Last night’s release gig at Tower of Song was amazing. We played with/for lovely folks, raised some money to go to The Voice Project, who are the official fund gatherers for the pussy riot campaign. Also last night at 11pm, Emily released the companion album on bandcamp which she has been curating over the last several months. 14 amazing tacks, including a song I wrote for the project, pay what you want…please go and get it! Lets keep our fingers crossed that the remaining members of Pussy Riot will be released before Christmas!
Much love and happiness to you this Christmas and New Year as always! See you soon! xoxoxLo.
YAY! It’s finally here! Tonight is the 2nd instalment in my songwriter series at Tower of Song in Cotteridge! It’s going to be amazing….featuring stunning talent Louise Petit and her wonderful band. Also, I’ve been rehearsing for an all keys set for myself, so I’m excited to play something different. As a matter of fact, I have recorded 5 songs from my set list, and they will be available tonight at the show as well as a download on bandcamp at midnight tonight! There’s a couple of new songs, some reinvented ones, and another obscure cover. Enjoy!
So though I’ve been involved in much new music in the last few years, I haven’t really made physical copies of anything. In my head I had decided that I would like to go totally to downloads, no realising all the people who were not interested in that scenario. (smile) Rather than leave you all out…I’ve decided to put out Limited Editions of both my new covers record, Beautifully Undone (Songs I Wish I’d Written) and also the Live So Far album with Steve Lawson (and some cool special guests!) I didn’t realise how excited I’d be to hold this music in my hand…so I guess I’ll have to agree that giving up CDs is perhaps not the right thing to do just yet. What’s so special about these “Special Editions”? Well, they are designed by Steve and I and also the Live So Far disc looks like a mini record. They’re also all numbered and after they’re gone, they’re gone! We’ll probably press more of these in future, but never with the same design so your numbered disc is unique.
If by some giant oversight you’ve yet to hear either album, here they both are. Click through to buy the CDs or the digital version!
Hi there lovelies! Let me start by saying that I am determined to post more on this here lovely little blog…and that to celebrate I think you should have a free track from my new record….
…and I just did a nice interview on KRUU radio with the lovely Lyrical Venus (@LyricalVenus) and you can hear the archived version here
! We have a great time talking for 30 mins and then there’s 30 mins of fabulous female artists! Also Greenbelt is getting nearer and I’m very excited to be playing on Sunday afternoon! I hope everyone who is coming can make it over to the performance cafe! x More soon!
So I’ve finally made some time to get all the liner notes written up and the little extras for my new covers album! I’m so proud of this record…it’s exactly what you’d hear if I was playing in your living room, but with some little extras thrown in with lots of stacked vocal harmonies and a fantastic bas/voice duo with Steve Lawson. I’m so pleased to get to put my own spin on these tunes and to reinvent such fantastic songs…songs that are all near and dear to my heart. My only regret is that I didn’t get to have any guest musicians on the record (with the exception of Steve on one track) but I’m planning on doing a second covers album in the future though…chock full of my favourite musicians! I might even post a list of songs and let everyone vote on the ones that I cover. Still thinking about that one. Anyway, hit play, and you can hear Volume 1, and download it if you wish!
For some of you, you may not know quite a few of the songs on this record. I decided that this time around I was going to do songs that mean something to me personally….and I hope that if you don’t know the song it will prompt you to go and investigate the original. There are links to youtube videos of all the songs in the liner notes on bandcamp. In a way this might make it seem more like an album of new material from me. Either way, I get to record and perform the songs I love, and hopefully you will grow to love them as much as I do! I’ve had to set a minimum on this album just to cover the cost of licensing all the songs. Whilst Limelight has made licensing so much easier…it’s still pricey so the minimum is just to help cover these costs. The initial release will be digital, but I am printing up some copies for Greenbelt…so if you’re a die-hard shiny coaster fan…there will be a 200 physical copy release in August.
For the curious, here’s who did the songs originally:
Beautifully Undone: Lindy
Junk: Paul McCartney
It’s a Shame About Ray: The Lemonheads
Moon River: Henri Mancini
Consider Me Gone: Sting
Toledo: The Blue Nile
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) : Dead or Alive
Beautiful: Rob Szabo
God Loves Everyone: Ron Sexsmith
There’s lots of extra info about each song on bandcamp along with links back to the original artists so go and have a look! As always, thanks for listening! xoxoxo Lo.