Our first show in London! I THINK the timestamp is correct-April of 2001. Man, oh, man. I remember talking with one of our managers at the time who had worked and lived in London for a very long time previous to our working together. He always mentioned we would do well there and he could get us going there very easily. I said, well ok then let's go. He set up the show, we put in our money, packed our bags and had our first show in Camden. There were quite a few record labels there to see us and we were so ready to play and share, regardless of the outcome. We did get a record deal after that which allowed us to continue doing music for a living. We were signed with BMG UK and "the rest of the world" except for the USA which was MCA/Universal. I always thought that wording was funny. It sounded absolutely crazy-THE REST OF THE WORLD. I will say though, I still check my ASCAP statements to find that our songs are still being played on tv shows in Finland and Greece. I've never physically been to either of those places, but my music has. Wacky.
p.s. Nicole Kidman came to that Camden show. She was very friendly and complimentary. I remember so clearly that her hands were so small and delicate when I shook them. I felt like I would break her with my Montana strength. It was in the tabloids the next day that she had to come to the show. It said she "whisked away in the rainy night wearing a white trenchcoat" (rainy yes, white trench no) and that she went to see the band Venus Fly! HA!! Love it. Venus Fly. We totally should have went with that.
CLOTHES NOTE: That dress was a glorious 50's number that had a filmy light chiffon overlay. Eventually my husband would put it in the washer (or dryer?) and it would turn out to be an even MORE glorious dress due to some perfectly placed rips and stitches. My ring is from the Pylones in London. Two Polish brothers made jewelry that they would put a piece of art on and then cover with a bubble of glass. They only made one set of each design. I loved that ring. I still wear this dress.