I have suffered many ups and downs in life, many of you have listened to my music and heard the tales of what i have lived through. I have had a mild eating disorder, manic depression and lived most of my 20’s under a different counsellor or two.
I wrote the song about mental health just before the dreaded C word hit the UK and as songs often do it has taken on a meaning of its own with so many wishing to hug there loved ones or see there children, parents or family. For me the mental health aspect of this lockdown is huge and I for one have also suffered, many of you who know me personally understand my own struggles with this game we cal life.
I thought I’d check in and see how you are, that you are all doing well and staying safe? It’s testing times isn’t it? It’s all a little nuts, the way the earth has suddenly stopped and everyone is locked in is very weird.
Its a funny old world, like crazy mental! We all had so many dreams and goals for 2020. Start dating, get married, see the world and just be on the earth and bask in all that mother nature has to offer.
Wow, this last year has been a whirlwind, crazy times, crazy people and a very crazy world. Back last year I had a meltdown with music, a full-on Britney moment where I simply felt I couldn’t do this no more. It was all too much, it was all about the “Business”, no longer about the art.
That has an effect on my mental health and my well being, so I choose to simply do my own thing and just push forward elsewhere with music and life, but first a break and to be honest a long one! Then Phoenix will rise but not in country! Unless country starts to work with the music and get back to the roots of what made country a genre worth loving! Instead of the backstabbing bitchy gender hating culture that it is today.
I sit and wonder what happened to the artist, the real songwriter who would craft a story or a piece of music that puts with the emotion only a writer can add. What happened to the bands of misfits who banded together to create a world where other misfits could fit in? Everyday I hearContinue reading “The art form of music”
Well guess what!? I’m coming back and bringing some seriously talented special friends with me! On May 10th 2020 I will be hosting a songwriters evening with the super Michael McMillan and the ever wonderful Donna Marie! Both come from the old school style of songwriting and yet again it really does showcase the Best of British Country.
Cardiff was amazing and I still relive it daily! Such a cool city and a it has a wonderful lust for country music. So to share this night with as many of you as possible is truly magical for me.
I remember actually announcing the Cardiff gig, way back in May. It seemed like so far away and the build up was insane. Three singles and lots of songwriting in between and the gig came around so quickly! It seemed like just yesterday we booked it and it was over in a flash. The driveContinue reading “We came and man did we play”