Prita's Next Shows! Fri 30th Sept Dubliner, Thessaloniki, GR Sat 1st Oct Dubliner, Thessaloniki, GR Sat 8th Oct James Joyce, Athens, GR Sun 9th Oct James Joyce, Athens, GR Fri 14th Oct Nienburger Kulturwerk, Nienburg, DE Sat 15th Oct Kulturkaffee Rautenkranz, Isernhagen, DE Sun 16th Oct Sumpfblume, Hameln, DE for more details visit www.pritagrealy.com I'm excited to be heading back to Greece again after a great time earlier this year playing at my favourite Irish pubs there, and performing for the first time in Thessaloniki (and checking out the local food and history there!!). My parents will be joining up with us and a bunch of friends to celebrate some good friends wedding party and exploring Athens and the local islands! Then I'll be heading back to a few of my favourite German concert venues for a little weekend tour with my parents as my roadies ;P and showing them a bit of my life on the road! stay tuned for photos.. or head over to my instagram and join me there too! www.instagram.com/prita_grealy
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!!
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
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!