I've mentioned in the past that you, the audience and fans take photos and video and have these online/on YouTube before we, the band can get home! So I think I should say, "Thank you!" to all of you!
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It's already April, nearly the end of April, and that means we're fast approaching Festival Season! So, the Nik Kershaw 2012 Tour Dates so far - 5th MayNuts In May, Cumbria 12th MayDaphne Du Maurier Festival, Cornwall 19th MayRetrofestival, Switzerland 2nd JuneEsbjerg festival, Denmark 9th JuneRetropop, Netherlands 27th JulyStoras Festival, Norway(just outside Trondheim) I'll make sure that this list is kept up-to-date and hopefully see you all there!!
The last Nik Kershaw tour was great - we played some huge venues and for those on Facebook, you'll already know that things went, "much better". So here are some of the photos and thank you to everyone involved - it was a great way to end 2011! [slideshow id=4 w=550 h=413]
The Nik Kershaw tour has been making it's way through Europe, and lastnight, we played the O2 in Hamburg. The Orange Amp stack is awesome, works everytime, sounds great in every venue and as you'll see from from the YouTube video looks the business too - Paul Geary (Bass) and Nik Kershaw at the Hamburg O2 Paul Geary (Bass) and Nik Kershaw at the Hamburg O2
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford has some incredible links with people through-out the music industry - musicians, producers, engineers and managers. We are also very lucky that these people are prepared to share their time with us and the ACM students - which gives a great "reality" and insight into the music business. Thank you to Roger Taylor and everyone who was involved for an exceptional day! [slideshow id=3 w=550 h=413]
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is Guildford has a long-term relationship with Roger Taylor of Queen. Roger has been incredible, providing inspiration and feedback for the students and an incredible "trove" of Queen memorabilia which is now on display in the "Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio". Check out the full story on the ACM website. Roger Taylor visits ACM and opens the new "Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio
I'm getting excited and we're learning new material for a week of Nik Kershaw gigs starting in Holland on the 26th of November, moving on to Hamburg and Berlin in Germany on the 1st & 2nd of December and finishing off in Belgium on the 4th of December. As always look forward to seeing you all!!
I've been playing loads of festivals and smaller venues with Nik Kershaw over the summer. Nik's fans are very loyal, happy and in good voice which makes for a great atmosphere and we, the band have a great time. It's great to get feedback and often there is video from the gigs on YouTube, so I was really pleased to find the following thread on Basschat - http://basschat.co.uk/topic/156977-paul-geary/ Thank you all for coming to the gigs!!
We (and you in the crowd) were all so so lucky to have fantastic sunshine and a great day for the "Happy Days" festival in Esher. It was a great opportunity to to use the new Orange Rig and great to be out playing live to excited and sing-along crowds! Check-out a few of the photos and I'll try to hand-pick some of the better YouTube videos which I'll link to in the next few days. [slideshow id=2 w=550 h=413]
I'm not sure what I can tell you, and what I can't... It's all very exciting. I have been shown the list of "possible", "nearly confirmed" and "confirmed" gigs for Nik Kershaw this summer. I think the safest thing is for me to give you some clues or "teasers" - 1. The list runs from now (March 2011) until Christmas 2011. 2. The list could be classified as "global" or atleast "international" 3. If all of the bookings confirm then we are all going to be very busy! 4. That's a lot of air miles!!
So pleased for Joe and Neverify! and a great article which should add to the growing support for the band! Thank you so much for the name-check!!
I'm going to be on-stand with Rotorsound and Eden at the London Bass Guitar Show this coming weekend! (12th & 13th March 2011) It's going to be a busy show, lots of new products and endorsements from some great musicians. I would recommend a visit if you're networking! Check out the Recent Post on the Rotosound website - Rotosound - London Bass Guitar Show See you there!
I'm sort-of coming to terms with finding myself in video clips on YouTube, playing at a festival, sometimes fans link to this Paul Geary website but it means so much more and is very exciting to have a link and article written on the Rotosound website. Thank you Rotosound!!
As some of you will already know I've done a few live tour dates with Mary J Blige - great gigs, really upbeat and a great sound. I'm really pleased to back on tour with Mary J Blige in April and May! The dates are - 1st April 2011 - Zurich 2nd April 2011 - Prague 3rd April 2011 - Milan 6th, May 2011 - Frankfurt 7th May 2011 - Dresden 8th May 2011 - Munich