You know, I’ve met some cool people lately and my confidence has received a much needed boost, having been at a low ebb. I’ve been struggling to book gigs, failing to break even on my EP, seeing other local musicians achieving cool things and as a result, I’ve been feeling pretty inadequate. But I’ve managed to get 2 bookings in one day last week and I’ve had a few new friends say some very kind things about my songs and my singing in the last few days. I’ve wasted too much time trying to be an online marketer this last couple of years. It hasn’t paid off and it’s been at the expense of being a musician and the enjoyment that goes with it. My focus will be well and truly back to playing music from hereon. I’m on the up! Thankyou all those who have encouraged me this last few days.
” One thing I know with certainty
Music lets my soul fly free”
(that’s one of mine!)
The Curtis & Hunton venture has proven short and sweet. Unfortunately we won’t be continuing to perform together. It’s a shame as I felt our voices blended well and 1 guitar and 2 voices is always going to make for a better show than 1 guitar and 1 voice. Still, onwards and upwards – it’s a perfect opportunity to relaunch my solo career, which has rather rested on its laurels for the best part of a year. So keep an eye out for some refreshing and rebranding….. I’ll be back!!
We enjoyed performing again at the Mexborough Arms at the weekend. It was tighter and there was new stuff as well as a couple where we switched the lead vocal. Looking forward to performing again soon.
The first Curtis & Hunton gig was a great success on 6th July. There are pics as well as a compilation video available to view on the facebook page. Check it out!
An exciting new venture is underway. I have teamed up with Michelle Hunton, who sang backing vocals in The Shabby Tunic at Acoustic For Autism, to form a duo.
We’re billing ourselves as Curtis & Hunton and our first gig will be at Fleece Fest, at The Fleece Inn, Elland, on Saturday 6th July. So, the solo stuff is on the back burner for a while. Check out our facebook page at http://facebook.com/curtisandhunton.
On Sunday 21st April 2013, I completed the London Marathon in 3 hours, 42 minutes and 57 seconds. That comfortably beat my target time of 3 hrs 45 mins, despite the fact that over the last 2 miles I was suffering with cramp in both calves and having to stop and stretch them every couple of minutes. It rather spoiled the finish for me, as I was in agony with it by then and had to stop and stretch only 100 yards from the finish line!
But it didn’t spoil the day as a whole which was absolutely amazing. Cheered on by the crowds every step of the way. An incredible atmosphere and an unforgettable experience. And most importantly, combined with the money raised from Acoustic For Autism, over £2,400 was raised for the National Autistic Society. Thanks so much to everyone that supported me.