The Infinite Wanderer
I know, I know...long time overdue. I should have sat myself down and started this log right after we
had finished the UK tour in November, but time just would´nt permit it! I have been...eeeerm..busy!
When not touring, I am since a year back working hard on a solo album, and it is coming along nicely. Got the Hackett band onboard as well as other fabulous musicians from the global prog family. I handle most of the vocals, guitars and keyboards myself, but also I have my dear friend Jade Ell back in the fold, adding a little feminie colouring with her warm alto voice.
Having done approx. 140 shows with Steve and his fantastic band now, I feel I have grown with the task; call it - matured. The voice is 10 times stronger than when I started out in March 2013, and thank God for that. I have witnessed countless of singers straining their voices and at the end of the tour
having no voice left at all. Never strain - just fill your lungs with air to support the diafram, minimum of let out and just open up your throat and go for it. And I´ve been blessed - not one cold since we did La Mirada, Los Angeles April 1, 2013. That is still my biggest fear, not to be able to sing!
Anyhow, to cut a long story short - after 12 shows in the UK and another 21 in the US/Canada between Oct 21 - Dec 11, I landed at home to reunite with Skrut in the fairytale land "Uttran",
Stockholm. It felt so good just to be able to relax at home for a couple of days and get rid of the
jetlag. Here are some random pictures from the road. Enjoy!
Hammersmith Apollo, Nov 1 2014
The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham UK - Oct 24 2014
Enjoying the autumn sun in Southend Dressingroom in Nottingham
Back to the states again, the fourth time in 20 months..
The West Lane Inn hotel, Ridgefield, Connecticut
With Jonas Reingold in my hotel room in Boston
Town Hall, Manhattan, New York
Lynn Auditorium, MA
Lynn auditorium Nov 19
On the ferry to Saguenay, Canada
Riviere du loup, Canada
With my artdesigner and friend Claude Martin in Québec City.
From white to black. Seattle 10 Dec
Performing "The Knife"
Collingswood, a haunted place. Ghost in the napkin!
With "The Children of the West" - Keswick.
I am not tall, they are just very short!
Cheerful Nick on the ferry
Fantastic hotel lobby, Gatineau, Canada
The classic Massey Hall, Toronto, where Genesis played back in the day. So did we!
Sweet to hook up with my nephew Melker, Cleveland Ohio
Flying over the Grand Canyon Dec 4
With my brother Hugh, Los Angeles
After the show in Los Angeles. My US family was there!
Spectacular Christmas tree in San Francisco
Beautiful beach in San Fransisco
Time to go home, Vancouver
Russel 'Tigger' Matthews is a genius with the lights!
30 November - Theatre du Casino, Gatineau, QC, Canada