It seems like our lives lately are non-stop. Everything is picking up and moving so quickly. It finally feels like it’s all coming together, and from our perspective (with everything we’ve already been through up to this point), that’s an amazing feeling!
After we got back from Park City with all the events and shows we had down there, our Creative Services Manager Amanda and I looked at each other in awe that we would actually have a solid week without any packing or travel…but I guess we jumped the gun. We got an unexpected call from Bruce!
A guy named Bruce Sterling, who we love and adore, helped us put our band together back when we were “Faces Without Names.” He is a very talented musical director who has put everyone’s bands and tours together – Destiny’s Child, Sean Kingston, Miley Cyrus, etc. We had the opportunity of working with him when we were just 14 and 16 when we created the band. He even traveled on a summer long tour of the East Coast with us in 2006 (that’s a whole other blog in itself!). He’s been like family to us ever since! He constantly amazes us with all his connections and relationships in the music industry.
I remember in 2006 when Alexa and I got the opportunity to go to the MTV Video Music Awards. Bruce was that guy who walked into the room and knew EVERYONE. I’m talkin’ he introduced us to everybody – music and non-music related. We thought we were just going to the show, but got us some passes to the Green Room, where apparently everybody kind of hangs out during the show. We go the chance to meet and talk to everyone from the Black Eyed Peas to Sean William Scott (Stifler from American Pie), to Jesse McCartney, etc… It was probably one of the coolest experiences we’ve had so far.
Anyways, Bruce is always connecting us with potential guitar players and artists, and he happened to get us some tickets to the Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw concert at the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake! So of course, we went. I’ve never been there, so that was cool…and, Gavin DeGraw is probably my top 5 favorite artists of all time! Bruce has helped a lot of guitar players that we know get some pretty cool gigs with artists like Miley, Aly & AJ, and now Colbie Caillat, who is touring with guitar player Fredrik Halland (who we got to meet up with after the show).
We had 4 free tickets, so we got to bring Amanda and our good friend Lexie. The whole ride was hilarious and slightly inappropriate with what we got to talking about, hahaha. We all got Jamba Juice for the trip, and listened to JBiebs new album on the way down…which is SO good btw. As we were waiting for the show to start, it started raining. Hard. We’re all sitting on our blanket on the grass in heels, with no umbrella! So we had to get creative and pulled our blue blankets over all of our heads. They then announced that the show wouldn’t be starting until after the rain had cleared, so they offered re-entry. We took that opportunity to go get Cafe Rio! Crazy I know…but we were NOT about to sit in the rain. At least we got to see the opener, Justin Nozuka, before all this happened! As we left, we looked like a chinese dragon walking up the aisle with the blanket draped over our heads. Alexa thought it would be funny to yell inappropriate things at people since they technically couldn’t see our faces…ugh. That girl, I tell you! A lady even yelled “at least you all look good from the waist down!” The whole night was just hilarious!
So when we got back, the rain had cleared and we were just in time to watch Colbie perform. This was exciting. I always love to envision what it would be like when we get to go on tour with the lights, the crew, the buses, the musicians, the fans…it’s fun to dream. There was a security guard that was cracking up at our dance moves (mostly because they had no connection with the kind of music she was playing). Alexa and I were swing dancing, twisting, jumping… being totally immature basically. But then the security guard almost wiped out on the sidewalk, so I didn’t feel too embarrassed. After the show, we met up with Fredrik and just hung out with the band for a little bit talking about music – where we’re all going, how we know Bruce, and all the people that we’ve mutually worked with and know. Cool guys. On the way home I got a text from him saying that he talked to the other band members, and one of them actually recorded on our album in 2010! We worked with Freddy Wexler out of New York and this guy Dory played on our record. Anyways….fun night, small world!
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