Hi, happy 708th day of January! It's a long one for most, its cold and long and like all of you I look forward to more sunshine. How ever, we had a great time playing in The Pizza Express in Soho, our Eddie got married, we had a great night at playing a private birthday party and Matt and I have been getting together to write and jam and play for the Martin Luther King celebrations here in St Leonards. I really love how we work together. Look for your silver linings and knuckle down , that's January!
Hi everyone, Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all of you. I know I'm late, I've been home with my family in Northumberland, getting fatter and getting some of that unconditional love we all need to top up from time to time... and it was WONDERFUL! I understand I am a very, very lucky lass and will never take the family time for granted. I would like to use this space to thank everyone. 2019 has been challenging at times but has given me experiences I'd never have even dreamed of having; Finishing uni, an over whelming feat; visiting Memphis Minnie's grave; Playing Paris, The Netherlands, Nashville, New Orleans, Norway, Glastonbury, Lindisfarne, The Sage, Atomic, Leek Americana, The Rhythm Riot, from small pub to huge festival every gig has been terrific; to all the people I've met, musicians, bookers and friends alike I'm so very grateful to know you and to have partied with you; My little entourage of helpers that disguise them selves as friends, or is that the other way around? Ha ha ha I'm grateful and I love you; and lastly - even though I cheated on them a few times, and with some fine ass musicians too ;-) - nothing could compare to having a band like I have who have stuck by me constantly - a huge heartfelt thank you to you for your support, guidance and superb musicianship, I love you dearly
Happy New Years everyone, may 2020 bring you peace and love and BOOGIE
If you're ever in London on a Saturday afternoon wandering Portobello market and Notting Hill, make sure you head to Acklam village! It's a food market with a fabulous space that was once a cinema and now holds a bar and a stage and three different bands giving you incredible music in an incredible space. A real gem, I have seen the line ups for past weekends and cant believe I've not known about this place, its GREAT.... I shall shush now, GO TO Acklam Village ha ha ha ha ha
Sunday night at The Rhythm Riot was a treat and a half; I got to sing as part of the all star Ruth Brown tribute with Shanda (&the Howlers) Tammi Savoy, Miss Lily Moe and Lil Miss Mary. Backed by the Geordie fellas The Revolutionaires and the Velvet Candles we had a blast working together, a truly magical experience!
November seen us play a festival I have been attending for a few years as a punter, The Rhythm Riot. I had always said that if I was to play it I would like to play The Queen Vic which is a bar in the venue as opposed to the main stage in the ballroom as the audience are so close and I love those intimate gigs, we did, and I loved every moment. I had the flu so it was a struggle and I had to leave my friends for the weekend without seeing any shows BUT it was a great gig and a cherry on the cake having my friend Jim Hammond on keys for us. The fellas were on fine form and there were smiles all around!