Yesterday was the first rehearsal day for Kate & Da's new act.
We spent most of our time 'jamming', getting to know each others voices, finding songs that would suit us, finding the 'balance'. Having fun!
It was only day one, and no doubt things will change over the coming weeks, as we tweek things, throw out stuff we originally thought was good, realise that songs we thought might not work do actually work if you change a little bit here, drop a key there, completely transform a time signature!
We had fun throwing a completely obscure song (Acceptable In The 80's!) into the rehearsal, which made us both 'jam' and dance about the place!
We took 'Something Stupid' by Frank & Nanci, and swopped roles, Kate taking the lead with me doing the harmony!
My fave so far was our version of 'Falling Slowly' the Oscar winning song by Glen & Marketa. Kate playing piano, and me taking up the guitar again after a long, long time. (My fingers are cut to ribbons!)
But what fun!
It is so great to work with with someone who understands where I am coming from musically, and not be frustrated, like I often am when working with 'others' who do not 'get' me!
And what fun!
We are making good progress, and quickly. We might even YouTube! :¬)