My Album Launch at the Golden Hill Steiner School was a very special afternoon. I was terrified and the days preceding the launch were very tense in my home but I did it and that’s what this whole journey is about. Each time I choose a task that I feel is beyond my capabilities and ability I go through the same process which is absolute fear for days preceding the event, and then I do the gig, and moments after I criticise myself to the max. I go through the usual self talk like “what the hell was I thinking”, “what am I really doing this for?”, “they’re not interested in my music” and the list goes on and on and then the next morning I feel absolutely fantastic! It’s a crazy journey but an incredibly fulling one. Here’s a video of one of the songs I did at the launch, Cathy Fotios joined me on percussion and backing vocals.
This song was a response to the Anzac commemorations that occur every year during April in Australia; the movies, stories, events based around the diggers who fought in the wars. My intention was to highlight the “Women of War” the ones left behind to hold “the fort”, work in the munitions factories and on the land etc. The ones who had to evacuate their kids far away from home. I have spent half my life in the UK and the other half in Australia so this project is a mix of the stories from the UK and the stories heard here in Australia. Thank you for viewing and listening. If you want to see more please check out my YouTube page.