Late last year I was approached by Jimmy Fong (singer, songwriter, guitarist – John Denver Fan!). He had heard me playing at Kelly’s and made contact with me. He asked if I might like to audition for an upcoming show. I thought about it for a few minutes and said YES – but unfortunately I couldn’t get to the audition – Lucky me, I got the part anyway!. (no other flute players auditioned?, maybe not! – they could have been in Castlemaine or Halls Gap?)
I was to welcomed to the band, had a few practices and waited for the shows to be announced. Finally with lots of work from Jimmy and his lovely wife Julie – we had 4 shows announced 28-29 August and 4-5 September. The last show being a corporate function.
The shows went off so well – audiences packed the Father in the Chapel venue in Cranbourne and the first two shows (2-3 off sell-outs). The Show on the 4th was SOLD OUT.
I had so much fun playing the music of John Denver. Jimmy Fong is a fine performer and the members of the band were fantastic.
Jimmy is off to Aspen to play in the John Denver Tribute Festival