Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gigging at Cape To Cuba

There's a place in Kalk Bay where you can eat oysters and watch whales jump in the bay. It's called Cape To Cuba and its quirky and fun and a great vibe. This is where I sang on Saturday, I'll be there  till the end of this month, between 4 - 6pm on Saturdays so come down and share a cocktail or two. I'd love to catch up with you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Exhibition night

Friday was Exhibition night at Bellovista Productions, of Sam Allerton. I went alone - this is often the best way, because you get into the art, on your own. In your own time, and in the way you want. Sam's drawings are funny and sad, and honest and raw and express everything you've ever felt, in tiny pen drawings. I grabbed the artist himself and inundated him with 100 questions. It was wonderful to hear his reasons behind his art, what drives him, and what they mean to him. Sam is honest and approachable and humble and I like that. He is a sculptor and photographer too. You can go and see his work here on Bellovista's facebook page - Tammy, the owner of Bellovista, wanted a place where she could host events and gatherings in a beautiful space in a relaxed environment, quite like her lounge, but also with a formal and glamorous feel. She gets it totally right here, with great big bottles of champagne flowing all night, and platters upon platters of delicious food. She is a great networker and tappas queen. What better way to spend a Friday night?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Nomadic Picnic under the Tree

This weekend I jumped in the car and drove to Rawsonville where there was an amazing Folktronica party Under the Tree! It was held by Rooftop of Dreams. It was beautiful, set in a magical Pied Piper's valley, we danced under the setting sun surrounded by mountains, it felt as if you'd dropped off the end of the world. The venue Picadi Place out did themselves with beautiful picnic baskets and wine, local craft beer was supplied by the Dog's Bollocks, and brewed by Triggerfish Brewing. I won a free ticket to this event so it was AWEsome. THANKS Dog's Bollocks for my free ticket! Keep your eyes open for more of these events, their FB page here - The Rooftop of Dreams 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weekend away - Elgin

This weekend we went away to Elgin. It is a 45 minute drive from Cape Town. There are undiscovered forests and lakes and rolling hills, it looks like the Lake Districts of England. We did Yoga in the forest with Carey-Anne, the most amazing teacher I've ever had, and kayaked on the lake, and sang songs around the fire every night. this was a great reconnecting weekend for me. I really needed it. I'm going to go back soon x

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Yoga Shoot

This weekend I did a photo shoot of my darling friend Carey. I love these pics of her, they are so strong. I wish I was this dedicated to Yoga ; ) I took these pictures at my friend's swim school in Hout Bay, you can go and visit her here Oasis Wellness & Swimming Academy.

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Music - Lily & Madeleine - Intervention (Acoustic)

New Music Love - Lily & Madeleine - Back to the River

New Music - Lily & Madeleine - In The Middle

New Music Love - Lily & Madeleine, Come To Me

Lorde - Becoming Lorde

New Music - Lorde, Beginnings

Go to i-tunes, buy her album. best album of 2013. you won't be sorry.

New Music

I haven't given you a Music update for ages! But here is a GREAT find: -
I found this AMAZING cover of The Suburbs by Arcade Fire. If you like Arcade Fire, and killed it like me, because it's the only disk that's been spinning in your car for 2 years then you will love this version:

Listen to Mr. Little Jeans - The Suburbs (Arcade Fire Cover) on @hypem

these days

Saw an old friend, gained new perspectives. watched a movie, drank wine, played guitar. shared some laughs. played with Caspian. dreaming of making music and drums in the studio.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Home Grown Music & the Grahamstown Festival

I was a part of this cd compilation, which came out in June this year. I was really happy to the be a part of it. It features a whole lot of South African Artists. You can buy it here if you like :) or listen to sample clips.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Spring Jam - Bluebird

I played at a Music Festival this weekend. It was awesome. Thanks to all the people who came out, and to Kai Liam for letting me use his guitar in the 2nd half ! Love you guys. And to Kim and Dylan Speer who run the market and do such a great job! Love it there xx

Monday, September 23, 2013

Life, coming into perspective.

I've just had the most heart shattering news. Our life long friend has been killed in the Kenyan attacks. I'm trying to make sense of it. He leaves behind his beautiful family, wife and 3 kids. And a legacy of friends. He did so much to uplift the community. James we love you and hold you in our heart. Thank you for touching so many lives. I am deeply saddened, but know you are with God.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Last recording session

Can I say, I'm feeling reminiscent. I spent my last 3 hours in the studio recording Magick.
It's been a journey, of blood, sweat and tears. (There were some tears, yes.) But I've learnt so much. Ashton is a perfectionist, and he makes me sing until it's perfect. I have learnt about breathing, pitching, pocketing, phrasing, and rhythm and getting it all right at once. So it's sad for me to see our journey come to an end. Thank you Ashton for your incredible input. We hope to have the album out soon!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thailand pics

Feeding Tigers, Bangkok
Floating Markets, Bangkok
Green Jade Buddha, Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai
Getting blessings, Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai
Storm coming in, Koh Pangang
Island life paradise, Koh Tau
Local fisherman, Phi Phi island
Many blessings, Phi Phi
Karma Sutra
Snorkeling at Maya Beach 'The Beach'
Viking Cave, Phi Phi
Rice paddes, Chiang Mai
Local Myanmar people, Chiang Mai village
Chiang Mai local village
Mother & daughter, Chiang Mai local village
At prayer, Temple, Chiang Mai

getting a Fish Pedicure, Phuket
Phuket day trip
James Bond Island, Phuket