Little bit excited for Tour, just a little…
Tour kicks off next week. I’m on stage 7.30pm every night!
Buy in advance to avoid disappointment I hear they are going going [almost] gone. X
Jan 15th BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3
Jan 16th LONDON Borderline (SIX TICKETS LEFT ONLY!)
Jan 17th MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Jan 18th LEEDS Cockpit 2
Jan 19th GLASGOW King Tuts
Good Morning and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! As you briefly reflect on last year and think about the highs and lows…How was your 2013? For me,
I want to say that it had been a tough year, easily the most transformative yet. I had to really question the expectations I’ve placed on myself and untangle the various threads that have made painful knots in me over the years………. If I am going to authentically put together this ‘empower young women’ event this year, If I am going to dedicate my free-time to organising it, getting funding and exposure for it, involving International groups and speakers then I am not going to start by being dishonest and pretending that my life is perfect and that I have it all together. My flatmate and I were reflecting on our year together the other night and I said to her, you know what I feel like I got a lot done ‘internally’, I sorted a lot of shit out, it was not pretty to deal with it and it’s a work in progress [aren’t we all!?] but I feel I turned a major corner in my development and the outcome of that, is to surround myself with inspiring individuals, make great art, be truly healthy from the inside out and be brave enough to fully make the changes I daydream about.
Amongst the ‘turning inwards’ as it were, it was at the same time a beautiful year, full of laughter, of new loves, of all night dancing and of mini victories. I got my first ever Radio 1 play from Edith Bowman, got to number 12 on the Itunes RockChart with my collaboration with ‘The First’, confirmed my first ever UK Tour with Hannah Trigwell [dates and links to buy below] 2 sold out EP Launches, went to gorgeous Weddings in Corsica, Ireland and Sussex, I went to LA and VEGAS! Old friendships nurtured and glistening new ones made, I got the ball rolling with a National ‘empowerment programme’ for young girls via ITV [details to be announced soon] I met my IDOL RYAN TEDDER from One Republic, songwriting genius!!!! I won tickets to see JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at a Radio 1 show and took my wonderful Mum with me, we were literally a metre away from this gorgeous talented man and it easily was the best concert we’ve ever witnessed!!! I saw my brother perform at the O2 arena…. I played my first ever show in LA at the infamous Hotel Cafe…. I somehow managed to keep the band going and we were welcomed with new fantastic players and we played some really fun shows together…. I got back into swimming…. I had my French cousin stay with me and we improved our respective languages with eachother… I discovered Brixton and I cut my hair really short! Finally, perhaps the most ironic twist of all… ‘Oceans’ the song from the EP that was the hardest to write & the hardest to share, was the song that became the catalyst for the most exciting meeting in my music career to date, which has since allowed me to work with some incredible writers and make invaluable connections…. with that in mind, I hope I never forget the pure magic of turning something painful into a piece of music for others to relate and take comfort in. It’s maybe the single most valuable asset I have, and I need to always be grateful of it, no matter how my music journey winds up. The one thing I really mastered last year [and hope to take forward into this one] was accepting that which I cannot change or understand. Only focus on the stuff that you can control, the rest, let go of. Finding peace in this way has been transforming and I can honestly say I am open to whatever this year, I’m not focussing on any particular outcomes anymore.
So… here’s to 2014, after June of this year there is NO PLAN WHATSOEVER, and I cannot fully realize yet how excited and freeing that makes me feel. So.. first up…I am going on tour in 2 weeks around the UK and literally cannot wait to meet some of the fans I’ve been chatting to over the years and promising to come visit and play for, I think it’s going to be a really special experience, so if you are coming to any of the shows, PLEASE come say hi, I really don’t bite and I’d love to meet you. Wishing you all a spectacular 2014, make it your best yet.
Jan 15thBIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 3
Jan 16thLONDON Borderline
Jan 17thMANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Jan 18thLEEDS Cockpit 2
Jan 19thGLASGOW King Tuts
pick up your tickets at the following links: