Live recording of some of my latest songs

Just before Christmas break last year, I went to a mini home studio of a pianist & composer Simon Wallace & recorded live takes of some of my latest songs. You can listen to this humble playlist on https://soundcloud.com/petal-music/sets/live-london-dec-2014  You can find lyrics to each of the song in the description of the link. Luckily, I managed to have an Essex based photographer & videographer (& a bass player) & another Simon film me & create mini videos for each song. There is more to come very soon 🙂 Enjoy Thank you for listening 🙂 Maja (Petal)...

Vintage photoshoot Dec 2014

Last week, I was honoured to be invited to model for an incredible vintage 1930s styled photo shoot that took place in an equally fabulous building. And, more incredibly, the team was beyond talented & nice. Results below. Credits:  Photography: James Hall https://www.behance.net/Jamesdehall and http://justaddpictures.com/ Photographic Assistant: Rebecca Dennis Stylist: Claudia Oliver at Falcieri Designs Make-Up: Fiona Brunt at Fiona Make Up Hair: Hannah Belfield at John Belfield International          ...

December live jazz performances in London

I am delighted that my very brand new website for live band bookings: www.livejazzsinger.com 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! 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂...

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 🙂 in Camden! Come along for a free hug & lots of amazing music and positive energy 🙂 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 🙂 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 🙂 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! 🙂 and it wasn’t even the one when I will be the happy host-ess 🙂 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.com ) . We had such a variety of talents: Gaya (https://www.facebook.com/Go.GaYa.Go), a  Elvis-like guitar genius with a lovely name: Somerset  (whose link I will share as soon as I will find it!), George –  a Jamaican sounding Reggea soul from Hungary .. oh such a multitude of talents 🙂 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 😉 – 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 🙂 play, sing, dance, say a poem – share whatever your soul feels like to do 🙂 InSpiral nights are a true source of openess, hugs & joy 🙂 oh and of course DO pop in to the night I simply cannot wait to be hosting on 29th October 🙂 when I will be...