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Brand new single ‘Coming Home’ will be receiving it’s FIRST PLAY WORLDWIDE courtesy of Paul Grant on Radio Gibraltar this Thursday at 14:00CEST/ 13:00BST!

Listen live at www.radiogibraltar.gi or tune in the old wireless of you’re near Gibraltar to 91.3FM , 92.6FM , 100.5FM!

You can pre-order the single now on iTunes by clicking here and Amazon by clicking here

Released: 8th Sept 2014

My DIY Tour

12/02/2014 — 1 Comment

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Last Thursday, in conjunction with the good people of Talenthouse, I played the final date of my Couch Surf Tour in a beautiful house in Barnes, London. The gig was actually at Talenthouse MD’s house which was 20mins down the road from where the whole tour had kicked off almost a year and a half earlier in Fulham and was the perfect place to end, feeling like the tour had come full circle. While the dreaded tube strike affected a number of guests who unfortunately couldn’t make it to that part of London, it was an intimate affair which is what this tour was all about so all good! I was also chuffed that good friend and musician, J Gusto was in town and we got to perform one of our songs together.

As an independent and unsigned artist, it’s not always easy to just head out on a tour playing actual venues with little to no budget under your belt, I don’t have a manager or agent and wouldn’t really know where to start either. I was just really hungry to get out there and play for people, people who are interested my music and my journey as an artist; people who wanted to join in and be part of it.

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February 2014, London

Since moving to London from my hometown of Gibraltar, I had been playing lots of gigs in and around the city at venues popular amongst unsigned artists where the audience would go specifically to listen to music and discover new artists. I loved these gigs as the audience would be really engaged and the vibe in the room would be incredible. Alongside these, I was also playing lots of pub gigs which, as a solo artist, was very difficult to get people to engage as they were mainly there for the beer and wine. I totally understood this and accepted that I was providing background music, however, I really wanted to play more gigs in an intimate setting even if it was just to 5 people who would be into it and provide feedback as it was so much more satisfying.

There were two elements that I felt were key to making that connection with the audience at the showcase gigs: 1) They were there because they were genuinely interested in discovering new music or were existing supporters 2) There was a host settling them into the vibe of the venue and giving them some background on each artist. The only way I could think of doing this myself would be by playing gigs in people’s living rooms, as it doesn’t really get more intimate than that. I wasn’t however too keen on the idea of just inviting myself into people’s homes so, I thought I would use twitter and facebook to let my followers know that I was available to come and play gigs in their homes for them and their mates if they wanted to book me. All they needed to do, was let me crash on their sofa for the night. It would be similar to the concept of Couch Surfing, which provides a platform for members to “surf” on couches by staying as a guest at a host’s home or by hosting travellers in need of a place to stay. The whole idea is that Couch Surfers share their lives with the people they encounter or put up, fostering cultural exchange and mutual respect. With my version, I’d be sharing music too. And so the Couch Surf Tour was born!

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I’m taking part in the Talenthouse #LiveYourDream competition to win the opportunity to travel to LA for 10 days to record and play a gig at the iconic Viper Room as well as bunch of other opportunities! AND, I get to take one of my supporters with me!

All you have to do is click above to vote. You can vote using Facebook AND Twitter! If I get this, I will put all the voters names in to a hat and choose one to come on the LA adventure with me!

Please share the link!

Thank you! Fingers, toes and everything crossed! 🙂