I have a lot of ideas, but I thought I would start small, I just want to get some equipment to make my performance more fantastic! An amp with a bit more volume and 3 channels and a couple of simple piezo pickups.
I want to do a European street performance tour working with tabla and sarangi accompanists, but I need to find out more before I test the waters with that one.
I am focusing on my music at present, I am training as a singer, as well as having studied North Indian Classical music for over 20 years playing the sarod. I have also been studying Yoga for over 30 years.
I would like to offer an apprenticeship to someone to learn artist promotion, how to get a database of venues, music societies etc, mailshots, mass emails, put together publicity, organise artists to do rehearsals and get a demo produced, website, admin for gigs, invoicing, basic bookkeeping, preparing the stage for gigs, setting up a PA, writing contracts etc. I am looking for some funding to enable me to pay the apprentice something on top of 20% commission for getting me work.
I am also developing my yoga practice, occasionally working on a business plan to open a Yoga centre in Bristol. I'm looking for other yoga teachers and musicians to help with the business plan and form a committee.
When the mood takes me, I hit the computer and convert my notes scattered around the house into new chapters in my online book of philosophy.
My websites: www.sarodplayer.co.uk, simonkohliyoga.wordpress.com, https://www.facebook.com/sarodkohli