What we do in rehearsals (exclusive sneak peak)

So, I’ve been talking about my awesome and super talented band and how well rehearsals are going for so long now, so I thought it was about time I gave you a little exclusive sneak peak at what goes on within the walls of Music Room 5 every Friday afternoon.

Ahhh, I love my band.

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Audrey

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Art. Love. Local. Video!!

Here’s the video of my first gig in Liverpool; Art Love Local at The Brink¬†on November 10th! Enjoy! =)

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We played 4 songs;

(at 00:45:)¬†You (written by Audrey and Julie Lund (with kickinthebutt from Kenneth Holl√•s) in…2007…?)
(at 05:00:) Free (Written by Audrey (with kickinthebutt from Dan Drumm) in 2011)
(at 08:33:) Like The Wind (Written by Audrey in 2008)
(at 14:04:) With You Gone (Written by Audrey and Tash McCammon in 2009)

With me on stage I had, as you can see, the awesome Obadiah Jones on acoustic guitar and the lovely Ellie Redgrave on backing vocals. We had a great time, and I’m looking forward to playing there (and other places) again real soon! Keep an eye on the Concerts¬†corner of this site for updates about gigs to come! =)


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Audrey

I, Volatile

I want to tell you a little bit about a project I’m suddenly a part of. I do keys and backing vocals in a band called I, Volatile, which is fronted by this sexy woman;

Photo: Allegra Whitehouse Photography

The music is very different from the stuff I normally do, and I love it. It’s quite heavy, and Sunni’s “heroes” are bands like System Of A Down, Incubus, A Perfect Circle, stuff like that. Sunni was on the same course as me my first year at LIPA, and is an Oslo girl. She’s moving back at some point next year though, and I’m looking forward to getting more of both her company and the work! Last week was pretty intense, since she was only here for a week before our first gig, which was at Zanzibar on Saturday. One week to learn 6 songs, with all new musicians – it was hard work, but fun work! And the gig – oh my, good times!

Photo: Allegra Whitehouse Photography

Playing keys in a band makes me feel so damn cool. And like I mentioned in my last post, I even made (kind of) a mowhawk for the occasion. I thought I was super cool (and so Rock), until someone had the nerve to call me cute. Hmmmph.

The day after, I woke up totally looking like Tim Minchin.

We actually have another gig tonight, we’re doing an acoustic set at Parr Street Studios. So if you’re in Liverpool and have no plans for the evening, come down for a drink and some music! It will just be Sunni, James and myself on stage, so pretty chilled. No need for a mowhawk today I think, but I will do it again at some point. Loved the change! ;-P

Oh, and we’ve got a Facebook page too! It’s right here!

Have a great Thursday everyone!
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Audrey

Art. Love. Local. Photos! =)

On Thursday, November 11th, I did my first proper gig with the mini band (minus Laura). It was at a night called “Art. Love. Local.” at The Brink, a lovely dry bar in Parr Street. The atmosphere was amazing, and the audience was absolutely beautiful. Especially my girls on the front row, who came down to see me even though they were all ill and knackered. ‚̧ Much love ‚̧

In addition to my own gig, I also performed with (half of) the band I, Volatile, and enjoyed some wonderful performances by artists such as Joe, Ellie & Moorea and The James Whitehouse Band, who are all in a picture or two below. All in all it was a great night, ‘big up’ to the hearts & heads behind Art. Love. Local. for having me! And of course, to Ellie and Obadiah, thank you so much for being awesome! ‚̧

Here are some of the photos from the night, courtesy of Allegra Whitehouse Photography.


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Audrey

Random

I have so much to blog about…!

It’s been crazy busy in Audrey land the last couple of weeks, hence the absence… I’ve rehearsed, gigged, had lots of awesome coffee with lots of awesome people, knitted, started going to hot yoga, had a wannabe mohawk for an evening while playing piano in a rock band… Busy busy times! I will get to all of that, promise – I even have pics & a video (and great memories) of my first gig that I’m dying to share with you all! But for now, I’m gonna leave you with a little bit of fun, at least I think so. I shamelessly stole this from my favorite blogger, but only because I loved the idea. So here’s a bunch of random lists, because I felt like listing things. Feel free to share a list or two of your own in the Comments! I like lists. =)

Some of my favorite bands right this second:
Some new, some old, some re-discovered;

  • Bon Iver
  • Everything Everything
  • Kings Of Convenience
  • Noah And The Whale

Random things I’ve done:

  • Rapped in a Bunad (Norway’s National Costume)¬†on stage
  • Had cognac with Wu Tang Clan (and I’ve got the pho-tos to prove it. But they’re ugly, so I won’t post them.)
  • Been hollered at in New Jersey
  • Been shat on at Liberty Island
  • Gone scuba diving in Jamaica, even though I am kind of scared of water (even swam through a ship wreck…!)
  • Been in an R&B group

Things I’m excited about:

  • Concerts to be played
  • Songs to be written
  • Friends to meet
  • Christmas
  • Marit Larsen’s new album
  • The upcoming photoshoot with Mike Brits, and the website he’s making for me

Things I miss:

  • Living with cats (buhuuuu!)
  • Norwegian chocolate
  • Too many people to name ‚̧
  • This guy:

Things I care about a whole deal:

  • Kids (they are amazing.)
  • Knowing the industry I hope to be a part of (The Big Bad Wolf known as The Music Industry)
  • Lyrics
  • Justice and open-mindedness

Things I don’t really care about at all:

  • Football
  • A tan
  • Who Justin Beiber is dating (and how to spell his name. It’s either right, or it’s not.¬†I could have looked it up – but I don’t care.)

And finally, my favorite list of Things; These are a few of my favorite things:

  • Creating music
  • Performing
  • Being an Auntie
  • Chinese food
  • Owls
  • Awesome people
  • Life
  • Krispy Creme Donuts
  • Hot yoga
  • Homemade hats
  • iPods full of new(ly discovered) music
  • Lists

Any surprises there…?

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xxx
Audrey