Sorry it has been a couple of weeks since our last newsletter. A lot has been happening, and it has been tough to find the time to sit down and write.
The biggest news is that we are working on our first multi-state tour! We have two dates booked in June in Michigan, a date the following week in Tennessee, and are currently getting dates on the books in Ohio and Kentucky between those shows. We are currently looking at booking shows in Toledo, Columbus, Dayton, and Lexington, KY. Our fabulous booking agent Mike Findling is working with us on getting these shows scheduled. Stay tuned! We should be able to announce these dates within the next week. This is a huge step for the band as it will expose us to several new markets in the nation and will give us experience together on the road.
Run Like Hell is continuing to grow like crazy, and we just cant thank everyone enough for all your support.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
-- WHAT'S HAPPENING --
Diamond Jo's Casino
We had the opportunity to perform at Diamond Jo's Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. What a great venue and great audience. This was our first time performing in Iowa, and we really had a great time. We look forward to performing at Diamond Jo's again.
The Great Snow Apocalypse of 2018
Wow. Well, what an interesting April we are having. We were booked to perform at Le Musique room in St. Michael, MN last Saturday. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had also booked a historic blizzard for the same day! So what was expected to be a sell-out show ended up being a very intimate concert for 70 very hardcore Floyd fans. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us. We appreciated you braving the insane weather.
We would like to thank everyone at the State Theater in Zumbrota who made our visit there so special. Also, we would like to give a quick shout out to Gus, who has become our number one fan in Zumbrota. He is a budding guitar player and has been playing his guitar every day since he met us when we were down there last Fall. KEEP ROCKING GUS!
-- OTHER NEWS --
NEW TOUR BUS UPDATE. We have been cranking away working on the new tour bus. We are very fortunate that the person who is purchasing our old bus is a shop foreman at Minnesota Coaches and has been a professional bus mechanic for almost 20 years! As part of the deal for selling him our old bus, he is going through our new bus and fixing everything that needs to be fixed. On the interior, we just finished removing some of the seats and will be installing eight bunks, some couches, lighting, and a kitchenette. Because this bus was not originally set up as a tour bus, a.k.a., "entertainer coach", we will have to install several things like a generator, a heating system, and air conditioners. This will be a process that will take some time. We will keep you posted on how things are going. :-)
-- MEET THE BAND --
Keyboards, Vocals, Accordion
Recreating the haunting tones and mesmerizing feel of Rick Wright's keyboards is no easy task, but is absolutely critical to capture the complex sound of Pink Floyd. Kirby's exquisite ear and attention to tonic detail is pretty intense and is one of the primary reasons why we sound the way we do. On top of that, he is just a super cool guy who is constantly laughing and joking around and keeping band life light and fun.
Originally from St. Louis, Kirby started playing in several bands at the age of 16. His performing history ranges from tours of Europe to keyboardist for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He currently runs his own music production studio and is the instrumental music director at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth. His love of the music of Pink Floyd drew him into this project and he feels a strong need to keep their live performances available to everyone.