Well, what a day I had yesterday at Folk On The Dock! Probably my biggest performance with the biggest audience so far on this journey and I absolutely loved it! When I started performing again after a hiatus of many years, my nerves always over shadowed any other emotions. But slowly and surely (I’m trying not to jinx myself) I’m falling in love with the performance side of things again, even when performing my own songs! I absolutely loved every second of yesterday’s performance and we drew a crowd who really seemed to get in to the style and feel of my material.
After arriving at The Albert Dock, I received a programme and thought it was really cool to see my name in the programme. Of course I sent a picture of it to my Mum, who lives in Co Durham!
All in all I played 7 song, which was the perfect timing of 25 mins exactly, my allotted time!
1. Can’t We Just Be Friends
2. One Reason
3. Love You Right
4. Cowboy Song
5. He Wasn’t Looking At Me
6. (Your Song) Out Of My Head
7. Half Way There
My favorite song to sing was surprisingly, Cowboy Song as it’s pure country and fast! I felt really at home singing it which is not my usual preference, as some of you may know, I favour emotional ballad songs.
Here’s a snippet from my instagram account (@katieellen_music)
Then there’s Love You Right, a song I wish I had written sooner so it could have been on the EP! I hadn’t given it much of a look in until the mega talented Alun Parry played it for me in rehearsal. He played it exactly how I heard it in my head, now I want to record it desperately! Maybe my next single, keep your eyes peeled! Here’s us playing it live yesterday…
I’ll be posting more clips throughout the next week on my Facebook and YouTube so keep updated and follow me on my social medias!
After, I had finished my set, I headed to the Gin Tin in the courtyard and enjoyed an amazing cocktail (even got a discount because the owner enjoyed my music, winner!)
All in all, a day to remember and a step in the right direction for me as a performer as well as a songwriter! At the moment I feel like I’ve got a song to write so watch this space for new material!
My Kickstarter is at 77% with less than £100 to raise so please consider pre ordering the EP here…
This time next week my EP will be available on iTunes, Spotify and most digital music marketplaces!
If you want to know what to expect, check out this review…
Thanks for reading! And thanks for the support so far!
Katie Ellen x