As we say goodbye to 2017 and wave hello to 2018 there is something I'd like to share...
All my life I have burnt the candle at both ends. It has been bright and spectacular but since it met in the middle a couple of years or so ago with fibromyalgia and CFS I have been learning to pace myself and burn incrementally less often in order to keep the bright light going.
So far it's working. So although I have been picky and choosy about where and when I have performed in 2017 so I've had less gigs, the time I have spent doing all of them has been quality and utterly fantastic and I've ended the year with a MAHOOSIVE wonderful time hosting the entire Exeter Steampunk Yule Ball and having over EIGHT THOUSAND VIEWS on an hour long FACEBOOK LIVE Halloween special - which is now on YouTube.
Clicky clicky!! https://youtu.be/MCWvOTnCXdY
Advice to the many performers out there who battle chronic pain and fatigue... it's not how much you do. It's what you do that counts. Don't break yourselves!!
Thankyou to everyone who has booked me and supported me and been there all year.
Next year is a year of focussing on recording and making new music releases... I won't be a complete hermit and I'll still be taking some bookings... I'm aiming for just as productive as 2017 but also more creative retreat.
Watch this space!!
Or my YouTube with highlights from the Yule Ball and a crazy new action song from Phoenix Alternative Festival back in August;)
Happy New Year!! Xxx
Do Your Gears Hang Low? https://youtu.be/pKsE2akBquY
Some Pictorial Highlights of 2017:
Shhh Burlesque at The Brewhouse Theatre, Bridgwater.
Frome Steampunk Extravaganza.
An hour in Ilfracombe at the Victorian Steampunk Weekend.
Phil Fest at The Nowhere.
Exeter Cavern taken on black and white film with The Wattingers.
Late Friday Night Cabaret with Jezebel Steele, hosting the Saturday Steam Train ride with my ukulele and the GASP Radio stage on Sunday afternoon.
Scaredy Acts at Annabels.
An hour long Halloween Dead in Session live special.
Performing and compering the Exeter Steampunk Yule Ball.
That moment onstage with The Gaslight Troubadours during which I gave birth to the severed head of Donald Trump...