Ladies & Gentlemen! The date is fast approaching – next Thursday Dec 7th at the fabulous St Leonard Pub – I will be making my first stage debut in 6 whole years!!! EEK! I won’t lie – I’ve was terrified at the prospect, and thought to myself “Have you lost your mind? What are you doing?” Mainly because I’ve been a bit under the weather and it has been 6 long years since I’ve graced a stage, except karaoke – and karaoke counts goddamnit! But I had an amazing rehearsal with my writing partner – keyboard virtuoso – Pete Z “King of Shag!” And after I listened back to our set I thought “Yeah! this sounds awesome! I can do this! This is fun!” I’m happy to say I’m feeling a lot better and excited to be working again in the powerful medium that is SOUND, so – it’s on!
I made a new lightbox too! Hoping to have that up and radiating Grande Illuminations. Myself, Pete & the wonderful Jo Perfect will be dropping killer tunes for you, and I am having another raffle on the night! This time I’m giving away Grande Dame Originals – but you have to be there to win. So come on down people and PARTY! Live show commences at 9pm – raffle at 9:45. So mark your date and be there to witness this rare spectacle that is Grande Dame LIVE and lets ring in the holiday season together and have some big fun! Click the pix or here for deets! Woo! oxo GD
Top pic by Nathan Thomas Jones
Friends & Comrades! The show at The St Leonard Pub is going so swimmingly, I decided to go ahead and let the buyers collect their pieces. And beginning of Oct I will do a lil switch around and replace the ones that sold with some other works!
Including my very first light – the piece were it all began – THE ELECTRIC CRAZYLAND LIGHT! Designed by myself and made by legendary lords of light, the world famous – GOD’s OWN JUNKYARD!!! WOW!!! Only 3 of these babies were ever made. And only 1 available! Come & bask in her magical glowy illuminations!
Seeing that there will be a rearrange with new pieces, it’s a perfect excuse for a party! Myself and Jo Perfect will be playing groovy sounds from way out! And there will also be a draw with a chance to win a signed print! Woo! So if you are in the area Thurs Oct 5th – COME DOWN AND PARTY! oxo gd
Electric Crazyland is back Friday July 22nd at The Printworks Hastings. 5 hours of Psychedelic sights and sounds, howling guitars, feedback, drum solos and mind melting visuals on 3 projectors! Plus I’m going to be adding a few more visual delights to the mix. So if you are around the Southeast coast of the UK July 22nd – Pop in and have your brain blown! Myself & Jo Perfect will be providing the soundtrack! At The Printworks Hastings – 8pm – 1am – Totally Free Man! oxo GD
Dear friends! I am getting excited about the big local Hastings/St Leonard’s Arts Fair – Costal Currents – which opens next week & runs until Sept 14th. So many cool things to check out and see! And I am happy to announce that I am involved in 3 super cool group shows! The first of which, 10 x 10 opens with a private view party next thurs eve! It’s at my dear friend and neighbour Jeff Disatronaut’s amazing studio space! Lots of brilliant artists are participating in this one so do have a peek!
Then next Sunday August 31st I am participating in a T-Shirt Pop Up Shop curated by fellow animators & graphic artists Zeroh Studio called Zeroh & Friends… I had initially bowed out, as I am busy working like a maniac on my upcoming show at Ink-D gallery… Then I was wearing one of my old silk screen designs & thought “wait, I really need to print this again!” So limited edition Grande Dame Dodo T’s will be available here! And I am honoured to hang my humble pieces among other great artists work!
Lastly I will have some of my silk screens on display at local hastings screen printing workshop & studio – The Arches – The studio is open Sept 6/7 & 13/14. Again truly amazing work by the other artists involved so be sure to check it out! ok back to work! more soon! oxo GD