Well OMG! It has definitely taken a few days to come down after my debut gig and huge, huge love to all the people that came to support that night. We managed to get a fair few people into the venue and a massive thank you to my incredible friend Phil O'Donnell for sharing the stage with me!
I'd been feeling super nervous, you see all the expectant faces out there, and all you're telling yourself is you hope you don't screw up or forget the words or in my case, develop an Elvis-style shaky lip that's really annoying and try to not head-butt the mic when I close my eyes in parts of my performance (both of which happened by the way!). Then you're aware of the sea of cameras, the supportive smiles and you hope your outfit does you justice under the spotlight (it didn't). So after huge elation, I'm then in the, "I-picked-the-wrong-outfit-I-looked-terrible-and-hope-that-I-sang-okay-or-did-I-mess-up" phase and I can't get out of it. I sit here, afraid to look at any photos or videos because I'm afraid of what i'll see and I think - WTF!
I should be super proud i've just managed to get up on stage in front of like 60 or more people and let them into thoughts and feelings that I turn into songs. I mostly write about relationships as it's the thing you hear about so much - how people feel about love when it's good and when it's not so good and that's how I defined my set. The first half talked of the joys of love and included Squeeze, Touch and Love (forthcoming single) then I lamented over the demise of relationships and how they can feel tough with Thin Line, The Most and Hurt. (all hopeful releases for 2020). I threw in some mash-ups with a couple of covers and half an hour was over in a flash. I barely had time to blink! But i'm so, so pleased I performed live and I'm pleased I got over how terrified I was. Thank you all so much for coming to see me, it meant the world and I hope you enjoyed the set. Got my next gig in the diary already too! x