Officially Autumn has arrived with not a minute to spare! We all know whats happening around this area of the world with Cyclone Pam, its my prayer that everyone stays safe. It's at this time I'd like offer my heart to those who have lost loved ones because of whats happening. Arohamai.
Feb and March has seen me all over the place! Whanganui, Palmerston North, Wellington! I love to sing, but what I love more is singing for people who don't yet know who I am! But I do love singing for people here in Whanganui.
February 27th saw UCOL sponsor the event, "Last Daze of Summer" concert where some of my friends and I performed out butts of for 45min each. It was an AMAZING turn out! A full house. It was hosted at MINT cafe, a popular bar/cafe in Whanganui. UCOL did an amazing job of promoting the event! Big ups to Lizzie deVegt who put the WHOLE thing together with an incrediable team of helpers! Y'all were the bomb!
The next day saw me driving down to Wellington to be a part of the Kilbernie Community Festival put on by my girl, Martha Samasoni an industry all rounder. She's an amazing woman. Does a lot of the stuff she does for free! Why, because her heart is in the craft and she, just like me, loves to watch people grow in their talents. She stepped in when someone else took off to do their own thing, with no pay, she put on an excellent event! It was lovely to catch up with NZ Idol winner and friend, Rosita Vai, well known maori artist, Brannigan Kaa and my girl and friend, Anita Prime! Her song "Rain" is that song I turn too when I need a little encouragement (besides ARISE from my upcoming EP lol).
New Zealand Music Month is fastly approaching us! And with that being said, I'm going on tour! Thats right - you heard it right from me! I'm on TOUR! My first ever touring experience and I'm scared lol. First time out on the road as myself...shesh! My manager and I, the bro, Matthew Urry are planning it! Can't wait to hit the road with my full band and bring you guys my show!
My EP, Melodic Emotions is NEARLY completed! I had an idea to make, "Not Up To You" a bonus track because y'all already know it! But my producer and friend, Logan Anderson decided that we were going to do this low key version of.... actually, wait until the EP comes out ;) I'm really happy to announce that SPARK NZ have jumped on as a sponsor for the EP tour! Oh yeah!! Thanks Spark!!
Big news? Here it is! I've been nominated (by some really kind person, who I must take the time to say thank you too, THANK YOU) for "Self Managed Artist of the Year" at the MMF Manager Awards in New Zealand!!! WOOHOO! That's exciting stuff! So, wish me luck yall! Lets hope I make top 5!
Hope all is well with you, because all is well with me!
Love you all xoxox
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!