Bill Runge’s hot new Quintet steps out!

I wanna tell the world how wonderful it is to have such a creative and accomplished partner! These musical flowerings are nourishing for all of us. Like my swirly leafed begonia plant…it’s been in bloom for weeks now! But plant music is tremendously quiet <PPPPP>

Bill’s new Quintet is exciting! dynamic! filled with verve! His writing is peerless and he’s chosen his musical companions well.  Come and find out tonight!

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Featuring a bucket list of favourite tunes from Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Don Grolnick plus some of Bill’s best original pieces from his recordings. Bernie Arai – drums, Nick Apivor – vibes/perc, Miles Hill – bass & Kristian Alexandrov – piano. Reservations recommended.

Aaaand at Frankie’s too this Saturday:

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Are you the type of person that scrolls all the way to the bottom? Well here’s your reward! A sneak preview of this hot new band!

Kozmik Dancing September 16!

Yes Friends,

A thrilling dance experience can be yours this weekend! I’ve written a bunch of new music for the Kozmik Keyboard to accompany YOU, while Jacob Larmour speaks inspirationally, and you, of course, dance.

Rain or shine 2-6 pm @ Davie and Bute st. You know, the rainbow walk! Jacob Larmour and I will be on from 3:30 – 4:30 for a fascinating guided experience of the human story.  Not to be missed!

I just discovered the bass function on my Kozmik Keyboard 🎹 ✈️ 🗽

Here I am playing a new tune called ‘Reunion.’ I just discovered the bass function on my Kozmik Keyboard – super fun. I may have overdone it though, ‘cos the arpeggiator broke shortly after making this little video.  hmm…

Please enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Horns at the Atrium – July 22 – 5pm

Standing in the echoing expanse that is the atrium in the heart of downtown… 

      notes float…

                      quivering quavers…       and semi-quavers…         and demi-semi-quavers until a trill fills the sonorous soundscape….         and then a saxophone…

     deep drone from the trombones… Ellen and Andrews’ auditory ovation to the next wash of sound to gently caress your malleus, incus and stirrup to pure ecstasy! 

Will you please join us tomorrow?

2-4 open rehearsal, 5-6 show
SFU Woodwards Atrium (London Drugs)

   ….here is a harmonious historical recollection of last year’s happening…

 

 

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Come to Spacious Music at the Atrium September 24!

Oh yessss…if you couldn’t make it to the June 25 Concert ~ now’s your chance…incredible new music from John Korsrud, Hugh Fraser, Bill Runge and moi! It’s a free concert in a public space…fabulous musicians…super music in the great spaciousness…

 

See you there!

 

Here’s a sneak peek at my co-write with Bill Runge, “Lagoon”, which will have its second performance on September 24.

Look UP in the night sky this weekend!

This weekend brings the peak of Summer! We’ve had the fireworks, we’ve had Pride and now the great celestial Perseid meteor show takes over…up to eighty meteors an hour and fireballs will be somehow silently whooshing over our heads this very weekend! I kid you not! So get away from the city lights if you can and enjoy the greatest show off earth…

“great fireballs of fire!” – A guide to the Perseid Meteor Shower

Actually it’s a lot more mellow than that 🙂 Here’s our tune “River of Stars” for your starry enjoyment over this beautiful Summer weekend…how I wish Summer could last forever!

 

Now for a haiku by Mike:

rainless sky for weeks

photons drizzle down in the

perseid shower

 

 

 

Progress Report and Invitation 😀

Dear Friends,

Seraphina (my flute) and I have been noticeably quieter this last year and a half as I continue to recover from my little accident. (I fell off my mother’s bed while clipping her toenails and went backwards into a chest of drawers! strange but true!) Although I’m not back to performing yet, I have been enjoying writing at the piano, very much. Bill asked me to collaborate with him on a piece for the jazz festival. It’s called “Lagoon,” and I’d love to share this new piece with you. I’ll be there in the back row probably, with my ear plugs and shades…but feeling very happy! Eventually we’ll get back to the Naturals recording we were working on. Can’t say exactly when. I certainly am learning a lot about the brain though, neuroplasticity and all that. Brains are cool 🙂

Hope to see you on next Sunday, June 25 at the Atrium at the Woodwards Building! Performance is at 5pm!

Be Well,
Holly

Happy Valentino Day ❤️🐫🌹

Dear readers,
A little poem came to me this morning.

With a stretch and a yawn
the new day dawns
towards a hazy tawny light

A blanket of soft cloud above
tucks us in and makes us right

And so we fall asleep again,
for one more lovely dream…

Of Rudolph Valentino,
chocolate kisses and cream

Of red red roses and cooing doves
and another day, another way and another chance to love!

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And friends if Valentine’s Day isn’t all that you want… or for any reason, I’d like to offer you my “Soothie” recipe. What is a Soothie? It is a deliciously soothing night time drink:

• Warm 4 cups of your favourite milk on the stove. (Any kind of milk will do – my favourite is vanilla soy.)

• Add in a tablespoon of vanilla and two tablespoons of Horlicks malted milk (it’s a Brit thing – but also works well without)

• Pour and share! (Or drink it all yourself while writing poetry and listening to relaxing music)

Serengeti in “Heavy Rotation” all over the World! Wow! and thanks…

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We are pleased to provide you with your consolidated spin report for the month of: August 2015
STATION
DATES
ARTIST
SONG TITLE
SPINS
CATEGORY
KXRL Radio Los Angeles, California USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
185
Heavy Rotation
KEDG Radio Sydney, Australia
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
190
Heavy Rotation
KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
182
Heavy Rotation
WLDN Radio London, United Kingdom
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
186
Heavy Rotation
WMIC Radio Miami, Florida USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
186
Heavy Rotation
KSPR Radio San Francisco, California USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
227
Heavy Rotation
KBPR Radio Boston, Massachusetts USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
227
Heavy Rotation
KPPR Radio Paris, France
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
223
Heavy Rotation
KRPR Radio Rome, Italy
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
223
Heavy Rotation
KMPR Radio Manila, Philippines
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
223
Heavy Rotation
Hot FM KHTL Radio Los Angeles, California USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
211
Heavy Rotation
Hot FM KHTP Radio Phoenix, Arizona USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
216
Heavy Rotation
Hot FM KHTS Radio Shanghai, China
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
213
Heavy Rotation
Hot FM KHTI Radio Istanbul, Turkey
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
214
Heavy Rotation
Hot FM KHTB Radio Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
213
Heavy Rotation
A-Pulse Radio Atlanta, Georgia USA
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
206
Heavy Rotation
C-Pulse Radio Capetown, South Africa
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
205
Heavy Rotation
J-Pulse Radio Jakarta, Indonesia
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
203
Heavy Rotation
M-Pulse Radio Mumbai, India
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
202
Heavy Rotation
S-Pulse Radio Seoul, South Korea
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
207
Heavy Rotation
TOTAL SPINS FOR
AUGUST 2015
August 1, 2015 –
August 31, 2015
Holly Burke & The Naturals
Serengeti
4142
Heavy Rotation

Level of rotation is determined by the program director at each station and is based upon a combination of song quality and listener response. Each station also records and tracks listener requests and corresponding chart activity for all songs. You may receive a separate report summarizing peak chart activity for your song.

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