It’s been a long time since I’ve uploaded a post like this, however, I thought I’d write a little update of what has been happening in the Orfs world.
A quick summary/overview of just a few recent ORFILA events: We have been to Yamaha HQ, C2C 2017, Bluebird Sessions, Radio Stations, Recording Studios, took part in a surprise performance and much more!
It was a dream come true when we played UK’s biggest Country Music festival back in 2016, so being back for a second time was just awesome! We had such a great time! We (either myself, Matt or Abi) were all at C2C at various points over the weekend taking in, what I like to call, the ‘Country-Goodness’, before preparing to play our sets on the Sunday.
Sunday morning was packed with interviews for various radio stations, online blogs, magazines and tv programmes. We were then whisked away to get ourselves ready to play our first set, which was on the Big Entrance Stage, with our second set later on in the day on the Saloon Stage. We had a band for our set on B.E.S this year as we wanted to bring a fuller sound, much like our album, to the stage! We were joined by our good muso-friends, Tom Leary (Fiddle), Anthony Martin (Bass) and Jamie Crompton (Drums). Thank you so much for joining us up there, guys! Thank you to all those who took the time to come and see us or just stopped to listen when we were playing. It means the world to us all and it was so special to look out and see some familiar faces and many new faces in the crowd! Thank you for all the lovely messages and thank you to all those who purchased our album and came to meet us at the signings. It was so good to be back at Country to Country this year. Thank you to the organisers for having us! We had the BEST time!
Just a few pics from the day:
A quick snap of the audience whilst we were on stage:
We were invited to play at the legendary Bluebird Sessions in Kelvedon in Essex. It was a great evening supporting UK country music and we were honoured to share the stage with the wonderful Liv Austen and Ash Cooper. We also got to catch Retreat, Jodie McKay and Steve Young! (Check them out, I’ve added links to their names so simply click away and you’ll be directed to their websites!)
Thank you so much to the amazing Amy Westney for having us. We had such a great evening, full of so much fun, laughter, music and plenty of Country-Goodness!!
We went to the studio a couple of weeks ago to record some backing vocals for a good friend of ours, Steve Hewitt! (Again, click on his name and you’ll be redirected to his website!). We had so much fun in the studio with Steve and we are so excited to share the final mix of the song. The track we recorded on is a song called ‘Pieces’, written by Steve, and it’ll feature on his upcoming album. I’ll share it when it’s released. Watch this space!
Thanks for having us, Steve!
Another one of our awesome friends, James Vince, asked us to be part of a surprise performance for his mum’s birthday! It was us a Steve Hewitt in the famous ‘Living Room‘ (you guessed it… click and ye shall find!). We played a few songs each and jammed a little too, it was a great evening. Happy birthday, Diane!!
I shall leave it there for now! I will be posting more updates soon, including news more ORFILA news, news about LCA, Westerham Local Vocals and putting together my second annual Performance Showcase!