Hey Peeps! I have a lot of tour dates coming up and just wanted to quickly pop in and share them with you! if you've got the chance to come out and say hi one night! UK NOV **UK Duo with Lorenzo Jazz Guitarist** Fri 10th Dog & Moon Pub, Derby Sat 11th The Boat, Cromford Sun 12th The Vic, Beeston Mon 13th String Theory, Hawick supporting Findlay Napier Sat 18th Jazz + Blues Festival,The Ship Inn, Teignmouth Sun 19th Baha, Bowness on Windemere Norway NOV Fri 24th - 25th PåSiå, Sandnes Germany DEC Sat 2nd House Concert, Freinsheim Sun 3rd Schloß Eulenbroich, Rösrath, Weinachtsmarkt Fri 8th Cowico, Bonn Sat 9th House Concert, Ludwigsburg Sun 10th Rack'n'Roll, Remscheid Mon 11th Santa Pauli, Reeperbahn Hamburg for more deets head over to... www.prita.com.au/tours and if you need a bit of a pick me up - here's a lovely high vibe crowd from one of my latest gigs giving a big of love!!! pretend they are cheering for you waking up today!! Hope you're having a lovely night/day/inbetween wherever you are and enjoying either the cooling down and getting cosy in the Northern Hemisphere or the warming up for Summer in the Southern Hemisphere! What else is news... my baby guitar got injured on a flight.. and I'm in the process of negotiating the best outcome! will let you know once I know.. I also met some lovely helpful fellas down at the 'Vintage Guitars' shop in Oslo, NOrway who helped get me sorted with guitar stuff.. thanks guys!! Today I slipped and fell down a bunch of wet slippery stairs on the way back and hurt my a%^ .. so will be bruised and sore for a few days I'm sure!@ At least nothing is broken (touch wood)... We are onto WEEK 2 of the LIVE round of my e-course 'Singing for Non-Singers' and I have plans to create a new e-course in my next time off... hint it will be for indie muso's wanting to create a lifestyle of touring and living from their music full-time!! (let me know if you're interested and I can pop you on the wait list to find out more)... So for now - short -and -relatively - sweet - ha'de' from Norway! and see you soon - UK, Germany and NOrsk Peeps! See the rest of you lot of FB land or email land.. or any of the lands.. x Prita oh and I saw real live reindeer for the first time up in Alta, NOrway !! amazzzing!!!
Prita's Playing in NORWAY... at these lovely places.. Nordlys Bar, Scandic Hotel, Alta Weds 16th, Thurs 17th, Fri 18th, Sat 19th Aug PåSiå, Sandnes Fri 25th, Sat 26th Aug Boondocks Hideout, Tønsberg Thurs 31st Aug, Friday 1st Sept, Sat 2nd Sept!
Prita's On Tour Sat 8th July, Gut Kutzerow, DE Tues 1st Aug, Singing for Non-Singers E-course! (online) Thur 10th Aug, Saitenklänge, Schloß Eulenbroich, Rösrath, DE Fri 11th Aug, Altes Stellwerk, Solingen, DE Sat 12th Aug, Harlekin Pub, Neuharlingersiel, DE 16th -19th Aug, Nordlys Bar, Scandic Hotel, Alta, NO 25th -26th Aug, På Sia, Sandnes, NO 1st -2nd Sept, Boondocks, Tonsberg, NO www.prita.com.au
The sweetness of life & kindness of strangers. The other day I was walking through Berlin and kept noticing these moments, small moments of tiny kindnesses that melted my heart a bit and some that put tears in my eyes. Talking to the 80+ year old German lady on the bus to the airport, as she left she said 'stay healthy' (in German) and squeezed my cheek ( she also told me to have 1 or 2 kids because it's nice to have company later on in life).. At the train station one guy saw me struggling with my luggage a little bit and offered to carry my hot pink suitcase down the stairs.. (I accepted graciously) after carrying it down the stairs he smiled tipped his head and walked away.. The old Turkish dude at the train station who took the time to clear away the pile of broken green bottle glass with his foot while other people just walked past.. we caught eyes and both smiled. The lady in the nail place who let the younger more impatient girl go first.. the Vietnamese nail lady & I exchanged the 'look' and smiled.. The people who skipped the line at the airport security and offered for me to go ahead of them ( I said no it's fine I have plenty of time) they smiled and we continued waiting in line together... The security guard at the Berlin airport who joked about how dangerous musicians are as he had to re-scan my guitar and open it for a look... I thought they weren't supposed to joke about these things but it was Berlin after all... The bus driver who one minute was swearing in German at another bus driver (a$&&..) and 10 minutes later was giving us a running commentary and cracking jokes .. who does that?! Oh yes bus drivers in berlin! Just one of those very present moment days where I noticed & appreciated everything.. Life is full of these moments that create happy little memories or overall moods of a place and time... Or as a podcast I just listened to called them chronotopes.. #beautifulanonymous The unexpected conversation I had with a German lady on the train who worked in Guatemala for 7 years on a land care project empowering local people to manage their land in more sustainable ways. I'm collecting moments for my memory moment scrapbook.. mostly it doesn't have physical photos or snaps... but pictures that remain in my visual memory banks... Moments in time. Things to be appreciated. Every day is a new day ready to fill my imaginary scrapbook. Pocket those lovely mini moments in time and savour & celebrate them... My life has been pretty amazing these last few years traveling all throughout Europe and visiting many towns and far away places capturing moments like this. I guess seeing the world like this is part of my songwriting brain. I wonder about people's stories. I gather and collect them like fruits & berries in season. Ripe, full, rosy, ready for picking. That day I also met a lovely Cuban woman, we had so much in common even though we come from such different places. I also hung out with my Mexican friend and had breakfast with her chatting in German. That's why I love Berlin, it's such a melting pot of cultures and people from all over. I miss it when I travel a lot. I feel so at home when I'm back. It feels easy. I know it. And yet there's always so much to discover. Today I am in Norway, sitting at a cafe doing some work while I wait for my guy.. tomorrow I am off on tour again to the UK (you can see all the tour dates here www.prita.com.au ) there are a couple dates still free if someone has a last minute house concert or gig wish! Just get in touch with me and we can talk.. AND my BIG NEWS and latest offering... ta da.. da da da da daaaaa.... IS.. A brand new 'Singing for Non-Singers' e-course which will be released on August 1st and will be a self-study-at-home with interaction from me on the facebook group (dedicated to the e-course..) It's going to be a 4 week e-course with a fb group and emails sent to your inbox. YOU can participate as much publicly or in the comfort of your own home as YOU like! so if you want to sing but you're a bit shy... or you think you have a 'bad' voice etc.. come and get some really practical and useful warmups for your voice, vocal exercises, and a whole bunch more about healing your voice and everything to do with 'finding your voice'. It's gonna be great, it's gonna be REAL and there are already 9 other awesome women in the group ready to learn to Sing and discover their own awesome unique voices! I can't wait to start teaching, and I'd LOVE to have YOU on board to if you're up for the self-discovery-challenge! I'm so excited! more peeps have joined my 'Singing for Non-Singers' e-course (starting August 1st) just a reminder to anyone that's interested in joining in too - the early bird special price US$129 finishes July 1st so if you want to jump in now's probably a good time x (then goes up to US$149) ps. you can join here www.paypal.me/prita get the early bird price US$129 up until July 1st! (then US$149 after that) course starts August 1st any questions just PM me and we can chat x Hope you're having a lovely day / night / week wherever you are in the world.. Greetings from NORWAY (land of the midnight sun) Best wishes, Prita Grealy Australian Singer Songwriter 'Hip soul folk live loops' www.pritagrealy.com