this isn’t a particularly recent picture but… my launch party went well!
I’m so made up that I had the chance to be part of a fantastic lineup of singer/songwriters… never mind headline such talent.
one of my fan’s got a fantastic video of me playing Rosyln’s Eyes up on youtube
hope everyone’s not getting rained on too much… missing the sunshine. the earth still looks beautiful even under grey skies here… we need to learn to stop taking these things for granted.
Update from bat land
Hello there, I’ve realized I’ve been a bit quiet on the tumblr front recently so I thought I’d come and resolve this issue and let you all know what I’ve been up to in the past week or so!
On Wednesday, I got back into Bristol after visiting family in the North West and no sooner was I out at the car, I was at Temple Meads Station picking up my friend Bill who had caught a train from Bangor in Wales to come and see my gig at The Croft, which has got to be one of the nicest things anyone’s ever done for me! Bill is also a harpist and has only been playing since November, and he is already sounding and playing brilliantly. :) It was so lovely to have another harpist there to hang out with and make harp related puns that nobody else finds funny other than us.
On Thursday, after showing Bill the sights of Bristol - which somehow ended up in a minor caving expedition at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Observatory and me almost dying of fear on Cabot Tower’s spiral staircases - we arrived at The Croft super-duper early to find out I was playing at a much later time.
But not to fear, because Lucy and Zach were there with their cameras and took such absolutely amazing images (as always) before the show.
I started my set at about half past nine to 8 people, so that was kind of nerve wracking to be playing to such an empty room but in the first four or so songs that room had completely filled up, it was lovely to see so many chilled out faces enjoying the set, even if I did mess up on a number of occasions and my voice was feeling groggy.
Today, I’m off to Factory Studios to meet up with Jess from CollisTV to do a performance of Kill the Wolf and a little interview of sorts so when that’s up I’ll post it on here.
I’m also back at The Croft next week supporting Rosie Vanier (Rosie and the Goldbug) on an all girl singer/songwriter line up so that should be epic. Here’s the poster -
You can buy tickets online here or the Bristol Ticket Shop!
so hopefully see you next time, and the harps send their love… as always :3
Great night at the Louisiana with Leo Sampson and Monument Valley last night! Thanks to everyone who came and watched and endured my sore voice, and thank you to Nick West who got a brilliant video of me performing ‘Kill the Wolf’ last night. & Monument Valley was absolutely STUNNING. x
All of this talk about “first times” is reminding me of how I felt at my debut show at The Cooler last July, it was the performance that launched my career as a solo artist.
Here are some personal pictures..
all dressed up and running around nervously, flapping my arms about in my lovely floaty top.
my improv harp seat, two beer crates and not a cushion in sight - ouch.
you would have thought i’d have learnt my lesson and bought a harp stool or something but no, the stacked beercrates are regular, familiar theme at my live shows…
And here was my first ever online feauture! whoop! <3
Hello, been a while since I updated. (or what feels like it)
Had a bit of a mad week at my Dad’s celebrating my brother’s second birthday but had a nice suprise when I got back home with an email from the Louisiana asking if I’d play this Saturday coming!
Click here for the facebook event and more details and to RSVP as attending obviously. ;) Got support from local Bristol acts such as Freya’s Fortune, Dirty Boulevard and Ben Turner so should be a fabby dabby time.
I’ll be headlining with a brand new set, mostly the tracks off the new EP which I’m REALLY excited about because ‘112’ has been a massive step forward progressivley in my song writing and conceptual ideas and I had lots of inspiration from the wonderful Ms Newsom (obviously) and surprisingly Nine Inch Nails and the Moldy Peaches this time round! It’s amazing what happens to your music when you start listening to different artists…
Anyway, enough rambling and SPELLING MISTAKES, I’d love to see as many faces there as possible so get spreading the word, tickets are £6 and the whole event starts at 9pm, 16+ with adults and will be a bat-tastically great way to spend your bonfire night!
CHEAPLIST TICKETS ARE ONLY £4!! If you want to be added, please email Em at email@example.com or leave me a request in my asks!
ciao bella traffic cones and musical harp milarkies xxx
Here’s me playing Water Between Us and a Warpaint cover when I did the opening slot for Lucy Rose at the Louisiana in Bristol on the 1st of August this year. :)
“Opening the night was Elly Mccabe, whose tentative, twinkling beginnings worked well to charm the audience armed only with a harp and her fragile voice.” - Rose’s ‘hometown visit’ a rare treat, Bristol Evening Post (CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE)