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! firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Hey, I know it's been a while.. I've been doing all kinds of new things since we last spent time on a page together.. Basically I had a whirlwind visit to Geneve' (magical place) followed by Nice & Canne in the south of France.. as you do! I was lucky enough to spend a Loooong weekend with my awesome Bro Zak and his gorgeous family Fifi and JJ.. most gorgeous blue-eyed-baby-you've-ever-seen... (I know aunty is biased).. ps.. I may have posted ahem.. a few.. photos of him on instagram (@prita_grealy) or on facebook (facebook.com/Prita.Music).. (my gorgeous nephew JJ) apart from that I've started teaching!! YES you heard that right.. I am now "MISS PRITA" thankyou.. I've had the pleasure of giving one-on-one singing lessons with students at an international school in Berlin! Lots of fun. And.. I've also been teaching English (Australianische) to small groups of children in schools, kitas.. and the like.. it's been eye-opening! And then there's been a bit of secret recording going on.. (don't tell anyone yet) .. and some co-writing sessions.. and photoshoots.. just a normal month or so in the life of a muso' 🙂 (a little bit of luxury in Antibes, afternoon glass of Rose' with 'happy hour' olives and dips!) If you HAVE MISSED ME.. you can usually find me pretty quickly on any of the social butterfly internet places we hang out.. you know.. facebook.com/prita.music, instagram @prita_grealy, twitter @pritagrealy, youtube @pritagrealy mmm and probably a bizzalion other places.. We have also been totally consumed by the world cup in our house and had visitors from around the globe 🙂 tanti, 🙂 Miss K, cousins, uncles, aunties.. it's all happening here! fire-crackers going off most nights.. AAAANDD.. it was my LOVE and I's 2 YEAR anniversary! amazing huh! we decided we'd have a crack at 2 more.. 🙂 and celebrated with a late night tapas and wine treat.. (happy 2 year anniversary tapas) thanks for joining me on this page, you totally-rock-right-now, in this moment.. better believe it! x Prita ps. if your ears are HUNGRY for some tasty tunes.. head over to itunes and grab a bite to eat 🙂
14.04.14 -idl- Konzertkulturforumprita.doc - by Stefan Schmidl Konzert KulturForum ‚Prita’ HATTERSHEIM (idl) – Man soll ja nicht all zu viel in Superlativen schwelgen, aber wer das große Vergnügen hatte, die australische Sängerin und Songwriterin Prita Grealy am vergangenen Freitag in der Hattersheimer Krone live zu erleben, der kommt an Superlativen schlicht nicht vorbei. Ihr Equipment nimmt sich geradezu schlicht aus. Während andere den halben Bühnenboden mit Pedalboards und anderen musikalischen Helferllein pflastern, steht bei der sympathischen jungen Dame gerade mal ein unterstützendes Kästchen herum. Das freilich hat es in sich. Und wird von Prita meisterlich beherrscht. Loop nennt sich die Soft- und Hardware, die es einem Musiker erlaubt, mehrere Stimmen beziehungsweise Tonfolgen hintereinander ein- und bei Bedarf parallel abzuspielen. Beherrscht man den ‚Trick’ ergibt sich eine verblüffende Klangfülle. Oder anders formuliert… Man hat den Eindruck, das auf der Bühne nicht ein, sondern mehrere Musiker, eine komplette Band, zu Werke gehen. Prita beherrscht diese Technik auf faszinierende Art und Weise. Aber was Sie nachhaltig von anderen Vertretern des Genres und ‚Usern’ abhebt ist, das sie den Effekt nicht zum Selbstzweck erhebt. Hat Sie nämlich auch gar nicht nötig, denn ihre Eigenkompositionen kommen melodisch, stimmlich und textlich so geballt und wuchtig daher, dass es einem phasenweise schier den Atem verschlägt. Texte voller Poesie, Klanggedichte die anrühren. Prita versteht es, Gefühle in Worte zu fassen die nie kitschig oder gar abgeschmackt, sondern bis zur letzten Silbe treffend sind. Sie vermag es mit Leichtigkeit in märchenhafte Welten zu entführen und man geht gerne mit auf die Reise. Wenn Sie, bodenständig und grundehrlich eine vergangene Liebe besingt, geht es einem genauso. Eine wahrhaft seltene Gabe und so verwundert es nicht, das die vielgereiste junge Dame aus Fremantle auf ihren Tourneen in Australien, England, halb Europa bei jedem ihrer Auftritte mehr als nachhaltige Eindrücke hinterlässt. Sieben Alben hat Prita Grealy bisher eingespielt, einen Querschnitt gab es am Freitag vergangener Woche auf Einladung des KulturForums und des Folkclub in der Krone in Hattersheim zu hören. Sie rockte als Vorband von Simply Red vor 11.000 Zuhörern und verzaubert in kleinen Bars und Musikkellern gleichermaßen ihr Publikum. Ohne jede Frage, eine musikalische Ausnahmeerscheinung, die, und da muss man kein Prophet sein, eines nicht allzu fernen Tages den ganzen großen Durchbruch schaffen wird. Ihr musikalisches Juwel funkelt so hell und klar , dass es auf Dauer nicht übersehen, pardon, überhört werden kann. Ganz, ganz große Performance und allemal jedes Superlativ wert. Prita darf getrost in einem Atemzug mit Performern wie Alanis Morisette, Pink, Amy Winehouse oder Melissa Etheridge genannt werden. Sie gehört zu den ganz Großen. Schön, dass man sie in Hattersheim hautnah und grundsympathisch live erleben durfte. ENGLISH TRANSLATED VERSION BELOW 🙂 (co of the wonderful Google) 14:04:14 idl - Konzertkulturforumprita.doc - by Stefan Schmidl Concerts Culture Forum , Prita ' HATTERSHEIM ( idl ) - One should not indulge too much in all superlatives yes , but who had the great pleasure to experience the Australian singer -songwriter Prita Grealy last Friday in the live crown Hattersheimer who comes to superlatives not past simple. Your equipment takes from downright simple. While other half the stage floor paved with pedal boards and other musical Helferllein , is the likeable young lady just around a supportive box . This has of course in itself. And is also a master of Prita . Loop is called the software and hardware that allows a musician , several voices or melodies in succession play a parallel and when required. Once you have mastered the trick ' gives a startling sonority. Or in other words ... One has the impression that no one on the stage, but several musicians , a full band , go to work . Prita has mastered this technique in a fascinating way. But what is sustainable apart from other representatives of the genre , users ' , she makes no effect for its own sake . Did you namely not even necessary , for their own compositions are melodic, vocally and lyrically clenched so bulky and therefore that it a phased almost takes your breath away . Lyrics full of poetry, sound poetry touch the . Prita knows how to put feelings into words that are never cheesy or even absurd , but accurately to the last syllable. You can kidnap it with ease in magical worlds and you go like on the journey . If you are down to earth and thoroughly honest sings about a past love , it's just a . A truly rare gift and it is not surprising that the much -traveled young lady from Fremantle on tour in Australia , England, half of Europe leaves more than a lasting impression on each of their performances. Seven albums have been recorded Prita Grealy , a cross-section took place on Friday last week at the invitation of the Cultural Forum and the Folk Club in the crown in Hattersheim heard. You rocked as the opening act for Simply Red in front of 11,000 listeners and enchants in small bars and music basements alike their audience. Without any question , a musical anomaly that , and because you have to be a prophet , in the not too distant future will make it all the big breakthrough. Your musical jewel sparkles so bright and clear that it is not overlooked in the long run , sorry , can not be heard . Very, very great performance and always worth every superlative . Prita could well be mentioned in one breath with performers like Alanis Morisette , Pink , Amy Winehouse or Melissa Etheridge . It is one of the greats . Nice that you could experience it first hand and in Hattersheim fundamentally sympathetic live .