FREE Summer 2017 shows in London!

I am very happy to announce, this summer 2017 I have several shows across London: On 27th Of July , together with Steve Ashcroft on keys, I will be performing some famous pop numbers, as part of the Pizza Express The Live Playlist programme of shows all across the capital. Join us from 8 pm at The Wapping Pizza Express – 78-80 Wapping Lane, E1W. Later on in the month & in August, following the success of last year’s shows, I will be performing at the incredible Eltham Palace and its gardens. My jazz trio will perform as part of the Lazy Jazz Sunday programme on 30th July, 13th and 20th August starting at midday and finishing around 3:30 pm after 3 sets of 45 minutes with breaks in between. Eltham Palace is a hidden cultural gem worth visit on its own so do join me on one of the lazy Sundays and enjoy the extra fun with our performance of most famous jazz standards. I might even add a few of my original songs 🙂 Hope to see you...

Thoughts after a show – on being safe & everything turning out OK :)

So I had a show… Again.. of my original songs in which embarrassingly I recently seem to lose all possible faith – my only children: my hug-songs.. and I have been such a bad mother.. If you have read my previous post, you know that – well let’s just say I kind of stopped hoping any of friends would ever make it to one of my shows 😉 Which is kind of good, because I would like to try to hope that my music could just touch some people & people would like it for its sake, and not come as my friends to help me feel better when I lose faith.. So it did not bother me at all. I kind of planned a pause on live gigs (because ‘ no one ever came’ anyway, and well some people I admire, like Stina N, never play live anyway ..) & focus on starting fundraising – via pledge music – for my EP recording project. Thing I was meant to do months ago but well then the faith thing started happening and well.. one gets always busy in London right? (especially when you are good at perfectionism & procrastination 😉. So for tonight I kind accepted some time ago not many may actually make it to the show… but then a friend said she would come. AND bring a friend. And another long lost friend got back in touch saying it was her birthday and she would make her birthday do in the pub where the show was taking place. And another suddenly decided to show up. with a friend too. AND...

How to start your day in the most awesome way? With a FREE exercise class :) i.e. Project Awesome :)

This morning was a struggle… Not having fallen asleep till 3 am, I had to wake up around 5:45 am. A friend who was staying over at our couch (& who I also had to wake up & take care of, being a good hostess of course :), asked me why I decide to leave so early despite such a short & ergo painful night… But I was a woman on a mission! & nothing could stop me – Yes, I was shattered but also full of positive energy looking forward to an exercise class with an awesome difference :). Project Awesome run by a very awesome indeed & full of positive energy Mr Danny Bent, awarded a place in the famous Independent Happy list 2015, & Ms Adventurer Extraordinaire Anna McNuff, is simply put “FREE fitness movement in London that gets you out of bed and into shape” ( ok definitely out of bed, I confirm ;). Named “The friendliest workout in London” & taking place in some of the most scenic parts of London, such as today’s Tower Bridge area & Primrose Hill on Fridays, it is probably one of the most perfect ways to start your day with some friendly strangers coming from all ages, races & colours having one goal in common – have fun & get fit 🙂 All levels are welcome! Even though I regularly cycle, swim & as you know, hike whenever I can since the age of 5, after two hours of sleep, my press-ups were probably the crappiest ones today in front of the whole Project Awesome community :), but that...

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 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 🙂...

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...