Hello! Here’s my latest adventure update.. I spent last week playing music on kos island, catching up with my friends Kristian Fjellstad, Tine, Fergus & Anita.. and Celebrating my Aunty’s birthday in Turkey! We met a lot of great people that work on the island who were very welcoming.. We stayed at a great little flat right across from the beach.. Basic but so handy and fun! It felt like we were camping in a beach cottage..getting up each morning for a swim across the road.. Nice!! We decided one day that we needed a massage so we found a place and booked it.. Thinking we might walk the 45mins to get there.. Luckily we ended up hiring a couple of deadly treadlys (bicycles) and riding there!! As it took almost an hour to ride in the hot sun!! When we got there we cracked up.. Arriving all hot and sweaty on our bikes to a 5 star luxury resort for our massages..infinity pools, luxurious throne looking couches.. Lots of marble.. Marble.. More marble.. Needless to say we enjoyed our day and after the massage got back on our bikes for the ride back to town!! Had a gorgeous dinner just Over the road from the ocean view for the start of birthday celebrations.. I played a gig that night at the Irish bar -’ shenanigans’ followed by an impromtude karaoke session and lots of laughs!! Celine Dion eat your heart out!!! I did a duet with one of the guys from the bar ‘I had the time of my life’ complete with actions… Hilarious.. That was the real start of celebrating my aunty’s birthday!! She did abba with a lovely Swedish lady we met.. And the theme song from titanic amongst others!! We stumbled home in the wee hours and decided to set our alarm to get up and catch a boat in the morning.. Peeling ourselves off our beds at 8:30 am the next day we looked at each other to see if we could get up..?!! Yes!! We ran down to the port and found a boat to turkey! And got there just in time to go to bodrum.. We loved our day in turkey.. Lots of laughs at the hamam Turkish baths.. Getting soaped up, scrubbed and slapped before a massage and facial of sorts..after spending most of the day there we headed back to town and found a cute restaurant for a quick birthday lunch!! We had a yummy mixed tasting plate of dips and little yummy things that we mostly pointed at to explain what we wanted..asking for the bill in broken Turkish.. And being given cold watermelon before the bill.. We pretended to devour the melon only to be in fits of laughter yet again!! Couldn’t speak.. Then the guy came with the bill and was like..’ is everything ok?!’ between sobs and muffled laughter we Managed to say yes… before literally running to the ferry to catch it back to kos!!(via a 10 second tacky treasure shop) then back to kos!! I had the pleasure of playing in between kristians’ sets at the ‘hamam bar’ on bar St in kos..every other night.. He really is the human jukebox!! Great artist check him out here www.kristianfjellstad.com I had a couple of young scandinavian boys join me onstage as backing dancers one night.. They were hilarious and actually really good at keeping time clapping and coming up with crazy co ordinated dance moves!! Someone sent me a great photo of them.. Will try and post it here!! Otherwise check my facebook page www.facebook.com/pritamusic all in all it was a great week of swimming and sunning and singing on kos!! And I’ll be back in August to do it all again! I’ve also been building a new website With the help of archisys and I think it looks fab!! Tell me what you think!! Any feedback welcome so I can improve the experience!! Check it out here www.prita.com.au Please ‘like’ my facebook page to keep updated regularly on upcoming shows and tours.. Or visit my website www.prita.com.au New tours coming up: book these in your diary Western Australia Broome, Matsos brewery Friday 9th Sept Solo show Perth, The Ellingon Jazz Club Thursday 6th Oct Full band show Buy tickets here www.Ellingtonjazz.com.au Mt Lawley, The Velvet Lounge Friday 14th Oct With Minky G, Sian Brown and Tenille Elkins! Tickets on the door! Solo Show Scarborough, The Indi Bar Wednesday 19th Oct Band show with special guest ‘ Ryan Webb and the method’ Tickets on the door More dates to be announced!! Then I’ll be heading back to Europe! With my next UK tour starting 23rd November 2011.. Thanks to my new UK representative Roland Payne @ Connection Promotions check out his website here www.connectionpromotions.co.uk As always you can listen and buy tunes online at www.cdbaby.com/prita And stay tuned for new songs on soundcloud!! www.soundcloud.com/prita hope you enjoy the journey with me!! X Prita!
I went to my first yoga class in Athens yesterday at this great little studio in the backstreets of thissio / psiri. The teacher - Patrick Fullan is like a gymnast! When I arrived he was in the middle of the room doing a handstand with legs split.. On one hand... I was thinking.. Wow.. And, I hope were not doing that today!! We did lots of handstands but luckily can work our way up to the centre of the room on one hand thing.. Good..good..Today Im feeling muscles I forgot I had!! So I'm taking that as a good sign!! Also last night was the most amazing ad beautiful full moon over the city.. I went to the park and just soaked it in for hours.. Moonlight.. Nice..X p
I spent a lovely morning in totnes at SoundArtRadio with the presenter Nell - who also spent some time living in the kimberlies.. Great connections in this small world!! Listen here www.soundcloud.com/prita enjoy! X prita
Hello! I'm writing to you from a small table outside an Irish Pub in Athens, Greece (the James Joyce)... it's hot and sunny outside with birds tweeting and a nice breeze blowing..a mixture of English and Greek being spoken all around me.. it's been a busy few months with all the travelling and gigging around Europe and I have loved every minute of it!!! Where to start....?? there's so much to tell you!! I've done a full circle starting in Athens early May, then Prague, Estonia, Berlin, the UK and now back to Athens... there have been so many adventures, so many great people I've met along the way.. the inevitable ups and downs that come with travelling - sometimes alone and sometimes with friends - I've written heaps of new songs which I am really happy with and have been gigging them straight away which has been very rare for me in the past - I've gotten braver and stronger as an artist, performer and person over these last couple of months.. as some of you know a lot has happened in my personal life too.. this always brings blessings in disguise.. some of them being transformation, getting to know myself better again being solo, lots of journalling and ultimately lots of new songs!!! so I have lots to be thankful for even though a lot of it hurt! growing pains!! lol.. and then there are the new beginnings!! 😉 some of the songs have even been recorded on a live interview I did in Totnes, a lovely green rainy town in the UK you can listen to the interview and songs here on soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/prita I'm also re-designing my website which will be up and running and snazzy and awesome!! really soon!! I have some guys working on it now and I'll let you know when it's done! it will have loads more features including things that are easy for me to update myself!! l yay!! www.prita.com.au - stay tuned.. Athens was a great way to start my European Tour 2011! with familiar faces and places - I was here 2 years ago playing at these two Irish pubs in Monastiraki and Glyfada so it was great to see my old friends again and make heaps of new ones! with a really international crowd and lots of drunky nights.. I had a ball!! I love this city and all its ancient buildings and temples.. its a place where I feel like anything is possible.. the old and the new mixing in perfectly.. and the amazing weather and friendly people.. glorious islands!! I went for a day trip with some friends from the UK (R & L) to the island of Aegina - beautiful and then the island of Hydra by myself for a couple of days R&R after all my gigs and big nights@!! it was one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I've been - no cars just donkeys, cats, olive trees and a gorgeous marina tucked into the side of the hilly island.. Next was Prague, which is as beautiful as everyone says, gothic buildings, churches, rivers running through the old town.. I stayed for 3 nights in a youth hostel, met some great locals at a little bar across the road (they became my surrogate parents - a group of about 10 locals 50+ all wanting to look after me!! lol...) they came to my gig at Propaganda and took me out for coffee and drinks each day I was there.. lovely lovely people.. (Jane, Bobby, Vera.. ) I'll be back... Estonia was amazing yet again! I was also here 2 years ago on my first European tour - Ann and her friends were so hospitable and the gigs went off!! I love Estonian people they seem to have this enthusiasm for new things and art and music... each gig I played there - one in Tartu and one in Tallinn - the audiences went crazy with cheering and clapping.. really blew me away!! to get such a good response.. sold lots of CDs too which is always a bonus!! 🙂 one of the clubs I played at you have to have card to get in the door - and people wait years for the exclusive VIP card.. ..I was determined to get one.. lol.. so I worked my magic and got one!! yaya!! so anytime I go to Tallinn I can go to club Noku!! whoop whoop.. lol.. Ann and Hannah also took me to the island off Tallinn called 'Hiiumaa' it was a beautiful get-away, we stayed at Ann's family holiday cottage amongst the birch trees, fields of grass, and tiny flowers - forget me nots and buttercups.. it was so relaxing.. and like camping.. in the forest.. but freezing!!! I was wearing every layer of clothing I could find.. meanwhile ann was in thongs.. and t-shirt.. !! Berlin was great! Ich Lieber Berlin! Such a multi-cultural, funky, grungy, arty, yoga –ey city..easy to get around and friendly and safe! I stayed with a good muso’ friend of mine (Markus) in Neukoln in a great apartment on the 17th floor!! overlooking the city.. wow.. the weather was great while I was there and I had heaps of time to myself which was really nice.. a lot of the songwriting started here!! I also caught up with my aussie muso' mates Coby Grant, and Jaimi Faulkner..we had a great time.. and it was so nice having familiar faces and the 'sound' of home.. good times.. one of the highlights was the outdoor karaoke in Maer Park on the Sunday Avo I was there.. I met Jaimi and a bunch of his berliner friends there.. and enjoyed and laughed at all the great and not so great singers taking the 'stage' a big natural amphitheater outdoors.. very entertaining afternoon.. with beer and sunshine and good company 🙂 The UK was next with 14 gigs all over England booked by the wonderful Roland from Connection Promotions. We had a ball travelling on tour together with so many storyies to tell.. or not tell .. (what goes on tour.. stays on tour!! ).. from Oxford to Bath, Macclesfield, Swindon, Broad Hinton, Derby, London, and much more!! Bags of Bhaji mix, cups of tea and winegums.. kept us going.. with the odd live ale/ cider/ wine/ mojito thrown in for good measure.. lets just say R & L have a nice new collection of tour glasses.. It was great to have a 'home base' in Northampton (thanks Lis) for the 3 weeks or so that I was there in between touring.. I got to do some fantastic gigs with the gorgeous and talented Coby Grant, check out her music here.. www.cobygrant.com we are on similar musical adventures so it was great to connect with her and make a new great friend!! Roley and I visited some amazing magical places - Bath, Teighnmouth, the Rollwright Stones and Avebury Stone Circle!! I loved the old trees in Avebury.. really magical.. I sat with them and did a little prayer and meditation both times.. the second time Roland and I signed an agreement for Connection Promotions to be my UK booking agent and representative!! very exciting! and felt just right!! we have already discussed the next two tours for November and then early next year... which brings me to my big news!! that I am moving to Europe to continue my dream of being an authentic independent international musician.. I look forward to what the future brings!! and will be doing some big 'Farewell' shows in Perth and Fremantle in Sept- Oct before I head off again on my next BIG ADVENTURE!!! xx hope you enjoy the journey... and thanks for all the support.. spreading the word, coming to gigs, buying cds.. it all helps me realise my dream so BIG THANKYOU!! I also hope to be releasing a live EP of my NEW SONGS while I'm home in the spring! xx Prita