December live jazz performances in London

I am delighted that my very brand new website for live band bookings: www.livejazzsinger.comย is already getting noticed & I get booked to sing all over London & UK with two bookings confirmed for 2015 already! There is also free London events for anyone fancying some jazz to pop in! ๐Ÿ™‚ Last weekend I played in a lovely pub in Kentish Town, and this coming Sunday 7th Dec I will perform at the lovely Dalston Market ๐Ÿ™‚ I will be joined by the incredible Benjamin Croft on keys and Nick Nick Lenner-Webster on bass. Come and join us for some free music and a glass of mulled wine ๐Ÿ™‚ We will be at the back of the Petchey academy on Downs Park Road E8 2HD Facebook event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1585060961726730/?ref=22 See you there ๐Ÿ™‚...

Acting & meetings with fellow creative souls :)

Acting was my first stage love, and it is still very dear to my heart ๐Ÿ™‚ Music came later and my songs are my dearest ‘ babies’ but I still love working as an actress on various creative projects. Last night I was honoured to take part in an amazing acting workshop with a Casting Director Lucy Rands. Unfortunately I could only learn my lines for the scene I was selected for on the train to the very workshop, but thanks to having good memory, I managed to memorize all in just under an hour & perform the material with another actress. ย It was incredible to be told afterwards, by several of the fellow actors who took part in the workshop, that according to them, I was “one of the best & I delivered the scene very well”. I was nearly sure that due to lack of time and preparation I would simply… run away & not show up, but I am very happy to report that hard work & courage paid off! The scene was difficult and challenging (I hated my character a bit! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) ย but I tried my best & was truly delighted & humbled by comments I received. And it looks like I will work on an incredible project soon with one of new friends I met!   If you would like to see me act, have a look at my showreel below ๐Ÿ™‚ Fingers crossed for more work very soon! With hugs x M http://planetmaja.com/actress/  ...

Tonight’s open mike in Camden – Inspiralled

Yes it’s TONIGHT!! I WILL BE HOSTING AN OPEN MIKE SESSION at the fabulous positive vegan cafe Inspiral ๐Ÿ™‚ in Camden! Come along for a free hug & lots of amazing music and positive energy ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you there! from 7 pm http://www.inspiral.co/ inSpiral Lounge 250 Camden High Street Camden Lock London NW1...

My TEDx talk & how HONOURED I feel to be invited

YES it s true!   I have been invited to speak at an official TEDx event! For those of you who have not heard of TED yet, let me just say this website will CHANGE your life! It is an incredible resource & well of fabulous talks on million different subjects from speakers from all around the world all in the spirit of SHARING ideas and making the world a better place! There are 2 minute talks,1 hour talks, there are talks on art, on science, on music, there are singing talks and very structured serious talks – there is so much! Just when you thought the world could not surprise you any more or when you need some inspiration, go to TED website: http://www.ted.com & let the world bring you a breath of fresh air from the multitude of passionate speakers ๐Ÿ™‚ I have some talks I watch every few months just to get a positive kick right when I need it : these include Brene Brown’s talk on vulnerability Or Steve Jobs passionate speech, or 2 min presentation by Derek Sivers on the wonders of opposite concepts being true depending on where we are, or .. I could go on for hours! If you are new to TED go to their website and chose what category you would like: funny, inspiring or maybe something more scientific? The TED is your oyster ๐Ÿ™‚ I have dreamt of attending TED & speaking at TED for a long time.. And recently a local TEDx event organised by students at Royal Holloway university invited me to speak at their event this...

Incredible sounds & vibes at InSpiral, Camden – FREE Wed open mike :)

Last night, Wed 8th Oct 2014, at InSpiral was SO nice…truly soul soothing! ๐Ÿ™‚ and it wasn’t even the one when I will be the happy host-ess ๐Ÿ™‚ InSpiral has just restarted doing their open mike sessions every Wednesday and the first one, this time was run by my lovely friend musician – super talented mr Tom PS or Price – Stephens (see video below :); website: www.tompricestephens.comย ) . We had such a variety of talents: Gaya (https://www.facebook.com/Go.GaYa.Go), a ย Elvis-like guitar genius with a lovely name: Somerset ย (whose link I will share as soon as I will find it!), George – ย a Jamaican sounding Reggea soul from Hungary .. oh such a multitude of talents ๐Ÿ™‚ AND of course a featured act: colourful beautiful duo of Pagoda Sun (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pagoda-Sun/181479118661443). AND what really – thank heavens – cheered me up – after a supermega sad day full of tears, thoughts, tears again, more thoughts & more tears ๐Ÿ˜‰ – was the super yummy green juice I have been missing so much, since, as much as I loved Valencia, I could not find a juicing place there.. If you find yourself with no plans on a Wednesday night, and are not too far from Camden, do pop in! You do not have to play – but you can ๐Ÿ™‚ play, sing, dance, say a poem – share whatever your soul feels like to do ๐Ÿ™‚ InSpiral nights are a true source of openess, hugs & joy ๐Ÿ™‚ oh and of course DO pop in to the nightย I simply cannot wait to be hosting on 29th October ๐Ÿ™‚ when I will be...

Invitation to a fabulous FREE open mike session in Camden :)

Great news!! YEAY!ย ย I was chosen to co-host a wonderful open mike session in North London – in Camden. Every Wednesday theย  fabulous InSpiral cafe in Camden town organises FREE open mike event when any musician can present their art to a lovely creative London audience. Inspiral is famous for serving super delicious & yummy vegan food, organic green juices & more healthy options. We are starting on Wed 9th October ย (see details here:ย http://tinyurl.com/qf9wgrt )ย . My first hosted event will take place on 29th October (http://tinyurl.com/p8csw5c). As I am a passionate juice afficionado ๐Ÿ™‚ ย & follower of Kris Carr, on that day I will share with you some fantastic recipes & advice on juicing & its benefits. It is absolutely FREE to attend! ย Each week we host a featured musical act with different hosts who add their unique flavour to the mix. Join us at 7pm for social drinks and enjoy the warm vibes of expressive arts, be it spoken word, music or storytelling. Our little stage offers a place for any individual to share and express yourself. IF YOU ARE A MUSIC OR JUICE OR VEGAN FOOD LOVER YOU HAVE TO JOIN US ๐Ÿ™‚ & I GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT LEAVE UNSATISFIED ๐Ÿ™‚ Bring lovers and friends, sit back with an organic cocktail or tasty fruit beers or a nice and simple pint, indulge into delicious vegan food and enjoy the warm atmosphere. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  IMPORTANT FOR ARTISTS: Sign up to perform: 1. From 7pm come and write your name down with your host. 2. Your name then goes into a hat. 3. At 7:45pm the host will draw names...

Adios Spain, see you soon :)

Today I am leaving Spain after attending a one week language course in Valencia (i will write a separate post about it:) – i had some good moments, some sad moments, i met some amazing people and.. Some people who did not want to be so amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰ but overall i am glad i came here & so happy my Spanish is much better now and I even could watch a Spanish movie with no subtitles ๐Ÿ™‚ For now I am coming back to London with new memories and new friends .. Something tells me I will be back here soon ๐Ÿ˜‰ Life will...

Welcome to my world:)

Welcome to my Planet! Welcome to my blog:) Finally my new website is live! But it is only the beginning! I hope and plan to share here my Maja news, dates of live performances, info about projects and more! Cannot wait to hear from you all:) sending you love and hugs ๐Ÿ™‚ –...