MARCH 2011

G'day All,

Welcome to the first news blog since September 2010... Sorry it's been a while.

2010 ended with a bang appearing on the Oprah Show's Australian finale at the Sydney Opera House with Hugh Jackman, Olivia Newton-John, Keith Urban, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman under the baton of John Foreman. Great fun!

And 2011 looks to be another busy year mainly with James Morrison who's still flat out on the touring and corporate circuits. We just did some major concerts at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and there are more scheduled for 2011 with the SSO and the Adelaide Symphony too. On top of this there are more gigs with the Steve Edmonds Band, Doug Parkinson, Tom Burlinson as well as freelancing on other gigs and sessions including several album projects.

I'm also scheduled to appear at this year's Ultimate Drummer's Weekend in Melbourne for which I'm hoping to play with Steve Edmonds. Steve has the fattest groove which I'm really keen to showcase. For me, its all about the GROOVE!!!! Stay tuned!

Tomorrow night I'll be appearing with the Mark Costa band (Wednesday, March 2, 2011) at the Basement in Sydney. Mark's debut CD has been getting great reviews and the regular band, the amazing Bill Risby, James Muller ("no one can touch him"), Tony Azzopardi on percussion and of course Mark Costa on bass will be joined by the wonderful Craig Walters on reeds. Please come along and check it out. Below is the official blurb and poster.

Show at The Basement - Wednesday 2nd March 2011

By popular demand, we are back at The Basement on Wednesday 2nd March 2011. Come down and hear my amazing band - James Muller (guitar), Bill Risby (keyboards), Gordon Rytmeister (drums), Tony Azzopardi (percussion) and featuring Craig Walters (tenor sax/flute) - playing songs from my TEXTURES CD plus brand new material.

Also, my special guests will be the wonderfully talented duo of Virna Sanzone (vocals) and Sam Keevers (piano).

Tickets are $15 if you book online - - or $20 at the door, $15 for students. The show starts at 8:30PM. Hope to see you there!

Recording Mark's debut CD Textures.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you soon.

Cheers Gordo.