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
FREYjA

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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
FREYjA

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Dream Seedlings

Hello friends,

I have received several emails asking me where I am at. So here’s the thing. My novel writing is top priority this year (there are two!) One of which is a Magical Realism novel about the power of creativity to heal. It is set in the contemporary, bohemian underworld of Paris (www.twitter.com/amermaidinparis).

I have been actively seeking an agent and publisher for several of my various literary projects. All dream seedlings must be sprinkled with destiny dust before they can bloom! Including mine and Mykey T’s Paris Bear – An Epic Road Trip which is a series of kids’ books (www.twitter.com/parisbear1) All new followers receive a personalised rhyme from Paris Bear himself.

And don’t forget my poetry blog (www.poeticplenties.blogspot.co.uk)

If my work inspires then let’s keep getting it out there! Feel free to contact me with any leads or if you have any lyrics you wish to commission me to write.

Thank you for all your support to date.
Feeling blessed.
FREYjA

ps. Booked your tickets for Soho concert later in the year?

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London Concert Dean St Soho 26th Sept 2013

Hi Everyone,
Yes, I’ve been out of musical action for a while, it is true, I have been focused on my literary career.

Pleased to let you all know, however, that there is one concert coming up in London later in the year at our favourite spot – Pizza Express Dean St. THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2013 The usual fabulous London band plus a couple of mighty, surprise guests! All the booking details are the same as in the blog links below.

We might be playing Paris later in the year too, so keep your feelers twiddling my twitter and facebook

Much love and peace – a better year will be ours for 2013!
FREYjA

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London Wed 19 September 2012

Just back from Australia – The Blue Beat Concert exceeded all my expectations – and now we’ve been invited back to our fave London spot…I can’t wait! FREYjADEAN ST PIZZA EXPRESS Wednesday 19th September
Tickets £15 BOOK NOW 0845 6027 017

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Blue Beat Concert in Sydney is filling up fast

Thursday 21st June

Blue Beat +612 9328 4411 www.bluebeat.com.au

Get booked now whilst you have a chance….I wish we were doing two concerts cos I never imagined ….

If you want a table and to eat dinner then I suggest you call the venue. Otherwise just book standing room through the link and Moshtix

Had our 6 piece rehearsal…24 songs – a lot to get through and we nearly drowned in my boat on the way there but the magicians I am working with bring me to my knees, they play with such sensitive feel (and such quirk when that is what is called for)

Love to all
FREYjA

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Next Concert Sydney Thursday June 21 @ Blue Beat Double Bay

We are on! I’m going to launch my new album Not That Girl in Australia. By Thursday 21 June I should be well and truly recovered from my broken ankle but I’m not sure I will be prancing around on stage in high heels…sneakers perhaps?

Can’t wait to be singing with some of my favourite Sydney specials: Sean MacKenzie (Keys) Miroslav Bukovsky (Flugel/ Trumpet) Gino Pengue (guitar) Peter Firth (bass) Nic Cecire (drums)

It’s never too early to book a table – in fact I would get in early since this is my first and last concert in Sydney for a long time before I get back home to Europe for upcoming concerts at Dean St, London and FNAC Paris.

Blue Beat +612 9328 4411 www.bluebeat.com.au Tell everyone you think would enjoy listening live to my newest songs (and some old favourites of course) and grabbing a signed copy of the newest album. Tickets are $18

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Next Concert Sydney Thursday June 21 @ Blue Beat Double Bay

We are on! FREYjA will be launching her new album recorded in France Not That Girl. Well and truly recovered from her broken ankle by Wednesday 20th June we hope! and singing with some of her favourite Sydney specials: Sean MacKenzie (keys) Miroslav Bukovsky (flugel/ trumpet) Gino Pengue (guitar) Peter Firth (bass) Nic Cecire (drums)

It’s never too soon to book a table – in fact I would get in early since this is FREYjA’s first and last concert in Sydney for a long time before she gets back to London and Paris.

Blue Beat +612 9328 4411. Tell everyone you know who you think would like to hear some of FREYjA’s newest songs plus the old favourites of course. Tickets are $18

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Come Frolic With The Poetic Plenties

It has been a while coming! Songwriter FREYjA is incarnated as poet R Rennie at her new Poetic Plenties Blog which includes poems written by her these last thirty years. Yes all the way back from her wee childhood right up to the present-day grownup childhood.

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Next Concert

Hiya everyone. FREYjA (that’s me!) is currently planting metaphors in her garden and focusing on her novel “Tilting the Doll” and her children’s books “Paris Bear”

The next FREYjA concert is at the end of June in Sydney Australia at the Blue Beat Club in Double Bay. After which FREYjA will return to Europe to sing at festivals and venues in Paris and London

The newly pressed album Not That Girl (listen below) is itching to take its place on your CD shelf. For a personalised signed copy email freyja@freyja.com.au

Never forget to say thank you, not only to the sunshine but also to the rain under which we can also dance, if we choose

FREYjA x

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