What an incredible launch! We held the event over a weekend (Saturday & Sunday) at Monneaux’s Restaurant in Franschhoek. We kept to capacity restrictions and such a beautiful venue for the album launch.
On Saturday, we had a small band consisting of my producer, Stephan Cloete, Lukas de Beer (partner of StoneBear and Mayor Records and a fantastic bass player) and the incredible pianist extraordinaire, Matthys Maree. Soundcheck was complete in record time thanks to Hanno with Haudio Sound.
I can’t explain the absolute joy in sharing the music, my heart and even my voice with friends and family. The phenomenal musicians delivered and Rouchelle Liedemann joined me for our duet, “Wie is Soos U?” The entire time was wonderful! One of our friends flew from Pretoria to join us for the launch! I was absolutely shocked that he would do that for me.
The album was well received. The 2 songs had gone out as singles prior to the album launch and were played on several radio stations in the Western Cape. It was bizarre to hear my song play on CCFM, Radio Cape Pulpit, impact radio103fm, PEFM, DisaFM and Radio Overberg...The response is humbling.
Sunday was an initiate more low-key environment. It was an added day for those who wanted to join but couldn’t make the Saturday. Once again, the response was amazing and I am truly grateful, thankful, humbled by every single person who came to the launch, purchased a CD, just gave their love and support!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Now I am looking forward to the next album and beginning to write songs. I need to look over all of the songs we have already written to see what will fit for the next album. This is still the beginning of the journey. I am enjoying this journey and will wait on the Lord and His perfect timing!