Christmas in the West seems to herald more the climax of the year than anything else. We tend to look back with regret of what we didn't accomplish that we thought we might.
"What? We didn't complete our task of becoming instant millionaires?"
Never mind, there's always next year.
But in reality, those who are reading this can safely say they made it through 2016 along with me.
As an artist we tend to permit ourselves certain liberties. the least of which is to open our hearts and bare our souls.
Ridicule may be the result but time and hard knocks has taught us to go with our gut instincts... and do it anyway.
So it's with that artistic bravado that I face you all stripped to the core and thank you from the bottom of my grateful, appreciative heart for the fabulous year you have shared with me.
I know I speak on behalf of my good friends and band members Reggie and Robi when I say Thank You for being part of our shows and our social media engagements. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your 2016. It's always a challenge coming up with new music that is honest and true to our own hearts but can also connect with yours too, after all, we too are here for the party.
2017 will kick us off with an album launch concert that we hope will be talked about across Australia for the whole year. The venue will be The Capitol Theatre in Tamworth on Friday the 27th at 8pm, you can get details from my site at steveeales.com I understand most of you won't be able to attend and there is limited seating anyway.
This blog is not meant to be a plug for our event but I am passionately excited about it nonetheless.
To celebrate this Christmas, (and yeah, we aren't going with the trend of eradicating the title and succumbing to "holiday season" nonsense)...to celebrate we are releasing a brand new song called "Love This Christmas" and will consequently be offering it as a free download... Merry Christmas everyone!!! Details for your download will be all over Facebook and my website soon.
Basically this song is to reflect what most of you are thinking, Christmas is not about the retailers, the newest bike or electronic device....it's not even about sweets or stockings nor trees.
It's about kindness, LOVE, Joy, sharing, giving, remembering.
It's about families and friends.
So if your'e not in a position to give expensive gifts to those you love the most, don't sweat it....give the only thing that truly matters. Give what memories are made of....
Give your time, your LOVE, your goodwill, give hope, give joy.
It won't cost you a cent but it will be an investment where it truly matters....life experience and memories.
So it's with this intension, we from The Open Road are happy to give freely our song, which cost us our time, energy, talent and most importantly our LOVE.... We sincerely hope you enjoy our gift and we look forward to sharing our new year with you all.