If any one had told me what 2017 would hold, I honestly don’t think I would have believed them.
The year kicked off to a great start with the HeadLong Theatre Company team, who I worked and toured with from January – May on the ‘Junkyard’ Show in the Drummer Chair. I met some fantastic people, worked with some of the best in the game namely Jeremy Herrin (Director), Jack Thorne (playwright) and Stephen Warbeck (Musical Director). We had a fab time, missed my family but they are so fantastic we made it work!
As some may know, I teach also, so before I went on tour I coached the Choir at LONDON COLLEGE OF CREATIVE MEDIA aka LCCM Choir who won the ‘University Gospel Choir Of the Year 2017’ Competition. GET IN! I couldn’t have been more HAPPY 😃! Not only did they do that but we entered for the BBC Songs Of Praise Gospel choir of the year and got to the final with HUGE PROPS from our favourite judge ‘Seal’! I’m so proud of my choir🤗.
In the middle of the two competitions I took a trip to the USA, worked on my album and chilled with some of the guys who are playing on my album too. Oh and did I mention I was asked to teach a class at…wait for it…’YALE UNIVERSITY’…I know…you can imagine my response😆. Anyway I did that just before I came home in September and needless to say I had a great time.
The end of the year again has been eventful, I performed with Stormzy twice and yup the song made it to number 1, how cool is that!
Just as it couldn’t get any better I got to sit in the bass guitar chair for a UK Gospel Great, ‘Dawn Thomas-Wallace’ in Luxembourg and the experience was even better than I expected, such a fantastic team and an amazing woman to work with.
So I guess you could say 2017 has been a fantastic year and I have to thank God for it, he’s my best friend and keeps me sane in the good and the bad times. He’s taught me so much but the most important lessons for me are ‘FOCUS & FAMILY’.
I PRAY, this blog inspires you to be great as said before I didn’t expect this year to be the way it was, but I knew I wanted to be a better me regardless of my current situation. You can do it too😘
Have a fab Christmas and I pray 2018 brings you all the desires of God’s heart for you😊.
Ps. I added some pictures to this so scroll through and enjoy