I was enjoying a quiet beer at the Green Turtle last weekend when two familiar faces came into the bar.
It’s been a while since I caught up with the guys from Silver Lake so, not wanting to waste the opportunity, I offered Messrs Edwards and Cooper a beer in exchange for a few brief moments of their time.
“We literally only have a few minutes,” apologised Paul, checking the time on his cell. “We’re due to meet up with the others at Jake and Lori’s for a BBQ half an hour ago and we kind of have dinner in the back of Grey’s truck.”
“Fish,” explained Grey from under his snapback. “Fresh sea bass and some croaker. Couple of flounder too. Caught and gutted by our own fair hands.”
“Not just talented musicians then?” I teased. “So, what have Silver Lake been up to apart from fishing? Been a while since I interviewed you guys.”
“Back on the Bonded Souls cycle, wasn’t it?” checked Paul.
“Yes, it was. Well remembered.”
“We’ve been fishing,” joked Grey with a wink. “You miss our Elements run?”
I shook my head, “No, not at all. Great album. Even caught a few shows on that tour too. Just didn’t manage to get a press pass. C’est la vie. Can we expect some new music from Silver Lake soon?”
Paul nodded, “But we can’t talk about it. Maddison would gut us if we told you we’ve been out at JJL.”
“New album in the works?”
This time, Grey nodded, “We’re working on it but you never heard that from us.”
“And some tour dates?”
“Maybe,” teased Paul, before taking a long chug on his beer. “There’s a lot of detail to be worked out. We’ve all got family commitments to schedule round. Every tour it gets more complicated. Jethro and Maddison do an awesome job sorting out the logistics so we are home for school shows, birthdays and things.”
“They even occasionally get Mr Power to turn up on time!” joked Grey.
Silver Lake front man, Jake Power, is notorious for running late and the story goes that Grey fines him twenty dollars every time he’s late for rehearsal or a band meeting or an interview.
“How much is in that pot now?” I quizzed, hoping for some insight into the inner sanctum of band life.
“We’ve not counted it for a long time,” confessed the band’s bass player. “Reckon there’s a couple of thousand bucks in there. We really should count it up and make a donation to charity.”
“When can the fans hope for a press release or official update from the band?”
“Soon,” said Grey cryptically.
“Cut her some slack,” laughed Paul, taking pity on me. “You can catch up with all things Silver Lake on December 6th in the fourth book in the series, Shattered Hearts.”
Deciding to leave the guys in peace to enjoy their beer, I bade my farewells.
Pre-order details for Shattered Hearts will be available soon.
If you’ve missed the first three books in the Silver Lake series, you’ve time to catch up. Here’s the links:
Amazon.com links –
Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VXDSC1M
Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C0GS30K
Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XSQHG71
Amazon.co.uk links –
Stronger Within – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VXDSC1M
Impossible Depths – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C0GS30K
Bonded Souls – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSQHG71
(Image of the Green Turtle sourced via Google – credits to the owner)