So here's the sad news:
I have been talking about sudden changes here, and bucket lists...and not entirely out of curiosity, but because I have been diagnosed with a serious illness. Unfortunately, I have cancelled my upcoming live shows. I won't be able to play live for some months as I will be having treatments. It could be a short while or a longer one. All depends on how my treatment goes. I'm not sure how much I want to share in public, as everything is still so new to me. So I'll stick to this short announcement for now.
One day soon, I'll probably share much more. Maybe even more than some would like to know...
I'll be back I'm sure. Back for shows and back in writing, and on air...what ever I can come up with. I know some people will ask what they could do for me as I am sick, I'd say if you don't know me well, the best thing you could do for me and my family is to go and buy Astrid4. I really mean it. It would help. Every sold record will actually help me directly. I'm not on a big and complicated label, so if you buy my music the money will actually make its way to me. Go to Stupido, Soliti, ÄX, or walk to your nearest shop. And if you know me better, come and hang out! I'm still here you know, and it is very likely I'll be bored in the coming months.
I'll be fighting!
PS. Tavastia was fun and great! Thanks for being there.
There's a classic venue over here in Helsinki, Tavastia. It is one of my favorite venues ever – both to play and to see a show. And that's anywhere in the world. I'm taking my band there tomorrow (Wednesday, February 12th). We'll play the whole of Astrid4
(which by the way is in the charts in Finland now!) and some older material.
I am looking forward to it. Not least because the whole band is pretty much dressed in one designer (or his designs). I'll tell you about it later so as not to give too much away...
Today Nature Calling appeared on Heartcloud. Thanks for the kind introduction.
Oh, there was also a review of last Friday's show in Vaasa in Pohjalainen. Nice.
See you tomorrow!
It's been a little silent here on this blog lately because I am getting used to a new situation in life. It's all strange to me. More on that later when I find the words and know what I want to share and what I want to keep silent. Or express someplace else.
Importantly (and almost urgently), I do have a couple of live shows coming up fast:
7.2. VAASA @Ritz
We'll be doing a trio show and Anni will be supporting.
12.2. HELSINKI @Tavastia
Full band for me and Anni will be supporting again but she will be bringing her band too!
Also, JaJaJa featured Nature Calling recently. Thank you!
I am looking forward to these shows even more than usually, so I hope to see many faces there.