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All the very best to you – and all yours – always.
Hey, it’s us again, and we’re still here – still working hard at playing hard. And what we’ve learned so far, is that alone, in and of itself, is something to be proud of. In other words, we’re still standing! Recently, we watched a commencement speech given by the consummate professional actor, Robert De Niro, at Tisch; and it pretty much summed up what we’ve been experiencing and going through since we began this whole journey. We won’t repeat it, but what we took away from that whole message is this: Your passion finds you. And when it does… Life as you know it, is OVER!!! Simultaneously, it has also just begun.
We’ve learned that it’s better looking for the hard work that needs doing, because we’re in it for the long haul. We’re looking for the success of longevity, which doesn’t always reap immediate results; but it certainly gives us something to look forward to, day by day, as we keep getting the music out there as best as we can. And though it can be daunting and frustrating to the point where you wish there was a room sequestered off mainly so you can trash furniture and vent your pent up emotions… it’s still the best job out there, bar none.
This past Saturday, May 23rd, we got to play at an amazing event, The Artservatory, that seeks to promote artists and their talents. For Session X, we got up on stage and did what we do believe we were made to do: Play.
RAMEKEGA at The Artservatory Session X
We’d also like to give a shout out to The Bell Weathers. They were on the bill that night too, and played with a fun and upbeat set. We found out we all shared a common admiration for the Doobie Brothers!!!
As we get ready with more rehearsals and upcoming shows, we’d like to leave you with this Takeaway Point: Don’t give up. The world needs Dreamers. And not just dreamers, but Brave ones.
Some say that the only time you really appreciate something is when you’re able to look back at it in hindsight. But, as we’ve learned through many hard knocks and the ups and downs that come with this chosen career, things are best appreciated in the here and now… because later on, they’ll just be memories. Sure, you might have gone through some hard times and then look back at them now and smile – maybe even laugh. But how much more of a triumph would it be if you did that while you were going through it? Or, say, you had a great experience, and then you keep looking back to it, thinking: “I wonder if anything will ever be as great as that?”
Answer: Stop comparing. Every experience, good or bad, is a learning curve. If you learn well, both will make you a stronger person than you were before. Stronger to face the new experiences, and, hopefully, more compassionate, empathetic, and understanding – as well as a little more determined, and adventurous!
So, instead of looking back at what a great year 2014 was for us – and it was (hardships and successes included) – we can happily and contentedly say that we’re looking ever forward to the New Year 2015. And we’d like to thank all of our friends, family, and fans that continue to join us on this journey. You encourage us, you inspire us, you are why we still get out there and do our thing!
Cheers to all of you!!!
“True Dreams are not unattainable – they are not impossible. But they don’t give themselves to just anybody. The fainthearted need not apply.” – Anonymous
Yesterday, we just got off from our very first television interview, and we had a BLAST! Sure, it’s similar to being interviewed on the radio, and it’s strikingly similar to performing live on television. But put those two factors together, and add to it the fact that this is our first on-screen performance/interview with our bassist, then, for us, it’s a big deal! We got to meet the lovely & lively Jannelle So, and had one of those “I watch you on television!” moments; and the overall experience was a pleasurable one.
Check out the videos here, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment – we’d love to hear from you!
When we got an email from Mr. Michael Aushenker asking us to do an interview for “The Argonaut News”, we were more than happy to oblige! The meeting went well, as we all enjoyed talking about our love of music. But the best part for us was when Mr. Aushenker put forth the idea of bringing our Dad, and manager – and producer, and roadie, and… well you get the picture – into the interview to join us. Though it may not seem like such a big deal to most, it was for us, because, even though he’s in the same room whenever we’re doing interviews (whether via radio station or TV), he’s usually in the background, where he’s more than content to be – and actually quite prefers. But after our initial interview, we were ecstatic at his surprise at the request to join the conversation. We’re grateful to Mr. Aushenker for including the one person who’s been there with and for us with his “all-in” support from the beginning – and who finally got a chance to have his words on record… even though it’s still about us! Check out the article hear and leave a comment to let us know what you think! http://argonautnews.com/rock-runs-in-the-family-a-band-of-sisters-that-emerged-from-tragedy-ramekega-returns-triumphant-to-the-talking-stick-tonight/
Our Rockethub New Album Project has OFFICIALLY ENDED today! We raised a total of $460 (including those who supported off-line).
We’d like to give a special shout-out to Christopher Purcell, who closed our fundraiser with a BRONZE STAR! Besides funding our project, he attends practically ALL of our shows in the Los Angeles area! That he takes the time to come out and enjoy the music with us again and again, is truly humbling, and we greatly appreciate his support. : )
What gave us an added surprise was the support we received from those across the U.S. – one day, we’re going to play a show in your city, and we’d LOVE to thank you personally!
And to those who supported us by not only funding the project, but also spreading the word about it – even at their own shows! – we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It encourages us to keep going, giving, and getting the music out there in the world.
Now, what we’ve raised via Rockethub, we get to keep and put towards getting the album recorded, and getting our supporters their cool rewards. Currently, we’re still in the “pre-production” stage of our work, and still performing at gigs as often as we can. And if you want to catch a live show, come to the “Late Night at The Talking Stick” in Venice, CA – there’s always a spectacular lineup of artists joining us and showcasing their music, as well! And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to catch all of our updates; or if you want to sign up to our emailing list, contact us!
Starting this month, we’re going to be preparing, and prepping for a new album! It’s been a few years since our last album release (“Normalcy”, 2010), and we’ve had many requests to record a new one that features some of the other songs that we perform at our live shows.
We are raising funds through Rockethub, and we’d like to let our musical family, friends, and fans have a chance to be a part of getting this album out there. Below is the link to the site where there’s cool rewards for all contributors:
Well, it’s the last day of April 2013, and as we took a moment to reflect on it, we realized (with the help of our “written-all-over” performance calendar) that we’ve had quite an eventful month filled with shows, and appearances from LA to San Diego:
We started out with a live performance on AXS TV’sAXS Live!
Then there was Reggie Calloway’s The Songwriter’s Block. It was a treat as well as a learning experience to meet those who have ‘been there before’.
Back in LA, we did a stint at the Korean Cultural Center. THEN, the following day, the heat showed no signs of letting up, as we performed at The Upland Lemon Festival! We’re so grateful to our fans – they came despite the weather; and even told us afterwards how much they enjoyed our set – especially the new songs! There were even fans holding up a “We Love RAMEKEGA!” sign right there in the front row. It’s moments like those that truly humble us.
We’d like to extend our gratitude to those who help us behind-the-scenes (though they really prefer to not be mentioned – they’ve been there all this time, urging us to keep going!) And, finally, those who, when you say “The sky’s the limit”, look at you funny and say: “What sky?”
Had an amazing time at AXS Live (Los Angeles) this past Monday, April 8th. Hope you all saw the show; but if you didn’t, you can check out the whole show on www.axs.tv. And, here’s one of the songs we did: “It’s Going To My Head”.
On Saturday, July 2, 2011, a sort of musical history was made. After 20+ years of being absent from the stage, Terry Kirkman (co-founder and long-time member of the quintessential group, The Association) played host, and also performed to a full house at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, CA. The evening also showcased the amazing talents of Nancy & Phil, Joe Lamanno (bassist for The Association), and Duane Thorin. Taking the stage as his special guests, RAMEKEGA performed a set and then – to the delight of the author, and the audience – sang a song written by Terry Kirkman called, “Cherish.”
We had a truly wonderful time at Swoop’s World Late Night (Long Beach, CA). The interview with Hosts Swoop and Peter (and, also Chris and Taylor) was a highlight in our increasingly busy schedule. Artists such as Grace Slick, have been past guests, and now, RAMEKEGA. Fellow artists and friends: Raspin Stuwart, Marc Platt, and Dregs of Pele have also been featured. The broadcast was archived for those who want to listen in at a later time. Interview link here: RAMEKEGA on Swoop’s World Late Night