View of the Green Room

I had a pleasant evening on Saturday night at the Gala Dinner and Alumni Awards of London Business School Africa Summit 2017. I particularly enjoyed the one liners and stories of Ed the comedian.  He was hilarious!

This time I have taken a different view.  A view of the Green room, a ‘behind-the-scenes’, and a little of the front of house.  (Approx 1min vid).  ‘If music be the food of love, play on’.

Enjoy!

My New Hobby

Millicent Stephenson Saxophonist Sax RepairsYep!  I have a new hobby and I’m loving it.  However you might think me sad as it is music related but I find it quite therapeutic and other.

Last year my Sax repairer retired and I have had no joy in locating a reliable replacement.  So I decided I’d have a go. Now I’m not the sort of person to take things apart without a manual – LOL! I mean ‘Millicent Stephenson repairing her sax? Unthinkable’, I’m generally more comfortable practising and playing.  But I went on a course to dip my toe in the water and see if I have what it takes and you know what, I do and I love it.  In fact I have decided it is my new hobby.

I learnt so much on the day, but rather than me tell you about it why not have a look at this short Vid of how I got on.  My intention (time permitting) is to keep you posted on how I’m getting on with my new hobby.  So pop back from time to time to catch up! Any thoughts? Please leave a comment below.

Speak soon! 🙂

 

 

 

How was ‘Take The Controls’?

How was ‘Take the Controls’? Cafemnee’s March event was brilliant!  23 women attended the day to take the controls of their music and here are some of their comments about the day:

  • ‘Getting paid has always been a taboo. I’m glad for the information’
  • ‘This has opened my knowledge so much, on how to deal with different situations when controlling and using my talent’
  • ‘Really enjoyed the vocal session where I received a critique of my voice and overall song performance from a very talented and knowledgeable tutor.
  • Really personable!  Abigail was great to work with – I learned a few very valuable points’
  • ‘Will apply the tip of using a timer for my practise sessions’
  • ‘It helped me to start considering myself as an artiste with a marketable commodity, rather than just someone who sings’
  •  ‘Confidence building! I’m getting better at networking.  Great playing with other musicians’
  • ‘I did feel more confident with improvising.  It’s slowly getting better’.
  • ‘Really good meeting with other women musicians and artiste who want to progress their music career and get out there!’

Watch the ‘Take The Controls’ highlights on

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Or YouTube

Songs of Praise Promo Cafemnee Video Clip

So we are on today, 4pm. Cafemnee will featured. See the full feature on Sunday 5th March 4pm ‘Zeebrugge Anniversary’ episode or catch on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08hwmjx https://www.facebook.com/cafemnee/ But here is the Songs of Praise promo video clip. Enjoy!

 

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Thinking Out Loud (Sax version) – Video Clip

Really enjoyed playing at Sunday Night Live Walsall at Starbucks recently.  This is a clip of the encore number, sax version of ‘Thinking out loud’ which features on my new album ‘Reflective Notes’.  Enjoy on YouTube or Vimeo:

 

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