It feels funny to me to think I have been to Italy 5 times to perform now. It feels like only a short while ago I was boarding a flight for my 1st trip.
However this tour was a first for one reason. I was driving myself this time. I had driven to Italy via Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Rep, & Austria. Already this tour had been rolling since June when it kicked off in the UK.
I had been on the road in Italy for nearly a month by the time of my final performance. It was at Rive Jazz Club which was located close to Vicenza.
This was my 3rd performance here and the owners and staff were their usual friendly selves.
The audience were bustling collection of people and the more mellow songs would have got lost so more focus was put on keeping the set upbeat.
Electronic links to Studio versions below
Along the Way (Currently Unreleased)
Decide (Currently Unreleased)
New songs Bugscope and Decide have become pride of place as set regulars. However I remain nervous about playing the other new material and chose to leave other new songs out tonight (again). A part of me feels this is a weak decision but I must move forward with caution when introducing the new songs. My confidence drop is always evident (at least to me) when playing the new stuff live.