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Shotgun Tori & the Hound – Funders Update #2

I’m home! But only for three weeks… and there’s an awful lot to do prior to that in order to be ready to do some back and forth pre-production whilst I’m away.

You see, being in a band is a little like herding cats (or hounds as the case may be). Trying to schedule times that work for everybody for rehearsing and arranging and recording and all those important things.

But, in between meetings with various producers and long conversations and upcoming meetings with other producers I want us to work with, we have pinned down at least one day / evening that works for everyone – it’s a bit of an experiment with a producer in JHB. A test track you might say. I won’t extrapolate until I know more.
Really though, the purpose of this update is this: I’d like you to meet the Hounds.
Ps… if the quality doesn’t look great, click on the button that looks like a cog at the bottom right of the screen – it’s the settings – you can choose a better size from there.

Grahamstown here we come

The kitchen smelt like cinnamon when we left last yesterday. I’d stayed up until the early hours of the morning baking cinnamon sugar biscotti for my sensory journey of the heart at Arts Fest – an experimentation of the senses.

The night before any tour is fraught with last minute panic and a hint of anxiety, always so many things you hadn’t done that you’d meant to. Back and forth between the rush and the inevitable letting go.  Always a journey.

Literally and emotionally.

Follow for my blow blow experience of the National Arts Festival. I have some very exciting tours coming up but I can’t talk too much about that yet… but Riding Shotgun is where you’ll find all my tour stories.

Here are our show dates for July

01/07 – Graham Hotel, Grahamstown – 11pm (SOLO)

02/07 – Graham Hotel, Grahamstown – 9m (DUO)

03/07 – Amazing Stage, Village Green, Grahamstown – 11am (DUO)

03/07 – Graham Hotel, Grahamstown– 1pm (DUO)

03/07 – Pants on Fire, Grahamastown – 9pm (DUO)

04/07 – Amazing Stage, Village Green, Grahamstown – 1pm (DUO)

04/07 – Graham Hotel, Grahamstown – 3pm (DUO)

05/07 – Graham Hotel, Grahamstown – 3pm (SOLO)

24/07 – Sinkshack, Bronkhorstspruit (FULL BAND)

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, watch our amazing new music video! It’s a mix of physical structure and visual effects.

Director : Chloe Coetsee
Director of Photography: Rob Wilson
Visual Effects: Justin Wingate
Grading: Blade (Nic Apostoli)

Special thanks to Darling films, Media and Blade

Track ‘Neon Lights’ (Album: Be Brave) available on iTunes:

December Happy Holidays Tour


Saturday 20 December
Tunes in the Trees Festival Fundraiser at Tea in the Trees, CINTSA
(R150 a ticket – great lineup!) 4pm onwards

Monday 22 December
Barmuda, Port Alfred

Tuesday 23 December
Amapondo, Port St Johns (Afternoon show)

27 December
Open Strings, KZN (R90 Beer, Burger & Music)

28 December
Rock Bottom Bar, Umzumbe

Food & Touring: December 2014

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