I’ve had a lovely time signing and wrapping the new album. All the early bird cds are in the post on their way to you now! I’m looking forward to chatting to David White on BBC Radio Cornwall tomorrow and then there’s the album launch at the music shop in Truro – Music Nostalgia, Pannier Market on Saturday! Kaj and myself are performing at 12 noon 1pm and 2pm
I’m having such a wonderful time chatting to people reviewing the new album! Wonderful feedback and genuinely happy people saying what a breath of fresh air ‘Tiny Spark’ is and how they’ve been listening to it, smiling from start to finish. I’m thrilled it’s being loved by more people and to be out there in the world making people smile is an amazing thing. I’m feeling very blessed Very grateful to Phil Thornalley and Mads Hauge for pouring so much of their love into it too. And of course Easy Action for helping me get it out there as a product. Miracle Gro have decided to use ‘Easy As 123′ for another year in the USA which is wonderful news and it’s great for me to be welcoming new web members from across the pond! Rehearsal with Kaj Skjervik was fun this morning and we’re both looking forward to playing in the record shop next week in Truro!
It’s been a really busy month so far! Lots of radios and various interviews. Tiny Spark is out on 22nd and iTunes have a deal where if you pre order the album you get ‘Beautiful Day’ instantly, ahead of the release date, and when the album is released you also get a free song which Phil and myself recorded but wasn’t used on the album called ‘Birthday Song’ The link to iTunes is here. Also the first album review came in today and its 5 stars!!!!! I’m so pleased
I’m up North for 10 days working in my mums flower shop making holly wreaths and sparkly christmas arrangements! I love it! The greenery smells like lemons and I’m using cinnamon, orange and lime slices, eucalyptus buds and fircones I’d collected from the woods in Cornwall. Next week I’ll be making fireplace garlands and hyacinth planters. It’s good to get my fingers in the soil. See some photos on my art blog here It’s also been great to catch up with Keith Watkins and he’s coming with me to the BBC Radios, on Thursday to Carlisle and Friday to Blackburn to play some songs from the new album. I’ve a new song brewing from the long drive up here which is helping me through the seriously early mornings and late nights. Count down to Christmas is on!
Kaj and myself have been having fun doing the radio shows, BBC Cornwall, BBC Jersey, Leisure FM Essex, we went to Reading for BBC Berkshire and to Portsmouth for Express FM. I’m looking forward to meeting up with Keith again up North to play BBC Lancashire and BBC Cumbria in a month You can listen to all the radio shows here.
Just back from Truro, the sun is shining and birds are singing! Lovely autumnal day. It was great this morning, to play ‘Best Time Ever’ with Kaj on ukelele for BBC Radio Jersey and then ‘Future Come On’ for BBC Cornwall. We had great responses from the radio stations and feeling very happy ‘Best Time Ever’ is out tomorrow! Follow this link to iTunes or Amazon.
It’s been amazing to hear ‘Best Time Ever’ being played on the radio from Scotland, England and Wales! I’m looking forward to two radio interviews tonight and then next week I’m going to Truro to see David White at BBC Radio Cornwall to sing some songs from the new album! Feeling very happy!
It’s been a busy few weeks! The London trip to work with Phil Thornalley went really well and then straight into more recording with Patrick Bird. Chris Bell played drums and Keith Watkins came down from Manchester to record his beautiful guitars, then to London to add the bass and soon Kaj Skjervik will add some piano. It’s a lovely relaxed way of working – giving everyone involved time to add their own magic. This is the beginning of my fourth album and it’s great to hear a new take on some of these songs… old and new. Here’s a couple of photos of Patrick and Ruby… Right now I’m looking forward to singing some of the songs from ‘Tiny Spark’ on BBC Radio Cornwall towards the end of October before the single comes out on October 30th!!