New Gin blog... 24/10/2008
Woah what a few weeks, I am heading back home to Sydney today after a full-on few weeks around the U.S playing some promotional shows for the upcoming release of my “Extended Play” E.P here in November. Started off the tour in San Francisco at this cool as club called 330 Ritch, I have to be honest the turnout was tiny, and I missed all you guys not being there! The highlight of San Fran was definitely the slightly spooky visit to Alcatraz.
Next on the agenda was New York City baby..I totally fell in love with everything and everyone! Apart from our shitty hotel room that was on the smaller side of a shoebox, yes it is possible in NYC, I played at this awesome venue called The Cutting Room, Mr Big from Sex in The City owns it so I was hoping for a sneaky pic, but he was nowhere to be seen. Getting to meet all the folks at my new label for the U.S, Universal Motown, was very exciting. They are such a rad team of people and were never short of taking me to a bloody good restaurant for a fancy dinner and wine. It was actually in this really cool restaurant called Peasant, as we were all diving into dessert that we got the message I was on Perez Hilton! Exciting times when old Perez puts his hands up to loving my music. So, the night ended very well and the myspace plays went up hundreds, woohoo!!
Ended the NYC leg by getting a wee tattoo on the wrist..yes you’re all gonna think I’m lame as for what I got..My dog’s name. It’s true, “Duke” is now on the skin for life!
So after NYC, all the crew flew to L.A. Me and my piano man Niall hit up Universal Studios theme park on the first day, which was very cool. I was stoked to finally meet my match for being the woosiest theme park goer. Me and Niall decided that the Simpsons Ride was the best, yes it is a child’s ride and only consists of a moving chair while watching a screen. Bit of a daredevil aren’t I..NOT!
I played the Viper Room last night in L.A, which I was seriously sick with nerves about doing. But ended up having a wicked wee set and making loads of mates, contacts and free drinks! So finished the U.S tour with a bang, and partied the night away at the Rainbow Room on Sunset Strip, and made a large dent in the mini-bar after that..feeling pretty bloody poor today, those mini-bars don’t come cheap, STAY AWAY!
So, flying back to Oz today, and then start the east coast part of the tour support for Sparkadia. I have just found a wicked band too, so rehearsals start next week for the upcoming just Gin shows in November! Anyway, that’s probably enough of a life story for you all!
Peace and much love to you.