full steam ahead…
January 3, 2014. No comments.
So here we are. Happy New Year!
2013 was quite a journey for me. I had some unexpected scares and challenges, let go of big parts of my past, and moved through some times of real uncertainty… finally landing in a better place.
So now it’s full steam ahead for 2014.
I am very excited about this new year, with it’s new moon, new friends and the opportunity to make some new music.
This is one of the photos from a wild photo shoot I did at the end of last year. I love it when a spontaneous and slightly mad idea works out…
We heard that a steam train would be passing through Wiltshire on it’s way to the Bath Christmas Market and stopping at Westbury Station. So we set off in Betsy the van and followed the signs to the railway station, and rushed onto the platform with all my instruments and cases (and the train spotters and children who had also gathered) and started shooting. It was a lot of fun, and after a while I even plucked up the courage to go and talk to the driver. It turns out he does gigs himself and is the uncle of the singer Kathryn Roberts! A small world. Then I asked if I could go inside and shovel some coal.The fire burned hot and there was something quite wonderful about being close to it, and then being covered in all that steam (or technically water vapour) as the train chugged off again.
After that it was a late brunch on a narrow boat in Bradford-on-Avon, a sit on a shiny Harley Davidson and an old bicycle, and off home in the campervan.
There are so many ways to travel.
Here’s to travelling through this coming year with hope, grit, kindness, and enthusiasm.
Oh and if you haven’t done so yet, please take a look at my page on Pledge Music. We launched the Campaign in December but there is still a long way to go to reach our goal, and we really need your help to make the new album. You can see the rest of the photographs and watch exclusive videos, hear unreleased songs and get other goodies if you pre-order the CD and join us on this year’s unknown, magical, musical journey!