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What It Takes: On Stage with Original Songs

DAY SIX: I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations with three different people recently. Hence, this post. For it dawned on me that few people realise what it takes to get on stage in the first place, let alone, what it takes to get back up there after such a long break (over three years). Yes […]
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The Value of Down Time

DAY FIVE: We creatives work hard. Whether we run our Art as a business or no. Writers, painters, musicians…we are constantly practising our craft. I can truly vouch for this. No matter where I am, I constantly absorb details, my senses are receptive to everything. It is all fodder for a song, a story, a […]
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Why I Run Choir Clubs

DAY FOUR: These days I get more and more calls and emails asking me for private singing lessons. I used to teach singing one-on-one but I did not enjoy it so I stopped and now only teach groups. The X Factor culture has changed people’s perceptions of what singing is about. Namely instant stardom. There […]
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Stepping Up

DAY THREE: Stepping up toward the stage. It’s a daunting prospect for this siren who has not been on stage, as FREYjA for 3 years. Yes, I dipped my toe in the water when I performed at The Ritz with Jonny Gee and Luca Boscagin for the OBE Dinner for John Guthrie but that was […]
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Submitting Songs for Films & Commercials

DAY TWO: You all know the joke, right? It was my late Dad’s favourite. About the guy who has lived his whole life praying to God to win the lotto and when he finally gets to heaven God says to him “You have to buy a ticket, you know” Well, I have been long dreaming […]
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Day by Day Life of a London Creative 2019

After my February post I received a number of emails from folks expressing their glee on hearing I’m back creating. A number of you asked me what I am doing and hence I thought I would TRY to post a few Day in the Life Of”s. DAY ONE: So Quirky Choirs for Kids had a little […]
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FREYjA is back!

…and will be performing soon in London… In the meantime, peeps, feel free to follow and message the FREYjA handle at Instagram so I know you are still all out there after my long sabbatical. I am posting my latest poetry and flashbacking to old photoshoots from France, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Australia… Soon I will also […]
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Song For The Siren

Song For the Siren Excerpt from my first song in three years   There’s a way through all of this It’s not for you to wonder how Just hold on close for the prize it is Then catch the wind, For there’s a boat coming now   So go there now, my holy child It’s […]
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The journey is both magical and strange…

I had the great honour recently, of being taken to Sicily for a week’s holiday with twenty beautiful souls, from all over the world. I worked daily on the first draft of my novel, the Siren Odyssey, which is halfway through its first edit and will be ready to present at the York Writers Festival. I […]
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Digging Deep

Hello FREYjA Friends, It’s been a busy few months. I’m temporarily settled in South London and I’m loving it. I still have no permanent home and may leave London all together after the summer housesits are through. In the meantime, nature is plentiful in this city. As are church steeples. I am ever-inspired. I marvel […]
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