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03.01.17

 

Happy New Year everyone :o)

 

2016 has been a tough year having lost family and friends along the way but I look to 2017 with fresh eyes and hope for a better more balanced year full of good health, laughter, love and of course lots and lots of wonderful music!!! :o)


And what a wonderful year of music it was! As you can see on the videos below I got to perform for the legend Cyndi Lauper on BBC's The One Show with the amazingly talented ACM Gospel Choir and we had a few more recent TV appearances including the Michael McIntyre Big Show, Alan Carr's New Year Specstacular and ITV's This Morning. We also had the pleasure of performing for the Age UK's annual Celebrity Christmas Concert and performing live on BBC radio 2 and Premier Gospel Radio.


I've travelled with the wonderful Shakatak including a Japan tour, festivals in Bulgaria, Serbia, Lithuania, Germany and gigs across the UK and I also got to perform in Dublin earlier in the year with the fab Smooth Criminals.


I had an awesome gig with the rediculously talented George Anderson Band at the Hideaway in Streatham, getting to perform with the lovely Junior Giscombe and Mary Pearce. And througout the latter half of this year myself and George have been working hard on completeing the new studio album due for release very very soon :o) Watch this space!


I've also had some fantastic gigs throughout the year with my awesome Floyd Effect family and will be touring Israel later this month with my old buddies the Pink Floyd Experience UK :o) Can't wait! It's been toooo long!! :o)


Myself and the rest of the stunning Christmas Belles dusted off our tinsel and baubles and performed Christmas songs for local dementia care homes, very emotional but ever so rewarding.


All in all a year of ups and downs but I am always eternally grateful for having a wonderful life of music which takes me to places I've never been before and brings me new friends and amazingly talented people to work with and be creative with. 


I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store.


Peace and love to you all.


xxx





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20.04.16

 

Wow what a month it has been, I had the pleasure of performing live on BBC's The One Show with the fantastic ACM Gospel Choir! We got to meet the hosts and guests on the show including the legend that is Cyndi Lauper! What a fantastic experience!

 

The above video on the left is our performance on the show, the one in the middle is a recent recording of me singing with the choir and on the left is a picture of us all with Cyndi :o)


Just brilliant! :o)


 

Don't forget I'm back at the Keep in Guildford this coming Sunday 24th with Songbird, would be great to see you there :o)


xx



 

17.03.16

 

Looking forward to be performing back at The Keep in Guildford this Sunday 20th... for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with lovely food, beer, atmosphere and chilled out live music there is no better place to be :o)


Hope to see y'all there :)

xx

 

 

 

01.03.16

 

I've had a sad start to the year having to say goodbye to both my mother-in-law Anne and my friend Nadia who both passed away this February. To all the wonderful people who have supported myself and my family through this tough time I thank you from the bottom of my heart, with love to you all xxx

 

I had to cancel a lot of my shows and sessions so I apologise if you came along to see me and I was absent - this was the reason why. I've just updated my public gigs list so I do hope to see you soon at a future event.

 

This month I'm excited to be back at the Bloomsbury in Twickenham with A Train, a band I love playing with and a fab venue too :o)

 

Also, can't say too much but I had a fantastic day recording with the ACM Gospel Choir for a charity single... watch this space for more information ;o)

 

See y'all soon :o)

xx

 

 

 

18.01.16

 

Happy New Year everyone! :o)

 

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas time and are all settling back into normality :o)

I can't believe I haven't updated this since July! How quick did that go!

 

Since the last update I had the tour in Japan with Shakatak and had a great gig with them seeing in the New Year.

I've joined the amazingly talented ACM Gospel Choir :o) A long dream of mine to be in a gospel choir!

I've gigged with the awesome Floyd Effect - an incredible Pink Floyd tribute band - and have many more gigs with them lined up this year.

And I've just recently returned from a wonderful couple of days in Dublin gigging with the Smooth Criminals.

 

It's been a great year and I'm really looking forward to seeing what 2016 has in store :o)

 

 

 

30.07.15


I'm still buzzing after a fantastic few months of gigs!

 

I got to go to SOUTH AFRICA which is a life long dream of mine! Performing with the amazing Shakatak at the DSTV Delicious festival. It was just a few days away but such a great time! Lovely to meet the members of Drizabone and especially to have the privilege of supporting the legend that is Chaka Khan!! AMAZING!! :o) (Video of the festival highlights below)

 

I had a fantastic time being a part of London Rocks helping to raise money for the Kezi Silverstone Trust (see highlights below) This year was all about the 90s! :o)

 

I've sung to a couple of  sporting legends... Peter Shilton and Sir Steve Redgrave! And at the end of August I am so excited to be travelling back to Japan for a short tour with the Shaks! 

And was great to be part of the Guildford Fringe Festival performing with A Train at The Keep, thank you to all who came and supported us! :o)

 

All that in amongst my regular gigs, I have to say I love the variety!! :o)

 

Keep an eye out for my upcoming gigs... a few public ones in the diary, including Weyfest at the beginning of September! I'll be performing with my jazz quartet A Train and also singing BV's for the wonderful Unsung Lily! Level 42 will be headlining so come along and make a day of it!! :o)

 

Hope to see you soon :o)

xx

 

30.05.15


I've had a great weekend of gigs, the amazing George Anderson Band in Newcastle at the Hoochie Coochie Club on Friday and a relaxed acoustic duo gig at the Raven Hotel in Hook on Saturday. Great music and great musicians, what a pleasure! :o)

PLUS AMAZING NEWS........  I'm sooooooo excited to confirm I'm off to South Africa next weekend with Shakatak to perform at the DSTV Delicious Festival in Johannesburg. Chaka Khan is headlining, fingers crossed I get to meet her :o)

Can't wait! :o)

xx

 

 

21.05.15


Boy has it been a busy couple of months! I've not had too much chance to update info on here but i've had some great fun gigs with amazing musicians and some celebs!! :o) 

I'd like to thank Equinox for inviting me to perform with them at their monthly Jazz evening at The Four Horseshoes at the beginning of the month, also thanks to Otis B Driftwood for inviting me to sing with them on their regular monthly slot at the Farnham Maltings, both such wonderful, warm audiences and great fun, thank you to you all :o)

There's quite a few public gigs coming up over the next few months so do check out the Public Gigs page here on my website....

This Saturday 23rd I'll be performing with Shakatak in Norfolk and the following day I'll be in Guildford with my Jazz quartet ATrain then next week on the 29th we'll be in Newcastle with the GA Band!

On a quick side note this month is my Mum's Birthday so a very Happy Birthday Mum! :o)

xx

 



01.03.15

 

March is here already (blimey where did that go!?!) and I seem to be recovering well :o) Thank you all for your lovely well wishes :o)

I'm pretty much back to full health now which is a good job as February turned out to be a fairly full on month! Phew!

I had a lot of public gigs too and want to thank all of you who came down to support myself and the various bands and artists I was performing with :o)

Happy Easter to you all and hopefully see you soon :o)

 

 

04.02.15

 

Hello everyone, happy new year and welcome to my new updated website :o)

 

January has been a quiet month for me as I had to go into hospital for an emergency operation so sadly had to cancel a few of my gigs :o( I'm still recovering but much better and hoping to be up and running for my gig this Saturday 7th Feb with the Famous Five band at The Red Bar in Dorking, RH4 2DW. Entrance is free and show starts at 9pm ish - hope to see you there, the more the merrier! :o) See details on their facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Bar-Lounge/115357181875589

 

 

Good news!! - the GA Band have been asked back to perform at The Hoochie Coochie Club in Newcastle on Friday 29th May :o) Woo hoo can't wait! :o)