This year has been sooooo busy, and I’ve loved every minute! In December alone I’ve had 38 gigs, a new record for me. I can’t possibly choose a favourite performance of 2017, but here are some of my most memorable nights (and days)…
Playing at Sparkle in the City in support of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity in December! This was an incredible event at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. So much money was raised for this worthy charity – so glad to have been invited to take part! I’ve performed at lots of amazing charity shows this year – including Breast Cancer Now with the incredible String Infusion violinist Emma Rushworth!
So many great Ibiza vibe nights too! I loved opening new super club Lazy Lizard with my DJ sis EMA! Other Manchester gigs I’ve loved include a corporate night with TUI (this made me want to go on my hols so much). I’ve loved playing sax at Venus and Revolution Deansgate Locks where we partied until 6am!
I had the honor of playing sax for a very famous artist for an art gallery… and he offered to paint my portrait… It was extraordinary waking in Roald Dahl’s house before a weekend of gigs… “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” something I think is really true!!
Being part of a couple’s wedding day is always super special and gives me goose bumps! Weddings are magical and being there to entertain on the best day of a bride and groom’s life makes me want to pinch myself. It’s also a great responsibility, that I take really seriously, and it’s so great to make them and their guests so happy. I love it when my light up sax is shining as brightly as the sparkly wedding backdrop!!! Have I got a favourite wedding performance of 2017… that’s a tough one. I’ll have to have a think!
I’ve been to some amazing venues this year but it’s the people that make a night unforgettable. Standing on podiums and everyone going crazy, they’re the best shows. Spending time in Italy, Greece, France, Switzerland, the Philippines and not forgetting the White Isle of course… it’s been a year that’ll be hard to beat!
Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the New Year,
Love you loads, go get your sparkle on!