Well what a year it’s been! Loads going on behind the scenes for me, even if it was a bit quiet on the music front – sad face. But I had a blast singing at Bristol’s first #MetalMass in October, as well as a few acoustic slots here and there.
Christmas is the season to give and share, so I’m sharing my music – old school style – with a CD give-away!
If you have a UK postal address, you’re eligible! Woohoo! All you need to do is tweet me @janeysummer with the hashtag #lovecamedown before December 31st to be sent free copy of my first album, “Along the Way”.
Plus I’ll pop in one extra – for you to share with a friend. Enjoy!
Peace and love to you and yours for 2017.
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Ha! This made me smile so much – I’ve been listed by one promoter as
“Big, dramatic acoustic-rock. Think somewhere between the likes of Annie Lennox and Whitesnake. Then move the goalposts further.”
You’ve gotta love a good caption 🙂
New dates confirmed for my Acoustic Autumn – here’s the final dates! Check the calendar on the homepage for door times.
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I’ve been reflecting on my goals and dreams this morning, which has been fun! Even though I’m disappointed about still not finding a guitarist to work with on my album, I’ve still got a sense of excitement about the direction my music and writing is going, and loving the new songs.
Being a bit of geek, I keep track of all this stuff on a spread sheet (yes really!), and as I scrolled down through my ideas this morning, I found the following quote from a UCB email back in February – wow, it’s totally inspired me afresh today:
Between your dream’s inspiration and its manifestation, there’s going to be a lot of perspiration. As every new parent finds out-it’s much harder having and raising a baby than conceiving one. But if you have the passion for your dream, the price tag won’t stop you. You’ll get up every morning, draw on God’s grace and take one more step in the direction of the thing you know God put you on this earth to do.
Loving it 🙂
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After a few months gig-free it’s time for me to get back out on the road with a refreshed acoustic set!
Some gigs are now confirmed others are waiting to be booked – check out the schedule below. New dates will be added and confirmed over the next week or two. Door times are on the calendar….. scroll down on the right 🙂 Look forward to seeing you!
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Yes, it’s the king of hair rock, David Coverdale’s turn in the spotlight of my inspirations this week.
I literally cannot tell you how many times I span my vinyl ‘Come An’ Get It‘ album; signing along with passion and heart yet coupled with pangs of awkward guilt at the content, but loving the absurd cheek of it all the same.
David Coverdale as frontman for Whitesnake was/is unashamedly sexual in his image and lyrics. Ordinarily that would put me off; that’s the main reason I find AC/DC so objectionable (there are other reasons too!), but in the case of Coverdale / Whitesnake, I just couldn’t write it off; I loved that voice, the blues-influences riffs and melodies, Bernie Marsden’s singing guitars – it all had me well and truly hooked.
Oh man did I ever face ridicule for it from my feminist friends; the assumption being that any intelligent woman couldn’t possibly take Whitesnake seriously. The thing is I don’t think Coverdale himself ever totally took Whitesnake seriously. He’s quote as saying ‘a lot of my songs are firmly tongue in cheek.’ Thinking about it, that comment could be tongue in cheek in itself!
I preferred his edgier early stuff, and so my enthusiasm started fade when they moved into the fluffy poodle-haired synth-soft-rock stage in the mid/late 80s with songs like ‘Is this love’ and the remix of ‘Here I go again’.
Probably my all-time favourite song – one that couldn’t in any way be seen as being sexual/sexist – is Child Of Babylon. In my opinion it still stands its ground as an epic classic rock song, brilliantly arranged and performed, and I would love to cover this one day, either live or on a record, and put all those hours of bedroom singing practise to the test.
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Working on some other things today, I visited my Soundcloud and noticed a comment on ‘Stranded’ saying “Wish I could read the lyrics.”
Well, I am to please – here they are!
Stranded is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek love-sick teen-angsty kind of a song! It was written about the ending of a relationship that was supposed to be ‘just for fun’, but after a while, surprise – I realised I’d got feelings for the guy, and it left me hanging in mid air wondering if he felt the same way. I’d be willing to bet I’m not the only one who’s ever gone through that scenario! Thankfully I’m older and wiser now 🙂
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Video Posted on Updated on
I’m so excited to finally be able to post up a video for my favourite track off my album ‘Along the way’.
The song is set to some awesome time-lapse footage of a sunset from from Haleakala summit in Maui, Hawaii.
I think it works amazingly well with the melody, the rhythm and the lyrics. Hope you enjoy it too.
The footage is courtesy of Mike McCabe, under community commons. https://archive.org/details/HaleakalaSunset
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