Here we are then well into 2018 already and fashionably late i find myself wanting to reflect on 2017.
How to start? Well for many reasons 2017 was a total rollercoaster, big changes at the day job that has had an impact in many ways (that I won’t go into any details on) Lots of family sickness has meant some worry as well. Some quality time has been spent with with my bonkers family and the bond with my 2 youngest grandchildren has grown even stronger. They really do have my heart and this I am grateful for.
Party wise has been an immense year for me. Brighter Days is going from strength to strength. We had some really good parties last year and one of the highlights was our SummerHouse party. Who would have thought so many would attend. This is a massive undertaking for us, some of you will know the sort of work that goes into an event like this. Needles to say we had a tonne of help. everyone volunteered to make the event the success it was. Trust me it wasn’t without its issues. all that said after many very long conversations we have decided to take the plunge and do it all again this year at a different yet to be announced venue. Plans are already well underway. A big thank you too all that helped out last year and have already offered for this year. Of course we had many other events both at the Fez and the Academy all of which went very well. We have a good team of residents now and are finding our balance. Lots of exciting things I’m dying to say about this years plans but thats for another day. Bump N Hustle in Bournemouth has also been great, again run by a great team its a real pleasure to be able to play this event. What a strong event this is and as before some very exciting news about Bump to come for this year. Vocal Booth Weekender! What can I say that hasn’t already been said? An absolutely stella event and one I have so much to thank for. I often wonder if it wasn’t for this event would I be doing what I do today? Who can say but no denying it has had a huge impact on so many that attend. I have also had the great pleasure of playing lots of other parties this year such has the Tempo night in Manchester (that was really fun!) The Lodge in Ware and White Hart In Hertfordshire have had me play almost every month throughout 2017. Thanks to the Friday Fox team for the continued work. I was lucky enough to get back to Suncebeat for the first time in 5 years, A total last minute whirlwind that was a lot of fun. So glad I caught up with a few people I had not seen in a long time at this. We will be back this year in force.
Production wise absolutely zero! Why? Thats a good question, I have tinkered a little but to be honest with the day job, family and all the DJ stuff i’m just not finding the time and every time i do sit down to try and get an idea down it just has not felt right. Saying that I do have one track in the works, only time will tell if it actually comes to fruition.
We are all getting older and although my passion for music and DJing is as strong as ever 2017 has certainly been a testing one for me and many others. My thoughts go out too all that are dealing with stress, depression, Illness and any other of life challenges that get thrown at you.
Lets smash 2018 😉