Thoughts after a show – on serving ….

So today I had a show… Seems normal but actually only last year & unplanned I suddenly became a ‘band’ on my own & got forced to also become a pianist after nearly 20 years of not touching the keys..And this time, the show was in an old stinky pub round the corner… Sadly as most times they did not have a piano so I had to drag down my mini (=sounding sh**) shaky keyboard & pretend I can play it… And, as usual, with so many friends that “so much want to see me live blah blah”, no one could make it… Ok London is big & there s so many much more fun things to do 🙂 & when there is deluge outside – like tonight – it does not encourage you to go anywhere let alone cross the river 😉 but even though you know & understand it all, it still hurts when you realise after 10 years none of the people you know can show up at your show ((thank you so so so SO much to all who ever came to my shows!!! I was nearly physically ill – I knew I could still run away, & I kept asking myself why I keep doing it to myself: why I keep playing live on shit keyboard? Why do I keep sharing my songs at all? when maybe it s all sh** & I should have stopped ages ago… WHY? I promised I would NEVER do it again. EVER. In nervousness, I panicked & texted a friend to feel better. Aren’t you supposed to share...

Show of my original songs :) on a FRIday 14th Aug :) – New Cross Inn

Another show announced!! YES!! 🙂 If you are free on Friday 14th August do pop in to the lovely New Cross Inn (323 New Cross Road, SE14 6AS London) for an accoustic set of female singer songwriters incl. Sasha Johnst, Nicole Stella – & myself 🙂 Evening is only 3£ to attend (to pay our sandman) so if you fancy some positive energy, music & hugs pop in & say hi 🙂 Facebook event invite...

Another show of my original songs :) Wed 22nd July 2015 in Hackney

This Wednesday 22nd July I have another show of my original Petal songs 🙂 I will be playing in a lovely Hackney cafe joined by 3 other incredible singer songwriters 🙂 It is all FREE to attend and! there is 20% discount on all food and drink that day! All details are below: Event invite on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/404490396406347/ Location: The Star by Hackney Downs 35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN London, United Kingdom Do pop in and say hi 🙂 & bring friends! 🙂...

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...

Surprising fan mail about my music :)

Isn’t it lovely when we get lovely kind words from lovely strangers when we least expect it? I am a very lucky girl – I received two super kind emails / posts about my songs totally unexpectedly 🙂 You can read the lovely blog post about the little me here: http://oceanicblueuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/jazz-singersongwriter-extraordinaire.html And just before that, someone tweeted to me: “Just caught your #music on #SoundCloud and that is some of the best I have listened to in a while. What a great voice..!” – oh bless 🙂 I am all red faced now, big and very kind words 🙂 I hope your new week started equally well 🙂 With hugs – Maja...