The local news @mylocalnews Radlett News have written a lovely article about me and how difficult these times are for self employed people and how the music community are pulling together to stay creative and productive.
Just like the rest of the world, COVID-19 has taken its toll on businesses and especially the music industry with all live venues shutting down until further notice. This obviously has had a HUGE impact on everyone in the creative industry including singers, performers, musicians, comedians, producers etc etc.
On 6 April 2020 I was due to take my Divas Through the Decades show on stage at the beautiful Crazy Coqs in the heart of the west end but that date has now been rescheduled to take place on 20 October 2020. To mark the occasion however, I decided to record a song that we perform in the show that I adore - Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin.
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The Brit Awards has always been a special show for me, so being asked to sing for Mastercard for their advert to bring sunshine to Monday morning commuters in association with the Brits was a real highlight.
I joined the Some Voices choir and we entertained the public pre-Brits performance on the day at the O2 in London!
We also shot some congratulatory messages to all the winners of the Brits which was featured on the Mastercard twitter feed.
The show was insane and the line up was incredible.
WOW! What a year 2019 was.... as we say goodbye to the year gone, we are welcoming the new year with open arms. A great way to reflect on the year's achievements and accomplishments and to create some new ones for 2020.
I spent the night bringing in the new year with the Mr H Showband which was a fun filled night of celebrations and merriment.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey so far and cannot wait to see what 2020 brings. Keep checking back on updates and gigs as I have some pretty exciting things coming up...... HAPPY NEW YEAR X
Back on Track Charity Event for the Dancing with Heroes Ball was on fire at the London Hilton Hotel. The guests were treated to a set from the very talented Beverley Knight, the insane voice of Cassidy Janson and a headline set from the very wonderful Peter Andre which consisted of an 11 piece band which I had the pleasure of singing backing vocals in - headed up by by the infamous Mo Pleasure.
He sang all his hits like "Mysterious Girl" and "Party all night" right before Peter's stint on the West End stage for Thriller Live so the set had a few MJ songs in it!
The crowd went wild for him when he jumped on tables and got the guests up on stage with him and they raised a very impressive amount of money for the charity.
Had a blast performing at the VIP hospitality suite at the NFL Games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the last two weeks which was very exciting. Including half time performances and guest singers who sang the US National Anthem and the UK National Anthem - everyone was in very high spirits!
The crowd were absolutely incredible and we had an amazing time from start to finish. Getting to watch the game from the bleachers was a real highlight. We are back at Wembley Stadium for the next couple of weeks to finish the games off........
Had the pleasure of singing backing vocals for the absolute powerhouse that is Kedma Macias at Pizza Express (Holborn). She invited two very talented guests to join her Anin Rose and J'aoi who wowed the audience. Band were a whose who in the music business headed up by MD Mo Pleasure (MJ, Earth Wind & Fire, Bette Midler).
Kedma chose some very tricky songs to show off her extensive range and insane voice including her own originals songs.
Such a pleasure to sing at this venue and for such an insane talent!
Had a blast singing at the lovely Quaglinos in the centre of Mayfair for "The MJ Experience" presented by the MD of MJ's actual band, Mo Pleasure.
Hits like Bad, PYT, Man in the Mirror and Working Day and Night were just some of the tracks from Michael's huge back catalogue of hits. With an all star band and powerhouse vocals the show was a huge success.
Next one will be at the 606 Club in Chelsea on 29 August so book now to avoid disappointment...... click the link to get tickets:
Divas Through the Decades will be debuting at Pizza Express Live on 23 July 2019 at the Pheasantry, Chelsea, London!
All the songs that you know and love from the 1950's right up to the current day.
"Divas Through The Decades is a one woman show covering divas through the decades from the vintage era, to the 60s and 70s, right up to the current day. Singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Lulu, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion are just a few of the iconic power houses that feature in the show"
Super excited to be playing at this venue and to get the show aired for the first time with a full band which is being MD'd by Mo Pleasure whose CV reads as a list of Who's Who - he has worke...
I had the pleasure of singing alongside our UK entry for Eurovision 2019 Michael Rice on The Graham Norton show.
Michael was the winner of Series 1 of All Together Now and stood a really good chance of doing us proud in the competition. Unfortunately we didn't win but Michael did an amazing job on the day flying the flag for the United Kingdom. I also got to sit on THAT red couch :)