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What will it take for us to have peace?
For all the countries around the world who have suffered the atrocities we have seen last week, this is for you, this is for all of us.
We send our love and prayers to Paris and to all of the victims in the world from war and terrorism. We are so sorry this has happened. May there be peace.
We enjoyed playing Paris, the French love live music so much and each show just became more magical. Thank you Paris, we love you!!
We did a video there for the new song “Paris Streets” that is being edited right now. We will post it soon!
Monday 7th of September: aux petits joueurs (19th of Paris )
59 Mouzaïa Street – 75019 Paris, Tel. : 01 42 41 23 80 http://www.auxpetitsjoueurs.com
Wednesday 9th: au café des sports (11th of Paris)
94 Rue de Ménilmontant, Paris, Tel.: 01 46 36 48 18, www.facebook.com/lecafedessports
Thursday 10th: à la Grosse Mignonne (Montreuil East )
56 Rue Carnot, 93100 Montreuil, Tel.: 01 42 87 54 51
I’m very excited about playing with my new band, Robert Holmes on guitar, Josef Kaspar on double bass and Senan Robinson on drums. We go into the studio next week and we are rehearsing all the new songs for the new album right now! It’s wonderful to be playing with such talented musicians.
When I met Amelia I was very impressed by her extraordinary character. I was enchanted by her passionate approach to life. We spent a day in the Cotswolds shooting and the Chadwick family invited us into Lypiatt Park to shoot this photo. Amelia lent me her dress, that with the long white room with the white chair, she captured this. I have always loved her work and I will post all the photo’s we did together over the next few weeks in celebration of her new book “Joan of Arc had Style” that was launched and exhibited at the Design Museum, London, last month. Now that was one party!
Just because Spring is in the air and Easter is coming, I am releasing the Sidcup Girl video to get us in the mood. Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter should do the trick. I have been doing the Lent thing and giving up sugar except of course when I am invited to tea and there is a freshly baked Victoria Sponge offered. Life is a series of choices some say. We’ve just uploaded Sidcup Girl onto youtube and the cool Canadian CBC site. I was really enjoying the music there this morning. I am also uploading an older PR shot that I never used, silly me. This is another great example of the photographer Taffi Rosen Laing. I have always loved working with Taffi, she pushes herself hard to make her subject look unusual and interesting. So thanks Taff! Bye for now and a big hug to you all. Have a walk barefoot in the grass and daffodils unless you are in east Canada right at the moment, then keep the boots on.
It’s almost Valentines Day, January skated by somehow. I recorded four new songs with piano and voice and now I’m getting ready to work with the rhythm section. Let’s see what happens. xx
Just before Christmas and so many things to do and as I was tidying up I found older press photo’s, some of which I have never used. So for fun I am going to post them over the next few weeks. I haven’ t been very communicative this year as I have been in writing mode. I am rather enjoying this solitude and introspective time and I am pleased with the writing process. This time around there is a flow and how can I say, I don’t seem to know where it is coming from. That is the part about music that I love so much, the unknowing, the unexpected, the magic.
A Robin decided to come into the house and he perched himself on the kitchen chair and then had some of the breakfast leftovers. He came back three times, in three days, I so enjoyed his company. The last time his partner sat on the window frame outside demanding he return and the music that came from them both was so melodic. I didn’t know that Robins had such a song.
I figure that is a good way to enter the Christmas season and so I wish you all health and happiness now and for 2015.
Photo by Taffi Rosen Laing