Release Day & The Online Gig…

The title sounds like a musical form of a Harry Potter novel (amusing myself with my musings!)

Hi Everyone!

I’m having a little moment of reflection while I write this in the sunshine at 0830 before I head off to teach! B&W pictures hide a multitude of hay fever related sins!

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Well, it’s been a very hectic few days! My single released on 01/05/2017 and I couldn’t be happier with the response! I woke up at 0630 (yes AM, not like me at all!) because it felt like Christmas morning for me! My song was out there in the big, scary wide world for people to actually buy and keep forever.

I’ve spoken to a few creative people and it’s a common fear amongst writers, creative etc.  It’s like giving a piece of your soul and asking people to judge it. What? Who in their right mind would ever do that, right? The answer is us! And be thankful we do! If people wrote songs and book, painted, drew, danced, acted just for themselves, our lives would lack excitement and colour!

Anyway, I digress! The past few weeks I have dedicated to marketing and spreading the word about the single on social media. I’ve sent the mp3 to at least 100 radio stations with good response! Then I thought about doing something a little more scary.  An online gig.  A couple of weeks ago I saw Liz Longley (check her out if you want to hear some amazing songwriting) on Concert Window and thought it was a great idea! So, on 30th April, thats what I did.  I streamed it on Facebook Live too.  I have to say, it was probably one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done. To the point, I thought I was going to throw up 5 mins before I went live! The set up was simple enough but with our relatively small 2 bed dorms house, its tricky to make it look anything like the corner of a living room!

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I think it worked well in the end with a number of people tuning in on Concert Window and Facebook.  The highlight of the whole thing was someone “tipping” me $5 on CW.  I haven’t stopped going on about it (sorry, to my other half ha!). Its the small things that make you feel appreciated! So the next one is in the pipeline and I will post as soon as I know the date.

The future looks bright now, with exciting opportunities coming my way with some highly respected industry professionals.

The single is now available through iTunes, Spotify, Google play, Amazon, Deezer and other music sites! The iTunes link is below!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cant-we-just-be-friends-single/id1231902828?ls=1&app=itunes

The video of the online gig is also attached, give it a watch and let me know on a scale of one to ten how nervous I look haha! 11 is a viable option!

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to read about my journey to musical self confidence!

Katie Ellen

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