Nothing like having a baby to help you priorotise your spare time! With such little spare time, I had to start doing what was really important to me. I'd always loved music, singing, old musicals, jazz and vintage glamour, but I didn't have the self esteem and was too shy to study or perform music. I basically fluffed around with other career aspirations for a long time. On occasional nights, (after a few vino's) I would confess to my closest that "one day I would like to sing". Thank fully my closest was dating a jazz musician and he asked me to perform with them at Red Bennies. My thoughts were, "Jenny, are you going to say no again and be pathetic? Or are you going to give this a serious go?". Thankfully the mantra "DON'T BE SHIT", motivated me to start getting singing lessons with Parke O'dwyer - SLS singing teacher in Malvern (fabulous and highly recommend to anyone wanting to sing better!!!)
Big thanks to Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys for giving me that opportunity! Super happy/cool music btw! Check it out! And can Adam Hall sing or what!!!
so the first gig went pretty well
The first gig went pretty well and I managed to not be too shit. I discovered that performing was indeed SUPER FUN, and that I must do more. I put an add up on Melband and luckily enough (right place, right time). Dr Crask and His Swinging' Elixir needed a new vocalist (LUCKY ME!). Big thanks to Adrian Whyte for making it happen.
Since then it's all been shits and giggles and growing in confidence. Big thanks to the Dr Crask crew for being nice to me and encouraging. Without that, I would have got scared off and probably stopped singing.
Unspoken Rule has been made possible by James Mustafa because he is the arrangement BOSS. He is also bloody good at ALL the instruments. He is kind, enthusiastic and helpful. I'd also like to mention Hiroki Hoshino and Sam O'halloran who have been in Destination Moon with me for a while now, super talented guys and really, really delightful people.
What's next, we will see, but my first goal is to sell the 500 CD's I just got printed with Implant Media :) :) :)