Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Trip to Puglia, Italy

Just returned from a week's holiday in Puglia in Italy. Not quite sure what to do with all my photos because flickr is not letting me upload any more unless I pay :(. Anyway, here are a few of my better ones..

We stayed in a village called Giugianello - this is a view from our roof.

Some of the ceilings in our building were beautifully painted.

Here's our room, as seen from a horizontal position in bed.


One day we rented a boat from Castro and went up and down the coast a bit. Here's a little phone-movie I took when Rachel was driving - the occasional outbursts are when we suddenly got soaked by a wave..

Friday, August 03, 2007

Eileen Hunter at the 606

Had a really nice evening at the 606 Club last night, where Eileen Hunter and her hubby Steve Brookstein were playing. As you can see from the pic, Eileen is the cover girl for this month's 606 flier!

Eileen did two great sets, a mixture of standards and originals from her album. She kindly invited me to play on a few tunes, including the couple that I arranged for her: Black Coffee and My Baby Just Cares for Me. Also sitting in for one was singer Linley Weir, who sang a really lovely up tempo latin song she'd written.

I also very much enjoyed Steve's set in the middle of Eileen's two. He did some soul classics as well as some originals with a small mainly acoustic band. It all had a wonderful off-the-cuff feel which made the whole thing feel very intimate.

Looking forward to their forthcoming gig at the Pizza Express on 28th August..

(Btw if you happen to make a trip to the 606, I do highly recommend the prawns starter.)