Written by Rasmus Bredvig, Leadsinger and Fender Jaguar-master in Captain Casanova
What has happened since last time I wrote home? My mind is kind of in a haze these days. Week-days and dates are increasingly melting together.. Touring is always like that it seems. For people who haven’t tried it, I guess the best way to describe it is as if you have been at a festival like Roskilde Festival. After a few days, you get into this state of “being in a bubble” where you just go with the flow. It’s like that to be touring with your band, just that you’re the one playing your songs and entertaining others. It’s great as long as you remember to allocate private-time whenever possible as there are always people around.
Right now we are in Hannover, where we’re playing at the Kulturpalast. We borrowed a rehearsal room from some friends we’ve met on previous tours – I’ve written some new songs we want to practice. Hopefully, we can add them to the setlist for the last shows on our tour.
Since the last letter, we’ve been to both Italy and Switzerland before ending up back in Germany again. We’ve had some time off which we spent in the Italian countryside – a magnificent and beautiful experience.
By the way, we have gotten ourselves a really passionate Italian booker. He organized a show for us to check out if we could stand the test – luckily he was happy to say that we more than did.
In Olten, Switzerland, we played a Halloween gig with a great Swiss band called Hathors – a band you guys at home should definitely check out. They are a trio like us and will blow you away. Musically they are sort of like a mix between The Melvins and Queens of the Stone Age. That whole night was really intense. With everyone were wearing costumes and us only knowing the name of each other, and the people in charge of the venue, so we could only refer to people by their outfits.
The venue, Coq D’or, is a sort of local haven for quality rock music. The people in charge of it really managed it with passion and it has created an amazing atmosphere where everyone feels welcome – it kinda reminds me of a bigger version of Escobar in Aarhus.
We’re all in good health and spirits, although a few cold nights had me coughing a lot for a few days. I’m really looking forward to our gig in Berlin at White Trash, where among others Eagles of Death Metal just played a few months back.
We hope you are all doing great at home!
All the best,
Rasmus and the guys