Wednesday, 30 September 2009
I am sat watchin the MOBO's, hoping, wondering if and when I will ever be on that level. They say there is no harm in dreaming - aim high and you never know. Well, I am definitely living in hope...lol.
Music is going well. More and more people are hearing about my songs. Getting more shows and generating a bit more of a buzz. And as usual, I have far too much on my plate. So much to do and so little time.
Since I last got in touch, my show L.I.M.E. (Ladies in music and entertainment -Last Thursday of the month, The O bar) turned 1 year old! We were given mainstage at Birmingham Artsfest! IT WAS WICKED! Had the best time ever and had to be the best way to celebrate our success. A huge thank you to the Ecks family, friends and family who have shown their support.
And amongst all of this movement, I am still so, so tired! So tired it's untrue.
The best way to keep up with my movements is to check out my Facebook (Yelitza Smith). The shows keep rolling in and I hope you guys will show your support as I continue on what sometimes seems like an uphill journey.
I gots to go. gotta get some sleep in before my hectic weekend.
Tootles for now.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
INT: THE CUTHBERT BRODERICK: NIGHT - A typicaly cold, windy & wet yorkshire night. It's shit. It is late January 2009. MICHAEL is showing artwork to JOEY & ROBIN which is sprawled out all over the table. MICHAEL frowns slightly as he notices the flecks of spittle all over his work that JOEY has sprayed forth due to over excitedness as he talks so loudly that everyone is staring. ROBIN is sat in the chair opposite MICHAEL like a humunculus. (read more)
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Thursday 10th September: 9.00pm - late. Snakebyte @ The New Dog Pool, 1063 Pershore Road
Friday 11th September: 8.40pm. L.I.M.E. (Ladies in music and entertainment) Victoria Square Stage
Saturday 12th September: 8.00 - 8.30pm. Live performance @ The CBSO Centre, Berkley Street
Sunday 13th September: 5.00pm. Rhythm Thunder, Victoria Square Stage
I shall be appearing at each event. Nothing major there, I hear you say. True, but the stress has still kicked in because I have to be in so many places at the same time. Work, helping family, rehearsals and performances.
It's all exciting aswell. Exciting because I am getting first hand training in the life of a 'real' artist. The hectic schedules, the rushing from one gig to another, and now, with the new aquisition of my band, I am experiencing the stress of trying to arrange others in my madness.
Yes, I have a band! I am so, so excited about this. Guitar, bass, drums, percussion and keys. And they are a truly wonderful collection of musicians. I am truly blessed to have met them. And I owe that all to the bass player who has become my band manager by default. Thank you hun.
But the stress levels are rising, rising because of the fact that I have our first show set to be at Artsfest this Saturday. Problem is, there is not an adequate set-up to allow this to happen. May have to cancel my first live set with them. Gutted!
To top this off and to add to the 'training in the life of a real artist'. I had a meeting with two guys who are going to produce my first music video. Oh my gosh! A music video! Sounds real flash, but trust me, I am real nervous about this! Will keep you posted about that.
I am going to have to run because I am falling asleep at the laptop and I have to be up early tomorrow to get to school, then rush home; get changed; go to rehearsals then go and present at The New Dog. It's mad fun, but mad tiring.
Like I said before, I am determined to stick to my deadlines, but forgive me if this blog does not completely make sense. I am on my last legs and need to head to the sheets.
Will be in touch soon.
Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
What began as a soul searching exercise, blended a fusion of funky hip-hop, rock and dance. “Within a year we wrote the album Retox “it came naturally “Karl adds, “We hadn’t planned to create a group it just kinda happened “. Tom and I were spending time in the studio writing and experimenting with different sounds “. The two guys caught on to a good thing, and immediately recruited a guitar player, bass, and drummer.
D.O.G has been creating a buzz in West London and are about to embark upon their first run of promotional live dates in the zone and decided to create their own “Norf Weezy” tour which kicked off @ Fat Talent LIVE / Aug. 14th at The Cobden Club. The Daily Mirror and the Guardian both made an appearance on the night. Journalists are said to be impressed with the line up . The Cobden Clubs owner, adds "It was one of the best nights we have had at the club for ages & the live acts were great “. The Journey through “Norf Weezy” continues.
Their Fusion of funky hip hop /rock/dance is reminiscent of Lenny Kravitz and D.O.G is set to tear the roof off at every gig. Catch them live at Proud Camden September 6th as Fat talent live present the D.O.G showcase .
K-Gee and Tom will perform tracks from their debut EP (digitally released Oct 5th on Marvel Records) and cuts from their dynamic album Retox. Fat Talent LIVE takes place 'THIS SUN' @ Proud Camden from 7.30-12am and tickets are only £5 on the door....don't miss it!!
For Further information please contact Natasha L’aiguille on Pr.email@example.com or call 07596 143577
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Weds 2nd Sept '09
Betsie Dsane in association with Fat Talent LIVE & Fashion Capital are casting for models for their catwalk show to be held on Sun Sept. 6th @ Proud Camden.
The Casting Session will be conducted by Successful Model /Presenter Betsie Dsane who will will also be offering a free consultation on the day.
Venue: Pineapple Studios,(STUDIO 5), 7 Langley Street, WC2H 6JA
Date: Weds. 2nd Sept.
Time: Sept. between 5-6pm (please be prompt) for the pre-selections...Each person will be required to fill out a form adding their contacts details and there will be a short questionnaire to fill out. A photograph will be taken and each person will take it in turn to walk.
For additional info please contact Natasha on 07596143577 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org