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 🙂
These were the entertaining words of a 5 year old on the train from Hattersheim to Frankfurt... Picture a father and child - the father is trying to get the kid to eat some banana - the kid in very clear German with arms waving all over the place to re-enforce his point says ' I don't have any banana hunger papa!!' - 'ich habe schon gegessen' (I've already eaten) etc... it was a moment that made me smile - watching the dad negotiate his way with his son - and finally the two of them sharing the banana... sweet.. These are the magic moments that string together travel stories... On that weekend I was also in 'Marstall' Meiningen returning to play in a town I've been a couple of times - my friend Kristin took me out for a Vegan Feast at a new restaurant in town - and we had a set menu which included a plate of 'wild leaves' - since then every time I see I 'wild leaf' I think oh we could totally eat that!! I played in 'Maschinchen Buntes' Witten and had the pleasure of sharing a stage with Scottish musician Gus Munro who is a killer blues slide player. One of my best buddies Chamime came to catch up and we got to share stories and pane au chocolat.. and got to catch up with some awesome fans that travel far and wide to join me! In 'Zur Krone' Hattersheim I had a wonderful evening with fans who came all the way from Fehmarn!! (not really but that was the last time we'd seen each other 🙂 and I was given a beautiful take-home pack of wrapped treats for brekky by the angel behind the bar 🙂 ( totally being looked after by everyone there! 🙂 I also took a couple of hours in the avo to just sit and soak in the feel of the town - I had a lovely table outside at an 'eis-cafe' (icecream cafe) and had a coffee and watched the people come and go. There was a table of 60+ something ladies celebrating a birthday with champagne and lots of laughter, a whole soccer team of 10 year olds rowdy and running to get an icecream, and lots of parents with kids on bikes stopping for a refreshment.. Großkarlbach was a lovely venue too with a very creative vibe and friendly owners of "Franks' Bodega' set amongst the winery's of the Pfaltz region - awesome wine!! I was hosted by the lovely Rayen & Heiko and given the tour of the medieval town nearby 🙂 I got to catch up with another awesome buddy my old house mate from Berlin!! Julia!! 🙂
Sitting on a bus on the way to Witten.. only a few million hours of travelling but thank god for wifi on the bus.. that is really civilized don't you think? I had a great few days of gigs up north in Germany last weekend - my first time in Sankt Peter - Ording playing in a hospital to the patients. Walks through the pine forests, running to the beach and back on a very windy day, fish brötchen on the boardwalk.. and the cutest hotel ever! Complete with a sun-room filled with books, couches, wicker furniture, kitch seagulls and captains, and a piano! A return concert at Prinz Willy in Kiel - such a great venue and lovely audience!! This was a fav' and a highlight of my recent touring! Lots of sleep and reading books - I finished one of my favourite books 'Americanah' by a Nigerian author 'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie' - and you know when you want the story to keep going.. I miss the characters already!! And also a fabulous return show at my favourite cafe in Deutschland and perhaps the world!! Cafe Erlesenes Das Wesercafe in the old haven 'Veggie-sack' as I like to say (apparently it's not pronounced like that but they don't mind me saying it) - one of the best audiences ever!! So enthusiastic and such warm welcome! I also got to sleep on a ship and have brekky at the cafe surrounded by gorgeous antiques and very creative easter decorations. And I managed to squeeze in a morning run along the water-front.. beautiful!