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  • October22nd

    Have you even noticed that when you feel fear or stress you either hold your breath or it is very shallow?

    I’ve been consciously ‘watching my breath’ lately and noticed a lot of the time I’m not breathing deeply, not breathing to my ‘full potential’. Check in with yourself now – are you breathing deeply? shallow? holding your breath? whatever it is try breathing a little bit longer and deeper and see if it changes how you feel! Try watching it for 1 whole day. Just noticing whenever you think of it – and breathing deeper.

    I once did a 10 day silent meditation retreat in the mountains of Italy – the focus of most of those 10 days was – you guessed – BREATH – the most simple meditation is to watch your breath going in and going out – breathing for counts of 3-5 – or consciously breathing in one nostril and out the other..

    What has this got to do with MUSIC you say?? well a LOT to be honest. Breath is a huge part of being a good singer. Using your full breath to support your voice is essential. Breathing deeply helps with stage fright and fear. Try watching your breath for the next few days and see if it changes the way you feel! x P

  • October20th

    I am very happy to announce my special guests for my homecoming shows in PERTH and FREMANTLE!!

    Monday 15th Dec – The Ellington Jazz Club – Perth with very special guest BELLA BLAKEMORE

    Buy Tix here: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/12/show/3507

    Doors 7pm, tix $15 bar / $20 table

    *******AND******

    Saturday 20th Dec – Clancys Fish Pub Fremantle with the amazing LUCY PEACH Lucy Peach

    tix on the door $15

    It’s going to be amazing!!! can’t wait!! :) x P

  • October19th

    Getting Ready for another BIG week!! I’m heading to the UK on Friday to start my UK TOUR!! would love to see your shiny faces there!! xx Prita

    Prita’s UK TOUR

    23rd Oct, The Hideaway, Archway London
    24th Oct, The Beehive, Swindon
    25th Oct, The Boat, Cromford
    26th Oct, Platform Tavern, Southampton
    28th Oct, Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, Sussex
    29th Oct, NN Cafe, Northampton
    30th Oct, The Vic Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham
    31st Oct, Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage
    1st Nov, The Royal Oak, Brampton, Derbyshire
    2nd Nov, Thomas Tripp, Lymington

    www.prita.com.au

  • October15th

    What an amazing week, month, year it’s been.. I know it’s only OCTOBER.. but it’s like OCTOBER already!!! what the…?? and I’m already eating ‘Pfeffer-Nüsse’ Christmas biscuits.. I know it’s a bit early but geez.. can’t get enough ‘Pfeffer-Nüsse’ keks..

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    I have so much great stuff happening right now! Just did a NEW VIDEO shooting today in Berlin with the crew from ‘Berlin Open Stage‘. We recorded a brand new song of mine called ‘White Clouds’ so I got to sing it 100 times or so.. in a lovely balcony in Kreuzberg and entertain the locals.. ( I will let you know when it’s live online ).

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    I’ve also got a (secret audition) this week.. that’s all I’m gonna say.. because it’s secret.. between you, me and these four walls… So I’ve been head-down-bum-up practicing every day learning some new songs and getting my technique down..wish me luck!! (more about practicing on my blog.)

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    Apart from all this I’m teaching a few days a week at an international school in Berlin and loving it! I have great kids and we have so much fun, and I never thought I would be a GUITAR TEACHER!! I also teach SINGING and we generally have a really good time.

    AAAAAnnnd.. I have my next UK TOUR coming up really really soon!! I’ll be there from the 23rd October until the 3rd of November playing shows all around the country, and I’d love to see you if you live in the near from any of these places:

    Prita’s UK Tour..

    (23rd Oct, The Hideaway, Archway, London – to be confirmed)

    24th Oct, The Beehive, Swindon
    25th Oct, The Boat, Cromford
    26th Oct, Platform Tavern, Southampton
    28th Oct, Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, Hastings
    29th Oct, NN Cafe, Northampton
    30th Oct, The Vic Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham
    31st Oct, Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage
    1st Nov, The Royal Oak, Brampton Derbyshire
    2nd Nov, Thomas Tripp in Lymington

    for more details visit www.prita.com.au

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    I’m also coming HOME to OZ for a couple of weeks in December and will be so happy to spend Christmas with my family and friends, enjoy the beach and some sunshine and catch up with my buddies!!! While I’m home I’ve got two very special shows lined up:

    AUSTRALIA SHOWS

    Mon 15th Dec – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth – with special guest Bella Blakemore

    Tix €15 Bar / €20 Table, Doors 7pm

    buy tickets here: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/12/show/3507

    Sat 20th Dec – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle

    Tix €15 on the door, come early to get a good seat!!

    Special Guest to be announced soon…

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    We managed to squish in a beautiful mini-getaway to Blanes, Spain just after my birthday which was well worth the last minute mayhem to get there and enjoy some sunshine, beach and exploring…

    Apart from all that my NEW THING is GREEEEEEN JUICE.. I know it’s not really that new but for me to be drinking it every day is new!! I found a super easy, no excuses way to make myself drink it.. you can read more about it on my blog :)

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    Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom!! you made it!! hope you feel inspired to do something good for you.. ;)

    bis gleich (til’ soon)

    Tchuuuuuuuus (that’s how we say ‘seeya-later’ here in German-land)

    x Prita

  • October14th

    I’ve been rehearsing a lot, practicing every day. This is unusual for me because honestly I never used to practice.. every.. day.. just when I felt like it, or was overcome by the urge to write and sing.

    I once got told by an influential person that I wasn’t a ‘real musician’ if I didn’t practice every day. I hate being ‘told’ what to do so almost as rebellion I think part of me wanted to prove that I was still a ‘real’ musician, even if I didn’t practice every day… Look at me now I wanted to say, years later, touring the world, playing my own songs and earning a real living from it. (sometimes our ‘hater’s are our best friends in disguise, they help us grow and learn to overcome something we might have stayed good at, but not great).

    But this last week or two has been different. I’ve actually practiced every day. And, I’ve noticed a big difference, I feel GOOOD, like in my bones something is changing. I have no excuses, I just practice every day. Like a repetition, like a thing I have to do, just do it. I feel in the FLOW. It makes me happy to sing every day. To play my guitar, every day… just to do it, to learn something new, and push through the ‘hard’ parts, that’s how we get better.

    I used to feel a LOT of resistance to practicing every day, because I would feel frustrated coming up against the bits that I wasn’t’ good at, and the only way to move forward was to move through them. It’s a bit like life really.. (what you resist persists). I also made it SUPER EASY for myself – no set time, just do it as soon as you think of it, drop everything you were doing and practice then and there. That was my formula. SIMPLE.

    In the past week I’ve also started a new positive habit of drinking a ‘green juice’ every day. (at no set time – just when I think of it – can you tell I love freedom right?) I have really noticed a HUGE difference in my energy levels. I was sick last week but after much needed self-care, vitamins, sleep, etc etc I got better. Green juice was a part of that for sure! And to make it REALLY SIMPLE I decided to make the easiest ‘can-do’ recipe that I could – so there would be NO EXCUSES not to drink one a day.

    So this is my recipe, get ready, it’s going to knock your socks off!! :) Baby Spinach leaves (stuff a blender half full with them), tropical / or any juice you have (pour in about half a cup), Water.. top up with water so its’ enough liquid to get the blender going… and whizzzz.. what you get is fluffy green juice that is so easy, so delicious and makes you feel good in about 5 minutes!!

    I always wanted to get on the ‘green-juice’ wagon but was procrastinating on and off for about a year because I didn’t think I had the ‘right juicer’ or the ‘right ingredients’ or.. or.. or…I couldn’t always get green leaves at the 3 supermarkets I shop at.. (I now know where I can get it all the time.. ).. no excuses left.

    SO this is my DARE for YOU! What are you wanting to do (that you know will be good for you) but procrastinating about? why? solve your why’s and you will start doing something amazing for yourself… x prita

  • October13th

    Hi lovely Friends!

    I’ve got some great UK shows coming up and am getting really excited to be back in the old blimey :)

    here’s a head’s up to where I”ll be – I’d love you to come and say hi!

    (23rd Oct, The Hideaway Basement, Archway London) TBC
    24th Oct, The Beehive, Swindon
    25th Oct, The Boat, Cromford
    26th Oct, Platform Tavern, Southampton
    28th Oct, Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, Hastings
    29th Oct, NN Cafe, Northampton
    30th Oct, The Vic Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham
    31st Oct, Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage
    1st Nov, The Royal Oak, Brampton Derbyshire
    2nd Nov, Thomas Tripp in Lymington

    qqq

    www.prita.com.au

  • October8th

    Just a quick note to let you know that I’m coming home to OZ for a couple of weeks in December and will be playing 2 very special shows at two of my favourite venues!!

    Monday 15th December Ellington Jazz Club, Perth
    with special guest Bella Blakemore
    tickets will be available soon at www.ellingtonjazz.com.au
    $20 Table /$15 Bar

    Saturday 20th December Clancys’Fish Pub, Fremantle
    with special guests!
    www.clancysfishpub.com.au
    tickets on the door $15

  • September23rd

    Uk Tour dates poster Oct

    If I’m in your neighbourhood I’d love to see you at a gig! come down and say hi! request your favourite song or just have a natter!

    UK tour dates.. updated! more gigs = more fun times (are you in?)

    24th Oct – The Beehive, Swindon
    25th Oct, The Boat, Cromford
    26th Oct, Platform Tavern, Southampton
    28th Oct, Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, Hastings
    30th Oct, The Vic Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham
    31st Oct, Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage
    1st Nov, The Royal Oak, Brampton Derbyshire
    2nd Nov, Thomas Tripp in Lymington

    there’s still the possibility of a couple of ‘last minute’ concerts – if you know someone that would love a house concert and would squeeze in the date! let me know xx Prita

    ps. I’d love to do a show in London aswell while I’m in the UK if you know somewhere super-special that I could do a ‘one night only show’ either on the 23rd Oct, 27th, 29th, or the 3rd of Nov! thanks!

    www.prita.com.au

  • September19th

    Do you ever feel like you’re holding yourself back from really enjoying what is around you?

    I had a realisation today that I’ve been ‘holding back’ from exploring my own neighbourhood and letting my creative spirit come out.

    Being a creative person you need stimulation in the form of different environments, people watching, reading, writing, taking pictures and generally appreciating the beauty around you.

    Sometimes I feel like I just need to explore. Get out of my routine and just wander and see where it leads me. I find the most rewarding things when I let myself do that. Sometimes it feels like a real luxury. But sometimes it also feels like a necessity.

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    This is the place I found today on my little wander, my exploration, lead me to a gorgeous little french inspired cafe right around the corner from where I live! I can’t believe I’d never really noticed it before and that they even do ‘Soymilk’ coffees (rare)!! I am impressed to say the least, and am sure I’ll be back there again sometime soon.

    What about you? Have you explored your own neighbourhood? is there a new cafe around the corner that you’ve seen but not tried yet?

  • September2nd

    It’s September already! (my birthday month) can you believe it!! :) This year feels like it’s flying by..

    I’ve got some new free stuff FOR YOU!! – if you use an ‘android’ phone there is now a free downloadable app to follow my gigs and updates from reverbnation! http://www.reverbnation.com/prita/app


    (Maastricht, Netherlands)

    Last month was quite a busy touring month with some great gigs all around Germany and Holland! (awesome private house concert in Maastricht – thanks Mathias & Tilly! ), private functions (in amazing venues – thanks Bruno), Concerts in Koln and Isernhagen in great venues! (thanks Michael and Stefan) and singer songwriter comps in Nienburg (thanks Petra) which I happened to WIN!! after making it through 3 rounds! how exciting! I got the opportunity to play an extra show and sing alongside the guys from the Spencer Davis’ Band which was a thrill! and I also had the opportunity to meet some great muso’s and sing together on stage! (thanks Mat Charles and Desmond Myers)

    This month is a Songwriting and Recording month with sessons booked in to record demo’s and create new music for your listening ears! :) I will also be taking a little holiday as part of my birthday celebrations!@@ yaya..


    (it’s my birthday happy face… 8th Sept.. presents welcome.. hahahahah)

    I will be doing a couple of Special Shows in Berlin this month:

    - 18th September 22uhr – at Quasimodo, Charlottenburg – Berlin Unplugged Festival (Presented by ProFolk)- with many great artists including Mckinley Black, Teresa Bergman, Marcel Brell, Katinka Lion, Be mine or run.. and many more! www.berlin-unplugged.de for more details..

    - 28th September 2pm – Donau 115, Neukoln – Cheeky unplugged totally acoustic gig coming up soon in Berlin..(it’s going to be recorded! so if you want to be on the live recording clapping and hollering.. you can come ;)) This is part of the event series at Donau115 in Neukoelln. The series is called Donaufruehstueck.

    - It’s a brunch-time show (14:00 doors, show starts around 14:30)
    – Cheap coffee and snacks are available for everyone.
    – It’s all acoustic and/or battery powered. There will be no PA, and
    nothing that plugs into a wall is allowed.
    -aesthetically it’s nice to hear things raw and bare sometimes, and the
    room sounds unusually good

    One of the previous events is up here for you to get an idea of what it all feels like
    http://donaufruehstueck.tumblr.com/


    (Vicfest – UK Derrin Nauendorf)

    The next BIG TOUR coming up is the UK!! (late Oct-Nov) I was there just recently for the Vicfest.. so if you’re one of my UK friends you can see if any of these dates suit you and pop it in the calendar! more tour details here… www.prita.com.au/tours

    UK TOUR

    25th Oct, The Boat, Cromford
    26th Oct, Platform Tavern, Southampton
    28th Oct, Mrs Yarringtons, Battle, Hastings
    30th Oct, The Vic Hotel, Beeston, Nottingham
    31st Oct, Marquis of Lorne, Stevenage
    1st Nov, The Royal Oak, Brampton Derbyshire


    (the Leipzig Loop Festival I played at)

    After the success of my teaching at Berlin International Schule I’m starting to give private 1 on 1 music coaching lessons in Berlin Mitte! I will be taking students age 8-15yrs from 3-6pm Monday to Thursday. If you know anyone interested in learning more about vocal techniques, breathing, posture, songwriting and performance please pass this on!

    The lessons are €30 for an hour of one on one coaching or €20 for half an hour. In this time we will be covering vocal warmups and scales, learning to sing cover songs, performance techniques, microphone technique, singing for the stage, breathing & posture, there will also be the option of learning songwriting skills too!

    Singing is great for improving confidence and helps with vocal articulation, rhythm, body posture and overall happiness!

    Now taking students aged 8-15yrs from 3pm-6pm Monday to Thursday. The coaching will be in Mitte, Berlin.

    Book now!
    prita@prita.com.au
    www.prita.com.au

    I was also lucky enough to have heaps of visitors over the last few months – including my Tanti, My Cuz Sophie, my Uncle & Aunty from Sydney and some friends! its’ nice to have a taste of home (oz) away from home and staying up late having cups of tea and speaking.. ‘Austraaaaaalyan’ :)

    Thanks for reading this far! you are amazing.. and have the reading and concentration skills of legend.. yes.. it’s true..

    x Prita

    ps. I also started a great course which I’m loving!! ok.. 3 great courses which I’m loving.. I love studying in my spare time.. ;) they are Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp’ it’s awesome, amazing.. I could go on.. and on.. Denise Duffield Thomas is a great teacher and the online community is soooo supportive. (I am an affiliate too because I really love her work).

    The second one is Cari Cole’s FF program for Music Biz – I’ve been studying different programs by CC for a few years and love her biz knowhow and style.

    And the third one is Leonie Dawson’s ‘Double Your Biz’ she has heaps of great courses and workbooks, meditations etc.. and I’ve been part of her academy for years so I always have something new and exciting to sink my teeth into to study! (I’m also an affiliate of LD).