After an absolute mare of a journey with delayed flights, missed connecting flights, extra unnecessary flights AND an over night stay in New York ….. I FINALLY MADE IT HERE TO SUNNY SOUTH FLORIDA!! 🌴☀️…….. and it’s ‘taps aff’ weather!……. but not for us !……….
Rehearsals so far.
Rehearsals are well and truly up and running in our beautiful brand new Carnival Studios. We’ve worked our way through 3 Motown Sets and 3 Country Sets and about to get stuck in about some 90’s , which should be fun !
Our studios are in a place called ‘Davie’ !! No lies, Davie? ….. I just find that hilarious , being from Scotland, I can’t help but think aboot a “Wee Davie doon the road”……. or even better yet “Big DavieG fae roond the road!!”
Anyway so far rehearsals are running 9.30am- 4pm which is great………when you’ve got a whole band!! 😂😂
First 2 days of rehearsals we had no drummer (pretty essential to a band I’m sure you’ll agree) AND we’re still missing our male singer, Davie ………. no just kidding, his name is Nicky !!!…… If any of you are X-factor fans you’ll have heard of Nicky , Nicholas McDonald. He’s a wee Scottish dude fae Wishaw and runner up to Sam Bailey in 2013!!
Basically, to cut a long story short, I heard him singing in a facebook live video and was well impressed by his singing! At this time, our whole band had been confirmed except the male vocalist spot and so I decided to take it upon myself to send him a message to see if he’d be interested and funnily enough….he was!
I went to see him at his concert a couple of weeks later in Motherwell and again, was impressed with Nicky’s performance! Since then he’s been running around like a heed-less chicken sorting song lyrics, Visas, Estas, Medical’s ect so we can get him out here with us!
He’s a crackin wee singer with a big set of lungs and overall a great dude , and we’re glad to have him joining us in The Paradise band ,flying into Fort Lauderdale tonight and starting a full day of rehearsals with us tomorrow!
So we’ll finally have our full band together and hopefully we’ll have our tunes sounding top notch ready to join the ship on November 11th! Wooo!!!!
The rest of our band consists of:
Will from Dublin on drums.
Conor ‘The Shark’ LLoyd on bass…also from Dublin (and our X bass player from the Triumph)
Luis on keys, all the way from Peru.
….and lastly “Mister A” , Music Manager/MD from Texas on guitar….and Sax….and Vocals…and ….. boyfriend duties…….his name will remain a Mister AAAA !!!!!😉
(You’ll be hearing a lot about him in my blogs!)
So as you can imagine , the craic is pretty award winning in rehearsal room E! 😂
Some really nice things happening in the studios already , It’s making me excited to get back on stage and performing again !
In the meantime ….. if anyone has any ideas on a cool band name for us , all suggestions welcome !!
Remember to follow me and Nicky on Instagram and Snapchat to see daily photo’s and videos of how our rehearsals in Davie are going😂