Hello. How are you all doing? I hope that you are well. I am primarily cold but well, thank you!
I thought that I would get in touch about my latest musical venture. It starts off sad and then it gets better before it moves into stratospheric.
In April last year one of my best friends, Marie-Claire (who sings BVs with me) lost her mum Vron very suddenly. I got to know Vron well over the last ten years and she was a beaut. Always so supportive of me and my music. She LOVED music. Especially Roy Orbison. I wondered how the fuck you can make yourself feel better when you lose someone as close to you as your mum, and I came up with the only suitable answer. You can’t really. But you can try doing stuff with your loss that makes you feel like you are doing something you are proud of.
I asked Marie-Claire if she wanted to put on a night of live music with me in the memory of her mum. I already knew which venue I wanted to do it in and how I wanted the night to pan out. Marie-Claire loved the idea and we decided that we wanted all profits from ticket sales to go to ChildHope. A small charity that is very close to the hearts of Marie-Claire’s family.
We asked 3 of our favourite performers to play. ESKA, Hejira and Mara Carlyle. They were all very excited to agree to play as we kind of enforced some rules upon them for their performance. The acoustics at St Johns are incredible. They are actually wonderful. Put a sound out into the church hall and it hangs out there for a good 2 seconds afterwards. It makes everything sound magical. With this in mind we thought “wouldn’t it be lovely if all the musicians played completely un-plugged and gave them the opportunity to use my choir The OneTaste Choir, a small string section and the church organ.” Yes it would be lovely! So that’s what we are doing!
It would make my year if you were free to come down and support. Tickets are £10 and all profits go to charity.
In exchange for the artists time, we thought we would repay them by filming a beautifully shot HD live music video during the sound:check which we will host on our website for you all to have a look as soon as they are done.
So. Below are the deets if you would like to attend.
Hope to see you on the 2nd!
Thank you for reading.
PS.The beautiful Holly Walker who sings lead in the video below is hosting the entire night in all her fabulous glory. Plus I might just do a number from my latest unreleased album too. It’s too much. It’s just all too much!