Friday 7th arrived and I can confirm that the Strummin’ for Change technical and general rehearsals were a blast for both guitarists, band and singers. The organisers kept running around, putting the finishing touches on so many things, whilst trying to enjoy the show… ah, it’s ok, they’ll be more relaxed tomorrow when it’s all over!
The cast were handed their t-shirts and people picked up the latest merchandise which will be available for sale during the concerts. The singers are already sipping a concoction of warm honey and lemon from their new travel-mugs.
The show is shaping up nicely with Matt Bonanno at the helm this year taking up hosting duties. The guitarists are warming up to reach the dreaded C# and Eb chords, eager to perform well in front of the large audience. The singers are carrying the show brilliantly, and the surprise ending is, well, a heart-warming surprise for you all.
We look forward to welcoming you in a few hours’ time at Sir Temi Zammit Hall today and tomorrow for a musical revolution.
Tickets will be available at the door. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis, and great music is guaranteed :)
So what is it like to sing at Strummin’?
That is one question I get a lot after each show and, let me tell you, it can’t be easily summed up in a few words. The wall of sound that surrounds you when performing on the Strummin’ stage has to be experienced to be understood. We are the privileged few who can tell you about it all. Here are some comments about the Strummin’ experience from my singer friends: Continue reading
The guitarists are changing their strings and polishing the woodwork. The singers are busy doing vocal runs and fine-tuning their diction. The committee is pulling out all the stops to put up the best show in Strummin’s 13-year history. We’re just two weeks away!
A lot of preparation has gone into this year’s Strummin’ and the cast are buzzing with excitement as the show draws nearer. In the coming days, watch out for Strummin’ TV adverts, appearances by our cast and a couple of radio interviews. We are trying our best to get the best audience in years.
This year’s beneficiaries are a funny bunch! Dr Klown will be benefitting from the profit the concert makes this year. With an large array of clown doctors who bring smiles to people’s faces in hospital (and elsewhere), Dr Klown deserve all the help they are given. An incredible amount of enthusiasm surrounds these clowns and their smiles are simply infectious. We hope to get to meet loads of them during the concerts. We were lucky enough to meet some at Dr Klown Day held at The Point last Saturday (check video below).
Tickets for this year’s concert are now for sale at tickets.sayitmalta.com. Make sure to come and bring over your family and friends — this is one show not to be missed!
The crew behind Dr Klown have just released their own take on Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, just in time to celebrate Dr Klown day. The cast for this year’s Strummin’ for Change will be present at The Point on 18 October to celebrate the day with the clown doctors.
Akustika Dance Anthems
I am always curious about what Akustika are up to whenever they announce any of their concerts. But curiouser and curiouser, dance floor anthems from the 90s and 00s in an acoustic gig? Intriguing! Continue reading