9 days into 2015 and I'm already watching this year pass by so fast! Its incredable to think that this year I turn 30. Most people think that their careers in music are over when you turn 20, but I believe you don't know who you are until you're well into your 20's. You're lucky if you get it before you graduate high school!
The last two years have been so successful for me in music. I graduated the UCOL program in Contemporary Music, gained their Vocal Lecturer contract AND was nominated for two LA Music Awards. Since I was a child I dreamed about walking the red carpet in Hollywood and to think that last year that dream came true. It was right under the Capitol Records building, how amazing is that!
This all started however because I was invited to perform at a little boys fundraiser in Palmerston North back in 2012. It was here that I met LA Music Award Winner and Billboard charting recording artist, Anita Prime. As a friend I admired her work. I love New Zealander's who take on the world and strive to be the best person they can be and using their light to show others that anything is possible. Anita for me, is that person. When I released, Not Up To You, it was at a time when I wanted to be the same person for my students at UCOL. I wanted to show them that anything is possible when you just believe in yourself. as Anita was that person for me like previously stated, its my hope that I'm that person for someone else. I'm just a kid from Castlecliff, Whanganui. I went to Tawhero School now considered to be a decile 1 school. I turned out ok!
What does 2015 have in my future? More travelling overseas. The release of my CD, "Melodic Emotions" and touring the world. I'd love to be nominated for a Hollywood Music Award and be nominated for a New Zealand Music Award - lets see what happens eh?
My first gig of the year is coming up - The Riverside Bar on Saturday 10 January 2015 starting at 9pm. Come out and experience a live show!
Looking forward to updating you more on my blog! Have a great rest of the week yall!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!