I had a great 10 days in Kos, Greece! How lucky am I that I get to play on a Greek Island and enjoy the beaches and sunshine during the day!? I have to pinch myself sometimes to see if this life is real!! I played 7 nights in a row at the Hamam bar - which (is where Kristian fjellstad plays every other night!!) and is a big outdoor under the stars bar in Kos on Bar St.. I got to meet so many lovely people from Italy, Spain, England, Germany, Holland, Norway, France, Finland, Israel and Switzerland!! Amazing!! I look forward to meeting these new friends in their own countries too, when I tour there!! 🙂 I am always up for ideas if you know somewhere great for an acoustic solo artist to play you can email me here email@example.com or leave a comment below and I will follow it up! 🙂 I also had the pleasure of having a few days holiday with my boyfriend and we went to turkey for his Birthday!! Had a great lunch over the water, feeding the fish!! And the waiters came out and sang happy birthday in English and Turkish! Great surprise!! Lol.. That same night the lovely audience at hamam got to hear all about it and when he arrived they all sang him happy birthday too!! 🙂 good times!! I caught up with some great friends and made some new ones!! Had two amazing visits to the natural thermal hot springs.. one at sunset and one at 2Am in the morning!! Both times amazing.. Star bathing under the moon and counting shooting stars!! Brilliant!!
I will be returning to Perth and Broome this September and October fr a few show around town with my band and solo! Dates to pencil in your diary: Broome Fri Sept 9th, Matsos Brewery 6:30-9:30pm Perth Thurs Oct 6th Ellington Jazz Club, with Minky G support ((Thurs Oct 13th Clancys Fish Pub, with Lucy Peach support)) ** CHANGED to Thurs Oct 27th!! 🙂 Fri Oct 14th Velvet Lounge, Solo, with Elk Bell, Sian brown, Minky g Weds Oct 19th Indi Bar, with Ryan Webb & The Method I'm really looking forward to catching up with everyone and playing in my home town after 4months on the road in Europe!!
So today I got dropped off at a new (to me) supermarket in Athens in the suburb I’m living in.. it’s funny how something can be just around the corner and you don’t even know it’s there. I love exploring this place.. there’s so much to explore.. it’s like travelling in one spot.. sort of.. new language to learn – lots of funny moments of broken greek – english transactions.. like today in the supermarket I was staring at the shelves with all the flour looking packets on it.. looking for cupcake making ingredients of course.. and trying to decipher what was flour.. then what kind of flour.. I was picking up packets and looking closely at them trying to read greek – havent learnt the alphabet yet so that may be a bit far off.. but occaissionally they have a bit of english or some other language I can decipher a bit of.. french? italian? something.. anything.. looking looking. then I start smelling the packets in the hope that my nose can tell me what it is.. so I end up choosing a small bag of flour that says in english on the side.. see I found some!! ‘self-raising flour’ yay!@ success!! now only 10 other ingredients to go!! there was a lady hovering with a uniform doing pricing or something.. so I thought ‘oh give it a go’.. so in greek ‘signomi’ (excuse me) do you have icing sugar? ‘ah sakarin, ne~!” (sugar, yes!) she guides me to another shelf.. and the game continues.. It’s funny how exciting it can be to find things in a new country in a new supermarket.. I spent ages in there filling up my basket with hoummus, cheeses, sundried tomatoes.. soymilk~~ yes I found soymilk!! (big smile) and various other edible things.. peaches, grapes, a chunk of nice looking bread.. ahh.. the joys.. but I must say the patty pans for my cupcake making were pretty plain.. – white – boring.. then I found some tiny tiny tiny ones for petit fours.. all different colours.. much more exciting.. and tiny always tastes better and you can have more.. so it was all good in the end! and on the walk home as the sun was setting .. the sky was a beautiful dark blue.. I passed a classic looking blue and white greek church with the domed roof.. and stopped to take a photo… it was just one of those moments in time.. satisfied.. laden with shopping bags.. stunning sky.. view.. dreamy heat.. it’s growing on me
I found a recording studio in Athens, Sierra Studios, thanks to Kristian! I’m looking forward to spending a few days recording some of my new songs for my new EP.. and my gorgeous and talented friend Caroline Wise of ‘Wise Designs’ is designing an amazing masterpiece of a cover with me!~ very exciting! I love creating new things especially when I get to combine my music and art! happy days.. hoping to have it ready for my return to OZ in September-October! x p