Spring is in the Air!
Spring is in the air and 2021 is quickly moving forward. This Sunday I’m booked in to have my Covid-19 vaccination and then I’m travelling south to perform one of my shows. Fortunately I’ve been able to reschedule the rest of my Chichester tour to September but it’s important to keep working and to fulfill my commitments even though all my shows are now being performed out-side.
This week I’ve been busy in the office and it’s encouraging to see clients starting to book shows again. This Saturday I was due to do a Driveway Concert but with the change in the weather we have rescheduled to Good Friday. Dates are now starting to sell although many of the bigger events don’t feel confident to go ahead this year and are rolling their events over to 2022. I still see my Driveway Concerts as the way forward and it’s good to see dates selling as a result.
Putting on the Knitz!
During the lock-down I’ve been able to get into a good routine and every day I make sure I go for a sixty minute run in the morning and then I spend four to six hours a day in the office. I also practice and rehearse my songs for another couple of hours a day and it’s been good for me to tackle o few of those tricky numbers where in the past I’ve been singing all the right words but not necessarily in the right order!
I’m not sure if I should admit to that – but the songs I find the hardest to learn are repetitive
1940s Knitwear for Spring!
songs, where many of the lyrics remain the same and they only have a few minor alterations. Oddly enough I find wordy songs easier to learn as they tell a story. This week I’ve been rehearsing three of “The Supremes” numbers You Can’t Hurry Love, Stop in the Name of Love and Where did Our Love Go. All very similar but with practice I’m getting there.
This Saturday I’m popping down to the recording studio to pick up a few new numbers which I will be including and adding into my new Driveway Concerts for 2021. I have a couple of other songs
Lady in Red!
in production which as yet wont be ready until later in the year. I’m concentrating on feel good happy numbers from the 1960s 70s and 80s as I continue to move forward with my vintage time lines.
That’s all my news for now as I need to get back to my song learning. Sadly I’ve not taken any photos this week so I shall leave you with a few of my favorite 1940s knit wear shots.
Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for now! 😉