Yesterday was a great day! Having received confirmation of my gig at the BBC Club London, rehearsals began. The gig will be acoustic and so myself and Paul (guitarist) worked on arrangements of the songs to be included. The songs have been evolving for two years now and yesterday they became something organic, something new and fresh. Although a simplified version, of the already fully produced album versions, we discovered a different feel when playing them in such a raw form, with freedom to expand on the vocals and musicality, almost returning to the writing stage of the songs.
I now feel excited to perform them again, although I am confident everyone will love my new boots, they were unlikely to seal the deal without great music too! The gig is on 13th November 2018, and in my next few blogs I will go back and explain how this project started, and how I met David Martin and Graham Noon who are also involved in the process. David Martin is known for his collaboration in the writing of the hit record ‘I can’t smile without you’ made famous by Barry Manilow released in 1978.
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I have been singing all over Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and London for over 13 years now. Venues and events have been varied and I have so many stories to share! Singing on an island only accessible by boat or float plane in Vancouver was definitely a highlight.
I am now 26 years old and as well as working as a vocal soloist doing events and parties etc. I am working on a project, writing original songs with two other talented writers. The end of this year will be the launch of these songs and I intend to blog about this here, including how my gig at the BBC Club, London goes!
I am also open to suggestions for posts, regarding singing techniques I use and any other subjects, put forward by my followers. I have a music degree and have studied vocal coaching at university. I also spent a year at college in a jazz band, a year at Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) and have sung all kinds of music from a variety of genres including classical, musicals, pop, jazz and wrote and performed in a rock band.
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