New Single - It's not too long before my new single 'Old Eyes' will be released - 22nd September! Put it in the diary and let's get excited :-) Before the track appears on iTunes you can hear it on the radio - it's been playlisted on Radio Croydon, had airplay on SevernFM and various other local radio stations and (I just heard today) is soon to be playlisted on BBC Radio Glos!! I also learned yesterday that I'm being aired in Australia on FBI Radio in Sydney - so cool to know that people are listening to my music on the other side of the world!
Music Video - I'm in the process of making my first ever music video at the moment! It's for 'Old Eyes' and will be appearing on YouTube and all my other social media channels at the beginning of September (at the latest), so keep a look out! The star of the film is Panda, half bear half dog, and I have never met a more photogenic animal. When this comes out, I need the help of all of you to spread it like crazy so hopefully I can beat February's record of number 19 in the iTunes singer songwriter chart!
This past weekend I was at Halsway Manor, the national centre for folk near Taunton, for a collaboration and songwriting event put on by BBC Introducing in the west. The six of us, Ange Hardy, Natalie Holmes, George Wilding, Archie Churchill-Moss, Sharon Lazibyrd and I, wrote new stuff, arranged old songs to make contemporary songs, played two concerts and were filmed for a BBC documentary that comes out in the next few weeks (I'll let you know the exact details when I know, and of course I'll post the links). I met some really lovely people, learned lots and I really hope we get to do it again sometime!
In other news, I am extremely proud to say that both 'Old Eyes' and 'All About Love' have made it through to the semi final stage of the UK songwriting contest! I'm not sure when the finalists are announced but hopefully it's not too long! The judges include some pretty big industry names :-) Here's the website if you'd like to find out more http://www.songwritingcontest.co.uk.
Gigs - on the 15th I'll be performing with Henry at Yoxford Festival in Suffolk, then on the 18th at the Painswick Centre as part of the Painswick Arts Festival. That night Philip Douch, original story-teller will also be performing (see my events page for more details). August finishes with a bang as I then have two festivals back to back over the last weekend. Lodestar on the Saturday and the main stage at the Stroud Fringe Festival on the Sunday. If you're coming along to any of those make sure you come and say hi afterwards!
Until next time x
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