The Reverends at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík.
All photos by Hjalmar Jóhan Juul
This week will mostly be spent on rehearsals and a subsequent gig with The Reverends at the Summer Festival in Klaksvík. We have extra backup singers, a violinist, a pianist and more so that’ll be fun. Great people.
Hence, I won’t be overly focused on my regular goals, however playing a gig and rehearsing is most certainly part of the plan.
ToDo for week 5:
– UPDATE –
Well, I got 2 out of 3, which is quite ok considering the amount of rehearsals we had. We had a great time playing playing at the Summer Festival. I’ll see if I can post a few pics if I get permission from the photographers. This sunday I spent maybe 2 hours on figuring out our finances and everything taken into account it looks like we’ll be purchasing a home here in Tórshavn—or perhaps in Velbastað or Hvítanes— in about 18 months or so, so that’s quite exciting.
Well, onwards onwards onwards. Week 6 coming up.
ETK Films, our upstart company, has won the preliminary Faroese round of Creative Business Cup by default. Hence we will be travelling to Copenhagen in November to compete with teams from around the world with our somewhat different cooking show. Which is nice.
Other than that, there’s a huge Alesis midi drum kit in my bedroom. We’ll be recording some new material for The Reverends this week. Equally nice. Just dandy, really. Will update more as things develop.
Last month, our rootsy band The Reverends played at the SCC, the largest country festival in Scandinavia. Apparently, it was quite a light brownish affair.
The Revvies are currently scattered in two different countries but collaborating online. The intention is to release a track sometime in november and to arrange a tour in Germany next year.
It would appear that renowned Faroese blogger and country music aficionado, Birgir Kruse, has turned one of our Reverends songs into an essay assignment for high school students. The song is all about drinking and debauchery and thus a fitting warning to high school students on how not to behave. We, The Reverends, are very proud of it and think it will suppress any anti-social tendencies.