And the madness continues, we played Glastonbury five nights in a row and it almost killed me at the same time as being the most spiritual time a lass could have; if you haven't done Glastonbury it's hard to describe, if you have then you know just what I mean. Thanks to the borrowed brothers Andy and Phil for filling in and to Gaz Mayall for booking us AND to the wonderful team at The Rocket Lounge for making our week so special.
Here's a clip from Venlo's Fell The 50s festival I really love this song man.
Big news is we just got nominated for best newcomers debut album from American Blues Blast magazine, I am THRILLED to be nominated all ready - to win would be NUTS; you can vote for us here:http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/vote/?fbclid=IwAR2NQPrPzPK8KQ9Mg1M4Jzkpa76wazQEH2QMRthYWJnJJhKUUeriYBBPwfg
Here I am home after a wild time. The Right band and I had a great time playing The Prague-Paris Jazz club in Paris, what an intimate little venue and a beautiful and appreciative audience, we'll definitely take up your offer of returning! We headed straight on to Venlo to 'Feel The 50s' festival, those guys know how to put on a great show and the whole of Venlo it seems dresses to impress and dances their socks off for the weekend (we did try and keep up!). I was home for a day or two and had to leave my Right Band to go play in Nashville at The Nashville Boogie, I had attended the festival last year and sang a number so returned to do my own show, such fun it was and an honour to be on that bill alongside Nicki Hill, The 52s and The Ronettes to name a few. Its the most laid back festival that isn't in a field in my opinion, no one cares too much, they're just out for a great time!
I got to go pay my respects at Memphis Minnie's grave on my little road trip down to Louisiana after the boogie, she is an inspiration to me and I wrote a lot about her in my thesis so it was a real special moment for me. New Orleans is my favourite place on earth so to fly so it was only right I spend a few days there before home, it took me by the heart strings and made me cry all over again to leave. Massive thanks to my friend Andy J Forest for letting me sit in with him in the famous Spotted Cat on Frenchmen, always a pleasure.
One single day home and The Right Band and I were re-united for a special trip to the very North of Norway, so far so that the sun doesn't go down right now. Codstock fest took 4 planes to get to and we were tired but boy oh boy was that a treat, speed boat rides, magical views, the best sound on stage and the most welcoming people... Thank you Norway xx
Oh yeah..... my thesis got A FIRST ;) !!!
My crazy month began here at the Country Soul Sessions, a year after we had played here before, and it was kind of special as we had met our record label manager here the last time .We had a blast and it was a great start to a crazy month for us. Thanks to Steven Tagg-Randall for the video of one of our encore songs.
It's innnnn I'm finished, it's over wahoooooo. University has been the very hardest thing I have ever done, it completely strangled my brain and energy for four years but it has changed my way of thinking about the world and I'm a different person now I'm finished. Grateful for what it has done for me, grateful for the challenge and extremely grateful that its over! ha … thank you to everyone at Brighton Uni for your help xx