What a whirlwind of a week! First off I turned 25 on Tuesday and then had to face a sea of children telling me how old I was at work... (I'm not listening :P) had a lot of quality time with good friends which included ice skating in Barnstaple and horse riding on Dartmoor so I am aaaaccching!
On Wednesday we were invited to the Queen's Theatre, initially to watch Kristina Olsen, and ended up supporting her! What an amazing woman, some hilarious stories - reminded me a lot of Tori Amos - and very down-to-earth. She let me play her custom New York Guitar, what a thing of beauty. Can't wait for my Brook baby to get started now!
The audience from Wednesday, and indeed the numerous people we've now met as a result, have most definitely spun my head a little. Huge support shown and I was paid the best compliment, 'you're a good writer.' Thank you Sue :) That meant the world to me. We've been talking to agents about possibly playing at the Queen's Theatre and it looks like that might actually happen and it's these lovely people who have sort of opened our eyes to the possibilities out there!
There we were half way through 'When we're apart' and I was just about to sing my Spanish verse - which apparently made everyone perk up and go 'oh'! - and all I could think of was touring the new album and all the things it could lead to. I thought, "quick, quick what am I singing!' Luckily the lyrics came back just in the nick of time and my vacant expression disappeared in a flash! No really though it was a bit of a special night and both me and Mike left the theatre feeling a bit dazed so you'll have to excuse me if this blog stumbles around a bit.
So things are in the pipeline! And Recording has begun! Very happy with how it's all sounding and it was highly therapeutic singing 'The Line' to a bunch of sheep just beyond the window at the Ariel. We've got five skeleton tracks down already and are hoping to head back in April, in the meantime we'll be polishing and refining another five ready for another two 2hour sessions in two months :D
We're in talks, as always, to be gigging further afield and in addition to this we've been invited to play on BBC Radio Devon!!! By John Govier!!! I think Mike's actual reaction was (and I reach for my phone for the message I was sent...)
"Holy ****!!!! John Govier has asked us to play on radio Devon!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D" [there were a lot more smiley faces and some throwing up from excitement too]
My response? "I need to pee"
Like I said it's been a craaazy week and we're still spinning from it! Do keep checking back to the blog and upcoming dates page because it is always changing and things often happen last minute!
We'll be in touch! Wish us luck!