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It’s Summer?

It’s been a while since my last blog post. But now here I am finally getting around to writing a new one.

I hope everyone’s having a lovely summer, and I’m wishing good luck to everyone getting exam results or if you’ve already got yours then I hope you’re very happy. Even if you got all U’s, at least you’ve done better than me! (Dropping out of school problems.)

I’ve had a lot of fun over the past few months with playing at the regular open mics, performing at a private wedding, and, I’ve even had time to go camping. Due to repetitive strain injury (RSI) in my wrist,  I haven’t been able to play guitar as much as I’d love,  so I’ve been writing songs a bit more sporadically than usual. Good news is my wrist is getting better and I’m going to find a way to prevent it from happening again.

I have many HUGE announcements coming very soon about some very exciting things, but one little piece of news that I’m excited about is that from November I’ll be living in Watford (North London) for about 10 months. This might not be very exciting for you, but I’m really excited to get to explore new places and meet new people.

There will be some more news VERY SOON  – something I think you will be really excited about. Hint: my debut EP ‘Shatterproof’ seems like it should be coming out soon right?

Also I made cake pops again so that’s exciting.

Sorry this update is rather brief. I’m enjoying spending a lot of time with my family at the moment. Not a lot’s going on that you’d be particularly interested in ;)

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer, and good luck with the new school year/ uni year/ college year/ work year/ gap year/ retirement.

 

Izzie :)

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Previously on Izzie Naylor…

Izzie Naylor says hi and performs for 1300 brownies

 

 

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.

Okay soppiness over ew what was that? Check back here for another blog in a month or so yay and don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list as there’ll be little things to be won quite soon!

 

Love Izzie :)

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BUSY IZZIE

Hello internet friends,

 

I’ve been busy Izzie yet again.

15th May, I played at an open mic at the Kings Arms in Wilmslow, Cheshire, that went down pretty well. 16th May, I performed at Caffe Nero in Macclesfield, Cheshire. This is going to be a monthly gig now, so I’ll start posting when I’ll be playing there under the ‘live’ bit of my website. 17th May, I performed on the Silk FM stage at the Alderley May Fair. It was really sunny which was nice! 18th May, I played a set at the Artisan Market in Wilmslow, Cheshire, which went really well. 25th May, I played at the Treacle Market in Macclesfield, Cheshire.. It started off great and loads of people crowded ’round to watch.. Then it started raining really heavily, but overall I enjoyed it. 26th May, I performed on stage at MayFest in Handforth. I had a really great time and I met some lovely people! 27th May, I played at an open mic at Whiskey Jar in Manchester. It was my first time playing there and everyone was so welcoming, a real music loving crowd. They even asked me to play an extra song! 29th May(today) I’m playing an open mic at 9:30 at Waxy O’Connors in Manchester. I’m really excited because this will be my first time playing there and I’m looking forward to playing to new people.

So I’ve kept myself busy since I last wrote a blog post. Between gigs/ open mics I’ve been writing more songs and I can’t wait for you all to hear them! I’ve also sold quite a few copies of my debut EP ‘Shatterproof’ at recent gigs and I’m really looking forward to finally getting it online so everyone can buy one! But don’t forget, if you want a hard copy of it before if online make sure you come to one of my future gigs/ open mics where I’ll be selling them. (Check the ‘Live’ tab of the website or my twitter: @izzienaylor for info on when my next gigs are.)

If you remember from my last blog post, I went down to London at the start of the month to do some videos with PopShackTV. I recorded a cover of ‘Birthday’ by Katy Perry which is now on their YouTube channel, you can click here to view it. Thank you, thank you  so, so much for all the views it’s had and your comments. I also performed a live an acoustic version of my debut single ‘Shatterproof’ (from my debut EP ‘ Shatterproof’) and that will be on their YouTube too very soon! So keep please a look out for that and keep coming back!

PS: Don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list to be in with the chance of winning a copy of my EP!

Izzie x

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London, Live Sessions, Gigs, New Songs, etc.

Hey guys, long time no blog update.

I’ve been really busy recently, so I’ve got a lot to tell you all about what I’ve been up to.

A couple of weeks ago I was back at Edge Recording Studio, Cheshire, demoing some new songs. I’ve been doing a lot of writing and we’re gradually getting my new songs down in there ideas form. I’m really excited to see how these songs will turn out later on.

I’ve had plenty of gigs, including open mics around Cheshire and Manchester, and also a gig at DeBees Music Bar in Winsford Cheshire. I absolutely love performing so this is a fantastic way to keep busy. Let me know of any good open mics in your area and I’ll try and make it there so you can come and support me!

I’ve also had a couple of live video sessions this past week. I had a live session with Silk FM. I can’t wait for you all to see those videos! And, I also went down to London last week, to record two videos for PopShack, which I’m really excited for you to see!

Speaking of London, whilst I was down there I met up with the musical director of Caffe Nero to talk about my set on their acoustic stage at Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire. July 6th. I’m really looking forward to playing Cornbury Festival. Any of you going?   I’ll also be playing at Headlander Festival, Cheshire. June 22nd, and I’ll be doing a couple of performances during Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield  (check back soon for more details on my LIVE page).

PLEASE SIGN UP TO MY MAILING LIST  - A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF MY DEBUT EP

So as you can see, a lot has been happening and there’s such a lot still to happen. If you want to get exciting info before other people please sign up to my mailing list (under the contact part of my website) and you will also be in with a chance of winning a hard copy of my debut EP way before it’s been released online!

Lastly, I just want to say thank you, thank you to everyone who has supported me on this exciting musical journey I’m on. You all keep me smiling and it’s so nice to know that people like what I’m doing!

 

Love Izzie x

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What I’ve Been Up To… (music video, gigs, new songs etc.)

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new blog post but I promise that’s not because I’ve had nothing to talk about!

A couple of weeks ago we shot the video for my very first music video, for my debut single ‘Shatterproof’ off my debut EP (also called ‘Shatterproof’) It was a long day but it was such an exciting experience. I wont give too much away about the video, but I’m really excited for everyone to see it! NOT TOO LONG TO WAIT UNTIL ‘SHATTERPROOF’ NOW!

On the same day as the video shoot, I played at the open mic at The Yard, Alderley Edge, Cheshire. The atmosphere there was great and it was great playing for a room of fellow music lovers. I only played two songs but the reaction was great! I also played at an open mic on the 1st of April at The Lion Moulton, Cheshire. I had a really great evening, and I can’t wait to play at more open mics!

On the subject of gigs, if you’re around Macclesfield Cheshire this Friday night 11th April, then do come along to the Snowgoose where I’ll be playing an acoustic set. I haven’t played there since August so I’m really excited to be back! BRING FRIENDS!

Also, I’ve been pretty busy writing songs lately and I’ll be back at Edge Recording Studio, Cheshire, very soon to record some new demos. Busy Izzie is busy!

Don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list for more info on when ‘Shatterproof’ will be released!

 

Izzie x

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I had a great night supporting Sam Lyon at her EP Launch show

So last Friday I opened for the wonderful Sam Lyon at her EP launch gig in Moulton, Cheshire. I had such a great time, I loved playing my own set and playing a duet with Sam that we wrote last year. I also sold quite a few of my EPs before the official launch of ‘Shatterproof’ so if you don’t yet have a copy, keep looking back at my website/ Twitter/ Facebook for more info on the release and launch gig!DSC_3765 Izzy Naylor DSC_3801 DSC_3770

Here are some photos from the gig taken by Liz Hemmings.

Duet Izzie Naylor and Sam Lyon March 14th 2014 izzy Live acoustic Show Sam Lyons EP Launch Friday 14th March 2014

 

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Rehearsing for my live gig at Cabin5150 Piano Lounge Macclesfield

Really excited for this gig in Macclesfield tomorrow! I’ll be doing 2 x 45 minute sets starting from 9pm. I’ll be playing a mix of covers, from 1980s classics to modern day hits, and my own songs from my forthcoming debut EP. Make sure you come along, it’ll be fun!

Also, I’ve been going to a few  gigs lately, including two 5 Seconds of Summer shows last week. I went to the Manchester and Birmingham show. They were fantastic, as expected. They’ve really come on and gotten even better since I saw them last May. Can’t wait until the next time I see them, they really are great performers. I love watching other performers live it inspires me so much!

COME SEE ME LIVE! IN NORTHWICH TOO! Friday 14th March  - Moulton Village Hall, Moulton, Northwich 

If you can’t get to my show tomorrow in Macclesfield, be great to see you in Northwich – Don’t forget to buy yourself a ticket for Sam Lyon’s EP launch party, I’ll be supporting her – I can’t wait! Tickets only £4.00 available to buy now here: BUY TICKETS

 

 

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Hi Welcome to the Official Izzie Naylor Website

Welcome to izzienaylor.com

 

Thank you so much for visiting my website. On my website you’ll find out all about me and the latest updates.  What I’m up to, my music, new videos and when and where I’ll be performing.

I’ll keep you up to date with all my latest news so please come back soon! I really hope you and your friends will join me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too so we can get to know each other even more. The links are all over my website!

CONTACT ME TO JOIN MY MAILING LIST. Send me a message on my contact page and I’ll add you to my special mailing list so you get all my news and some special surprises before anyone else. Click here and complete my contact form. Don’t forget to say hi and that’s all there is to it.

My Debut EP will be coming out in April 2014. There is so much happening. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

I’ve put up a sneak preview of my Debut EP ‘Shatterproof’ up for you and your friends  - PLEASE HAVE A LISTEN HERE.

Keep in touch. I love your feedback and comments.

LOVE IZZIE

 

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