By Jeff Copperthite:
Hello to everyone out there! I just got finished recording some more future laptop sessions (and re-recording a couple while I was at it), and wanted to share with you some of the images from our first ever performance, aptly labeled “The Laptop Sessions Live Tour”, which was at Testa’s in Southington on April 12, 2008.
If I may be allowed to toot our own horn a bit, we sounded great! Our format was enjoyed by all in attendance, and we left after 4 straight hours of non-stop performing with a lot of compliments, happy patrons, and a little cash. It’s true – getting paid to do something you really enjoy doing is something else.
We structured the show so that we’d play 5 songs together, then do a series of solo performances, where Jim performs 2 sessions, Chris performs 2, and I perform 2. Then we rinse and repeat. This allowed us to play a lot of the covers we know as a threesome, and allow us to play some of our more well-known sessions. I for one got to play some of my sessions in the past such as “If You Never Got Sick”, “Waste”, “Delirious Love”, “Spies”, and “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town” to name a few. This allowed each band member a lot of break time to spend with fans, and drink some needed water.
I also got to sell a physical copy of my album “Greenlight”. Too bad she didn’t ask me for an autograph!
We loved performing together so much, that we’re doing it again! Tomorrow, April 17th at around 9:45 p.m. at George’s II restaurant we are going to perform a short set at Open Mic night. There could easily be a future, paid show on the horizon at the same venue, so stay tuned for that.
It’s funny we’re performing there because it is the same restaurant I worked at in High School. I’m not even sure if the owner knows that i’m going to be in one of the acts. He’ll find out in less than 24 hours if not.
I also wanted to mention I am SO excited about the good things that are happening here at laptopsessions.com, because all of us are beginning to become known on some message boards, our local fan base is increasing, and now we are starting to make a little money on the side as well. It really is a great time to be a part of this.
So if you’re in the Wallingford area tomorrow night, come on down to George’s II restaurant located off exit 65 on Route 15, and we’ll be on in the area of 9:45 p.m. We’re quite possibly playing for 30+ minutes too, so the trip will be worth it!