Well, what a year it has been. Nearing the close of 2010, we are out from under the Aussie umbrella and standing in the sunshine. After tears, tours and turbulence, we will end the year looking forwards, enthusiastic about the future and awaiting the launch of Brit Floyd in January 2011.
It has been a time of real change, energy and stepping out of the comfort zone for us over the last few months; from our fabulously edgy show in Hamburg in the summer, right through to hitting the States with what is now our full Brit Floyd lineup, we have worked, adapted and really begun to flourish. The group of musicians, all of whom have worked for the Aussies at some point over the years, have taken something very familiar to us all and started to re-ignite it; the show has taken on a new, more organic feel, with each individual musician going back to basics and building their parts in their own way. Putting it all together, with the fabulously capable Damian as Musical Director, it has been an interesting journey. There were moments in Hamburg when the girls and I were struggling to recognise certain songs - they had been rejuvenated, and sounded, well, different, and if it hadn’t been for Damian playing his familiar lines we would have been lost! The feeling of uncertainty, I must add, was temporary, and kept us on our toes; it also gave us a fresh take on a show that we had performed so many times previously, and we could find new joy in the music.