As is the pattern these last few years, we’ve got some extensive rehearsals to get ready for the Summer tour that will start in early June.
Quite exciting being back with the guys - happy to have the same cast of characters, both in band and crew, as you’ll see in the photos.
And we’re adding some exciting music to our set - very challenging music at that. So though things may look the same, there’s a lot of hard work going on, and it kind of feels like a new band to us.
But still a lot of fun.
If it looks like we’re buried in music, it’s because… well, we are buried in it. I don’t know about the others, but my process to chart a complicated Crimson piece (one that I haven’t learned yet) is usually to write the whole thing out, then after a few rehearsals, write a simpler version with names for the sections. Then a still simpler one, hopefully one page. After a few days of doing this, I have pages all over the place, often out of order… and all masking the fact that I can’t actually play the pieces right yet.
Well, that’s why we rehearse. Eventually, I’ll put up pictures of some of those versions, but only after we start doing shows, so it’s not giving away what the new material will be.
I don’t know what new scenes I can photograph in the remaining rehearsals… we’ll see.
But for now, it’s the end of rehearsal day, and we’re heading out.
More in a few days.