What an amazing few weeks – sorry it’s been a while since I had time to write anything, but here’s an update of what’s been happening lately.
I have just returned from Rarotonga where I was singing with my high school Jazz Band! We nailed it there – totally cool concerts and lots of fun with the locals. We got great feedback from all our dates, and I learned so much about my performance and style from mates Peni and Elisha, the other singers on tour.
So back to cold old Hamilton, and on Wednesday a quick dash up the motorway to Auckland for Westfield talent show. I won my heat! That was cool. Yesterday I had to get back to Auckland for the final of that show – and OMG – the nerves totally took over as I was last behind two amazing girls who just dazzled the audience. My own confidence took a nosedive and all the best stuff just lay on the floor. I still placed 3rd overall, but it was BIG lesson on what nerves can do, and also the importance of song choice.
I sang Come Fly with Me on Wednesday, and Dream a Little Dream of Me yesterday – both songs I love and which show off my voice well but in hindsight, DaLD was not really a great show piece that got people tapping their feet.
So – lots of big lessons lately. And – it’s school holidays, so what’s with that? 🙂
So – on Tuesday this week I’m jetting off to Brisbane for a few days with my Mum who has some speaking work to do there. We’re going to hang out, check out some schools, and talk to some people… I’d love to move to AUS – sooner rather than later, so let’s see how this trip goes. I still have to talk my family into it!
PS – My next big gig is a 60th Birthday party next weekend – I can’t wait!