Today I did something that proved to me how far I’ve come over the last 6-7 months, I auditioned for a national songwriting competition. And I didn’t tell anyone I was going!
About 5 months ago, I sat down and thought of all the things (music/performance wise) that scared me and since then I’ve ticked them off one by one. Auditioning and allowing someone else, who doesn’t know me from the next person, to tell me whether they like my song or not was definitely at the top of the list. So, I entered a competition.
Today was the day and I turned up to a full room of like-minded people and my fight or flight instinct kicked in. I have this voice in my head when I get nervous saying ‘Just go home!’. I fought it all the way to the audition room where I performed ‘(Your Song) Out Of My Head’ with my guitar and left to await the result.
10 minutes later the names of the people through to the regional final were called. And mine was one of them!
The point of today wasn’t to win a contest but to push myself past the limitations I set myself. I’m not a fan of XFactor or The Voice and I don’t think there is a place for them in my musical journey but today I was able to put myself out there and open myself up to rejection. Whether or not I decide to participate in the live final is still up in the air. I/m not sure how it will help me progress towards my goals but, in time, I’ll let you all know!
Yesterday, Cherry and I tried busking in Southport. Heres ‘Can’t We Just Be Friends’.
And in case you missed it…
Tune in to BBC Merseyside on Wednesday 2-4pm to hear me play live!
It’s been such a busy weekend! I’m so ready to chill out and so id my dog, Max, so from us, Goodnight!