Wow.... well 2weeks ish till New Year.. And what a great year starting with work in January in Barbados, Brazil in March. a new experience I "Did" my first cruise ship job.. a fantastic 2 week cruise around the UK it was called ..The Coast Of a Kingdom and could hardly be called work.. myself and the band had 5star treatment all the way and went on all the excursions if we wished.. it went up to the Orkneys (not a carry on film) the haunting midnight sun and Ring Of Brodgar I am pleased to have seen . Giants Causeway in ireland which is one of the Wonders of the World ... hidden and lost gardens in cornwell. a walled city in wales and the scilly Isles and Guernsey( i bought a sexy pair of gold stilletoes) i wont wax lyrical or show you my tourist snaps but here is a shot of the band
Photo: Minerva Cruise Band ©2011 COUSIN ALICE
Many gigs through the year. A highlight being The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival in July in London
Photo: The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival ©2011 COUSIN ALICE
Through out the year I have performed regularly with The Boisdale Blue Rythmn Band and recorded a live gig with them in November and another recording session with Martin Wheatley and Jonny Gee .. so the new year will bring some more releases from, Cousin Alice .. plus a new video clip to a new song called Wednesdays Alright this is already under way in production .. involves me merry go rounding in Brighton among other things.
Photo: Wednesdays Alright Videoclip ©2011 COUSIN ALICE
On the recording side also a song called Onscreen Lover which I wrote over a drum loop of a Article P, he is a DJ. He added a New York Rapper into it.. The track will open his forthcoming album and is rather wonderful. I may be able to let you have a listen also.. tho its NOT jazz it does have my distinctive lyrics and vocals. .
I sign off the year with a gig at The National Theatre music stage on December 30th.
Best New Year to you all.. remember you only live once..