So….it’s been a while! The winter season has come and gone and our residency in Thredbo has finished up. I’ll write more about the Thredbo experience on a future post but for now, let’s just say…it was AMAZING :)
I want this post to focus on giving you all an up-date future for the H-Cee Family and why we have decided to cut back on our wedding commitments in 2019 as announced here on our Facebook page.
At the beginning of 2017, just as we were re-shaping the band with the addition of Jay on guitar and Junior on bass, we sat down one night and had a bit of a brainstorm around what we wanted from H-Cee Family (still Hard Cover at that time). What we said was that we wanted to write more originals, create our own music and try to get into playing some other gigs that we though would be cool. Playing at festivals like Groovin the Moo, Splendour in the Grass and the Byron Bay Blues Fest were some of the gigs that we wanted to play. We wanted to record our music in studio, see if we could get some traction, a little bit of air-play and really just see how far we could go on our own sound.
So we started writing songs and trying to find ‘our sound’ but the regular cover gigs and 2017-2018 wedding season kept rolling on, leaving little time to explore the direction we hoped to go in. Being who we are, we also wanted to try and make sure we were not going stale with our cover sets and continue learning new songs and keeping it fresh not just for our audiences but also for ourselves. Then at the start of this year, we got the Thredbo residency at the Schuss Bar. Originally the plan was to continue practicing and jamming every Saturday before the big band gig each week but as often happens, life kinda had different ideas and pretty soon, we had stopped writing and stopped focusing on our music.
We felt we were at a cross-road - would we be a good covers band who played a few originals or would we make more of an effort to work towards the things we had put on paper at that brainstorming session 18 months ago? Well, we decided that we aren’t the kind of people and we aren’t the kind of band who will die wondering - we’re gonna take a swing and see what happens.
And so we have decided to take a step back from booking so many weddings and gigs and try to spend more time and energy creating our own music and working towards ticking a few things off our ‘bucket list’. It also means we can spend more time with our loved ones as well - the true heroes and inspiration of each of our stories. We will still be doing at least one wedding a month and at least one public gig out and around Canberra so we aren’t going anywhere….you just might not see as much of us as you may have in the last 4-5 years.
But when you do see us….it will be AMAZING :)
Love and peace Family….look forward to seeing you out and about soon.