Sunday, 13 January 2013

News and a new guitar !

Oh i got a new guitar a few weeks ago - this is actually the 4th guitar Ive owned in a year. Its a Taylor guitar and i love it - above is me in Yazoo Guitars in Leeds trying my new addition out .  The sound is really mellow on it and such a difference from my other guitar which was a limited edition Vintage I called it Vienna , although alot of people don't rate Vintage much , mine was pretty good and is so pretty with the carved mountain scene around the sound hole , i've kept the vintage and traded in my old  guitar  I called her Courtney ( yes i always name them !) plus money for the Taylor - but i really think it was worth it .

On the gig news front - had a couple of gigs this week and gigged at a new venue for me - The Roscoe - a well known music venue in Leeds , very cosy feel to it  but not too small  and Nigel the promoter was lovely. Some friends and fans came down and it was lovely to see some guys from The Harp Pub where i sometimes go down to their Irish Jamming sessions and sing /play a few songs -  I got a shock at the gig , one of guys from The Harp that i knew was chatting to me about how great it would be for me to go over to Ireland , and he thought id do well over there , and how his niece is doing really well over there with her music ... well  ... turns out his niece is the fab Orla Gartland !
If you never heard of Orla check her out on google , she sings with real Irish passion and if her music doesn't entertain you her  facial expressions will - she's great , so intense . Never again will i worry about my guitar face i pull sometimes !

This is one of the gigs this week - Hirsts Yard in Leeds .. great little bar with a great atmosphere too - they love a singalong in this pub and i also had two friends playing that night too - Anna and Yelli , it was a great night -  I got booked again to do a headliner there - so i was well chuffed !

Oh i've gotta show you this !! After playing at The Roscoe , Nigel booked me for The Hop in Leeds , played  there before - its under the railway station so every now and then the place rumbles with the Trains ! Anyway i finished the gig and walked up Briggate to get my bus home , I never walk back alone , my mum always comes with me. Apart from the safety aspect she also carries some of the equipment . So we were there walking up , I was carrying my guitar , as i was walking i must have been asked by about 3 groups of people to play for them , but i just said no ------- however the last group i gave in as the guy said it was his birthday --- well im glad i did , if you watch to the end the guys were throwing notes onto my case and putting money in my hand , i only sang a couple of songs and got £20 !
Heres the video of the random busk !. Leeds is such a great place with such great people  !
Thanks guys - i actually used the money to go towards my album recording that i was doing the next day x 

Well i have a few goals this year that i hope to achieve -
1. I wanna go down to London and attend the Summer in the City meet - it looks a fantastic few days were youtubers meet up , many are singers / guitarists /songwriters  that perform at the meet - it looks a great hangout for a few days - check it out on google and youtube if you have never heard of it .

2.Festivals - theres a few i'd like to do -  Summer Saturnalia fest was a great gig for me last year . This year id like to play at some down south and if there was only one i would be well chuffed to do  would be Barn on the Farm - that looks like an awesome festival.

3. Release the album - oh and name it ha ha !

4.Id like to go to Camden and check out the music down there , maybe get a few acoustic gigs there too - might even busk - well why not ?

5. Not to be tempted to cut my fringe again  when im bored and end up gigging with the dodgy fringe look . Ha Ha !!

Well thats just a few for now - my list keeps growing every week- ha ha !

Chow readers ! - Georgette x

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