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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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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I often get asked about my lyrics – what they mean, or what a certain song is a about.
So I thought I’d start a little series and post up some of my favourite lyrics over the next couple months. To start the ball rolling these are from my most recent single, Time Will Tell. I was inspired by the writing style of Ronnie James Dio on this song. Maybe you can tell!? Would love to hear your comments. Are you surprised by what the lyrics actually are? Especially if you’ve been singing along something completely different! 😉
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