2019 has been one non stop whirlwind! After a brief vacation to my hometown of Cape Town, South Africa in the first few weeks of January, I have been on tour non stop for 6 months and still going strong.
First was a headlining Canadian tour with Scott Helman in support of his Gold selling single “Hangups”. This was an absolute blast and a great success. Last fall we did all of Europe opening up for Vance Joy, so it was a pleasure to play Scott’s own shows in his own country this year.
In between off days on this tour, I was able to play the Juno awards with gold selling Pop/Country duo The Reklaws as well as do some hotel video youtube sessions with Scott Helman, featuring Jann Arden on one and Johnny Orlando on the other.
Right after that tour, I jumped on another bus and went down south to start shows with The Abrams in Arizona on their Sounds Good to me tour. This took me to Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana and Texas
Without even a day break, I flew to Seattle to play a show with Johnny Orlando and then it was straight into rehearsals for his Teenage Fever tour. This tour took us all across the United States as well as Holland, UK, Germany and France.
The Reklaws have also kept me very busy playing shows and festivals in the summer, opening up for Florida Goergia Line Jason Aldean and headlining their own shows. Recently we have been rehearsing as we gear up to hit the road in the fall as we open up Dean Brody and Dallas Smith on their Canadian arena tour.
Until then, it’s one off shows in the US and Canada and some exciting recording sessions which I will write about in the next blog!