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Quite a surprise, but awesome anyway

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Just received a really amazing review of ‘Time WIll Tell’ courtesy of Tony Cannella from Femme Metal Webzine.   Quite a pleasant surprise as it’s been a year since it was released!

Check out the review here

http://www.femmemetalwebzine.net/2014/01/16/janey-summer-time-wil-tell-single-2011/

While you’re there, why not take 5 to find out about some of the other awesome female-fronted heavy bands that are getting showcased. Well worth a quick peek, I reckon 🙂

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New directions and new songs

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Lately I’ve been working on lots of new songs, and a recent change in my circumstances has meant if all goes to plan, I should be able to get into the studio by the end of the year to record and release a new EP.  I’m very excited and happy about that at long last!

And I’m loving the new material! I have to warn you tho, my lovely people, that it is a bit of departure from the ‘straight’ rock you might all be expecting from me.  It still shows my passion and heart, but its a little more pensive, thought provoking and got a definite ‘alt’ edge to it. Hopefully you will like it too.

‘Live’-wise, the ultimate aim is still to get a band line up established, but so far my efforts in that department haven’t proved fruitful. It’s frustrating at times, but I have too much of a drive and passion to just sit and wait around for other people! So meantime, I’ve decided to strip things back for a while and put together an acoustic set!

Could be interesting – it’s already having a positive impact and and opening up potential avenues for performances in places I wouldn’t be able to get into with a band – including the local prison!

All the while, it’s awesome and humbling to still have new people discovering the music, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the new stuff shapes up – both live and in the studio.

Much love x

Thanks for all the good wishes

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Just a quick message to say thanks so much for all the good wishes that you’ve sent me over the last month or so. It has been awesome to get so much support and kind words from so many people :o)

And by way of a quick update on my health, I have now had two lots of pre-op treatment, which so far have gone OK without any bad side effects – the voice is still working, thank God! I am still waiting for a date for my operation, but I’ve been told I need to have at least 3 lots of treatment first to make it safe to operate, so I’m hoping I hear something soon.

Meantime I’m keeping myself busy doing a big bundle of local gigs with my covers band ‘Almost The Hero’ – and our upcoming dates are all at http://www.facebook.com/almostthehero?sk=events for anyone interested in coming along.

As for the original stuff, me and Nick are still working on material, and we have a few songs nearing completion so I’m hoping it won’t be too long until we can get a line-up together and refine the songs ready for live shows and recording.

The next 6 months or so are going to be really tough, but with the support and love I’m getting from friends, family and fans, I’m sure the rocky road I’m on will be made easier!