Happy Friday to you all! I hope you're not feeling too depressed over the loss of that precious tan, and that now your faces are smooth and soft - cleansed by the constant drizzle and buffered by the wind.
Edinburgh was a wee bit mad! It started very well when we got to the airport with lots of time to spare, but descended into stressful cursing when we found out that our bag was over the weight limit. 20 minutes later, after taking 2 boxes of CDs out of the bag, buying another bag for them to go as hand luggage, and checking in my guitar so that we were allowed more weight allowance on the first bag, we were back to a (less calm than we were originally) state of calm. As per usual on the flight I was sitting next to somebody with a cold who was coughing much of the time in my general direction. Luckily it was a short flight as trying not to breathe in too deeply gets pretty tiring very quickly. But enough of that, we made it in the end with all our luggage, some humour, and good health in tact to our Air B&B on the outskirts of Edinburgh. For the next few days we did a lot of exploring, plenty of lugging heavy stuff around while trying to avoid all the people handing out flyers, I did some busking and performed outside a touring milk float, was a guest performer at Alice Fraser’s panel show “Love Bites”, went to see the Edinburgh Tattoo (we got lucky and were offered a couple of tickets as it was sold out the whole time we were there), and saw some fantastic comedy performances - a pretty busy few days! The weather was good (better than at home actually), and we only got soaked through once while trying to catch the bus back to the B&B - great success! Here are a few pics - on Blackford Hill, busking outside Waverley Station, the milk float gig, "Love Bites", and the Tattoo.
The next snippet of excitement is that Tilly’s Song music video is now finished and will be coming out with the single towards the end of September. You can check out the artwork at the top. I hope you’ve been able to catch the track (banjo and all) on local radio as it’s had quite a few plays already. If not, keep an eye on my Facebook page as I’ll keep posting the catch-up links. Here are some taster pics. As you can see, Tilly and I went back in time to film the video with our younger selves.
I'm incredibly happy to say that what started off as one Living Room gig in Rotterdam has now turned into a 16 date tour of The Netherlands, wahoo, I can't wait! The line up so far is on the poster below. The last 3 dates available for fitting in last minute gigs are as follows - 28/10, 6/11 & 11/11.
Finally, my Living Room Tour of the UK is about to start! I'll be on the road all through September and into the beginning of October and am so looking forward to meeting you all, many for the first time! During the tour I will also be performing at some music venues for which tickets will be available to the public, these include:
Sept 18th - West St Loft, Shoreham
Sept 19th - Stroud Folk Festival, Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Sept 28th - Gaslight Session, Oporto Bar, Leeds
Oct 2nd - Tree House Book Shop, Kenilworth
Oct 3rd - Spilsby Theatre Bar, Spilsby
For ticket links and full gigs list head over to my current gigs page http://www.hattiebriggs.co.uk/current-gigs and I hope to bump into you soon!
Stay cool (shouldn't be too tricky, brrrrr),
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