...."Share Your Heart" :-) I can't wait for you all to hear the fully produced version of this song as I know that it is a favourite of many of you. The video will be coming out in mid October and is being edited as we speak - watch this space!
Limited edition copies of Old Eyes are flying from my website. All copies are numbered and signed and only 100 have been printed so make sure you get in there quick if you'd like one. Here is the link to order through my website - http://www.hattiebriggs.co.uk/shop.html, you can also get your hands on one at a gig :-)
Speaking of gigs, I had a fab night in Bath on Friday at the Chapel Arts Centre. Here is a pic for you and lots more to follow on Facebook.
Coming up this Thursday is a musical evening called "Woodshackin" put on by Hidden Trail Records at "The Greys" in Brighton. Music runs from 8:30pm - 10:30pm and it's free entry - hosted by Lucky Jim and performances from Mike Wilton and I. Other gigs in October include 2 dates supporting the lovely Sam Brookes - The Auriol, Kensington on the 9th, and a secret location gig organised by The Cheltenham Underground on the 11th - check out my gigs page for details and ticket links. Also coming up are gigs in Soho, Stroud and Lichfield so hopefully you can make it along to one!
I've got Oxjam festival coming up in Cheltenham on October 18th so today I did an interview with Cotswold TV and a performance of Old Eyes, both of which will be up online in the next week or two. I also have some videos of my live performance at Bath on Friday for you to look forward to going up on YouTube in the next few weeks :-)
All very exciting!
Ahhhhhh, we're so nearly there - just a few hours left until Old Eyes comes out on iTunes! Thanks so much for all the sharing you've done so far! Please play the track to your friends once you've got it and keep spreading the love. If you'd like to preorder the track, here it is https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/old-eyes-single/id915861587 - bring on tomorrow!
The limited edition copies of Old Eyes are now being printed! They look fantastic and I'll put some pics up as soon as we get them. We're making 100 copies and they'll be available only at gigs, so make sure you get yourself along to one to grab your copy :-)
Have you seen my session with "Songs from the Shed"? If not you can check out all three tracks here - Fields of Gold, Old Eyes and A Beautiful Mind :-) http://www.songsfromtheshed.com/Hattie-Briggs-Session-357%282984819%29.htm
Another session I did recently was with Bus Stop Radio :-) With me was fellow singer-songwriter George Montague, who is sharing the Bath gig with me on Friday. You can watch and listen here if you haven't already - http://www.busstopradio.com/albums/back-beat-sessions/
I can't wait for my gig in Bath on Friday - it's at the Chapel arts Centre and doors open at 7:30. I hope lots of you can make it!
BTW who's excited about the new season of Downton Abbey? Me me me me me :-) #guiltypleasure x
...until "Old Eyes" single is released on iTunes on September 22nd! You can preorder the track from a week before it's release to make sure you're one of the first to get it on the day!
Lots of great exposure this week:
I was played on BBC Radio Scotland two nights ago on Roddy Hart's show. You can catch up here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00h8mmh
Also very excitingly I'm on the front page of music blog "For Folk's Sake" at the moment - check out the article here - http://www.forfolkssake.com/music/news
BBC Radio 6 Music - Tom Robinson's show Fresh on the Net played "Old Eyes" -freshonthenet.co.uk/mixtape20140908. The Mixtape is available online for 30 days from 7th September.
Tilly's Song is currently featured on the home page of Val Haller's music website - www.valslist.com in the USA!
The filming of my second music video is done! It'll be out in October for you all to enjoy :-)
We're organising a mini tour of Devon and Cornwall at the moment for the end of November. The first gig is booked in Redruth and more on the way so stay tuned if you're around that area.
Check out my gigs page as there are a few new ones up there including dates in Brighton and Soho. Finally, if you haven't yet checked out the pics from Lodestar Festival then here's the link -
Hopefully see some of you tonight at Proud Camden - Hen and I are on at 9pm!
I hope you're all enjoying "Old Eyes" music video - thanks for all the lovely comments! I'm very excited to tell you that this Sunday and Monday, we'll be filming my second music video for the next single off the album! Which song will it be....you'll have to wait and see :-)
I've had a really great week - headed down to Sussex on Wednesday and dropped into BBC Radio Solent on my way past for an interview with Katie Martin. We chatted about "Old Eyes", songwriting and the trials of the music industry. If you haven't had a chance to catch up yet, here's the link -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0255d8y - you'll find me at around 2hrs 31mins.
What a fantastic day I had yesterday! I've never busked in two towns in one day before but Chichester in the morning and Shoreham in the afternoon were most enjoyable I must say :-) I met some wonderful people and it was awesome to see some of them come along to my gig in the evening at the West Street Loft. I headed to the venue after busking to meet up with Laura and Adam, who together are Hickory Signals, and after deciding that we might as well collaborate for one song, it was sounding so good that they ended up accompanying me on quite a few of my tracks. In fact, Adam play percussion on almost every single one, even though he hadn't heard any of them before! The highlight for me was playing a cover of 'Sweet Baby James' with both of them - Laura on backing vocals and with a flute solo, and Adam on percussion with added mini glockenspiel in the choruses - I think we'll have to record that at some point :-) Great also to chat to some of you afterwards and to be reminded just how small the world is - it turns out Laura knows some of my oldest friends.
The last thing to say (very proudly), is that the album is now finished! What an amazing feeling! :-) It's been so much fun as well as some stress and hard work (but mostly fun), and I'm so so happy with the result. I've worked with incredibly talented musicians/producer/mixer/engineers, and to be honest I can't believe my luck, because as well as being talented and hard-working they all happen to be absolutely lovely people, and it has been such a joy getting to know them all.
As far as preorders go, many of you have shown interest in the last few days, so I have decided to keep the options open for an extra week - next Sunday will be the last day you can grab yourself some extra goodies - tickets to the Album Launch after party and the like. If you haven't yet seen what's on offer, head over to my "New Album" page for details.
I'll be up in London for most of this week with gigs on the 12th and 13th at the Troubadour and Proud Camden. Head to my "gigs" page for more details.
See ya later alligators x
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