Hello my lovelies!
Hope you are all staying safe and well at home!
Despite the fact that we’re all in lockdown at the moment and with business coming to a halt, I’ve managed to find some time to wind down and get organised just until things are back to normal – organising my work, connecting with friends and family via video chats or calls, and of course getting stuck in with the usual cleaning, reading, cooking and practising some killer new beats on my fabulous saxophone.
Speaking of which, it got me thinking about all the wonderful places around the world where different genres of music either originated from, or can be experienced by yourselves!
I’m sure many of you are itching to book tickets and hop on the next plane to an exotic location once we’re free of Covid-19 and I personally can’t wait to get back out there playing my saxophone at clubs, beaches, weddings and restaurants alike!
So, whilst were living in isolation here’s a brief overview of my favourite destinations for music lovers with a bit of a history lesson thrown in the mix!
London and Liverpool
To start things off, I have to give a shout out to my homeland Britain!
Known as the capital of pop music, the UK became a HUGE hit in the early 60s with Rock & Roll bands like Queen, The Who and The Rolling Stones as well as the heart-throb band The Beatles, where you can go on the Beatles Fab Four Tour in Liverpool and take a journey down to the famous Cavern Club and Penny Lane.
In London, you won’t fall short on things to see and do when it comes to music – from the Musical Museum, Hard Rock Cafe, or catch a gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
Chicago and Detroit
Of course America is the biggest influencer for music, where all types of artists and bands have made a name for themselves!
If I had to chooses specific places to travel to, Detroit and Chicago are without a doubt the best for a real taste in R&B, Jazz and the Blues!
Kicking off in the 60’s and 70’s with African Americans moving North and creating their own music scene, musicians like Nat King Cole, Muddy Waters paved the way for Jazz and Sax to be brought into the lime light! Check out Chicago and rock up to the annual Jazz festival in Millennium Park. If you fancy R&B, head over to Detroit and visit the Motown Museum where legends like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 built up their careers into stardom!
For you classical folk out there, Vienna is the ideal music destination where many great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahm lived and worked to create iconic pieces of music!
If you want to learn more about the Vienna Philharmonic, Haus der Musik is a museum all about them, plus it contains loads of interactive exhibits to do with the physics of sound itself! Traditionally during the summer months, classical groups come to performer in local parks – practically a free concert for you to enjoy on your travels!
Ibiza is one of my favourite destinations period! Not just for the fabulous sandy beaches, delicious food and hot summer sun, but the music scene is explosive!
Known for its wild parties and nightlife, it showcases some of the most popular DJs in the world providing entertainment for holiday-goers every season! Famous clubs to check out would be Pacha and Amnesia for a real party-all-day-and-night experience!
If you love house, techno and electronic music, then Ibiza is the place for you! There’s a real buzz about the place and I’ve loved every minute playing my light-up saxophone for the world to listen to!
I want to thank you everyone for your patience and support during these difficult times and hope to be back on the road soon!