Keeping up with Technology – eeeeek

Yes, I know, I have been a very unbloggy blogger. And yes, FREYjA CD sales have waned because of it. Even though I am not performing live at the moment, I never stop working – so fear not – I am still in the land of creativity. It is just that my star is orbiting a little further from its usual stratosphere.

Keeping up with technology whilst simultaneously living on the ground is a challenge. CD Baby is always doing me favours…I realised recently that I had not collected payment on about a year worth of sales! So that was a coup…like finding cash in the pocket of those old jeans…

…Seem to be getting airplay all over the world on Jango Radio which is fun – in countries I have certainly never been to and some I have – like Egypt – where I have certainly never performed live, though I have certainly sung there in the market, a little out of it with my mother.

It’s a funny thought – my music being heard in the remotest of outposts. I love technology on that score, but I do wish it would bring in some more revenue! Reverbnation seems to attract fans as well.

More on its way. I promise to blog a little more regularly. There is lots going on at ground level for me and I do want to share it with you so please stay-tuned.

Forever blessed.

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Life With My Choirs

So! Many of you wondering where I have been recently…I run an annual choir camp in Provence and it is now over for the summer. It was exhausting…it was hard work….and it was utterly wonderful…surpassed everyone’s expectations, even mine. We ended up doing 13 songs at the concert, eight of which I arranged in the simplest harmonies I could…the choir did me proud! After our daily workshops, some of the French had trouble getting their tongues around the lyrics but that’s what they were there for after all, to improve their English. The mayor came to the final concert and it is all go ahead for next year again.

I also sang as a duo with Peter Peter Piano Eater, a couple of little gigs in a friend’s 800 year old home and several times in the Place du Palais which was like heaven under the Provencial blue sky with the most gushing audiences ever. I am always very moved by the way the French respond to artists. I forget how much I miss their warmth until I come back and sing for them.

My work now done, I am officially on holidays. Drove 7 hours across the south of France. Was so happy to relax, I could not help myself, I burst into song at a table in the square. Most unexpectedly, the entire square, bar, restaurant went silent, and I realised that they were all listening to me and people had started clicking. I continued singing till the 800 year old walls and cobble-stones seemed to reverberate my voice back through the chasms of time. Could have heard a pin drop…or as the Frenchman said at the next table “One could have heard a fly fall” ….a magic memory for me in a town which has meant so much to me over the years.

Blessed, well and truly loving my life. Thank you…x

Keep buying those albums people! Every little helps.

ps. apparently I am being flown back in two weeks to sing for 80 guests in Provence at an architect friend’s 50th birthday…I am his birthday present, it would seem. Ahhhhhhhhh….

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Ok people…it’s up to you! CD Baby is overstocked on albums…particularly The Siren’s Odyssey. That is the album with The Magician on it. If you don’t already have the hard copy of the album in your collection then buy it now. Not only will you feel all warm and fuzzy supporting your independent artists but you might soon have a collector’s item on your shelves since we are not planning a repress of this album any time soon.

Keep in touch on the Facebook page and twitter of course.

See you live in London soon! Ever-blessed FREYjA

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Happy New Year Everyone – This year is starting with some great news….

Every Woman Organization EWO has chosen to put Not That Girl on their compilation album for the Every Woman Festival in Canada & International Women’s Day – which is very exciting – such an honour. I was very flattered to have been asked.

If you don’t already know my song Not That Girl – well here is your chance

Check it Out here.

I guess that means that you haven’t bought the album yet!? Well you know where to do that – on my Listen and Buy Page or just search for it on itunes to buy digitally.

Blessings all round for the New Year. Mine started magically in Vietnam. Now I am taking some of my inspirations from Phu Quoc island to finish my novel The Paris Sirens (or A Mermaid in Paris working title and twitter name)…nearly there….



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Guestbook Feedback from September’s Pizza Express Dean St Concert

The Dean St Concert: I had to share these incredible messages which have come in since my concert. I am so touched, so moved by the feedback that I am close to tears. Fending them off…so overwhelmed. Please read below for just a few…it may seem peculiar to some for me to share them but I just had to….I feel so blessed to sing my songs, and have the opportunity to share my stories to so manyopen hearts. Whatsmore, to touch those open hearts, what a privilege…

“Hey FREYjA, Just a little message to say that we were both blown away by your gig last night. It was a privilege to see you perform. Such a true, honest and passionate evening. You are a great artist. Lots of love, John”

“Absolutely brilliant last night, really bears out the notion that seeing people live is the measure of a true performer. Very impresed with the whole rock chick bit as well shows great versatility. Clive x”

From the parents of the children for whom I played piano at their production of Peter Pan. They had a table of 10 and all of them drove from Kent (1.5 hours) especially for the concert:
“Rebecca wow what amazing music last night, the country bumpkins from Lamberhurst Panto had a ball. Can’t wait to see you all again and please invite the trumpeter back! xxx”

“To the girl in the attic! Awesome, beautiful and honest, oh so much passion. Loved the show. Great to see your talent at last. Lots of Love John and Tiago”

“FREYjA, You’re an amazing girl!!! You make me want to pursue a career in jazz singing. Keep singing and make new records. My inspiration!!! Adam”

“You touched us in Peter Pan and now you have captured my heart with your music. Greatest fans from Lamberhurst, Sam, Pete and Captain Hook

“You deserve a much bigger stage” Love Bob

“Congratulations! Wonderful show…wonderful singer. We are from Sao Paolo – Brasil and we loved! Juliana and Andrei

“Perfect way to spend our tenth wedding anniversary!” Helen and Richard

“Such passion. I loved it.”

“You know I came here not knowing what to expect. It ended up being an amazing orgasm of sound. Loved it! Rupert

“You and your band are really fantastic. We’re having such a good evening. Thank you so much. You’re having 2 very happy frenchies in the audience tonight.

“Mademoiselle, J’adore voter voix et votre musique. Quel charisme”

“Thank you so much for a fantastic evening. I have loved every moment. Carlos Rodriguez”

“I would marry you right now. Love your work. Carlos”

“Well done FREYjA. Amazing. Specially the part where you sang Brazilian songs. Love”

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Join the Mailing list to Stay Tuned…Jazzed Up Australian Rock Concert is coming soon

Please join the mailing list ☞ ☞ ☞
and or join our facebook page and get in early for our next concert…
We are still working on the repertoire for our Jazzed Up Australian Rock Concert….jazzed up versions of Midnight Oil, Sunnyboys, Divinyls, Sherbert and Rose Tatoo and so many more.
Stay tuned…it will be fun

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Latest News on FREYjA’s Choir and Upcoming London Concert

Hello One and All.
Our next FREYjA Concert is at Dean St Jazz Club, Soho London on Thurs 26th September and it just opened for BOOKINGS. Meanwhile…

…I have had an incredible time running our Speak Easy Bumblebees Choir in Provence this summer for teenagers and adults trying to learn English. You can see photos at FREYjAMUSIC FACEBOOK. If you like it, then please “like” it!

My little Bumblebees Choir in West London has also performed its first private concert. The kids did themselves proud. Next term I start my new job as Choir Master at the Jacques Prevert School Club in London. Anyone want me to start one in North London? I think I may have a beautiful church venue. Adults or children choirs…let me know EMAIL THE CHOIR

Summer holidays now, whilst I keep working on the last 10,000 words of my novel “Siren Letters from Paris” (working title only at this stage)

Thanks for dropping by. Please feel free to leave feedback and if you don’t have all the albums yet, then go ahead and buy!

Blessings from Cornwall. FREYjA x

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Pheasantry Kings Rd Chelsea Next Week! Thursday 6th June

Have you booked your tickets to The Pheasantry yet!?
C’mon, get on board whilst you still can. It will be a lovely night, I promise ♥ FREYjA

Phone Now to Book 0207 3515031 ps.
Here is a link to the latest 
Newsletter with all the details of the gig

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Aussie Rock Songbook Interpretations

I am doing a FREYjA night of Australian Rock classics with my London band…We are going to be interpreting some mighty ‘anthems’ in swing/ latin/ blues grooves…FREYjA marries the rock edge (!!) so to speak.

The point of the exercise is to shine a bright light on the genius craft behind the songwriting of such epic hits.

We have included on our final list the artists below. Yes! there are lots missing, but this is it for now. Still, suggestions are coming in left right and centre so we are very open to ideas if you have a song by one of the missing artists below that you think could be interpreted in our style then please, give us a holler at FREYjA’s Facebook

****Divinyls ****Rose Tattoo*** ****Sherbert******* ***Christine Anu*** ***Divinyls ***Dragon ***Gangajang ***Paul Kelly** ***Ross Wilson*** **Dragon*** *Midnight Oil*** Cold Chisel ****Easybeats ****Gangajang ****Go Betweens ****Nick Cave ****The Waifs ****Yothu Yindi***Billy Thorpe***Hunters and Collectors***Skyhooks***Ted Mulry Gang

The date and venue are yet to be announced…if you want to keep up with the news then feel free to ‘like’ the Facebook (above link) and you will get all the latest updates

By the way, we are doing some teasers – I will perform four of the songs from the above list at my Pheasantry Concert on 6th June 2013!

Go in peace

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Concert @ The Pheasantry Kings Rd Chelsea 6th June 2013

Yippee! We have a concert coming up. All the usual suspects will be on stage. Myself and Peter Dale on piano, Jonny Gee on bass, Luca Boscagin on guitar and Paul Robinson on drums. Will probably throw in a surprise guest, as usual, just for good measure. Stay posted!

Am also planning to throw in some jazzish renditions of a couple of Australian rock anthems, as a teaser for my Oz Hits concert, which I will be working on next year.

Book now! It is a while till our next concert (Dean St, September, see below) so we are counting on this one selling out.

Busy working on my “Mermaid Letters from Paris” novel. Just attended a masterclass with Audrey Niffenegger (Time Traveller’s Wife) in Kent which was stupendously intensive and has got me scribing in somersaults!

See you all there I hope
Ever blessed

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