A happy and healthy New Year to all of you… better late than never I guess!!
My life before and after Christmas was totally taken over by organizing and preparing for our benefit concert on January 17, (and Inge’s of course I couldn’t have done it without her), which I’m very happy to say was very successful and we were able to raise a very nice amount of money for Het Balanske (www.balanske.be).
We wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Bonnie Tyler, Koen Buyse, Jan Wouter, Mads, Frank, Gunnar and Zsolt (my band), Chris Peeters, Pietro Lacirignola and Jess Lacirignola for giving up their time and talents for this event. I have to say it left Inge and myself totally drained, but very happy with the result. We have had so much positive feedback from the concert it makes it all worthwhile. A big thank you also to people who donated time and money to help us, you know who you are, from England, Germany, (my wonderful audiences) and all our Belgian friends, family, and the teachers at our girl’s school (De Ark) that worked tirelessly to make it a success. A big thank you also to Christian and Blade Guitars for their generosity. Lastly, thanks to Michael Widmann and Matthias Paha for the monumental task of making sure everything worked on the day and the great sound and lights. Well I hope I haven’t missed anybody!!
I will put up a whole lot of pictures from the event, over the next few days, so you can see for yourselves.
It was great to have a couple of concerts to do at the end of January to wind down so to speak and get back to normal, and now I’m looking forward to a nice break from traveling in February and a chance to start work again on my musical projects, and catch up on all the paper work that is piled up on my desk.
I’m looking forward to our gigs in March and hope to persuade everybody to learn a couple of new songs and resurrect a few we haven’t played for a while.
Thanks again for all your support.
Take care and keep on Rockin’