Ey Up Blog Beans,
How are ye this fair morrow?
I am snuffly…thanks for asking :) spent the whole of sunday laid up in bed, but feeling a lot more awake today, so hoping that was the worst of it.
So, to what has happened over the past week…just about everything really, or at least it feels that way :D
As you may know if you are a regular reader of my little blog, my first single ever ever ever was released last sunday. Then on tuesday I was featured on Austarlia’s Radio National…listen to the show in the link below (gotta love a cheeky rhyme)
I also found out that across the week I have been played on Swedish, Portugese and Spanish radio programmes…tooo cool :)
On wednesday, I was finally able to announce that I have been invited on tour with the mighteous Fisherman’s Friends…super too cool! At first it was a right bundle of emotions, cos despite being epically awesome (Liverpool Philarmonic Hall for flip sake!!!), it would mean having to re-arrange two dates I had already booked in. I had no other choice but to take the being totally honest approach with the promoters, and very luckily and ludicrously graciously they both were immensely kind in helping me shift stuff around so that I could go on tour.
FYI guys: the affected gigs
- Uxbridge Folk Club will now have the excellent Rory McLeod on the 23rd February. We are looking to rearrange my date but they are booked up for the forseeable future so I will have to keep you posted on that one. In the mean time please go and support this lovely club and the uber talented Rory :)
- If any of you were thinking of coming to my gig at the Greenwich Theatre – that has also had to be arranged, it is now on 24th March 2012 (was on 26/2/12). Other than those two dates nothing else has had to change so thanks again to the promoters for being so accomadating and apologies for any convienience it may have caused to any of you guys.
Now then…those Fishy Friends…I’m with them for all their Feb tour dates
It sounds really daft, but I think what I am most looking forward is just seeing what these beautiful venues look like from the stage…There’s no way I would get to play them on my own so just really stoked about getting the opportunity to :) I’m also looking forward to meeting the fellas…by all your accounts so far (from you lot on facey b) they sound like lovely people :)
So then, these impending, very scary, folk awards!
I have spent the week having nightmares about being late on wednesday :s lol.
I have two dresses (every girl needs a back up plan) just in case I suddenly decide I look like a ill-dressed turtle in one! I guess one is kind of a Elizabeth Bennett meets Lady Gaga; and the other is Farah Fawcett meets a mirror ball!
I have been practising walking in my silly, but beautiful shoes…and I can tell you now, if they stay on all night it will be a major achievement :P
My folks have brought new gear too and Rob has had his suit dry cleaned. I think they might all be a bit excited hehe :D I’m excited too when I stop being nervous for long enough. I don’t even know why I am nervous, I’m sure it’s going to be a lovely evening :)
So anyways, I’ll pop up some pictures of the evening, including what dress I went for after Wednesday has been and done it’s thing :) Don’t forget you can listen live on Radio 2 and you can even watch it on the red button service from BBC. So if I make it onto the tv, make sure one of you films it cos it may never happen again :p
Wish me luck cos I am bricking it!
Have a lovely week
ps: sorry about the lack of pictures in this weeks post…don’t wanna give the game away about my dress ;) so please accept yet another pic of me being daft to tide you over til I bombard you with a load of images after the folk awards :)