I did my best to keep you all informed on our adventures and new magical relations during the “Feelin’Good” 2013 US tour.
Taken things up from my last post, i actually left the band on the tour bus as they hit the road for 3 days traveling from Minnesota to Seattle passing by the great Gorge. Here’s a special Ricky-ism report for you
I ventured off to do a DJ show in Denver Colorado at a super cool original jazz club called Cervantes, where legends like Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, James Brown played on the same stage! I know ! This kid(me) from Leeds!! I have been pinching myself all along this musical journey, it keeps getting better!
A big shout to all the Cervantes crew for looking after me soooo well, really feeling the Denver “Herbal” vibe:-) I had such a great DJ gig , even though it felt funny to be away from the rest of the band for a few days.
Check the Barrington Levy props in this pic:-)
27th Nov -Seattle was my next stop/start up with the band , and it was good to be back on stage with them all again at the lovely venue Neumos.
Yet again another sell out show! Defo something going on out here for us, we are very grateful for the support!
28th Nov Portland “Thanks Giving” when i was told we would be doing a show on “Thanks Giving” i thought perfect! “Feelin’ Good” and “Thanks Giving” go so well together. So it made no surprise that this show was sold out too! So many lovely souls wanting to celebrating that gratefulness in the essence of “Feelin’ Good” This event was full of wonderful surprises , things that we will all remember for the rest of our lives. to arrive and see this piece in our dressing room and this hand drawn flyer/poster just blew me away! thank you Maria & Mike
Chalk mural in our dressing room
Thank’s so much to The Refuge Portland family, we are forever grateful!
29th Nov San Francisco @ The Mezzanine , you know what i’m gonna say right ? Another sold out show:-) The last time we came to San Fran we had a sell out show at The Independent,that we could of sold a few times over. This time was even more amp’d ! Everywhere we have played in the US the fans have been wonderfully different , all ages , all walks of life. I’m loving the unknown on this journey,I could feel that sense of the tour coming to an end and us not wanting it too, as everyone’s energy levels just seem to be going up a level performance wise.
30th Nov Los Angeles @ The El Ray , yep you guest it, another sell out show , check the pics below-:
E.A.S.E. & Ricky Ranking
The sell out crowd in L.A
We could feel the shows growing and growing in energy and enjoyment, so much Love thank u!
2nd Dec was an early start for us, as we were invited to do “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on #KCRW -
Setting up for the session Shovell the drum warrior.
Big shout to Jason Bentley and the KCRW crew for inviting us:-)
here’s the video to “I Am You” from our live radio session on #KCRW , so honoured to do this show:-)
Enjoy! we did
2nd Dec @ The Belly up Solano beach the last show of the tour, boo hoo Arriving after a 2 hour plus drive from the KCRW session, we got there just in time for this wonderful sunset -
We’ve experience so many mind boggling connections on this trip and to see our name next this legend was just a trip
So with this been the last show and it was a Monday , none of us knew what to expect. The Solano massive did not let us down, they came and they let loose! For us it was the perfect sign off to a magnificent tour. We thank you all from the deepest warmest parts of our hearts, we’re on a mission! A mission of the unknown, but one of amazing wonder!
Solano Belly up in effect!
This whole tour of “Feelin’ Good” has been such eye opener on many levels,with the intention to raise the vibration on this wonderful planet we all live on. Using musical melodies on stage with a smile, we could not of predicted the personal revelations that have come out of this experience. Healing on all kinds of levels! Healing within the band and testaments from fans, their stories and relationship to the sound of N.O.W has truly been overwhelming. So i take great pleasure in thanking all those that came and supported the shows and those that support the music too! Thank you soooooo much to my sister Katie Gray and my band of brothers Shovell, Grant Kershaw, Ricky Ranking, Mozez, Neesh Buttoo, Noel McGuire, Noel Kilbride, Daniel Cove, Anthony Gorry, Ben Kamps. who all helped make the “Feelin’ Good” EU & US tour be what it was- FANTASTIC! I Am Forever Grateful! Bless you all xxx
Well a holiday for me and family right now:-) Then it’s all about 2014 , which will mark 25yrs of Nightmares on wax !!! So all plans are based on “The best of” show/tour in the EU and back to the US again, with many other territories to be added. Exciting times!
Wishing you all a wonderful festive season – Love “IS” the way
George(DJ E.A.S.E.) xxx
Ps- Here’s a Dj mixed i did to represent that “Feel Good” stuff , mixed with LOVE xxx
Well I’m going to start with the very simple fact, Boston rocks!
So much fun doing the show last night, The paradise is such a great venue to play in , great staff and crew.
and a fantastic live room to perform in, so thank u all.
Crowd-wise, super energy ! with ounces and ounces of Love! So much so , that i have to give a shout out to the guy that propose to his soon to be wife, on stage!
Wow! I knew this Feelin Good journey was gonna bring some wonderful surprises and there on going. Bless Ya’s!
Now we’re on route to Brooklyn New York, with a well earned day off. so for me a little catch up on office bits then a massage and an early night.
Gotta have as much energy as possible for New York (Bowery Ballroom) Monday 18th and Brooklyn (Williamsburg music hall) Tuesday 19th.
All in all , vibes are really good with the N.O.W crew, after last nights show we have been blessed with the humor of Ricky Ranking, what we call Ricky-isms ,which will be revealed somehow during this trip:-)
I’m happy to say after a few delays with our visas , our US tour is a go!
Sorry to the fans in D.C , it was totally out of our hands having the delay in getting our visas. We will return and feel the love coming from the D.C fans who were super excited to see us perform our show.Last night we performed our 1st sellout show of the tour in Philadelphia at a venue called the Boot & Saddle, the energy and love from the Philly massive was great! I wanna send a big shout out to the fans that traveled from D.C to see us, WoW! that’s something! thank u!!!
Right now we’re on route to Boston to play a venue called Paradise, the last time we played this spot it was our 1st US tour in Feb 2009. It was Monday , it’s was snowing heavily , The Kills were playing around the block and we had sold only 15o tickets. So we thought this was gonna be a tough start to the tour. By the time we had finished sound check we has sold 450 tickets advance , The kills had called asking to be on the guest list and the show with a packed crowd was truly amazing ! So bring on Boston tonight! I hope not having any snow today is gonna be a problem:-)
With new album ‘Feelin’ Good’ to be released on September 16th, Nightmares On Wax is set to hit the road in October for an international tour of over 20 dates.
NOW’s first full tour since 2008 features a stellar cast of musicians with vocalists Ricky Ranking & Mozez (Zero 7), percussion from Shovell (M People) and drummer Grant Kershaw.
Nightmares on Wax, AKA George Evelyn, will headline London’s Scala on November 7th and Leeds Belgrave Music Hall on November 9th. Meanwhile Evelyn gears up for the release of his seventh studio album ‘Feelin’ Good’, treating fans to another taster of the new album by rolling out lead single ‘Be, I Do’.