This was a Little Bit of a Surprise for Me!

So back in August I played my first gig in 15 years to a well receiving audience and it was encouraging but also on that night there was a lady there who was from the local newspaper and was taking pictures and doing a montage for the area known as The Durham Region. It’s a pretty huge area Durham but nonetheless she was about to leave when I happened to be near her as she was packing up and getting ready to go to her next venue to take more pictures and see what was happening there when I asked her nicely to stick around. “Why’s that?” she asked and my reply was that she was about to witness something that she had never seen before. Intrigued she stuck around to see what it was I was referring to, it was an Open mic night which is great…. BUT!….. she hadn’t planned on seeing my premiere performance playing The Gurum and I was told later that she stuck around to watch the whole first song, “Subtle Grenade Cereal and Oyster Velocity” taking several pictures in the process. So for the next couple of weeks my mum and I would venture out to the Durham region to get copies of this paper to see if I made the grade and to no avail then lo and behold….. THIS…!!!!!!

So THANK YOU VERY MUCH to the Lady who stuck around and believed in me enough that she would see something different and worthy to put in the paper or talk about! Uber Chuffed by this!  Adds to the positive vibe of doing more of what I am doing musically and it’s really nice to be noticed! Enjoy



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations, Duke. What a surprise. I admire your ability to go for it. By asking her to stay you received a huge pay off, plus she got to hear you play. 🙂

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    1. progbeawr831 says:

      Yeah I was actually surprised she did stay because she was all packed and ready to go! But next month I have a HUGE announcement to make and talk about I know of that just floored me when i heard it was happening so stay tuned for that one! ; ) BTW…. you get a chance to listen to any of the stuff on my bandcamp page and watch some of the stuff on my YouTube channel yet? I just put up clips of last Friday’s show as an EP and will be putting this Saturday’s gig up too!


      1. I’ve clicked and watched the videos you’ve shared on your blog, yes. Have you had a lot of luck with views on YouTube? Looking forward to your announcement!

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        1. progbeawr831 says:

          The views on YouTube are growing (660+ so far) and I’m hoping to reach an even wider audience soon as what I do musically is off the grid from what’s “pop” these days and outside most people’s comfort zones so I’m hoping to find others who share my thought process as far as the music goes to form the remainder of the band and go further. Thank you for watching and reading though, it means a lot to me that you did : ) Danke : ) XO


    2. progbeawr831 says:

      And Thank you! lol, I accidentally hit the send button too fast lol XO


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