16 December 2005
The Very-Nearly-Xmas Message
Festive greetings from The Racket Club.
First of all, thanks to everyone who joined us for the Not-Quite-Christmas Tour... Wow. What a crowd. We've never seen anything like that before - the family just keeps getting closer and closer!
We're barely back, and Pete's already back on the road with his side project 'Kino', and Mr. h has collected his piano and is dusting off some old chestnuts from his past ready for his 'h Natural' dates in February. The rest of the band are taking a well-earned break after the tour, and resting up for their immediate return to the studio in January to continue writing the next album.
Meanwhile, the Racket Club is a frenzy of activity as the elves are getting the goodies strapped on to the sleigh as fast as they can pack them, and are looking forward to a well-earned beverage on their first day off. (Which reminds us: Racket Records will be closed from 23 December 2005 through 3 January 2006.)
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
Lots of love,
h, Mark, Pete, Ian, Steve, Colin, Erik, Rod, Lucy, Rich, and Stephanie