Before life started to completely unravel on me last September I did manage to get out to two live gigs, on consecutive nights!! Nothing for months and then two, one after another.
One event I was very, very, very excited about. Home Free were in Birmingham. Regulars readers of my blog will know that my parents discovered these amazing guys on You Tube last year and we all became huge fans. I was jumping around the room when I discovered they were visiting my city and I was so thrilled to get tickets. The weather was atrocious the night they were on, torrential rain, fierce winds but you couldn’t keep me away. I actually let out a scream when they walked out on stage, thankfully I wasn’t the only one that did so. Oh my, those guys can sing. It was pure joy from start to finish. I don’t have the words to convey how fantastic I found this concert, I think I’m probably obsessed by them. If you haven’t heard their voices check them out Home Free on You Tube
I have a few pictures from the evening…of course.
Jeffery Joseph East was the support and he is definitely going places, a pure voice, great lyrics and built a good rapport with the audience. Jeffrey Joseph East
Yes I was fairly close and yes I have my eyes peeled for the next time they visit Birmingham, I so want to be there.
As referred to on an earlier blog post, I had meant to tell you all about the excitement of making the music videos. The build up, the amazing weather we had on the day, how things just seemed to work out perfectly and how wonderful my friend who was making the video was. So professional, full of ideas, tricks and his schedule and project planning was spot on. It was such a fabulous afternoon and I am so happy that I got to make that particular big dream come true. Unfortunately life events took over and it is only now that I am endeavouring to catch up with my blogging.
“How are things in GloccaMorra?” is a song from the film Finnian’s Rainbow and is something my Mom says to visitors to the house. She wears a huge smile and asks “How are things in GloccaMorra?” We heard Barbra Streisand sing a version of this song with a medley from the musical “Brigadoon” within the song, a verse of “Heather on the Hill”. I loved this version. Getting a backing track was impossible so I had to commission one myself. It was a difficult piece for the producer to replicate as it is an orchestral piece but he did an amazing job on it. I recorded this song especially for my Mom and anytime we play it on You Tube she sings along.
I also made a video for the song “Summer Love” taken from the Neil Diamond film version of “The Jazz Singer”. I love the melody to this song. Imagine our surprise to be sitting on Friday evening in December watching the John McNicholl show on Keep it Country TV and for John to introduce me and play the video for “Summer Love”. Oh my goodness how proud Dad was of me. It was an incredible feeling to see yourself on TV!!
I posted both videos on Facebook and I was overwhelmed with the response I received and the amount of views, this really is a dream come true.
Here is the link to my You Tube channel which I hope to update very soon. I do have two recordings made last June when I made the other recordings which I haven’t uploaded yet. Please give me a visit, I really do value your support. Also below is the “GloccaMorra” video, would love to hear what you think.