|Posted on 30 September, 2015 at 14:50|
This summer has been incredibly busy for Sweet Saturday. We have toured a bit into Alberta, released a new EP (Dance, Sing, Love – available on iTunes! ) and enjoyed one of Saskatchewan’s finest gospel jamborees! We whizzed right through summer and are diving right into fall. Today we had the best time with our friend and photographer, Andy Hamilton. Before we ventured out though, Karen, Jaimie and I got all glammed up by the ever talented makeup artist, Caitlyn Dixon. She brought her massive supply of makeup (including some fantastic eye-lashes that I personally enjoyed A LOT) and helped us complete our vintage inspired, classic look. Andy Hamilton found an old farm yard in the middle of town and balanced us on half way dissolved hay bales and challenged us to look directly into the sun. Jaimie, it turns out is willing to sacrifice her retinas for the sake of the perfect photograph! Karen and I worked really hard just to have our eyes open even a little bit and Darius is apparently a professional; workin’ it like He was modeling for the latest issue of ‘Bow Ties and Accordions’ monthly! We all laughed more than we have in a long time and enjoyed being together without worrying about arrangements, blending our voices or deciding what instrument Darius should play. We had our instruments with us to make us look like a legitimate band and when we did play them, we all started to play completely different songs. Poor Andy said it was the worst song he’d ever heard! Hahaha! We had so much fun today and we are impatiently waiting to see what kind of magic a Caitlyn Dixon and Andy Hamilton combination came up with!
As many of you may know, Sweet Saturday won a contest that allowed us to sing the Canadian National Anthem! Last week we did just that! We worked hard to overcome the overwhelming echo in the stadium and sang our hearts out. It was amazing! Like nothing I have personally, ever experienced! It was so fun watching the warm ups from the sidelines and watching the stadium fill up with the sea of green. The most exciting moment though, was at the end of the song when the crowd burst with Canadian pride and the fireworks shot off adding the perfect punctuation to an already exciting moment. What wonderful people we have in our province who support sport and art and all things local. It was wonderful to be a part of something so proudly Saskatchewan.
We have a busy schedule coming up this fall including recording a Christmas single, performing at a pumpkin festival and entertaining at private functions. Please keep in touch with us, check out the schedule and when you make it out to a show, come and talk to us! We want to meet our fans and supporters and would love to know how you heard about us.
Good Night Friends!!!
P.S. Check out the photo gallery and the music link for great video and pics of our latest adventures!!