It’s been a busy month or so.
I’ve been to gigs aplenty, I’ve performed at gigs aplenty, I’ve just been super busy really.
About a month ago I was back in the studio recording more demos of new songs, that was pretty exciting. I also played at a few markets last month and sold a bunch of EPs, so thank you to everyone who’s bought those! I’ve also done the usual weekly open mic, including onc at The Whiskey Jar in Manchester – it was great to be back there, I absolutely love how everyone who goes loves music!
I played at Barnaby Festival (Cheshire) which was really exciting! I played at Tim Peaks Diner (21st June), which was a little cafe in a marquee set up just for Barnaby. I had such a great time and actually got a queue of people afterwards wanting me to sign EPs. There was a sweet little 10 year old girl who told me she wants to be just like me when she grows up, and that really made my day!
I played at Headlander Festival (22nd June) in the acoustic stage and that was really fun! There was so much noise going on around me that it was hard to hear myself sing, but I still manages to draw in a large crowd, and it was wonderful to have everyone sing with me. I also really liked the outfit I wore that day – just saying.
The next week I went to Amsterdam for 2 days (actually turned into 3 days when my flight home got cancelled but I’m not going to dwell on that) where I met some lovely people and sold a few EPs which was really nice and I can’t wait to visit other places outside of the UK!
I also played at the Snowgoose in Macclesfield as part of Barnaby Festival (28th June) and this was one of my favourite performances to date! Even though there were drunk men at the bar (as there usually is with these types of gigs) and I was struggling with a really bad cold after coming back from Amsterdam, I really really enjoyed myself. And it was the most wonderful thing to see someone singing along to my own songs from the EP! (Shout out to my amazing fan Eleanor for being the first to know all the words to all of my songs – that made me so happy!)
And now we have arrived safely in July, where being busy has not stopped! I went down to Oxfordshire on the 4th for Cornbury Festival. On the 5th I left the festival for a few hours to play my own gig at Cornbury Park for about 1,300 Brownies! (For those who don’t know what Brownies are, they’re pretty much young girl guides/ girl scouts, from about 7-10 years old) I was not prepared for what would happen when I was about to go on stage. The whole marquee erupted with sound as all of the Brownies started screaming for me. Like what even? It was insane and I loved every minute of it. I seriously can’t believe how loud it was, I’m still not sure it was real yet! They all sung so loudly to the cover songs I played for them (including We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and She Looks So Perfect) and when I was playing one of my own songs they all listened so well and clapped along and held up their hands in heart shapes and I’ve honestly never felt so welcome.
Thank you so so much to everyone who has been to my gigs and bought my EP and sung with me and danced and just had a good time, you keep me happy.
But also HUGE thanks to everyone on Twitter/ Facebook/ YouTube etc. for being so supportive of me and for just always being there y’know.. The internet is a funny place and I love it because I have all of these amazing people who follow me and like what I’m doing. I see all the lovely messages and the tweets saying you like my YouTube videos. I even see all of the YouTube comments and they really do make me very happy! So don’t stop being you and I won’t stop being me.
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