Star Wars & me… & the proof I am an alien! :)

Finally… After months of so many friends & fans asking me so many questions about what how when & who, I can reveal… what my character looked like on the set of latest Star Wars movie 🙂 And well, yep – it looks simply.. like me 🙂 With a big hair! There, in print, lies the proof that I have always been an alien 🙂 thanks to Vanity Fair and the photoshoot by one and only Annie Leibovitz. I still cannot say anything about the plot, other characters I met, or what happened in my scene.  For that, we will have to wait another few more months 🙂  ...

New show of my original songs – Thu 19th March in Central London 7:00 pm

Next Thu I am absolutely delighted to be playing a set of my own original songs (under my pseudonym PETAL) & be joined on stage by some amazing London bands! I hope you can join us on 19th March in the Workshop in Old street (details below) from 7:00 pm a mini taster here: – one of my most recent songs 🙂 See you there 🙂 Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/924525330899347...

Special songwriter show in Camden & my original songs – 1st March 2015

It’s tomorrow! Tomorrow I will take part in a very special show I created and organised – in the lovely Bayou in Camden together with 3 other fabulous female singer & songwriters, I will present my original songs at a special songwriter event. We are given Bayou’s stage to present the best of our original work and make a Sunday evening super special. I am nervous, scared, but also excited and very happy!  And to top it all up, our guests have a special 50% discount on food that day! yeay 🙂 I hope to see you all there! Come to Bayou, at 20 Inverness Street  NW1 7HJ, 3 min walk from Camden underground station. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-poets-of-music-unique-evening-of-female-songwriters-tickets-15609783282 And below a video of one of the songs I plan to present there: enjoy 🙂 Maja (aka...

Wonderful jazz show a la 1930s :)

I am working this weekend… but it is the labour of love! 🙂 Last year a lovely lady booked my jazz trio for a very special birthday party taking place in her house in Devon.. a special birthday do with a 1920s theme :). I am so much looking forward to singing some of the most famous jazz tunes wearing a 1920s inspired dress. red feather boa and a string of pearls 🙂 AND accompanied by top London jazz musicians Nick Webster on double bass and Benjamin Croft on piano. We are driving together to the sea side and will be hosted by the birthday lady spending the night outside London. And we are being paid and fed 🙂 How not to be happy? 🙂                 I am truly honoured every time I get to add some music & joy to someone’s event & celebration. And very happy so many of my clients thank me afterwards with numerous emails & reviews 🙂 When you do what you love, you never work 🙂 Indeed! it is indeed pure pleasure 🙂 Maja www.livejazzsinger.com ...

Filming a commercial

….. is a lot of fun! A lot of hard work too, but mostly fun 🙂 Last year I auditioned for a commercial… not a big role but a nice one. Every actor knows commercials are all about looks and luck –  they audition hundreds of people and all is about the right look so you may do your best but not be chosen due to someone in the marketing team of the product thinking they need a more blond or more brunette or more this or that actor / actress. So it is rare people get confirmed for a lot of commercial work… I have always known that, BUT at the same time, & around the time of the casting for that project I decided to be positive and ask universe for what I wanted no matter what.. It is not easy – seeing others equally good and prepared, worrying about your looks including cat scratches on your hand ;), worrying about the right make up etc etc etc. All decided in minutes! Yet, throughout the whole process, I promised myself I would stay positive… even when in a terrible accident I cut my head in the middle of the night and had to be rushed to emergency  – even then, crying like a baby I explained to the doctor on call that they have to put great stitches on my wound because ” I am shooting a commercial in January” despite having no confirmation at the time.  Yesterday it all happened as I imagined – I was dressed in some beautiful clothes and with some lovely people worked on...

New show on Jan 28th In Inspiral cafe, Camden

I am very happy this month 🙂 Because at the very end, on Wed 28th Jan not only will I be hosting a very unique FREE open mic session in the fabulous vegan Inspiral cafe in Camden, but also.. I will be the very featured act that evening 🙂 & play some of my latest songs thanks to my wonderful talented friend Elia Lorenzi whose music you can check out here  –  http://www.reverbnation.com/elialorenzi – who agreed for me to use his beautiful keyboard. I will play, among others, a very new baby-song entitled simply London   If you want to say a poem, sing a song, play a melody – come & join us 🙂 It is completely FREE to attend and every performer gets about 10-15 minutes to perform 3 compositions / songs. It will take place in the Inspiral Lounge and Events, 250 Camden High Street, NW1 8QS London. Facebook invite here: https://www.facebook.com/events/867428856610827/ We will start about 8 pm GMT. I hope to see you all there 🙂...