These are interesting times for Chico Chica.
Recent developments in the news have forced me to put this at the top. Barbara, Hilary and I have written and recorded a charity single in aid of the Medicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Syria Crisis Appeal. In view of the serious nature of the situation in Syria, we will be releasing this as soon as we can. I will contact you as soon as this happens.
The summer we brought the Chico Chica show, with its mix of world influnces such as samba, flamenco and tango. to Chichester, the West Country, Bedford, Rye and of course, London. In the process we picked up many new friends in the process. So thank you if you were one of those who came along. I have been keeping a photographic record of our travels and I upload it to Facebook.
If you haven’t done so already, and you feel inclined, please ‘like’ the Chico Chica Facebook Page as, in the eyes of some promoters and journalists, this adds a certain weight to the group’s profile.
We have been busy writing, arranging and demo-recording new songs. There are about forty altogether though some of these will be rejected. We are continuing to write fresh words and tunes. The difficulty is selecting which ones to record when we go into the studio next month.
We also recorded a video of a live performance at the Map Café in London. You can see these on the YouTube channel at:
We have been busy planning a UK tour for February 2014, taking in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England. We plan to include outreach and workshop engagements.
The world of Chico Chica is astir with other possibilities: a new booking agent, a new website, a new central London residency and we hope to be expanding the current trio to a five or six piece for the 2014 festival season.
If you live in East London or Essex you may be interested in catching this Chico Chica show:
8pm September 18, 2013 at St Anthony’s Club, Red House, 13 Upton Avenue (Corner of Upton Lane), Forest Gate, London E7 9PJ 02084723028