing on the Fanzone stage very well.
So, onto the big evening concert run-through. Everyone smashed their performances out of the park. We went so well, and then … the group finale numbers came. All the work we put into these earlier into the day feel flat. It was a shame, as I know most if not all of us students worked really hard to nail these correctly. I’ve been in a number of shows, and know that this type of rehearsal (as soul destroying at the end as it may have been) make us very prepared for any potential issues that may occur. I’m sure with this “On Guard” mentality; we will have an incredible show tomorrow night.
Well … that’s today. Tomorrow is a massive one, so I’m going to tap out and get some sleep. Wish the team and I luck for the show.