Brand new music video for my brand new single!! GOLD RUSH! #goldrush
Please share if you like!
Yes, you read right. Twelve hours. 8am – 8pm!
My aim is to sing and play the whole 12 hours BUT…
I will be inviting musicians and singers to come up and join me throughout the day so I don’t go completely bonkers, and will send out a set list of songs to choose from soon. If this is something that appeals to you, please get in touch!
Here’s the link to my “just giving” page – https://www.justgiving.com/emmastevensmusic
Children in Need is an awesome charity and I’ve always wanted to get involved with somehow, I hope that buy doing this I can raise as much money as possible for such a fantastic cause.
Other than that, I’ll be posting more info about this event very soon.
PS everyone is welcome to come along and support! The more the merrier! Bring egg shakers and sunshine smiles!
Apologies for the delay in the post, I think I’ve JUST about come down from the sky enough to write this, after my awesome promo trip to Holland!
On Thursday 18th Bob (my manager) and I flew out to Holland to do a run of radio sessions. The first one was with the AMAZING Giel at 3FM. WOW. He is such a character and I’m so grateful to him for championing me from day one: http://www.lindanieuws.nl/snacks/giel/giels-high-five-van-vrijdag-23-mei/
I was so excited to meet him that I almost physically ran into him when I gave him a hug! Boy did he have some surprises for me! For a start, check out this video and see what he did to “Helium” – I couldn’t stop laughing! http://giel.vara.nl/media/320705
He gave me a list of the top 40 and asked me to choose a song to cover (along with singing “Make my Day” and “Anywhere”), and I decided to do “Sky full of Stars” by Coldplay. I had the idea to take a really stripped back singer-songwriter approach – here’s the video!
It was great fun!
I then went on to meet the lovely people at Simone FM – a two hour drive away, but I was more than happy to make the trip. We had some great chats and I really started falling in love with the Dutch!
Some amazing Sushi and an incredible pudding that evening left me feeling very very content!
Here is a picture of my room, I apologise for it being blurry… But you actually get a pretty accurate view of what it was like for me, considering how tired I was when I got back!
The next day I met with a local radio station in Haarlem (not the famous basketball city!!).
It was lovely of Rene (the presenter) to request “Sunflower” – it meant so much to me that he gave me the opportunity to share such an important song in my life with the Dutch.
Amazingly, we had a couple of hours free after that to actually explore! Bob and I jumped on a canal boat in Amsterdam and did some sightseeing.
It was such an incredible trip and I feel so so lucky to have been able to share my music with the lovely people of Holland. I hope that some of you reading this may be one of those listeners who tweeted or “liked me” on Facebook.. I’d like to say THANK YOU for coming to my website and signing up to the mailing list, pleasssse spread the world and share my music with your friends! I’d also like to say a big thank you to all my supporters back home who followed my progress while I was out there – all the tweets really helped my home sickness! I have plans to return to Holland soon and do some live shows!!! I can’t wait…
Masses of love to everyone,
Well, how lucky do I feel? Today I had my 3rd opportunity to be interviewed by the AMAZING Sir Terry Wogan at the BBC Radio 2 studios, and this time I brought some insanely talented musicians along to play along side me, too! Thanks so much to Sam Rommer, Sam Whiting and James Rees-Flynn for performing so beautifully today and being such inspiring people.
Thank you so much to everyone who listened, and to anyone who may be new to the “Emma Stevens family” today – WELCOME!! Please sign up to the mailing list so I can give you a free acoustic version of Make My Day – my brand new single!
Here are a few pics from today!
I can’t quite get over this. 8 months after my last release… My second album is available to pre-order! Out in November.
I hope you like it!!! iTunes have given me so much support as an unsigned artist and I would be so thrilled if you enjoyed Enchanted whether you’d listen to the previews of my new album. If you like what you hear please pre-order “Waves”… It’s a bit of a journey that I’m pretty proud of
Love you all. x
It’s crazy the amount of work that goes into a music video, I just want to say here how grateful I am to all the lovely people that were a part of the video. It was such an incredibly fun day filming. Middlechild Productions are absolutely AWESOME; I feel honoured to have been able to work with such a talented crew. I am also so grateful to Steve at The Thatch for being an incredible host and looking after us so well all day, too – keeping us fed and watered and allowing us to film in his awesome pub.
Along with the amazing video crew (especially David Sumnall, who directed it) the wonderful post-production team (massive thanks to Phil for editing it!) and all the actresses and actors in the video (including two of my best friends – Kate and Sam..YAY!), the star of the day has to be Caro Zaliskyj. He played the role of my naughty boyfriend and surf instructor in the video and is an incredible, world class local surfer from Devon. He kept us smiling from 7am through until 2am when we wrapped the next day. I promise he’s not misogynistic at all in real life!
I am so excited to finally be able to share the official music video for “Make my Day”. I hope you enjoy it! Please don’t forget to share it with all your friends!
I’m still buzzing from Sunday. Why I hear you ask!? I’ll tell you…
I got the amazing news on Wednesday that my brand new single “Make my Day” made the BBC Radio 2 playlist. So with that, along with releasing my new single with an album shortly on the way, I really felt I needed to celebrate some how. I considered re-enacting the famous “make my day” scene from Dirty Harry in Guildford High Street, but feared intervention by the authorities. So obviously…flying over my home town in a plane seemed like a good alternative! I thought it would be really cool to get some of my amazing friends/fans to lay down and spell out (using their bodies) the words “MAKE MY DAY” and then fly over, serenading them with my new song! I decided to post something on Facebook and had no idea that I’d actually manage to get 60 willing and lovely people on board to be a part of this crazy idea! They spelt out ”MAKE MY DAY EM! <3″ which was AMAZING to see from the sky!!
I can’t quite believe that we managed to make this work but it has to be said a HUGE hats off to Surrey Hills Radio DJ Andy Newbold for organising all the lettering on the ground, along with the help from Kathy Anderson and Karen Hurt. As for the folk in the sky… Massive thanks to the wonderful Captain Alex Simpson, who did an amazing job flying us so safely (and put up with my squealing when it got really windy!!) and navigated us from the airport to the location in less than 6 minutes! My (perhaps now not so secret) nickname for him has always been MAP MAN for a reason! It really now has to be said that Brian Cadge is one of the most gifted and generous people I’ve ever met, and he documented this amazing day – check out the video!
I decided as a huge wildlife and animal lover, that I’d donate a pound per person who volunteered on the day to the Surrey Wildlife Trust. So, soon they will be receiving £60 from me and that’s thanks to all you willing to help. Kindly one volunteer has offered to match my donation, which I’m absolutely thrilled about. WELL DONE TEAM STEVENS! We did it!!! Please feel free to share this blog/video. I’m so so proud that this went in a few days from an idea in my head, to reality. I count my blessings, and feel so lucky to have such incredible people in my life who I can share moments like this with.
… And the puns begin!
I wouldn’t’ have thought in a million years I would be able to get national radio support without being signed to a major label. BBC Radio 2 have absolutely supported me 100% with the three singles I put out from “Enchanted” – Riptide, Once and A Place Called You were all supported widely across the station and throughout many of the other UK stations, too.
Pete Woodroffe and I record my songs in the attic of his family home. When we wrote “Make my Day” I just knew it had to be the first single off my new album (which, by the way, is due to be released early October). I have had everything crossed that my wonderful fans and supporters, more commonly known as my FRIENDS would like it. I just couldn’t believe it today when BBC Radio 2 said they were going to support this single too.. AND playlist it… On the B list!! I’m absolutely blown away and so grateful to them, to YOU to the people that have been with me on this crazy journey so far… It just proves that with a lot of love, a lot of hard work, and a lot of amazing support, anything can happen.
What an amazing time working with these beautiful people! Miss them already. Can’t wait to see the video!! Thanks so much to The Thatch, Croyde for letting us use their amazing pub for the end scene!
My Twitter Feed
- @Pop_Scoop Thank you folks!! xxx
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- @MpMichaelp EEEEEE! So exciting! xxx
- To all my amazing Amsterdam friends! I'm supporting @julianvelard on November 18th - my FIRST show EVER in Amsterdam! http://t.co/OkzKIf4t4B