Here are some photos and a video of our concert - It was super hot, right in the middle of the heatwave so the sun was blazing down powering up the solar piano, loading it up with plenty of good energy and vibrations!
We had a brilliant day. Treated like stars backstage, our crew all got escorted by way of desert buggy to a private jetty, where a boat (painted with green and white daisies) took us on a five minute ride across the cool waters of the beautiful lake. On the other side, a woodland path led us up to the stage, where the piano stood in the flickering shadows of the trees . . the breeze blowing through . . really, it doesn't get much better! We had a great sound -the all important factor - so thanks to the sound guys. The first piece was (appropriately) our new track 'Sun' and when I heard Matthew's huge soundscape calling out to the whole festival, I knew it was going to be okay. Pressing my first note down, bam, I knew it was going to be more than okay! And from there, the concert unfolded . . .
Audience, we loved you too! Whenever I looked up I was blown away by how many people were there . . listening, really listening, this is always such an honour. Thank you if you were there, and thank you for all the truly life changing messages everyone sent in. Thank you too Festival Republic for having faith, and booking us. This sort of day means so much. As artists I think we spend so much time wrestling alone in the studio (with tech, with perfectionism and other demons!). Necessary sometimes but too much wrestling can be harmful! So, we are looking forward to doing more live performances in the future . . we have three great concerts coming up (see https://www.pianofield.com/events) and more in the wings so we hope you can catch us at one of them.
Wishing you an equally wonderful day today - with love Frances