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For Love and Mayhem Tour 2011

20 May

Next week, I start out on a massive adventure. I’m on my first European tour with Matty Water Music, a funny and talented guy that I’ve never met, mostly going to places I’ve never been.

I am SO excited! I’ve given up my day job and I’m throwing myself on the talent and resourcefulness I possess to try and be a full-time musician. This is all I have ever wanted.

There has been an incredible amount of work since January to pull this tour together. We’re still confirming some new shows which makes me nervous and exhilarated together. I can’t WAIT!

The FOR LOVE AND MAYHEM TOUR 2011 wouldn’t be happening without the support, contacts and friendship of various folk including Mark Steiner, Ola Karlsson, Louise McVey, Eric Eckhart, Dora Schneider, Guy Dale and Dimi, Lisa and Sofy. Thank you also to Felipe Ubilla for the AWESOME poster.

Here’s the dates. Keep an eye out as there may be more to come:

May 26: Joe’s Bar, Berlin (DE)
May 27: Des Geiger’s Raetsel, Leipzig (DE)
May 28: Die Buchbar, Dresden (DE)
May 29: Musik Nonstop, Dresden (1:00-2:00) (DE)
May 29: Veränderbar, Dresden (DE)
June 2: Oslo (TBC) (NO)
June 3: Sofa Salon, Oslo (NO)
June 4: Musikkfest, Sound of Mu, Oslo (NO)
June 9: House Concert, Turku (FI)
June 10: House Concert, Tampere (FI)
June 11: House Concert, Helsinki (FI)
June 12: Bar Loose, Helsinki (FI)
June 15: Fairbar, Aarhus (DK)
June 16: Cafe Retro,Copenhagen (DK)
June 17: Southside Cavern, Stockholm (SWE)
June 18: House Concert, Stockholm (SWE)
June 21: Fete de la Musique, Berlin (DE)
June 29: Pop-In, Paris (FR)
July 1: Edinburgh (TBC) (UK)
July 2: 13th Note, Glasgow (UK)

I’ll be blogging our shenanigans via Facebook, Reverbnation, MySpace and this blog. Please invite any friends you have in towns along our tour and email berlinsofasalon [@] googlemail.com if you want to come to any of the house concerts, many which were organised through Couchsurfing.

Wish me luck.

Love,

Wasp Summer
waspsummer [@] gmail.com


Tour Booking – Grrrr

7 Mar

Ah, tour booking! Tedium. Begging. A necessary evil. It’s what most self-managed musicians bitch about the most.

So, one of the dates on the Water Music/Wasp Summer Summer Tour (summer summer? noo….) has been moved. Now I have to re-contact venues in two countries and shift the other dates I’m asking for. It also puts out the band we’re playing with as I’m booking them shows in Germany and they have to get the time off to play.

On the bright side, I still have the gig. That’s awesome. It’s going to be fun, and it gives me an extra week’s leeway in booking. More time to pick up the phone and send identical emails (making sure I change the venue name each time…). Now I need to find gigs for the suddenly empty week. where shall we go? Finland?

Welcome!

1 Mar

Greetings!

I’m told I look naughty in this pic, but I’ve just had a mouthful of custardy pinolata at Osteria Chiacchiera in Siena. I am nearly crying from foodal delight. It was my first time in Italy and I hope to return.

Welcome to my Wasp Summer blog. I’m a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia, currently resident in the wondrous city of Berlin. I make Alt.Country Folk-Pop if you need a label – melodic, rootsy songs that I hope tell good stories. A friend said I had a “voice to break bottles and songs to break hearts.”

I’m out on tour in Europe throughout June and July 2011 with great Melbourne musician Water Music. Joining us for some of the shows is our friend, the Oslo-based Mark Steiner and His Problems.

I’ll update this blog with gossip, pics and tour information as we confirm shows and keep a diary for you of all the tour shenanigans. In the meantime, check me out online:

Mylinks_facebook Mylinks_tunepak MySpace page

I also run a living room concert series in Berlin called Sofa Salon. If you’re in town, come and see some of the best Berlin-based and international singer-songwriters and poets perform in someone’s living room.

I don’t promise daily updates here but subscribe to my mailing list by sending an email to waspsummer [at] gmail.com and I’ll send you pretty emails every so often.

Liebe Grüße,
Wasp Summer