Hello dear friends, it's been a while.. I promise I will be trying to make these posts a little bit more consistent. It's been a while!
A few months ago I teamed up with a talented bunch of lads to help me update my looping rig. It's multiplied and gotten bigger, heavier and more buttons than ever, but more on that soon.
Naut Cases : Custom Built the pedalboards, risers and hardcases
Pedal Empire: Built and wired up all the components of the pedalboard.
JH Productions: Built the custom loom between the two boards.
Goodwood Audio: Built the Custom Patchbays and Junction Boxes
It wouldn't be what it is without a great range of pedals including Strymon, Boss, Morningstar FX, Way Huge Electronics, Electro Harmonix, Xotic, Bondi Effects, Hermida Audio, One Control, Molten Voltage, Line 6 and Walrus Audio. Read the full rundown at www.lovegrovemusic.com/rig-run-down
I need to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in this build, it truly was a huge effort on all fronts. Matt and Ben from Pedal Empire, Jason from Naut, Jack from JH Productions and the boys from Goodwood really went above and beyond. Highly recommended for all you pedalboard enthusiasts out there!
No shame in saying that it's become a fully fledged passion of mine, a new way to nurture my creativity and write songs in a totally new way. So now I'm at the driving wheel of this brand new double decker bus of a pedalboard and absolutely loving it. I will be hitting the road pretty soon to play my first festival with the new setup down at the PEAK FESTIVAL in Perisher Valley. Link below
I have been working hard on a brand new sound, new songs, and an exciting new show to hit the road around Australia in Spring of 2017 so keep your eyes open for that!
I've had some people asking me lately if all of the technology takes anything away from my fundamental outlook on performing live. Which has always stemmed from the viewpoint of an acoustic singer/ songwriter. The short answer is no, it truly doesn't. At university I studied a Bachelor of Popular Music at the Conservatorium which had a focus on music production as it was about artistry. I learned a lot while I was completing my degree, about myself as an artist, and a person, eighteen to twenty- one.. feels like a lifetime ago. I also learned a lot about the way that i visualise songs when I am writing them. I found the art of live looping was the perfect way to facilitate that vision and actively create soundscapes the way that i visualise them. The way that I see it, all of this technology gives me the chance to truly be more musical and an unfiltered link into creative possibilities.
At the end of the day, after all the electricity is out, the pedals and amps and speakers are rendered obsolete you will still find me making music in a big empty room singing. I just love creating stuff, it doesn't really matter whether we're using strings, or drums, or my voice or abundances of blinking lights, buttons and effects, lets just keep doing what makes us happy, shall we?!
Until next time,