Posts Tagged ‘concert’

Stay in the know – SMS Concert Updates!

November 27, 2009

You will never have to miss another awesome Didgeridoo Breath concert again!

We are so fortunate to have the world’s greatest didgeridoo performers visit us and perform live in our store. The thing is… we don’t always get much notice.

Problem solved!

Get didgeridoo concert updates via SMS, straight to your mobile phone!

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Sanshi & Jesse | Live Didgeridoo Concert!

November 27, 2009

BAM!!!!

Didgeridoo Breath’s latest and greatest ever concert rocked last night!

2 of Australia’s most awesome didgeridoo players, Sanshi and Jesse, performed live at Didgeridoo Breath!

Click Here to see Photos and Videos of the concert >


Didgeridoo Breath Blog has moved to http://blog.didgeridoobreath.com

We’re an online didgeridoo store that specialises in didgeridoos, aboriginal art, didgeridoo music, didgeridoo mp3 & more!

Didgeridoo Jam with Stevie Wonder!!

January 29, 2009

Stevie Wonder and Levi Didgeridoo Jam

For those that don’t know, back in October I had the privilege to meet and play didge with one of the world’s greatest musicians and performing artists, Stevie Wonder!!

How did this come to be?

Well in the second week of October 2008 I met a man named Joe in our store. We started chatting about the didge, music and other things when the subject of Cuba came up. He told me he really enjoyed the Cuban culture and it just so happened that I have friend from Cuba (Otto) staying with me. So I offered to introduce Otto to Joe. Otto had been dying to speak Spanish since he arrived in Oz and Joe really wanted to get an update on things in Cuba and practice his Spanish.

We chatted some more and Joe mentioned he was here for Stevie Wonders tour setting up drums and congas for the percussionist. I was amazed that Joe had such an awesome job, traveling the world setting up the percussion and hearing Stevie’s music live!!

Joe gave me his contact details for Otto to call and they could chat in Spanish etc. That weekend I called Joe for Otto and introduced them over the phone, they chatted for 10-15 minutes and then Joe asked to speak to me. He told me he would try to get a ticket for myself and Otto for the Stevie Wonder concert and he would see if he could organize a meet and greet with Mr Wonder and would let me know on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday came around and I hadn’t heard from Joe, so I thought I wouldn’t worry too much as Joe was a busy guy and had most likely forgotten to call. When suddenly about 4pm I get a call from Joe……

“Levi I spoke to some guys here and I have organized a ticket for you plus one and for Otto plus one,

Bring your didge as I may be able to organize a meet and great with Stevie, and bring your didge as you may have an opportunity to play”

WOW!! I was so excited!!It was crazy to know that in a few hours Otto, my wife Lisa, friend Zoe and I were going to see a legend perform and even get an opportunity to meet him!!

7:15pm we arrived at Burswood Dome and picked up our tickets and made a bee line straight for our seats!! Tickets in my left hand and my didge in the right, 14 rows back from the stage. Awesome!!

“Isn’t she lovely…..signed, sealed, delivered I’m yours…….Very superstitious” rang out through the air.

We clapped, danced and sang along to all the songs we knew and sheepishly hummed through the songs we weren’t so familiar with.

The concert finally came to a close and people started leaving the Dome. We stood proudly displaying the “Backstage Guest” passes adhered to our chests (or to our biceps, Zoe)and then made our way across the floor and joined a small assembly of fans and friends who were all eagerly waiting to meet Stevie.

We were then ushered down a corridor to a room backstage where there were four rows of seats set up in front of a keyboard, mic and seat. His publicist informed us that when Stevie came out we’d only be able to take one photo, shake his hand and then exit the room because Stevie was very tired as he’d flown in from London that morning and then performed. Very understandable as I’m totally knackered after an overseas flight let alone having to perform in front of thousands of people!!

One after the other, the musicians and backup singers came out and mingled with us. Many people seemed quite acquainted with the musicians already and were striking up conversations and rupturing into photo frenzies all over the place. Otto kept looking around the room for Joe. A backup singer came up to me and started chatting and advised that Stevie enjoys the didge and often pulls his out and has a play. I watched others have their photo taken and then leave the room and thought that I may not get a chance to play.

Our turn came to meet Stevie….WOOHOO!!…nervous excited and in total awe, here is the man that I’d dress up like as a kid, rocking side to side behind a keyboard while miming his songs!!

Joe introduced us to Stevie and asked if he’d mind if I played for him. I pulled out the didge and played a quick little tune and stopped.

To my surprise Stevie shook my hand and asked me to continue playing “Play some more man, play some more” he said and then asked everyone in the room to be quiet while I played. So back up to my lips the didge went and I started playing 30 seconds into it, Stevie came in on the keyboard and started playing some funky tunes while his percussionist clapped along beside us!!

Awesome the whole room stopped and watched as I jammed out with Stevie for about 3-4 minutes and not only did I get one photo, but several, which are all going straight to the pool room!!

Big THANKYOU and Blessings to Joe Addington who made this all possible, I appreciate everything you did for us.

Levi

Stevie Wonder and Levi Didgeridoo Jam

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