This week has felt a little bit like two steps forwards, one step back! Although I have been really happy how things have progressed in some areas, in others I’ve just felt like things could have gone better… however I think you have to take the successes with the failures and just crack on!
Monday: Monday was a great day as it was my final college showcase performance! I performed a set of seven songs from upcoming album, Chemistry, including Poison with a live band. I really enjoyed performing and getting to show off my songs like that and when I look back on the videos that were taken during the performance, I look the most confident that I have ever looked, which feels like massive progress for me! Check out a clip of me performing Poison with my backing band for the night ‘The Phat Express’, below!
Tuesday: Tuesday was a college day as usual and I used my time to focus on mixing and getting vocals on my track, Alive. We did a studio session on mixing and sorting out the levels of everything roughly, which went well, but then when it came to putting vocals on, not everything went to plan! For some reason I just couldn’t get a good vocal performance and I wasn’t in the right frame of mind! Hopefully, next Tuesday will be a different story!
Wednesday: I spent most of the day finishing my college research project and then went to the driving range to blow off some steam! I also uploaded my Lead Me Down performance from my Liverpool Gig to YouTube 🙂
Thursday: I played golf, had a three hour nap (oops :O) and then got my college research project finished! I also updated my Thursday Twenty playlist on Spotify with all the artists I’m most looking forward to seeing play at Parklife this weekend! Check it out below:
Friday: Another day at college, this time focused on rehearsing with a new guitarist I’m working with for my cover gigs! We’re putting some really cool loop versions of chart songs together so hopefully it will all work out well. I also got banned from Facebook entirely for 3 days for ‘breaking copyright’ when I posted a 1 min clip of my cover of Shawn Mendes’s ‘There’s Nothing Holding Me Back’, which frankly I think is utterly ridiculous! Plenty of artists do covers to try and raise their profile, but now I can’t even send messages on my personal or business pages. What a huge overreaction from Universal Music.
Saturday: Today I saw Oliver Heldens, The Martinez Brothers, London Grammar, BBK, and Wilkinson… and I also rode the really high up swings!
Sunday: Sunday was filled with more great artists, including: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Mura Masa, Wiley, Flying Lotus, Stormzy and Frank Ocean!