Check out this great review by Will Fitzgibbon @ the Australian Times UK! http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/entertainment/a-new-uk-chapter-in-prita’s-musical-career.htm Prita @ McQueen, 23 November Review and interview by Will Fitzgibbon AUSTRALIAN singer-songwriter Prita Grealy began her 2011 UK Tour in London on 23 November playing at McQueen, Shoreditch, before an appreciative audience. The Fremantle musician, who describes her brand of music as “Hop-So-Fo” or a mix of hip-hop, soul and folk, has recently moved to London after having spent the past four years conquering the Antipodes. With a voice that audiences have compared to that of Tracy Chapman and after having already widely toured across Europe, Prita’s music should have no trouble conquering new fans. Yet the permanent move to the United Kingdom is still a brave one, the latest in the career of a young woman who four years ago gave up unsatisfying hospitality work on a luxury yacht to pursue her musical passion. In explaining her decision to move to the UK, Prita sees swapping Fremantle’s docks for Canary Wharf as a personal challenge. “I’ve always got to do something to see what happens,” she says. “It’s exciting and scary at the same time.” In the McQueen bar basement, where every Wednesday night is live music night, an enthusiastic crowd, with not a small number of vocal Australians, welcomed Prita to the stage. Standing before the 60-odd attendees who were reclining comfortably in dark Chesterfield sofas, Prita began the evening with her rhythmically pulsating song ‘I Got The Fire.’ As though defying the crowd to categorise her original style, Prita’s second number began with a scat. The third and fourth songs were fruit of a recent summer romance in Greece. Prita followed these with ‘Whiskey Heart’, which brought a few dancers onto the floor, before finishing with an audience request that paid tribute to her home town, Fremantle. The performance made wide use of one of Prita’s distinguishing musical features, the loop pedal. The use of the pedal reflects Prita’s love of harmony. “It’s a great way to have a solo show and then still make a bigger sound,” Prita explained. The loop is just one aspect of a technically rich performance, underwritten by a flexible yet always impressive voice, which succeeds in giving layers of musical depth to this one-woman show. For more details or to listen to Prita’s lastest album After the Storm, visit Prita.com.au
Day three of the UK autumn tour and another gig done and dusted at the Broad Hinton Village hall.. Thanks to Roland, Sharpey and Kay for organising.. And so far... I've been interviewed and reviewed by The Australian Times, UK edition; I've played live on Hoxton FM; and been reviewed and soon to be interviewed by British Urban Review; I've been played on Radio Caroline and will be introduced and do a live show this Sunday in London with presenter Peter Antony!! Great start to the adventure!! Can't wait to see what happens next!!
Greetings!! Well I made it to sunny UK.. hahahahha.. with a balmy 6 degrees outside this morning I managed to peel myself out of bed and face the fog for my morning run! I then re-aquainted myself with the local op-shops to get my hands on some more books to read!! perfect book-reading weather.. and in a couple days time Roland and I will be heading on tour for our Autumn UK tour 2011!! If you can make it, or if you're not from here but know someone who is that loves live music... it would be fabulous if you could pass this email on with the tour dates! the more the merrier!! THANKYOU! in advance xx Prita. While I was home in OZ I also launched my new EP 'After the Storm' at the Ellington Jazz Club with my band of Perfect Strangers - Roy Martinez on Bass, Tim Bates on Drums, and Sam Graham on Trumpet... and I was lucky enough to have it filmed by my uncle Stephen and his friend Bob. You can watch it here on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/pritagrealy and while you're there you can subscribe to stay up to date on any other filmings that happen.. 🙂 If you're on Facebook you can 'like' my fanpage at www.facebook.com/pritamusic or be friends on www.facebook.com/pritagrealy I update almost everyday on facebook with pictures and little notes about what's happening in my world... so it's another great way to stay in touch! My New EP is now available online as MP3 downloads on www.cdbaby.com/pritagrealy and you can also get the physical CD from them or by emailing me directly at email@example.com THanks for enjoying the journey with me! I always love to hear from you too if you feel like dropping a line firstname.lastname@example.org xx Prita. www.prita.com.au SHOW SCHEDULE McQueen Shoreditch London, UK Wed Nov 23 11 08:00 PM The Crown Stony Stratford, UK Thu Nov 24 11 07:00 PM Broad Hinton Village Hall Swindon, UK Fri Nov 25 11 07:00 PM The Silver Bullet, FInsbury Park London, UK Sun Nov 27 11 08:00 PM The Medicine Chest Brighton, UK Fri Dec 02 11 08:00 PM The Victoria Inn Northampton, UK Sun Dec 04 11 08:00 PM Louisiana Bristol, BST, UK Mon Dec 05 11 08:00 PM The Flowerpot Derby, UK Wed Dec 07 11 08:00 PM LONDON INSPIRAL LOUNGE Camden Town, HMF, UK Thu Dec 08 11 08:00 PM