21 April 2017

The Great Outdoors

What could be better than the sounds of SheBeat in the fresh air? It's festival season once more, and slowly but surely the dates are dropping into the Chez Beat mailbox... 

I really enjoy an open air gig - it has a totally different vibe to a venue gig - and sunshine permitting is a great day for everyone!  The snap above was taken when I played Wirral Festival of Firsts a couple of years back on Hoylake Beach... I recall it was so windy I nearly lost my dignity, but thankfully a friend with a safety pin saved the day! Ha! You hear all the best rock & roll stories here... 

As soon as I can confirm my dates I'll brb ^_^  

Meanwhile enjoy this free download, just because...

15 February 2017

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans

After a successful start to the year, including a wonderful write up on music blog My Random Jukebox: 'an authentic charm which makes her stand out among the flood of acoustic singer songwriters out there today'; a fab #lustylive debut at Lusty Glaze; and successfully launching the first Sofar Sounds city for Cornwall, life has thrust me into an unexpected direction (again). 

Always one to go with the flow, and try to figure out how best to enjoy what the Universe has in store for me, I'm keeping my chin up while I find my new postcode... If being Cornish for 9 months has taught me anything, it's to keep calm and do things dreckly ;) 

Onwards on my journey in this life, I shall update you as to where I will be gigging once I'm relocated...

Meanwhile, enjoy this video Lusty Glaze filmed ahead of my gig there last week - one of my favourite songs I've written and seemingly true to life at the moment! ha


10 January 2017

Sofar Sounds adventure


I signed up to be a part of the Sofar Sounds community in 2015 and became an artist for Sofar Liverpool in 2016, this year marks a natural next step for me in a new postcode - I am now the team leader for Sofar Truro!

Sofar Sounds is all about the music. It's a listening audience in an intimate and/or creative space and a chance to hear something new for a few quid that goes back into the music making.

Having organised many gigs and events before, I'm hoping this is the makings of a gorgeous new scene for Cornwall, as there are limited opportunities for new artists to play gigs like this in the region that I know of - tho I have only been around 6 months so please correct me if I'm wrong. I've had lots of good vibes and support from the local music community so far tho, which defintely helps!

I had a great response to the Songwriters Circle I started last year and that should continue with some showcase gigs and more group open mic outings across the region... Pop along if you have a song to share - we meet every second Tuesday of the month...

Other new things coming up for me this year are plans for recording a track or two with a local producer Mike Smith, festival performances including the new Beardmasters event and coming up next is a Woodburner Session for Lusty Glaze on Feb 10th - a gem of a venue by the beach!

Meanwhile sign up for some Sofar fun, it's going to be an exciting year! 

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