Long time, no talk!
May 27, 2016 ~ posted by Dennis
It has been a very long time since we got caught up. I needed a break from it all, but I haven’t been doing nothing. I have some things to report. For the first 5 months of 2016 I have been writing a lot, working on new material for something. I have no immediate plans to record a new record, but I am starting to think about it. I have been recording demos and making headway on the collection of songs but we are still a distance from a solid plan. I do have plans to record and release a single in the last quarter of 2016, so look for more news on that as we get near the end of summer. I don’t want to think about the end of summer just yet, we haven’t even started it.
I have a busy summer playing shows with my band, The Mercy Dolls, around the east coast of Canada. I am also playing a fair number of solo gigs, with some friends, for a charity or two, and a at few festivals.
Plans are in motion for a UK tour in the first quarter of 2016, as well, I will be returning to the Netherlands in February for a couple weeks of shows. Happy to report that I will be making my German debut with a handful of shows on that same February tour.
I am hopeful there will be some activity in the USA this September.
I believe there will be some west coast Canadian shows in October 2016 and we are working on those details now. Stay tuned!
I promise, I will not let so much silence go by before I send out another transmission. I really did need a rest. I am ready to roll now though.
Please see the tour section for a listing of upcoming shows and keep your eye on that area for additional dates.
Peace and love.
P.S. - I am deeply saddened and heartbroken by the news about Gordon Downie. For years I have looked up to this man as a writer and in 2012, I got to work with him on a song that appears on my album Hazy Sunshine. I am really looking forward to their new album, Man Machine Poem, and hopeful I will catch the band on their upcoming summer tour. I want to send out my love and support to Gord and the band during this difficult time. Gord, you are a star. You will always shine. All my love.