Tuesday, 18 August 2009

GREEDS













Just a quickie,
Been so busy since Lil man got back from the states. I forgot how hard it was to juggle motherhood with everything else. It aint bloody easy I tell ya.
Anyhoo, I've been busy with him since it was his birthday on Saturday. I don't know where all the years have gone.
We've been on bike rides and all sorts. Just generally having fun. But I must say certain parts of my body are hurting from the exercise. At least he will keep me young!
I'm tres busy this week because I have a couple of photoshoots and a show along with summer holiday activities for the lil monkey!
So I'm keeping it short.
My good friend GREEDS' is having an Album Launch Party/show which I am part of. Funny man Simply Andy is hosting it and there will be performances from Cynthia Erivo, Enrico, Natalie Fiawoo and yours truly with the Remedy band.



He's worked so hard on this album and he's an amazing poet. You'd be mad to miss it.
SOOOOO come down to the Fym Fyg Bar
231 Cambridge Heath Road
London
E2

Doors open @ 7pm and show starts 8.30pm sharp!

We would really appreciate your support.
So See ya there!

Nads xxx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Tears, Tantrums and TRIUMPHS :) !!!!!!

Wow, this week has been so up and down. The "downs" were pretty damn low, but the "ups" were high so they kinda cancelled out the lows...eventually! Some great stuff came out of this week, but I can safely say, this is a week I don't want to relive! Anyhoo, So I performed my an acoustic set with my guitarist Joe @ Style and Substance in Shoreditch on Tuesday. I was a little bit, well actually VERY nervous as I've just been recording in the studio and not performed live for a while. However the audience were very attentive, gave me great feedback and many of them joined my twitter before I had even left the building! Result :) Although I was pleased and relieved that the performance went well and the Sistova Production girls were happy with it, there were a few niggling things that were bothering me so I met up with my friend RuMel on Wednesday and had a girlie day @ Westfields shopping Centre. Just what the doctor ordered. We got some snazzy new underwear, some bits and bobs and most importantly FOOD! # We were both a lil down in the dumps, but after our bellies were filled and after our bit of retail therapy, we both perked up and left the Mall beaming :) As a continuation of our cheer ourselves up plan, we decided to get our glad rags out on Thursday night and go to the launch party of my friend Le-Starr's new business venture, Starr Cars www.starr-cars.com Check out the above link to see more about this exciting new Company which will cater for all your car hire and chauferring needs, AlWAYS treating you like the star that you are! It was held @ Funky Buddha in Mayfair. Despite the most awful weather, the type you get in the tropics quite a few people braved it and made their way down to join in the celebrations. We stayed for a couple of hours, but I really wasn't in the greatest of moods and very hungry. So Ru and I left to go on a late night creep to KFC. I tried to take it easy on Friday as I was scheduled to perform @ Soul-D-Out in the evening so I had a chill out day until soundcheck. As my fellow artists will know, shows can be very stressful as something always seems to go wrong before you even get on stage and we're (in the words of Ms Badu) very sensitive about our s*@t. I nearly made a run for it after soundcheck but luckily I got a call from someone with the midas touch and they calmed me down. And I must say, I think I actually smacked it. I really let go and gave myself to my songs and even shed a tear or ten! But I held it together and hopefully wasn't too shakey. I'd like to give a big shout out to my friend Jerry Barnett who came down to support me and also take some shots of me in action. Check out the folowing links for his work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackandwhitebritain/sets/72157621997125462/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerry-Barnett-Photography/73047957538 http://blackandwhitebritain.com/ 5368311034842590370" /> Other performances on the night were from Brooke Bailey, Nicky Prince and Noel McKoy who headlined. They were all received very well and the audience danced and enjoyed their evening. I had to leave prematurely though because I had to go to the Jazz Cafe to go and see my boys, "The Score" who had a launch party. Unfortunately I missed their performance as we were both on stage at the same time, however they were all happy to see me as was I. Watch this space cos they're gonna be BIG! They've got groupies and everything...where's my groupies at? Saying that I got mobbed on the way to their gig by a lady, yes I said a Lady, who tried to kiss me, but all she got was a hug. Then I ran like the wind.

I don't know how I stayed up so late on Friday. I must've been running on pure adrenaline, but you'd better believe I was a Zombie on Saturday.
I just about had the energy to laze around on the sofa watching Come Dine With Me and True Movies with my Auntie. Calm before the storm! lol




Yesterday was a beautiful day so I called up Nadiva2 so she came over and we jumped in the car and headed South to go to the Jerk Cookout where there were thousands of people queuing up for chicken!
We were running on Black People and Indian People's time and got there at 6pm, the time it was supposed to finish, but luckily it was still in full flow!
I was only there for about an hour but bumped into so many people I knew. Loads of my musical friends were there, Kadija Kamara, Jason Jermaine, Miss Laidlaw and also saw my photographer friends too which is always a pleasure.
It was nice to finally meet some of my Facebook friends too. Many of them have been so supportive, by posting my music and watching and supporting my progress etc so it was great meeting them in the flesh.
So after our fill of Jerk chicken, we jumped back in the Nadiva mobile and went on the search for more Food!



We had a little sing song on the way! lol Check out our homemade video. Watch out for it on MTV soon!

video





We headed to Clapham where were found a lovely Spanish restaurant and sat outside and ate tapas.



On reflection, I guess it wasn't such a bad week. The lows made me appreciate the highs and what's life without dynamics aye?

Have a great week, speak soon.

Walk right :)

Nads xx



Saturday, 1 August 2009

Where oh where did the week go? Huh? Huh? Huh? Well?



Jeeze an peas!
Where the heck did this week disappear to? It's just flown by!
Last time I screamed at you it was Monday I think. I had a radio interview on Bang Radio 103.6 FM. Thank you to all of you that listened in. D'Nyce did a fabulous interview and was very forgiving for my late arrival! Thanks to my twitterers who kept me updated as I drove to the radio studio, who were listening in! You guys are special xxx
So I did the show and in a puff of smoke I was gone! That night my friend asked me out to shake my foot! I didn't need to be asked twice! So I rushed home and put on a LBD (lil black dress to you men)and some killer heels :)





I had a really good time, but didn't realise how tired I was. It wasn't till I got in my car that the tiredness crept all over me. I thought I would just relax a bit before I drove home and woke up half an hour later by a man tapping on my window trying to talk to me...I mean who does that?

Anyway, I got home safely and spent Tuesday re-cooperating. Then spent some more time with Black Einstein in the studio putting some more vocals on the track we're working on. I'm so loving the crazy harmonies. I love stacking them up and making it sound nice and fat! :) I was a happy chicken :)

Wednesday was pamper me day. Got my hair did. It's amazing what a lil bit of pampering can do for your spirit. It's soo necessary from time to time.
After spoiling myself, I didn't fancy cooking so I went down to my friend's Nigerian restaurant called D'Eclipse and munched some lovely food which made me wanna sleep...u know them ones! lol
They were having a little celebration at the restaurant (they're always making an excuse to have a party!) but I couldn't stay as I promised my friend Paul Soso that I would do a test shoot with him.
He's got some new equipment so he wanted to use me as his guinea pig at his home studio. A few of you have asked about his services, so I'm pleased to let you know he will be moving into a professional studio very soon. I'll give you more details in due course.







Although it was a quick shoot, I was starvin after so I met my friend at Nandos and had half, yes HALF a chicken plus sidelines. I really don't know how I do it! lol


But it hit the spot :)

Yesterday I had another session with the Einstein and in between us dancing and eating chocolate fudge cake, I think we've got all the vocals done! Now it needs a good mix down, then it will be finito.
Hopefully we will work together a lot more in the future cos we have fun and are very productive. A great formula :)

Sooo. I know it's the weekend and normlly the time for wild parties etc but I have a lot of stuff to do so no partying for me :(

I'll be performing at two events next week:
The first one is Style and Substance, a Sistova Production. An all female showcase.
I'll be doin a short acoustic set.


I'll also be performing with a full band at Soul-D-Out on Friday

The Cobden Club
170 kensal road, W10 5BN
London, United Kingdom

Doors 8.30pm - 1.30am, 1st artist on stage 9.30pm

Advanced £6 tickets - http://www.urbantickets.co.uk
www.urbantickets.co.uk

07723081832
Email: lil_dnyce@soul-d-out.co.uk

So bye for now.
Will keep you updated on my twitter as usual
Have a great, fantabulosus weekend

Till we meet again

Nads xx


£10 on the door all night!