Walk Awake is coming…..Goodness knows we need it!! What is going on in the world??
Officially now a Bath Spa Masters graduate of song writing – agggh :))) EPIC!
Music Video ‘Listen to the rain’ has commenced – shooting before Xmas 2017 with AMAZING creative team…ex LIPA graduates, choreographer Emma Spokes-Annetts & dancer Kristine Berget, director Karl Rooney on board. Cannot wait to share with YOU – t’will be beeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaautiful x
#CheltJazzFest 2016 – What a dream!! With fellow musicians Rob Rickenberg, Clive Dunstall & Mike Guy in gorgeous Montpellier Park. We ended up staying till Sunday the line up was so incredible!!! Buzzin……..
EP Walk Awake available on iTunes and 33 Jazz Records.
LAST essay done; History of song – see ya :))) Enormous thanks to Joe Stilgoe for my research x
Stage 2, Stables – Natasha Seale Quartet is sold out – love it!! What a night!!!! Dream team – Jenny Carr on keys, Robert Rickenberg on double bass & Russell Field on drums.
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EP Walk Awake is here in all it’s beautiful physicality :)) Whoop…!!!! Eternally grateful to Paul Jolly at 33 Jazz and all the awesome musicians and enginners on Project Walk Awake, James McMillan & Nick Pugh, not forgetting Eddie at Madphat Media – Digital release January 2016 on 33Jazz Records – Magic! Here’s to a cracking Christmas! X
£1,100 raised at WaterAid 2015 ! Brilliant, thank you’all x
5 new tracks down with my fellas at Session Corner – musical magicnesssssssss
Enormous thanks to the most wonderful mentors – Liane Carroll, Sara Coleman & Sophie Bancroft – A tour de force who’ve given strength, support and inspiration along the way.
Toughest module on MMUS nailed!!! ‘A Study of Contemporary Female Jazz Vocalists,’ MERIT…Amen! Heart felt thanks to the above ladies, Chris Philips @ Jazz FM, Steve Rube @ 606, Nick Lewis @ Ronnie Scotts, Simon Drake @ Naim Label, author & performance coach Dr Donna Sotto-Morettini (my wonderful teacher @ LIPA) Adam Pain @ ACM, Paul Jolly @ 33Jazz Records, Matt Robinson, Mike Gordon, Fred Lindop, Barak @ F-IRE Collective and EVERYONE, so many people, who participated in the research, you know who you are.
xThank you x.
Calling card EP – done, official EP – August, mastered by the brilliant Nick Pugh at Session Corner, with guidance from the fab Paul Jolly. Hope you love it as much as we do!!!
A FIRST!! Cheltenham Jazz Fringe – AMAZING. A real test for the songwriter; I knew one person in the audience, we rocked the place and engaged that wonderful audience – I can write a great song!!!!!
A new venue – a new residency – The Wharf Grill -1st Sunday of the month
Stage 2, The Stables December 1st, with the Quartet, and songs from new EP – Walk Awake and our faves.
5 tracks completed for Walk AWAKE @ Quietmoney studio with my fine fellas ON FORM and amazing drummer Dave Cottrell, under master mixer James McMillan, thrilled with the result. Five more to record in March, release date late Spring 2015
‘A fresh sound – post Stevie (Wonder) and Steely Dan‘- Davey Ray Moor
‘Alive’- Paul Jolly 33 Jazz Records
A first role in feature film Persephone – filmed entirely in Luton..soooooo exciting www.persephonefilm.org – playing the role of ‘Demeter.
MMUS in songwriting commenced – Oh goodness!! Long distance & part time so still time to sing song….It is WONDERFUL.
September 21st @ The Pheasantry – www.pizzaexpresslive – Awesome gig! Joined Barbara Drennan Cary, Faye Tozer, Lauren Samuels, Micheal Peavoy accompanied by Chris Eldridge on keys & Loz Garrat on Bass (Mr Jamie Cullum’s bass player) No less! Just gorgeous.
Enjoying my new role as Live Music programmer for the Green house – get me! Here’s to keeping music LIIIIIIIIIIVE – and the learning never ceases..
August 31st, 3pm with Martin Tucker on keys – annual Fundraiser for WATERAID hosted by the fabulous Conti’s once again, pm for details.
FUNDRAISER for WateraAid raised £1,500, THANKS guys !!X
STUDIO BOOKED! Whoop whoop….The self penned commences recording in October at Quietmoney Recordings in my home town, Hastings, with the master James McMillan….mightily excited!
September 7th – we welcome back master Robert Rickenberg on his bass – ladies I know you’re pleased !
Steve (of Steve on keys) is currently playing on ‘Singing in the Rain’ National Tour and Shrek…..Oi! You can’t have him 😉
Public event organised by Leighton-Linslade Council Sunday June1st – duo with Steve Sanders @ Market Cross Leighton Buzzard, starts 1pm- 2pm, come along and join in the wild west fun 😉 tis FREEEEEE
opening the OXJAM festival this year on March 1st with Orchestral Manoeuvres in Jazz!!
We welcome Steve Sanders back on keys from Beijing – would you believe?! On tour with Chicago the Musical, joining myself & Robert Rickenberg at the Green house, Leighton Buzzard April 6th 2014 – an OXJAM special!
‘Holding Me’ is on the OXJAM CD which can be purchased! www.oxjamleightonbuzzard.org.uk exploration underway for self penned songs which has set the ball rolling for producing the album!!!!
Current collaboration with Jenny Carr on arrangements and orchestrations is underway – YES!