Tuesday, 1 February 2011

'Refuge' in Atlanta GA.

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Atlanta GA where I invited to play a show as part of a pre Grammy night they had organized at The W Hotel downtown. The Devlins hadn't played there for a few years so it was fun to go back and do a gig. Thanks to everyone who came out and I hope I get to go back again very soon. I was hanging with Big Boi from Outkast who seemed like a very nice guy so my street cred has 'skyrocketed' no doubt in the ATL (I'm the one on the left). I also got to visit Cee-Lo's studio the night before as my friend Tim was mixing his record there and in honour of Cee-Lo I did a version of his excellent song 'Fuck You'. I love that one, I actually ended up doing it twice on the night I like it so much.It really works on acoustic guitar ! That man has a superb voice.I also attempted a version of Janelle Monae's Cold War but I'll need a little more practice on that one i think.

I also had the opportunity of shooting some footage for a video we're putting together for 'Refuge'.The W Hotel very kindly let us use their Helipad on the roof of the building (not for the faint hearted) which was a lot of fun. My director friend Chris White very kindly helped out at short notice with the filming so thanks Chris.

I'm heading to Montreal very soon to do some writing with my producer Pierre Marchand which I am looking forward to immensely. Pierre is such a creative person to be around and I have a huge respect for his talent. I'm excited about it. I also love Montreal in the winter, it's a very special city and I have some great friends there who I'm looking forward to spending time with so I'll let you know how it all goes!

I hope this finds you all well and reasonably happy and thank yo as always for your messages and  support.

Take care,

Colin x.

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