First of all, a massive thank you to all those wonderful people who have preordered the album and various extra goodies so far, it really makes a big difference and will hopefully mean that when the album is finished we are all really proud of it :) If you haven't yet preordered and would like to, you can find all the details on the 'New Album' page of this website.
Preproduction finished yesterday :( and was really successful :) - I had so much fun that I really didn't want to leave. We stayed and worked at my Granny's place in Buckinghamshire, and went through all the tracks that will be on the album, working out what instruments will be used in the production of each song, the arrangements and even the individual parts that we'll all play on the day :) My Granny has a big sitting room with a grand piano (you may have seen it from the pictures I've put up - many more of those to follow - keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and this website Gallery page), so we spent most of our time in there laughing and having a great time - I'm surprised we got everything done so quickly actually. Pete and I were so sad when everyone left that we moped around all evening. By everyone I mean Asha, Jasmine, Barney and Stuart - 3 cellists/multi-instrumentalists and a drummer (you can probably tell that we really like cellos). There will be lots of other instruments on the album as well, but this is a great start! I felt so spoilt being able to play songs like 'Share Your Heart' on a grand piano with the whole team joining in! It all sounds so good, though I do say so myself! Can't wait for you all to hear it! In between musical sessions we ate a lot - my Mum and I went a bit overboard on the whole food situation, played frisbee and cuddled my granny's two Irish Terriers, Saphie and Ivo :) It was pretty much my idea of heaven, so can't wait to get to Monnow Valley and do the whole thing (but a bit more seriously) all over again. As well as the photos, I'll also put up some short video clips of us rehearsing as a taster of what's to come :)
As far as gigs go, I'm playing at Winchcombe Festival on May 24th, Harrogate Festival on 2nd June, and at the Stroud Subrooms on the 20th. Tickets for all of these are on sale now - head to my events page for more details and hopefully I'll see you soon!
That's all for now. Adios amigos! H x
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