Happy New Year!
I hope you had a nice Christmas. It has been a while since I last posted on here. 2018 was certainly a busy year for me and Christmas was a welcome break with time to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead.
One gig I am very much looking forward to is a duo gig with my good friend and fellow guitarist - Jasper Smith. Jasper and I used to play together very regularly, although our last performance was around six years ago as Jasper has been living in Australia since then.
When Jasper told me that he would be visiting the UK for a few weeks, we both agreed that it would be a great idea to play together once again and I have organised a one-off gig.
We will be performing at the Cellar House on the 13th of January, starting at 5.00 pm. Booking a table to eat is recommended.
A Busy December
December 2018 was once again full of gigs. I had a great time playing with the Claire Barker Band every Friday and Saturday in the lead-up to Christmas at the Mercure Hotel.
The band performed at all of the Hotel's Christmas parties, the after-Christmas party and on New Year's Eve. It is always a pleasure working for the Mercure Hotel as they treat us well and there is always a great party atmosphere.
The 2019 diary is filling up fast for the Claire Barker Band, so if you are looking for the ultimate party band for your wedding or another event, be sure to book soon!
Mixing It Up
As with the rest of the year, December also brought many other types of gigs including solo acoustic guitar gigs, jazz gigs and the Joe Ringer Christmas Spectacular show at the Norwich Playhouse. One of the many great things about the guitar is its diversity and I really enjoy playing in such varied musical settings.
Many of the gigs I play tend to be private functions, although there are a few public gigs over the next few weeks:
Friday, 11th January - The Claire Barker Band at the Brickmakers
Sunday, 13th January - Paul Hill and Jasper Smith at the Cellar House
Sunday, 3rd February - The Paul Hill Jazz Trio at Milestones, Lowestoft
I try to keep the Public Gigs section of this site up to date. Details of gigs and other events can also be found on my Facebook page. Hopefully, I will see you at a gig soon!
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