Norwegian Shows and Upcoming Stuff!

Lee Townsend Norway

Hey guys! So, what’s happened since I last wrote an update for my site? I got a dog, his name is Bobby… It rained, which was wet… Oh, and I’M GOING TO PLAY IN NORWAY!

Yes indeed people, I have booked 2 dates at Huset Pub in Rjukan, Norway. The first show that I’ll be doing is on Friday 24th February starting at 11:00pm. I’ll then be playing twice on Saturday 25th February, once at around 4:00pm for an afternoon set and then a late show from 11:00pm. These shows will be my first outside of the UK or Spain and have come about thanks to my good friend Derrin Nauendorf, who put me in contact with the venue. Playing in new places is always an exciting thing to do so being booked to play in a country I’ve never even visited is amazing. Having looked at the weather from the same time last year, I’m expecting the temperature to be around -10°C… Brrrrr!

After playing at so many weddings during the summer months, playing in Norway will be a breath of fresh air, especially considering that the gigs are open to the public. It’s not that I don’t enjoy playing weddings, it’s just that it can get monotonous playing in the same 4 venues every night, even though the audience is always different. Since being very young, it’s always been a goal of mine to play in as many different locations as possible and I hope that these dates will open up some more opportunities to follow that dream. Having booked these shows now, I fully expect to have a renewed urge to work on my own material to showcase at my upcoming gigs so stay tuned to my social network accounts for more news on that.

Aside from music, I have a few other projects going on too. The design and web development thing has always been a hobby of mine but I’m more recently growing quite fond of video production and film making, which is something I would like to develop as another skill to have. I intend to take a camera with me on my trip to Rjukan and to document my experience in a VLOG on my YouTube channel. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, you can do so here to receive alerts when I post new uploads.

So all in all, I can’t wait to get away and meet some new people and play some music in a new place. It’s going to be an adventure and I hope you all stay tuned for the video diary when I publish it. Before I sign off, I’d just like to add that from this point on, I will start to build my mailing list in order to tell you guys about promotions and upcoming gigs. They will, of course, be posted also to my social network accounts and to my website but if you want to get exclusive stuff, please sign up now using the form on my homepage.

That’s all for now, thanks for reading!

Lee 🙂