(May 23) We’re back! It’s great to be back together with the Gabriel band. Of course - lots of laughs, though we have lots of work to do this week.
On the table is covering quite a bit of Peter’s music, and also some new material that might get used (yay!) And also learning a few of Sting’s songs, maybe for playing with both Peter and Sting, or maybe just Peter… not sure yet.
Let’s start by listing who’s here for the tour: Angie Pollock on keyboards & vocals, Jennie Abrahamson on vocals & flute, Linnea Olsson on cello & vocals, David Rhodes on guitar, Ged Lynch on drums.
After 3 days of rehearsals, Sting joined us, with his guitar player, Domenic Miller.
We’ll meet the rest of his band in a few weeks.
A great treat for me to watch Sting play bass up close. He’s great (as I knew before!)
I can’t tell you what the music will be like on the tour… well, I wouldn’t say anyway, but in fact Peter and Sting are still working on different ways to present their music. I can tell you that it’ll be very special, with some cool surprises for the audiences.
(May 28) So, the first rehearsal period is finished and was quite a success… lots of cool musical ideas came out of it. For me, with new camera and new website protocol, I’ve got a lot to work on in addition to my bass parts! In a few weeks we’ll re-assemble in the U.S. for rehearsals along with Sting’s band. Should be fun, and I’ll update then with page 2 from the Rock Paper Scissors Tour.