Star Whores unleashed

This was the most fun I’ve had recording and making a video –
Thank you to friends, new couchsurfer friends and passersby in munich and london who joined us in embracing our innergeek!
Happy Star Whores Day! May the 4th be with you

If you liked the video, please share it with people who might find this entertaining. x
Or get you own ringtone pack and copy of the song to freak out your friends

Electrofolk vs. Folk at the Sawmill

Bye bye pub, hello living rooms

Pub venues where people don’t care about the music are a waste of time and money for everyone. That is one of the reasons living room gigs or house concerts have become so popular in the last few years. Audiences come specifically to listen to music in an intimate space. The musicians enjoy their performance. The music breaks the ice. As some of you know I am passionate about living room concerts, and regularly organise gigs at my and other people’s houses. A very important element is hosting the event, making sure the event is a whole – not just bands randomly placed in a room.

This last gig of the year is both a departure and continuation from the living room concert, and is my experiment for the coming year. I would like to recreate the special living room vibe in a more public venue, and possibly add to the excitement by choosing interesting, alternative venues. So the first of these events will be held in The Sawmill.

The Sawmill 

I found the venue on HireSpace, and chatted to one of the lovely three musketeers who run the place. It is currently a passion project with irregular pop-ups and future plans to open a cocktail bar. So I was really really excited to find out that they would be equally excited about an event in their space. It is all made of upcycled wood and features a lovely honky-tonk piano – I’m thinking this event might end in a jam ))

The Acts: Electrofolk vs Folk

Portrait 

LA-based classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter loops, experiments with sound to create electronic folk.

Matilda Eyre
Electronic beats meet powerful yet silky vocals –

Pandorasdiary

Juxtaposed to the electronic sounds, Pandorasdiary will be presenting their newest addition to their sultry world folk act – a mandolin. Plus, some new weirdness to get everyone involved, and Maya sings some gorgeous new backing vocals 🙂

If you are interested in getting tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/electrofolk-vs-folk-at-the-sawmill-tickets-19725363092

Have guitar, will travel Part III: Koh Tao

Unfortunately beautiful Koh Tao has become synonymous with the recent tragedy – but it is stunning- the surroundings are not spoilt but it is covered in guesthouses and restaurants from the end of Sairee to the end of Koh Tao.

This makes it however, a great tip for musicians – there are loads of places to play, but only one real jam – this is also where I suggest you go if you are interested in gigging on Koh Tao – or just to have a fantastic night jamming away in a rooftop venue.

Every Sunday, the RawArt Moovement get together for a jam upstairs in Moov bar – expat, visiting and Thai musicians gather to jam all night – it is really fun – it starts as more of an open stage, then disppears into impro land – the audience, owners and bar stuff are all beautiful and great funraw-art-moovment!
check out their events here

If you need some more reasons to go, here’s a music video I made there including footage from the boat and of some of the amazing firedancers at ACBar – the youngest is only 13 years old! Also – the sea crashing on the beach is seriously inspiring!