Influences: KT Tunstall, Melissa Etheridge, Fleetwood Mac, plus loads of great songs and great artists!
I’ve been writing songs since I was in my teens, but have had a break from music in the last few years. I was in a covers/originals duo/trio for 15 years and we went our separate ways musically. I fell out with music and hardly picked up a guitar in those years. Since September 19, I am starting to get back to it and I am realising how much i have missed it, how much i need it in my life and how much it impacts on my wellbeing. I have already started writing again but hope to use FAWM to really challenge myself to create new music and push myself even more.
On FAWM eve, I seem to be excited about the month ahead! I have jotted some ideas down for at least 4 new songs ready to get cracking. There is even some continuity of thought with regards to an actual album but I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself so early.
Week 1 - End of week one and there are 5 songs uploaded. I wasn't expecting that to be honest. I am so inspired and at the same time awe inspired by this wonderful community. I don't think I have written 5 songs in the last year, so I already think I have 'won'. i cant wait to get stuck into week 2!
Week 2 - I kinda slowed down a bit due to work and other commitments. Also probably due to running out of the ideas I had collected before February. So now I had to work a little harder and fit it around stuff. Thank god I have made our little box room into a music room!
Week 3 - made some more progress but work is busy and I don’t have enough time to make music. This is life. The week did conclude with a live performance of my first FAWM song which was really well received at the gig. Really enjoyed playing for people for the first time.
Week 4 - total write off thanks to a virus which has knocked me for six. Totally lost my voice for the whole week. Not how I wanted to end the month but still pretty stoked on how my first FAWM has gone. Really thankful to have joined the awesome community.
|#3||I Don't Run||
|#8||After All This Time||
|#10||A Matter Of Time||
|#11||Ready For Anything||
Very nice to meet you
Thanks for the comment on "Holding Pattern" - I've now fixed the mix to bring up the vocals.
Ah lovely, proper North Wales! My sis (and now my Mum) live on the Wirral 😊
Ooh, whereabouts in North Wales? I grew up in Mid Wales (nr Welshpool)
Ha ha, that’s okay! They’re actually my initials (sort of anyways)! Where abouts in the UK are you? I’m up in the North West (as given away by the 9 months on/off song - I found it so hard trying not to sing “mwnth”!!)
Oh wow @celineellis, I am so touched that you’ve taken the time and energy to do that, feel extremely humbled! I am very much hoping to get this performed - as I was writing it, it played out on an imaginary stage in front of my eyes! I have an md for a local amateur operatic group who is interested and I’m off to watch their current show tonight to gauge their performance level 😊 Thank you!
Hi, it's awesome my meditation music takes you back to Thailand. I have only been to Bangkok but it's such an interesting place. I would happily send you a copy of it but I'm gonna try to make some money off of it first.
Hey, thanks for your comment on ‘Alone’... I’m off to bed as it’s so late, but I fully plan to continue listening tomorrow!
Hi. Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for the comments on “fair game”! It was one of those things that kinda came out.
Thanks for commenting on my song "Insecure", I appreciate the listen!
Thanks for the feedback on “Zero” - really appreciate your kind words.
Thanks for the nice comment on my song: Mr. Down
Thanks for the comments on "Different Way to Say I Love You". They are much appreciated.
Thanks so much for the generous comments. Much appreciated!
So true about parental influences 😀
You’re awesome. So glad I had a chance to check out your music.
Thank you so much for your compliment on “little Star”. I appreciate the encouragement for sure.
Thank you for coming by to comment on "Peak Misery"!
Thanks for checking out Broken Window. I agree it still needs some work. I will have to see where it takes me.
Thank you for listening to my song and the kind comment!
Thanks for listening, I appreciate your kind words <3
Thank you for coming by to listen and comment!
Thanks for your comments friend! Hope you're having a great opening to your FAWM!
Welcome to FAWM and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my song! 😀
Thank you for your lovely comments. 😊
Hello and welcome to FAWM!
Hello FAWM virgin. Have a great FAWM. Looking forward to hearing your songs.
I'm not familiar with the music club personally, but I know the Black Horse! I'll have to check it out. Welcome to FAWM!
Major props to you for getting your rock hands in your first FAWM! Hope you have a great time writing, listening, and being part of the glorious madness that is FAWM!
Boom! You can even come to my house and use some of my new recording toys! Or you can use your newly appointment music room. Get in!
Hi Celine. Enjoy your first Fawm, and just have fun with it.
Welcome to FAWM! I hope you make some awesome tunes this year.
Hi Celine and welcome to FAWM. I see that you already posted in the forums. That is an informative place to learn all about our crazy challenge and ask questions. For me, the songwriting games and collaboration possibilities are the best and most unique things about FAWM. Looking forward to hearing your music!
What a great tattoo!
Welcome! I hope that you have a great FAWM experience and get connected with the community! Great tattoo!
Welcome to the challenge! I like many of the same artists. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with.