Dear Friends! I hope you have had a fabulous start to the New Year 2014! It's always a time of great reflection and goal-setting for me.. although I tend to set goals throughout the year. This year feels like a different year already for me - I have wiped the slate clean to start again on some new ideas and goals and instead of 'raising the bar' as most goal setting things say to do - I have decided to lower it!! as in 'lower my own bar of expectations and be kind to myself' it feels good and it feels right for me right now. I have also got some clear goals on how I want to interact and use my energy this year and it includes saying no to some things that I would normally say yes to, and conserving my energy for things that I feel are really important and worthwhile. That means doing less shows and focussing on doing really great ones when I do! as well as starting some new projects... learning Spanish, starting my song a week project, and saving time for loved ones and family.. smelling the roses.. My Australian Tour Dates this year are: Friday 10th Jan Ellington Jazz Club Perth Saturday 11th Jan Nannup Lavendar Farm Saturday 25th Jan Carus Thompson & Prita Music at Clancy’s Fremantle www.prita.com.au for more details.. check out the tour’s page I am also LAUNCHING MY NEW LIVE ALBUM ‘Live in Düsseldorf’. It was recorded at an intimate concert last year in Düsseldorf, Germany! By Kyung Han of Stadtklang at a great venue called Spoerl Fabrik. It Includes 14 tracks: Fire In Your Eyes, Elephants & Tigers, You Did me Wrong, Cowboy Song, I got the Fire, My Home, Blue for You, Secret, Love Come Around, Stronger, Wharfie, Take it off, Time with me, Get out of your own way. It has great black and white photos by Glenn Stephenson, and Filip Van Lerberge. My fabulous friend Caroline Wise created the graphic design of the album for me, it was funded by the amazing ‘fairytale’ supporters and I am just so HAPPY it's HERE!! YOU CAN ORDER YOUR COPY directly with ME! just email me at email@example.com or send me a message on Facebook – www.facebook.com/prita.music for €25 euro including postage I will post it to anywhere in the world! Or if you’re lucky enough to be at one of the next live concerts you can grab a copy from me and say G’day! YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD IT AT www.cdbaby.com/prita I've been lucky enough to be able to spend some summer sunshine time in OZ with my family for the last week of 2013 and first week of 2014 it was really special and filled me up with so much love!!! We had an awesome day at Kings Park in Perth overlooking the city. It is such a special spot and the kids had a ball riding their scooters and feeding the ducks!! I would love to see you at a live show in OZ if you live here or have some friends who might like to come down you can buy tickets online for most of the shows: 10th Jan at the Ellington Jazz Club With Holli Scott a gorgeous up and coming Jazz Singer with an amazing voice! She’ll be accompanied by Double Bass. If you’ve been to the Ellington before you will know the beautiful vibe – sit down tables – hushed room – candles – cocktails – very nice!! One of my favourite venues of all time!! Buy tickets here: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/01/show/2962 11th Jan at Nannup Lavender Farm 5- 7 pm Sundowner concert with Mary Myfanwy and Prita at Nannup Lavender Farm Graphite Rd. Phone Carlotta 97560242 for Tickets $30. Meals and Drinks available but BYO alcohol. Phone Carlotta 97560242 for Tickets 25th Jan at Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle BIG DOUBLE CONCERT WITH CARUS THOMPSON! Australia Day Eve celebration of great Aussie Music from two troubadours who’ve been travelling the world sharing their gifts. This Show will be HUGE!! both of us sold out last time we played at CLANCYS’ so you can get in early and buy your tickets here if you want to make sure you’ve got a spot to PARTY! This show will most likely be standing room only!! (unless you get there early and grab a seat!!**) Buy tickets here: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=40758 Thanks for being a part of my musical journey, I hope you have a fabulously wonderful New Year 2014 and hope to see you at a show soon! x Prita ps. My favourite dream-goal-idea planning tool is the 'Leonie Dawson Life Planner' it's full of colourful pictures and wisdom. I am a very visual person so it really resonates with me! It asks you questions and prompts you to write what you really want to create in your life, there are also 2 versions - the biz and the life one - I've got both and have had enjoyed filling it out the 'life' version over the last 2 weeks. I'm also having a get together with one of my biz buddies next week to fill out my biz goals and dreams... 🙂 you can download your copy here: http://leoniedawson.com/affiliate-redirect/?p=Prita&w=abla (I am an affiliate because I love her stuff! and it works!)
Hello my Lovelies! It has been a great big fat ol' year 2013 and I am soooo READY to embrace a new year in 2014 with fresh ears, eyes, heart, and spirit! I hope you are too! The 'Fairytale Fundraiser' was so successful - we reached both goals of getting me a flight to OZ and Creating the NEW LIVE CD!! whooo!! (there were a few other bumps in the road which are highly sensitive 007 spy type biz so I can't say anything).. but that's OK!! ok?.. ok. 🙂 I've come out the other end really GRATEFUL for what I HAVE in my life! WONDERFUL SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS, FAMILY AND MUSIC FANS!! The opportunity to live in another country, learn the language and experience all the richness of another culture.. My Love who brings me sunshine every day with his kilowatt smile!! My new friends!! the chance to travel to new places and continue to follow my dream of playing music all around the world! yes.. for all that..and for YOU I am really and truly grateful!! 😉 So my great news is that I'm coming home to OZ for January and part of February and will be playing **ONLY 2 SHOWS** in my home town plus a couple of very special shows in Sydney!! and some private exclusive House Concerts!! 10th Jan at the Ellington Jazz Club with Holli Scott a gorgeous up and coming Jazz Singer with an amazing voice! She'll be accompanied by Double Bass and Horns and I can't wait to hear her!! If you've been to the Ellington before you will know the beautiful vibe - sit down tables - hushed room - candles - cocktails - very nice!! One of my favourite venues of all time!! buy tickets here:http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/01/show/2962 25th Jan at Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle BIG DOUBLE CONCERT WITH CARUS THOMPSON!! Australia Day Eve celbration of great Aussie Music from two troubadours who've been travelling the world sharing their gifts. This Show will be HUGE!! both of us sold out last time we played at CLANCYS' so you can get in early and buy your tickets here if you want to make sure you've got a spot to PARTY! This show will most likely be standing room only!! (unless you get there early and grab a seat!!**) buy tickets here:http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=40758 I am also LAUNCHING MY NEW LIVE ALBUM!! how exciting is that! 'Live in Düsseldorf' was recorded at an intimate concert this year in you guessed it... Düsseldorf, Germany! at a great venue called Spoerl Fabrik recorded by Kyung Han of <
> I was supported by a fabulous audience and some great musicians. The Live Album has 14 tracks with some new songs that people always ask for - 'My Home' and 'Stronger' as well as 12 other songs some of which have never been released!
Includes these 14 tracks- Fire In Your Eyes, Elephants & Tigers, You Did me Wrong, Cowboy Song, I got the Fire, My Home, Blue for You, Secret, Love Come Arround, Stronger, Wharfie, Take it off, Time with me, Get out of your own way. It has great black and white photos by Glenn Stephenson, and Filip Van Lerberge. My fabulous friend Caroline Wise created the graphic design of the album for me, it was funded by the amazing 'fairytale' supporters and I am just so HAPPY it is FINALLY HERE!!
YOU CAN ORDER YOUR COPY directly with ME! just shoot me lil' email at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Facebook land - www.facebook.com/prita.music €25 euro including postage to anywhere in the world! Or if you're lucky enough to be at one of the next live concerts you can grab a copy directly from me and say G'day!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOST A HOUSE CONCERT? I will also be playing a couple of Exclusive Intimate Style private House Concerts while I'm home ( which is all the rage in Europe - imagine a room full of your favourite friends, a home-made buffet byo drinks, cushions, couches and candles!! ). If you live in Western Australia or Sydney / NSW and would like to create a magical experience for you and all your best mates let me know! It is totally affordable and easy to do - just get in touch and I can help you with the details! email me at email@example.com
WISHING YOU A FABULOUSLY FANTASTIC AND A-MAZING CHRISTMAS TIME AND NEW YEAR 2014!! I Hope you get to enjoy it with your family and friends surrounding you, lots of love and good food and drink!! We have been cruising around the gorgeous German Weinachtsmarkts in Berlin taking in the sights and smells of roasted nuts, waffles, gluewein, and fried quark balls.. gorgeous handmade things of wood, cloth and all kinds of interesting things..
And.. I hope you enjoy the ***bonus downloads*** now available for you when you sign up for my email list - My fabulous 5 track Sampler! (if you haven't got yours yet - let me know! 🙂 so I can work out any glitches ) thanks!! Looking forward to seeing you at a Gig soon!
p.s. I almost forgot to tell you !! I have a few Calendars 2014 left! they are filled with beautiful photos from my travels, inspiring quotes/lyrics, and have plenty of white space to write all your to-do's in 🙂 €20 including postage email me firstname.lastname@example.org and pay with paypal or bank transfer or come and grab one at a gig - if I have any more left!! 🙂
p.p.s. IF you want to check out one of the great resources I use to plan my dreamy year - check out Leonie Dawson's 2014 Amazing Life Workbooks here: http://leoniedawson.com/affiliate-redirect/?p=Prita&w=abla (I love all her creativity and biz stuff and that's why I'm also an affiliate) they also make a great present for the creative person in your life!!
I wonder if it was the end of the world now (or tomorrow) as they say 21.12.12 what would you be doing now? and would you do anything different than what you had done up until now? would you hug your family more? would you send more presents? would you have more cups of tea with friends? would you go after your dreams and dream BIG ? would you tell your loved ones how much you love them? One of the things that really started me on a different path and following my dreams a few years ago was the question: 'If I look into the future and imagine myself being 80 years old and sitting on my verandah rocking in my rocking chair (that is how I picture it!), what will I look back on? what will be my biggest accomplishments and happiest moments? and what would I change if I could?' When I first asked myself this question, it lead to me changing my career path and following my passion for performing and music. I wonder when I ask myself again, what things I will change, and what things will stay the same? at this time of contemplation & reflection - the end of one year - 2012 and the beginning of the next - 2013! Or the end of the world as we know it and the Beginning of the next shift in the world! More of the things I love: spending quality time with loved ones; speaking & connecting with family and friends; making music; singing & performing; taking photos; sharing my world; connecting with other artists & people; collaborating; candlelit nights; relaxing music; writing & journalling in cafes; travelling; cooking and eating delicious food!; dancing - even at home by myself! or in the loungeroom with my man!; moving my body - exercising, stretching, breathing; time in nature; .. to be continued.. and less of the things that I don't love: stress; unclear communication; messiness (paperwork.. ).. etc.. I like to look at this side of the list as a 'what I could improve on' & 'area's to get better at!' 🙂 or sometimes let go of, things to clear and clean up my act on. I also like to turn these things around and into actionable items & affirmations. I had to fix some things that broke on my website today and as I was doing this I was encouraged to 'backup, backup, backup..' so I was looking at some old posts and read back to July 2011 and it made me think what a journey it has been so far!!! wow!.. In the past year and a bit I have moved from Australia to Europe. I have toured and visited the UK many times, France, Ireland, Holland, Denmark, and seen a lot of Germany! had an awesome holiday in Spain with my brother & his wife!! played in festivals; returned home to Australia touring and catching up with family & friends; moved from my original starting point of England to Berlin, Germany; I also moved homes 3 times since being here; started German Language classes (ok only 3 wks ago! but still.. );made new friends; spent lots of time in the studio collaborating with another musician & producer on new music; wrote new songs; got publishing representation; worked with booking agents in Germany & England; made contacts for more touring next year in France, Spain, Holland and Belgium; played heaps of shows!!! met my love!! and moved in! 😉 all in the space of a year!! I wonder what next year will bring!! 🙂 I am excited to see what comes out of it and I am planning for a big and beautiful year! I read a fabulous idea for bringing feeling into the New Year on Danielle LaPorte's website www.daniellelaporte.com about what your desired feelings are for this year it really resonated with me and I think it's a great way to start your goal setting from the inside - out! Hope you really have a fabulous Christmas time with friends, family and loved ones and that your NEW Year brings you much joy, happiness... and whatever else you Desire!! x Prita