Everyone always bugs me that I don’t post these things soon enough…
So hey, everyone! We are having a concert in a month! Come one come all to Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys LIVE at La Casa! It’s going to be fanTASmic!
PS: La Casa is LICENSED. Now you can enjoy the sounds of your favourite local band while sipping a fine wine. What better way to spend your evening?
We had SUCH a great time on Saturday at the show at House of James. Thank-you everyone who came out! I was stoked that we packed the house out again! The owner has asked us back, so it looks like we will be there at the House of James again in January. I’m thinking we’re going to have to find a bigger venue though if we keep this up! :)
PS: Thanks to Marilyn who took this picture! I was too distracted to remember my camera. It’s nice to have a picture of the whole group!
Hello people of the internets! Just dropping in quickly to tell you that I have a show this weekend at the House of James in Abbotsford. Tickets are $7, and the show starts at 7:30.
If you want to RSVP, here’s a link to the Facebook event:
Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys @ House of James
Hope to see you all there!
I’m not even going to try to be sly about this.
I wrote a Christmas song. My jazz band recorded it. We put it on iTunes. And you are going to buy it.
It’s our first single available on iTunes. I’m so beyond stoked. Somehow it feels like I’ve achieved something pretty big because I have this in the iTunes store. Not that they screen anything…but whatever.
It’s interesting to me that the style that I tend to write in has a bluegrass feel to it. Despite my best efforts to write strictly jazz, my families bluegrass influence holds strong. In any case, I think I actually like that the style doesn’t really fit one category. Makes it more interesting.
Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!
Want to buy it on iTunes? I’ve got just the link for you!
Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys
Guys. I can’t imagine many things cooler than getting to sing jazz, wear a dress like this…and get paid for it.
Last night Courteney Rodda and the Other Guys had their first wedding gig. I was pretty stoked. It was a small wedding in an old retro hall outside of town. As I was driving out, I passed an old gas station and convenience store (that look like that haven’t been updated since 1948) and felt a little like I went through a time warp. And with our band playing music no older than 1960 (and looking the part too), I hoped the guests also felt like they went through a time warp. ;)
We got a lot of really good feedback from the wedding guests, but more importantly the bride and groom were over the moon delighted with us which, of course, is all that really matters in the end.
Seriously though…I can’t even believe I’m lucky enough to get paid to sing jazz to people. It’s beyond cool. I should also mention (speaking of beyond cool) that our band was recently competed with the addition of our stand up bass player, the super talented Mr. Brent Friesen.
Not to brag (ok…actually I’m totally bragging) but the band is a total class act. If you know someone getting married (or if you are getting married) I (and the rest of the band) would be tickled pink to play music at your event. If you want more info, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org Or take a listen to the tracks we have up online on our (very bare looking) website: www.courteneyrodda.com/andtheotherguys
PS: I have officially fallen in love with this dress. Oh. My. Last night when I came home from the show I was about ready to collapse into bed and I thought…”Must. Photograph. Dress.” So I pretended to look awake while I posed for the camera. I need more occasions to wear this thing. Can someone invite me to a fancy party?