I had a wonderful time with This Alien Planet but just as things were looking up and we were starting to book a load of gigs my voice gave out. Lost stamina and completely stopped being able to sing for more than 5 minutes.
It has taken this long to get referrals to a vocal therapist and a little longer to get a good vocal teacher. I’ve just started the process of getting to see if I can fix my voice.
Don’t get me wrong, my voice is not damaged as such, and I can still sing but if i do it for any length of time, it clams up shut again. Clearly I’m going to have to do a little more than a few warmups before gigs to get this to where it needs to be to perform.
What does this mean? We’re on hiatus and I’ve taken a break from performing until I can get to the bottom of this annoying stuff. We are, however, still hoping to finish our debut album which is almost in the can 🙂 but both Matt and Adam are extremely busy being the kick ass people they are so it may take a little while yet.
I’ll be honest, very honest, in saying that this has totally messed with my head. For all my life I’ve sung and that’s what I’ve wanted to do, and suddenly I’m faced with a possible reality that I may not be able to do this anymore and IT IS TERRIFYING. Like the world has stopped.
I want to do anything I need to, to get this back. To be better than before. I hope you’ll give me the chance and still be there when I come back. I can’t tell you how much I still leap inside if someone buys an album or tweets me they like my stuff. ❤
In the mean time, I’m working on demos although my muses seem to have left me also so it is SLOW GOING, for all sorts of music – some folk, some more electronic/pop stuff…we’ll just see what sticks. All whilst working a full time job so there’s that too.
I went to Newquay not too long ago (the South West of England is always a source of joy to me) and their aquarium provided a lovely backdrop to my song Oarsman.
So I made a little video, I hope you enjoy: