Its Not So Bad

Two weeks ago while I was on twitter I came across a tweet asking for a singer to perform at a matric ball. I found out more about it and as it turns out, it was a ball for the Athlone School for the Blind and Disabled. Their very first matric ball. The person organising this, read about it on freecycle,org; Wanted: Matric Ball for Blind and Disable Learners. She immediately sprung into action. Withing 12 hours she was getting donations and food sponsours.

This awesome person is @heikebru and I didn’t know anything about her, but I wanted to get involved. So last week on Friday (28 August) I performed at the matric ball and had an awesome time. At the end of the night I was so moved by the work of one woman who decided to respond to a post. As soon as she made the decision to help, she attracted people who also wanted to make a difference. Most times I read about how awful things are in South Africa, but people like Heike (and everyone who came on board) make me think that its not all so bad. I fell asleep with a smile on my face thinking about how happy those grd 12 learners were.

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The theme was ‘A Night at the Oscars’. I thought I had better get dressed up, so I put on my Lazuli dress and pretended I was really going to the Oscars ;)

When you feel like its all falling apart, make a difference and you’ll see that its not so bad after all.

I Need Music Therapy

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I’ve been performing since I was a kid. I never really had a fear of public speaking, singing, acting or any of that stuff. I always felt at home on the stage. I stopped performing when I left high school and never really did anything (musically) when I was at university. I wrote (secretly), but I never did any performing.

When I moved to Cape Town I started working at night as a singing waitress. I was a HORRIBLE waitress, I’m being honest here. I think the only reason I didn’t get fired was because of my singing ability and my love of performing. I was hardly getting any sleep, but singing kept me happy. It was then when I realised that writing songs and performing them is my therapy. It keeps me sane.

Last week I performed Hot Pink and 2 other songs at Boom fm. Now I’ve been itching to perform again. Law’ ha’ mercy! I need some therapy :)

The folks at Boom fm sent me the video of me performing Today is the day. Have a look:

That jacket is becoming one of my favourites :)

Almost Done

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At the end of October, I will be done with the new album. It has been almost 2 and a half years in the making. WHAT?! And I think I will be so happy when the whole album is don When we started working on the album, I thought it would be a few months max. It truly has been exhausting to have taken so long to finish a body of work. It has just left me feeling ‘incomplete’.

Every time I feel so bleh, I try to look back at my journey and congratulate myself. In 2008 I worked on my first EP and wrote Teacup. I was taking piano lessons at the time and it was the first song I had ever written. Listen to the lyrics, I wasn’t lying.

I truly am just a ‘Teacup girl’

Hot Pink at Boom fm

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Yesterday I debuted my new single (Hot Pink) at Boom fm HQ. It was part of their ‘On the deck’ series. We started off with an interview; we discussed why I chose to go the D.I.Y way and what some of the pros and cons are. I also performed acoustic version of Butterflies and Today is the Day.

I LOVE performing and what made this performance so awesome is that it was on the roof top/deck thing (yes, I’m very bright). With the backdrop of table mountain and red wine (thanks Ruth) I was in heaven. It was so awesome to hang out with the Boom fm crew :)

mic check 1… 2… Is this thing on?

Posed in front of the poster to prove that I was actually there :)
With Jacques, Ruth and Stefan

Good times :)

Hello and what not

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I am not sure what I’m doing here. Blogger was so much easier to understand, but I guess I should say hello etc. My previous home was here. I will miss it, but here I feel like I can grow and we can do more stuff.

I’m still in studio (groan), but I start performing new music as early as next week. I am so excited to be rehearsing, its been such a long time since I performed. Eeeeek.

I have to go back to improving the look of my new ‘home’. It still looks a little bare.

In the meantime have a look at my new music video, shot on my BlackBerry (believe it or not)

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