PRITA Tour Announcement SHOW SCHEDULE The Balmoral Perth, WA, AU Wed Sep 28 11 08:00 PM The Ellington Jazz Club Perth, WA, AU Thu Oct 06 11 08:00 PM Tickets The Velvet Lounge Mt Lawly, WA, AU Fri Oct 14 11 08:00 PM Wedding Perth, WA, AU Sat Oct 15 11 06:00 PM The Indi Bar Perth, WA, AU Wed Oct 19 11 08:00 PM The Balmoral Perth, WA, AU Wed Oct 26 11 08:00 PM Clancy's Fish Pub Fremantle, AU Thu Oct 27 11 08:00 PM Wedding Function Perth, WA, AU Sat Oct 29 11 04:00 PM Houghtons Winery Perth, WA, AU Sat Nov 05 11 03:00 PM McQueen Shoreditch London, UK Wed Nov 23 11 08:00 PM THE CROWN TIDDINGTON STRATFORD UPON AVON, UK Thu Nov 24 11 07:00 PM Tickets Broad Hinton Village Hall Swindon, UK Fri Nov 25 11 07:00 PM The Railway Winchester, UK Sat Nov 26 11 08:00 PM The Hideaway, Archway, London London, UK Sun Nov 27 11 08:00 PM The Medicine Chest Brighton, UK Fri Dec 02 11 08:00 PM > See More / Details FIRSTLY HELLO!! AND Have you got your tickets yet FOR my NEW EP LAUNCH 'AFTER THE STORM' ? which will be at the fabulous Ellington Jazz Club next week!! Thursday, 6th October! buy tix here: http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/10/show/1507 Secondly I’d just like to mention a change of date ** for the Clancy’s Freo (full band) Show – it was the 13th Oct but has been changed to the 27th OCT!! J it would be fabulous to see you there also!! Well here I am back in Australia for a couple of months. It feels good to be home but the lure of adventure will have me gone again as November comes around. I will be re-locating to the UK for the next installment of touring and continuing to grow my career and myself! Along with some very warm clothes to welcome an English winter.. I was lucky enough to spend my first week home with my family in Broome, and for my birthday they took me on the famous 'Cable Beach Sunset Camel Ride'.. pretty spectacular views.. The last 4 months away touring and travelling have been an amazing time for me, I have played many gigs in countries and places I'd always dreamed of playing in; I've fallen in love and had a beautiful summer romance in Greece; I'm sad that its over but I am glad I took the chance, which left me with many good memories and lots of new songs!! It was a very inspiring time for me and I have practically written a whole new album on love and lost love! (11 new songs – we will be playing at all the big band gigs!!). I also had the pleasure of recording 6 tracks live in Athens at Sierra studios (NEW EP ‘AFTER THE STORM’) with the marvellous Akis Paschal, all tracks were recorded live -playing guitar and singing at the same time to capture the ‘live’ feel of the songs! All except for my beat-box loop pedal song ‘Get out of your own way’ which we tracked individually and some added harmonies on some of the songs. As we speak it has been sent off to print and will (fingers crossed) be back in time for my first big Perth show at the Ellington on the 6th October! With my fabulous band -Roy Martinez on bass, Timothy Bates on drums, and Sam Graham on trumpet! Come and hear my new songs live!! Gig dates Perth/freo Thurs Oct 6th, Ellington Jazz Club (full band) with Minky G, doors 8pm show starts 8:30 -11pm tickets $15 table/ $10 bar, buy online http://www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/index.php/schedule/month/10/show/1507 Fri 14th Oct, the Velvet Lounge,(solo) Mt Lawley with Elk Bell, Sian Brown and Minky G, $8 tickets on the door (or presale from me), show 8pm Weds Oct 19th, the Indi Bar (band) with Ryan Webb and the method, doors 8pm show 8:30- 11pm tix $5 on the door And the very last BAND SHOW!! Before UK!! Thurs Oct 27th, Clancy’s Fish Pub Fremantle, with Lucy Peach, 8pm doors, Show 8.30pm – 11.30pm $10 tickets on the door! My fabulous friend Caroline Wise (Wise Designs) worked with me to do the graphic design cover with beautiful photos by Rachael Ward (UK), my aunty Andrea, and even one of my own (Avebury tree)!! I’m looking forward to the next adventure and soaking up the Aussie energy before I go.. I'm sitting in a park as I write this overlooking the beautiful swan river at one of my favourite quiet spots in east Freo.. Eucalyptus trees, green grass and lots of birds.. soaking up some sunshine.. I just got a visit from a few magpies so I threw my crumbs and they all sang for me! Funny the things you forget you miss.. There's nothing quite like the magpie song.. MY NEW EP ‘AFTER THE STORM’ will be available at gigs for $15, online at www.cdbaby.com/prita, or email me at email@example.com and I’ll send it to you myself! ReverbNation Twitter Facebook
I received a lovely review from Bodie at Matso's Broome gig! check it out here.. http://www.matsos.com.au/blog/prita-grealy/
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!