What can I say?? A sell out gig at Clwb Ifor Bach for my first show, and people being turned away at the door! Very very chuffed. Thanks to all of you who made it such a special night, my wonderful community, who donned robot masks to make the show all I imagined it to be.
I can’t tell you I wasn’t nervous, because boy was I nervous! There are always so many things to think about before a show, and so many things that can go wrong on the night. It’s not until I was painting the face of the last string player, the lovely Jo Walters (Sorry about the mass of glitter Jo ha ha) that the nerves really kicked in, when James Kennedy (guitarist) rushed in to the toilet and said to me…
“Babe. You’re going to need Matt (Warr – friend and Kyshera Bassist) to make a pathway for you to the stage. It’s packed out there!”.
I started to get excited but was freaking out at the same time! Lots of nervous energy.
My mind was still ticking until that moment I arrived on the stage, as I gave a nod, and the voice of Dr Bernard Kane kicked in.
“What’s this? Her brain is functioning at a 100% capacity! The more she believes, the more she begins to express her latent super abilities. She has privileged access to all areas of her mind!”.
Looking down at the sea of people I started to get excited. This is it! Time to put on a show!
I drifted off into the world of Nancy Neuron. My alter ego. The person who can do anything she puts her mind to. The person who can make dreams come to life. Who has no insecurities.
I made it!
A month of hard work and planning and promoting. An awesome band, of amazing musicians, who rehearsed every single week and made the album come to life. Who were up for anything to make it the spectacle I wanted it to be. No idea was too crazy for these guys. I could have dressed them in lycra and they would have been happy enough (Erm…maybe not ha ha)
Lego (Guitar) James (Guitar) Steve-O (Drums), Mitch (Bass) I feel very lucky that you walked into that practice pad in February and kept coming back.
Thanks you to The Vulvan String Quartet – Jo, Andy, Nathan and Bernard. Who asked “Are we steambots too, or can we have our own alter ego?” ha ha. YES!!!!! that's my team.
I certainly didn’t realize quite how much I missed being on stage until I was back up there again that’s for sure. This is only the beginning because…