Monday, September 22, 2008

gweyneville on Saturday.

Hey guys, we played at the magnificient Relay for Life down near wollongong! i must say we had an amazing day, let me run you through it...

So, i woke up about 20 Mins away from home at 7:10, then i quickly drove home got there at 7:30, ran upstairs got some clothes to take with me and struggled by myself to get my stupidly heavy amp into the back of my my car. Realising i had some spare time to get to Sam's at 8:30 i went for a detour to Mcdonalds breakfast being the first time in about a year i have been up early enough with enough spare time to eat it! me and Tom got to Sams and then we quickly went over to Richies as he had just arrived home after a rushed plane ride from queensland as he was filling in for another band! We took off in a four car convoy as dave was already down there setting up. Tom and cass (Richies driver) took off and left me and Sam in smoke which is never a positive as i was following Sam now and he has zero sense of direction, even with the assistance of a GPS. At the top of Mount Ousley we saw richie and tom pulled over, and almost crashed pullling into the same rest stop again, somehow after we took off together from there we lost them in the 10 minuites to the venue, and of course that means me and sam were left driving around in circles. We arrived after much confusion and drove through crowwds to park our can in the venue and loaded our gear backstage, it was a very nice day down there but hot, we did a few laps of the relay as it started up and cheered on Jordie a goood mate of ours as he was an ambassador (sp?) on stage. I had a wildberry ICEE and richie enjoyed and apple flavour to keep out of the heat, we signed up to get some cool relay for life shirts wwe got on the hot stage and after some more fun technical difficulties we got started, played headlights without an acoustic guitar (well covered by Tom) and the on-stage bass was in and out (i think my head might be fucked which makes me very angry) Anyway, we wrapped up teh set and got a very warm welcome from all who came to watch!

After not long we headed on the long road home and i had the joys of going to work!


Sam with the fans
Sam With Fans

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sierra Updates Via Twitter!

As you might have seen on the Sierra Myspace, we have set up a Twitter account ( and i have finally set it up so that i can contact the twitter account via my phone, so we will keep posting short Sierra updates on a regular basis via Twitter, i may even also see how it goes sending a text while we are on stage giving an update on how well.. or not so well the show is going! I must say it was quite the task to set it up from australia because i had not clue when i had confirmation to send text but anyway we are there now!

anyway thought this was an interesting way of communicating with fans and critics alike!

so make sure you check it regularly, i'lll post a link on the side here and the is also a link on the Sierra myspace as i mentioned earlier its the big blue T!


Ps - I will give an update on Saturdays show if i get some time at Uni today!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Last night...

Last nights show was a comedy of errors to say the least, i arrived at 5:55 because the band was SUPPOSED to be there at 6. but after waiting 20 mins i called around and found out sam was still in the shire, Tom/Richie were still yet to leave and we had not heard from Dave, seeing as we were in leichardt i thought i would get some dinner so i had a very nice europa pizza (this will become relevent later) After getting back to the venue, it was 7:20, Sam was there, and dave had arrived sound check was in 15 mins and the boys were no-where to be seen. I was getting very worried but in true Sierra style Richie and Tom came running in about 5 mins AFTER we were due to do our sound check, which did mean that it was cut short but at least we got something. The turn out was not incredible but it was something, mainly friends. So we started the set... first song was fucked because my bass was cutting in and out throughout (mainly out) so my frustration almost drove me to give up, but after a change of instrument cable we were back on track.

The rest of the set continued without too much of a hitch, the backing tracks were playing up slightly but the venues PA was just a joke so no fault of ours. Now me and Dave still being sick probably didn't help our playing quality but it was decent. During Slow Motion Cowboy, the last song of the set, tom decided he would go just a little too wild and he fell over and popped his knee out of joint. Of course i found this absolutely hilarious and it turns out funny things can fast become not very funny at all when you are sick with the flu, mostly because you start coughing, and with how i have been feeling, coughing quickly turned into me running to the side of stage pushing past 5 people in the bathroom and losing my beautiful europa pizza to the bottom of a toilet bowl, after spending about 5 minuites throwing up and coughing up copious amount of mucus i decided i was going home early.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How the Flu stuffed sierra

Thats right,
influenza has struck Sierra Montana, it started on Monday night when dave announced he wouldn't be coming to practice because he was feeling unwell, then practice Tuesday rolled around and dave was yet again a no show and the boys sent me packing because i was very sick.

So we had to pull out of wednesday nights show, which was very sad as we were looking forward to performing with avalon drive and the sundance kids. Now we will just have to see how things pan out for friday night...

*fingers crossed*

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Video!

Here it is guys! Turned out pretty damn good for a free, 20Hr video?

Monday, September 8, 2008


Hey guys we are playing this wednesday night!

Check it out.

spectrum this wednesday

Sunday, September 7, 2008

From concept to creation in... 20 Hours!

Well yesterday we shot a music video, but it was the most random spontaneous thing that we have ever done...

So it was 8PM Friday, and we all get a message from Richie "are you guys free tomorrow?" luckily we were and his mate had a whole stack of video equipment he had hired and nothing to do with it that day so he asked if we wanted to shoot a video, so of course we said yes, i mean what an opportunity a free video clip!

Its not like its a shit one either (although we are yet to see the finished product) from what we saw on the monitors while we were filming it was very good.

Have to say a MASSIVE thanks to Rashelle my friend who did our make up for free at the very very very last minute. So we had a location all set to go in crows nest until we found we had no access so the mission was on to try and find somewhere to shoot it!
After much searching around the shire, when all hope was lost we pulled into my basement and noticed the visitors carpark had some very good lighting and a very good backdrop to do some filming with. So Nate our very very good producer/cameraman/lights/filmcrew/driver man came and set up all the gear, all of this was very confusing expecting to see a movie star setting up behind the camera or something.

We started shooting at around 1PM on saturday morning and after everyone had done their individuals and Sam had done his little solo bit we finished up shooting at 7PM!

Talk about a whirlwind adventure of a day. in less than 24 hours we had finished shooting an entire video clip.

The question is now... what can we do with it!