As another year ends, it’s time to reflect on everything that’s gone on in the last twelve months.
After a wonderful eight months touring Europe with Christophe Willem, meeting incredibly talented new musicians and reacquainting myself with the world of all things electronic, I was delighted and honoured to be asked to join the extraordinary Kylie Minogue’s band. The first full show with Kylie was something that will stay with me for the rest of my life-performing in front of the Sphinx and Pyramids in Cairo, an experience that makes me realize how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing.
Add to that working on The Bonfires debut record with some of my best friends and it’s been a truly outstanding year.
I want to say a massive thank you to Barry and Richie at BR Distribution for looking after all my drum and cymbal needs this year, Felicity Gregory at Yamaha for supplying all of the amazing electronic gear I’ve been using and Craig and Karen at Music Shipping for the heads, sticks and percussion. I’m really grateful to all of these guys for being so lovely and helping me do my job.
I hope to see some of you next year on Kylie’s Aphrodite Les Folies tour, check out kylie.com for dates and any available tickets. Also, keep an eye on myspace.com/thebonfiresmusic for updates on The Bonfires album and shows.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year..
More festivals added to Christophe’s summer festival schedule
August 20 Dax
Sept 18 Belgium, Fêtes de Wallonie
Sept 19 Belgium, Fêtes de Wallonie
Sept 25 Meaux Festival Muzik’elles
Been back in the studio with the Bonfires and also my good friend Anna Krantz for her new album.
Check myspace.com/annakrantz and myspace.com/thebonfiresmusic for more details.
You can also become a fan of the Bonfires on Facebook.
Look out for Christophe during the summer festival season.
Confirmed so far-
June 28 Nîmes Jardin de la Fontaine
July 10 Chaumont, Estivales de Chaumont
July 25 Belgium, Francofolies de Spa
July 30 Hyères, festival d’Hyères
August 15 Argelès sur Mer
More to come, check back here for dates and venues.
Christophe’s tour starts on May 5th, check his Mypace for details www.myspace.com/cwillem