Well quite a lot happening at the moment! A few recording sessions completed over the last two weeks with 'What It Takes' and 'Something About You' both done and currently being mixed and mastered. I am leaning towards 'Something About You' as my next single, but as yet I have not made a firm decision. Any songs not released as singles will go into the mix for a future album. To complicate things, I am still writing new songs, and have just complete 'Decent Guy', which is a melancholy ballad that lends itself to just acoustic guitar and perhaps some strings (violins, cello etc). I think it is a really strong song and will try it out in some live performances and see how it goes. If it proves popular, I may sneak it in as an 'in between' singles release. If it proves very very popular then perhaps a single release in it's own right. The CD release of my first batch of songs titled 'Blue Yonder' is currently being produced and hopefully will be available via the website within a week or two.
In further news, I am performing my first live audience gig since March, on Sunday November 29 at The Moe Racing Club for their outdoors bar. It's nice to finally get back to gigging, and nice to get my new live format underway. I will be performing my original material, but will still have to space the gig with some covers just to get through. Future gigs will gradually become more original focused, so it will take some time to gather enough resident venues that are suitable, but I am very confident as 2021 progresses, I will have enough songs and enough suitable gigs to keep me going. I am also still planning some full band performances also, and work continues with rehearsals and sourcing suitable musicians. I will continue performing live stream gigs on Facebook and Instagram, but also with a shift away from playing cover songs.
All in all, it has been a productive and encouraging month with many of my releases reaching good streaming milestones on Spotify, fantastic radio airplay in Australia, USA, Uk and Europe, and additions to many playlists, as well as a solid and consistent growth in followers on all social platforms.
That is it for now. Thank you for reading, and as always. feel free to leave any comments or ask any questions here. Until next time, stay safe and take care, and please encourage your friends to listen to my music and sign up to my mailing list here.
Best wishes, Leigh.