If that article title wasn't classic enough, in true blogging style, our first blog post is essentially a recap of the fabulous year we had (2016) and a Bryden-Parth Blog 101. Because, of course it is.
Anyway, it's here!
And we promise you won't have to wait for another three months for the next. (Hopefully.)
Why'd we decide to start a blog, you ask? (Well, you didn't ask but we'll tell you anyway.)
There's always something happening at our end—new music, new members, new venues, new shows, new vendors, new places to travel to. (Also, new airline regulations to deal with every single time we travel. All musicians reading this, who can relate, put your hands up!)
Since most of our shows are private, we figured that this blog right here would be a fun way to keep all of our fans (!) and supporters in the loop, along with just being a space where we can share all the amazing experiences we get to be a part of.
There's no fixed format really. It's just us, sharing our journey, as we forge a path in this big, bad and beautiful industry. Plus, we get to document our process which makes for great learning and also, great laughs.
So, very quickly, since we're 3 months behind our 'Happy New Year' mandatory blog post, here are the highlights of 2016 with our very best Stats Chart.
What will this blog be about, you ask? (Again, you didn't ask but we'll tell you anyway.)
Well, most of the time, we travel with a 6 member band, and when The Choral Riff is gigging with us, a 12 member choir. And a sound engineer. So that's a 19 member crew, doing 6 am rehearsals, almost 6 days a week, taking 6 am flights from Bali to Bikaner to pretty much everywhere.
And that sort of setting is bound to come with its share of colourful chaos, drama, epic adventures and the best show and stage experiences. That, and an insane amount of gear.
You'll get to know the people that make up our not-so-small family a lot better, and also see how we do what we do.
We are so excited to have you guys on board. Be kind. Be cool. But mostly, just have fun.
And by fun we mean go subscribe to our YouTube channel and like our Facebook page if you haven't already.
Heh. Jokes. (Not really.)