Ric Size, Tom Pearce & Royce Moreland (w/ Chuck Basting on bass) performed an impromptu two-song set, Saturday night 1-26-13, in the backwoods of Astatula, FL. “Mercury Rising” and “Just Because”, a track from the new upcoming RS album, were performed with unique style and energetic enthusiasm; before a birthday party crowd [Happy Birthday, Desiree!] of at least 20-30 people. Marty, Desiree’s husband, hosted & headlined the event.
For “Mercury Rising”, RS performed an interpretive electronica-dance routine at the end, lasting 2-3 minutes while the band kept jamming. Props to Chuck Basting, for filling in on bass.
Two promotional discs were distributed to cool kids in the audience. One of the recipients spoke with RS and Tom Pearce before their performance, and admitted that this was her first show. “We hope she enjoyed it”, were the performers’ sentiments. The other recipient was Marty’s son Blake, who played a clarinet solo during the event.