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  • April16th

    Easter GIVEAWAYS!

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    Hello Dear YOU! :)

    If you’d like to maybe win a special treat for EASTER – head on over to my music page on facebook www.facebook.com/pritamusic and ‘LIKE’ it then comment on the post

    - 1st GIVEAWAY this week – answer the following question in the comments below – “what is YOUR favourite CHOCOLATE of all time?’ and be in it to win something special from www.facebook.com/pritamusic ‘

  • April16th

    14.04.14
    -idl-
    Konzertkulturforumprita.doc – by Stefan Schmidl

    Konzert KulturForum ‚Prita’

    HATTERSHEIM (idl) – Man soll ja nicht all zu viel in Superlativen schwelgen, aber wer das große Vergnügen hatte, die australische Sängerin und Songwriterin Prita Grealy am vergangenen Freitag in der Hattersheimer Krone live zu erleben, der kommt an Superlativen schlicht nicht vorbei.

    Ihr Equipment nimmt sich geradezu schlicht aus.
    Während andere den halben Bühnenboden mit Pedalboards und anderen musikalischen Helferllein pflastern, steht bei der sympathischen jungen Dame gerade mal ein unterstützendes Kästchen herum.

    Das freilich hat es in sich.
    Und wird von Prita meisterlich beherrscht.

    Loop nennt sich die Soft- und Hardware, die es einem Musiker erlaubt, mehrere Stimmen beziehungsweise Tonfolgen hintereinander ein- und bei Bedarf parallel abzuspielen.
    Beherrscht man den ‚Trick’ ergibt sich eine verblüffende Klangfülle. Oder anders formuliert…

    Man hat den Eindruck, das auf der Bühne nicht ein, sondern mehrere Musiker, eine komplette Band, zu Werke gehen.

    Prita beherrscht diese Technik auf faszinierende Art und Weise.

    Aber was Sie nachhaltig von anderen Vertretern des Genres und ‚Usern’ abhebt ist, das sie den Effekt nicht zum Selbstzweck erhebt.

    Hat Sie nämlich auch gar nicht nötig, denn ihre Eigenkompositionen kommen melodisch, stimmlich und textlich so geballt und wuchtig daher, dass es einem phasenweise schier den Atem verschlägt.

    Texte voller Poesie, Klanggedichte die anrühren.
    Prita versteht es, Gefühle in Worte zu fassen die nie kitschig oder gar abgeschmackt, sondern bis zur letzten Silbe treffend sind.

    Sie vermag es mit Leichtigkeit in märchenhafte Welten zu entführen und man geht gerne mit auf die Reise.

    Wenn Sie, bodenständig und grundehrlich eine vergangene Liebe besingt, geht es einem genauso.

    Eine wahrhaft seltene Gabe und so verwundert es nicht, das die vielgereiste junge Dame aus Fremantle auf ihren Tourneen in Australien, England, halb Europa bei jedem ihrer Auftritte mehr als nachhaltige Eindrücke hinterlässt.

    Sieben Alben hat Prita Grealy bisher eingespielt, einen Querschnitt gab es am Freitag vergangener Woche auf Einladung des KulturForums und des Folkclub in der Krone in Hattersheim zu hören.

    Sie rockte als Vorband von Simply Red vor 11.000 Zuhörern und verzaubert in kleinen Bars und Musikkellern gleichermaßen ihr Publikum.

    Ohne jede Frage, eine musikalische Ausnahmeerscheinung, die, und da muss man kein Prophet sein, eines nicht allzu fernen Tages den ganzen großen Durchbruch schaffen wird.
    Ihr musikalisches Juwel funkelt so hell und klar , dass es auf Dauer nicht übersehen, pardon, überhört werden kann.

    Ganz, ganz große Performance und allemal jedes Superlativ wert.
    Prita darf getrost in einem Atemzug mit Performern wie Alanis Morisette, Pink, Amy Winehouse oder Melissa Etheridge genannt werden.

    Sie gehört zu den ganz Großen.
    Schön, dass man sie in Hattersheim hautnah und grundsympathisch live erleben durfte.

    ENGLISH TRANSLATED VERSION BELOW :) (co of the wonderful Google)

    14:04:14
    idl -
    Konzertkulturforumprita.doc – by Stefan Schmidl

    Concerts Culture Forum , Prita ‘

    HATTERSHEIM ( idl ) – One should not indulge too much in all superlatives yes , but who had the great pleasure to experience the Australian singer -songwriter Prita Grealy last Friday in the live crown Hattersheimer who comes to superlatives not past simple.
    Your equipment takes from downright simple.

    While other half the stage floor paved with pedal boards and other musical Helferllein , is the likeable young lady just around a supportive box .

    This has of course in itself.
    And is also a master of Prita .

    Loop is called the software and hardware that allows a musician , several voices or melodies in succession play a parallel and when required.
    Once you have mastered the trick ‘ gives a startling sonority. Or in other words …
    One has the impression that no one on the stage, but several musicians , a full band , go to work .

    Prita has mastered this technique in a fascinating way.
    But what is sustainable apart from other representatives of the genre , users ‘ , she makes no effect for its own sake .

    Did you namely not even necessary , for their own compositions are melodic, vocally and lyrically clenched so bulky and therefore that it a phased almost takes your breath away .
    Lyrics full of poetry, sound poetry touch the .
    Prita knows how to put feelings into words that are never cheesy or even absurd , but accurately to the last syllable.

    You can kidnap it with ease in magical worlds and you go like on the journey .
    If you are down to earth and thoroughly honest sings about a past love , it’s just a .
    A truly rare gift and it is not surprising that the much -traveled young lady from Fremantle on tour in Australia , England, half of Europe leaves more than a lasting impression on each of their performances.

    Seven albums have been recorded Prita Grealy , a cross-section took place on Friday last week at the invitation of the Cultural Forum and the Folk Club in the crown in Hattersheim heard.

    You rocked as the opening act for Simply Red in front of 11,000 listeners and enchants in small bars and music basements alike their audience.
    Without any question , a musical anomaly that , and because you have to be a prophet , in the not too distant future will make it all the big breakthrough.

    Your musical jewel sparkles so bright and clear that it is not overlooked in the long run , sorry , can not be heard .
    Very, very great performance and always worth every superlative .
    Prita could well be mentioned in one breath with performers like Alanis Morisette , Pink , Amy Winehouse or Melissa Etheridge .

    It is one of the greats .
    Nice that you could experience it first hand and in Hattersheim fundamentally sympathetic live .

  • April15th

    BERLINERS!!

    The Next Berlin Show is at The lovely Ellington Hotel, Berlin on the 26th April at 8pm in the Kleine Lounge

    Tickets are available at the hotel reception or by email / phone – website www.ellington-hotel.com

    €10 Vorverkauf and €12 Abendkasse book now!

    ELLINGTON HOTEL BERLIN
    Nürnberger Strasse Hotel-Betriebs-GmbH
    Nürnberger Straße 50-55
    10789 Berlin
    Telefon: +49 (0)30 6831-50
    Telefax: +49 (0)30 6831-55 555
    E-Mail: contact@ellington-hotel.com
    Internet: www.ellington-hotel.com

  • April15th

    Sitting on a bus on the way to Witten.. only a few million hours of travelling but thank god for wifi on the bus.. that is really civilized don’t you think?

    I had a great few days of gigs up north in Germany last weekend – my first time in Sankt Peter – Ording playing in a hospital to the patients. Walks through the pine forests, running to the beach and back on a very windy day, fish brötchen on the boardwalk.. and the cutest hotel ever! Complete with a sun-room filled with books, couches, wicker furniture, kitch seagulls and captains, and a piano!

    A return concert at Prinz Willy in Kiel – such a great venue and lovely audience!! This was a fav’ and a highlight of my recent touring! Lots of sleep and reading books – I finished one of my favourite books ‘Americanah’ by a Nigerian author ‘Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’ – and you know when you want the story to keep going.. I miss the characters already!!

    And also a fabulous return show at my favourite cafe in Deutschland and perhaps the world!! Cafe Erlesenes Das Wesercafe in the old haven ‘Veggie-sack’ as I like to say (apparently it’s not pronounced like that but they don’t mind me saying it) – one of the best audiences ever!! So enthusiastic and such warm welcome! I also got to sleep on a ship and have brekky at the cafe surrounded by gorgeous antiques and very creative easter decorations. And I managed to squeeze in a morning run along the water-front.. beautiful!

  • April8th

    itunes!

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    Did you know you can download all Prita’s songs on itunes!? there are 5 albums of songs ready for your ears – check them out here

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/after-the-storm-ep-ep/id480239676

  • March28th

    I recently did a six – week online course in Energy, Chakras, Healing and INtuition – it is in line with something I have always been into and interested in and was a further deepening of my practice and knowledge. As some of you may know I used to be a Massage therapist when I was in Australia and I worked with many clients to achieve body wellness. I also studied many ‘complementary therapies’ on the side over many years.. Kinisiology, Ki Force, Wild Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Body Tell.. as well as practicing Yoga and Chi Gung and various meditation techniques.

    http://www.iloveintuition.com/ignite/

    What I found in Christina Ambubuyog’s online course was a community of ‘like-minded’ souls, an inspiring, friendly and super helpful teacher and lots of support! THe course is delivered in weekly lessons to read/ watch/ and take part in as well as live calls with the teacher Christina to have your questions answered and get the support you need to clarify your experience of learning the new material.

    What I got from the course was a lot of great grounding techniques, more clarity, a deeper connection with my body and energetic signals – intuition – and some great new friends. I also listen to the mp3′s of the guided meditations almost daily and find it really helps to bring me back to present.

    You can read more about the course from Christina herself! here:

    http://www.iloveintuition.com/ignite/

    The number one question (besides “will I win the lottery?”) that psychics get asked all the time is “Will I meet my soul mate?”

    When someone comes to me during a reading with this question. I always ask, “Do you want to receive a relationship in your life?”

    Because it’s not about asking the questions of will, if, when, and where, but rather this.

    HOW can I open up to receive a love that is aligned to my Soul?

    Here’s why that’s the number one question people want to know.

    As humans we innately want to love and be loved.

    Whether or not you’re looking for your Soul mate, relationships are essential to our human experience.

    Now go ahead and ask this question in different ways…

    How can I deepen my connection with my children?

    How can I have more intimacy and communication with my partner?

    How can I cultivate more love with my family?

    How can I create friendships that are uplifting, supportive, and Soulful?

    The answers are within you. Because Love begins with you. And the challenges, blocks, and lack of love also begin with you.

    This is why I’ve felt really guided to shift gears with Ignite Your Intuition and create this round as The Love Edition.

    Oooohhh la la.

    Why?

    Because knowing your Soul starts with trusting your inner voice. And being in touch with your intuition, energy, chakras, and aura gives you a solid foundation in building that relationship to YOU.

    Without intimacy and love with yourself, you won’t have that level of connection with others.

    To have Soulful love, be in the flow, and express your purpose, then I invite you to Ignite Your Intuition: The LOVE Edition.

    It’s transformational to say the least. And it’s strictly for the courageous Souls who want lead with their heart and intuition, and are willing to embark on a journey that will change your life and experience of love forever.

    I’ve created a video sharing with you exactly what you’ll receive and how this program will help you create a life of purpose and soulful love.

    Join me for this six week exploration! It’s going to be full of creativity, adventure, and lots of positive change :)

    Big hugs,

    Christina

    ( I highly recommend Christina Ambubuyog’s ‘Ignite your intuition’ course because I’ve done it and I love it and her! I am also an affiliate because I only share and recommend things that I believe in )

  • March24th

    Prita’s Next Tour Dates…

    Germany

    Mon 31st March, Sanatorium 23, Friedrichain Berlin
    Thur 3rd April, Cafe Instinkt, St Peter-Ordning
    Fri 4th April, Prinz Willy, Kiel
    Sat 5th April, Erlesenes Das Wesercafe, Bremen
    Wed 9th April, Maschinchen Buntes, Witten – with special guest Gus Munro (Scotland)
    Thur 10th April, Marstall, Meiningen
    Fri 11th April, FolkClub, Hattersheim
    Sat 12th April, Frank’s Bodega, Großkarlbach
    Sat 26th April, Ellington Hotel, Berlin
    Fri 9th May, Die Luke, Ludwigsburg
    Sat 10th May, Arthur Kultur Haus, Chemnitz

    for more details head to www.prita.com.au

    photo by Glenn Stephenson Photography

  • March11th

    Day 1 of tour

    .. started smoothly at 7.20am.. my love took me to the airport… I got through check in and security with breeze.. and decided Luton is a good airport to go if you’re heading to London – it’s easy, quick, waaaay better than heathrow in terms of ease and speed! .. later in the day after several more trains, buses etc I got the car.. then travelled without a GPS.. cos it wasnt working .. managed to get semi-lost and ask some friendly locals for directions.. turn around go back left, left, right etc.. then followed the signs almost to my destination.. found a servo to see if they could fix my GPS problem… no… sent me to the nearby car store.. the guy was so helpful and spent a while figuring out what was wrong and how to fix it – he said ‘ I hate to let it beat me so I always find a solution..’ awesome.. and he did! so finally on the road again GPS had power.. good start.. next it wasnt loading.. great.. power.. but still no frkin directions.. finally I gave in and bought an extra download internet pack for my phone on roaming… ( oh I didnt mention I bought a top up for my uK sim.. only to find it’s not working either.. what a day).. so finally on my german number my internet is working and I had directions and working map@@@ yes!! and by the time I got to the hotel it was bed, beer and nuts time.. waaaaay to go day 1!!!

    Day 2 on tour

    started like this in Bournemouth a beautiful city in the deep south of uk.. Followed by a 4/5 hr drive north with semi-functioning Gps.. Thank god for the iphone maps.. Someone suggested I get a good old fashoined paper map.. I just laughed.. ‘Me? Drive in a strange land with a paper map ?! Navigate old school and drive?? Not gonna happen… Or..? About halfway there I stopped for fuel and asked the kind lady if she knew how to fix bung gps’s – she had a good look, tried to reset it.. Etc then ended up taking it out to her car to see if it would charge better on her charger and possibly work..? The gps still not working I said Ill just keep using my phone but the battery is low – can I charge it here for a while? ( they had run out of ones you could buy – I checked) She ended up saying ‘take the charger with you’ her own charger..!! I was like are you sure??! I will send it back to you, you are a legend thankyou!! What an angel ! Sent to help me on my way … And thats how I made it to the boat inn in Matlock to play my 1st gig of the tour! Great cosy english pub, friendly peeps.. Noice.. And in the between time I found an awesome book shop !! Win..


    Day 3
    of tour started a little something like this.. Pleasant stroll through a lovely village lots of history and peaceful sunny fields.. Apparently this place was famous for mining lead and milling.. Lots of very cute cottages – so today miss gps was working a bit better so our relationship has drastically improved .. We could almost .. Almost be friends now.. I got everywhere I needed to go today.. Turned off many many many too many roundabouts… And played a fun gig at the blues bar harrogate and had a surprise visitor from Australia!! More angels today – I was given fruit and had my gps fixed – I can go to sleep happy… Goodnight all

    Day … 4?

    Of tour and I got to catch up with my lovely fairygodmother of a friend Jo Jo Bea Moffet was such a sweet day! After navigating out of leeds and to her village maston? In the north.. We had a lovely catchup over tea, wandering through her town, driving through the drystone walled fields and moors ending with lunch on the hilltop overlooking this stunning view! We also found some great treats in the opshops books!! I am a bit addicted to books.. I just love them!! And I bought a ‘cartier watch’ almost as good as the real thing… Hehe..

    Day 5

    of tour was a lovely day in Scarborough! Very relaxing here, lots of old people lots of fishing, boats, a castle, hills, beaches… I went for a big wander around town, down along the beach then up the hill to the castle.. Had lunch – a mixed plate of whelks.?? Mussels and pippies – very nice (‘mmm not sure about the whelks though..) the seagulls here are massive.. The sun was shining.. And after a full day of wandering I wet for a much needed run along the beach now to catch up on all that reading I want to do…


    Day 6 of tour
    … It’s all about the bird.. Ok turn left… A little to the right.. Ok smile grr tiger!!!!

    Day 7

    of tour!.. Started with another run and a beautiful view – what a magic place! Scarborough by the sea.. Love it… Then headed onto Nottingham through Robin Hood’s forest and many roundabout.. The gig tonight was one of my favourite so far – lovely audience who were all there to hear music! Great vibe, friendly pub owner – just great.. Sometimes the chemistry is just right – you can’t always figure out exactly what you did differently or whether the stars were aligned.. But tonight was one of the good ones – it just worked I don’t know if other musicians are superstitious about little things when they play – but sometimes I am – tonight I set the loop number to my birthdate – I had the big long list of all the songs.. I had a nap in the arvo.. And i’d been for a run this morning.. Maybe thats the recipe?.. Who knows..

    Day 8

    of tour..Arry… Was a great gig in Stevenage upstairs in a cosy room with a wonderful audience ! Thanks for singing along and joining in made my day and thanks to Trev for organising the night – it was a cracker :) :)

    Day 9!

    Of UK tour.. What can I say..? Its been amazing from stevenage to a little village outside of leeds.. I managed to be very cool and at peace (ie not freak the hell out) when my gps decided to pack it in today with a repeated error msg.. Thanks Blythe.. Youve been great.. No really you have.. Up until today that is.. I tried pushing all her buttons but nothing made her come back to life in her usual cheerful tone.. So I managed – wait for it – to get directions from a human!! Actually two humans – thanks Jan & Trev – I got there!! (And my phone maps- tha kyou phone..) the house concert was lovely tonight great audience and really lovely people – what a treat this tour has been I’ve decided I love yorkshire and derbyshire actually most of the ‘shires’ seem to be good spots. All the gigs I’ve played have been special in their own way and it’s all coming to an end with tomorrow night being my last official UK gig before I head to Belgium! For 2 house concerts! Onwards and upwards and big thanks to Jane for organizing tonight!

    Day 10 of UK tour

    I have to say it’s been such a lovely tour this time round and the English people are so friendly and welcoming I feel blessed to be so looked after wherever I’ve been… Today was a nice end gig at the Filly and great to catch up with more surprise friends of friends! And get a bit of country air and a good hot meal ahh.. London here I come (tomorrow) todays 5 hours if driving really knackered me so I will sleep like a log I’m sure!!

    Day 11 of tour

    .. Strange dreams about dogs.. Followed by a morning walk with the dogs and horses in New Forest… Lovely chats with my friends mum whilst picking up special stones and taking these photos.. Afternoon train ride to London.. Catching up with my cuz Clare Hill and Nick Hill over a scrummy homecooked dinner! All round awesome easy day.

    Day 12

    of tour I met one of my music idols – Harry Manx who played a concert in London with Aussie artist Derrin Derrin Nauendorf and Rick on Double bass. Earlier in the day I went for a run down to the park – love the spring flowers.

    Day 13 of Tour..

    I learn that ‘bitch-itis is a disease’ had me almost in tears of laughter… That the curry is good in Battersea and that squirrels are not only in London but also in the grand canyon.. Oh and I also got a deep tissue massage to try and move the pain in my neck – good so far… Was great to spend some quality time with Clare Hill and Nick Hill ‘it was so great having me’ no?? :) :):)

    Day 14 of tour…

    The cat (my new best friend) has fallen head first in love with my shoes… Umm.. I think they may be a bit stunky… Anyway.. Love is blind and smell-less apparently.. Also featured was a baked camembert with salad – a little bit amazing.. A tour of the ww1 cemetery of flanders, Belgium.. Very sad and moving.. A lot of sad history..thanks for the tour Conrad de Muelenaere it’s probably going to be a new song at some stage in the future…

    Day 15..

    Highlights.. The chocolate factory.. Wild Mushroom pasta.. Awesome house concert.. New friends Mounjid Houda!! the ever-shoe-loving-cat… Presents!!! … I wrote a song on the Ukelele and played it the same day live! … Chocolate brownie..

    Day 16 of tour

    was a little like this – quick tour of Ghent on the way to my next gig – met this old dude and his dog – he owns the gemstone shop in the alleyway.. I ask to try on a ring.. He unlocks the cabinet.. I try it on .. He promptly locks the cabinet and exclaims ‘it fits!’ As if that is the only consideration.. I am in shock but laugh he’s right.. He then gets his dog to pose for the camera and as I say ‘have a nice day’ he replies ‘have a nice life’ .. Classic.. Also the gemstone ring I chose will make my life beautiful he says.. It will bring you good things… Can’t argue with that .. I also tried this jelly thing which tasted like a cross between fairyfloss, jam, and turkish delight.. Waaay to sweet for me ( I know right?!) and a tour of the markets (presents for my man) and one of the amazing churches… And lastly a great friendly houseconcert in Overmere. Thankyou Veerle Claeys, Filip Van Lerberge, and your friends and family!!

    Day 17

    ..was an epic train trip home from Ghent to Berlin via Brussels and Köln… need I say more… I basically got stuck into a really good book – that is the small blessing of a long train ride – time to read!!! Big thanks to all the people that hosted me, helped me, came to gigs and organized things for my UK & Belgium tour – you know who you are!! without you it wouldn’t have been possible!… and on arriving home.. with the heaviest suitcase ever!! presents were happily recieved and drunk & eaten!! (except the books for me – I will try not to eat them.. although that could be tasty.. nigella?? )

  • February26th

    photo by Glenn Stephenson Photography

  • February25th

    Dear Friends!

    In a very short while I will be off again on tour around the UK, Belgium and Germany! It’s pretty exciting – I haven’t been to the UK for a little while so it will be great to sing there again and catch up with old friends! I’ll be playing a houseconcert in Overmere, Belgium and then returning to tour around Germany! you can see all the tour dates here www.prita.com.au on the tour’s page

    This was my view at 4.30am in the morning after I got back home.. ahhh sweet ol’ jetlag…

    I’ve also got a couple of shows in my ‘home-town’ Berlin :) and I’ll be touring my NEW LIVE ALBUM!! ‘Live in Düssseldorf’!! if you want a copy you can email me for a personally signed and posted one :) :) or you can get it online here as a DOWNLOAD http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/prita5 or a REAL CD :)

    If you would like to HOST a HOUSECONCERT of your own – just write me a little email and we can figure out the details and make it happen! It’s always such a treat to play houseconcerts as you have a much more intimate performance for both the artist and the audience and being in someone’s home always gives it that extra cosy vibe :)

    Australia was amazing… I had a well-needed rest in the sunshine and soaked up the sounds and smells of my home in the hills amongst the gum-trees literally.. and magpies, kookaburras, quendas… all very friendly… I even got to feed the magpies from the spoon I was eating my fruit and yoghurt from one morning!! they were pretty eager to taste what I was eating and I just love hanging out with the birds so much!!

    I also spent a wonderful time catching up with friends and spending quality time with my family which really tops up the well!

    The Shows at Clancy’s Freo with Carus Thompson and the Ellington Jazz Club with Holli Scott were both amazing! such a great vibe and so many of my wonderful friends were there!! thanks!!! Always great to play at home to such a welcoming crowd :)

    thanks for being a part of the journey!

    x Prita

    ps. join me on facebook here www.facebook.com/pritamusic