Thrilled to announce that my fundraising story be on BBC South Today between 6:30 and 7pm.
As some of you may know already, I went to as many local infant schools as I could possibly fit into one day and played my song “Give a Little Bit”, danced with Pudsey bear and generally tried to spread awareness to the children about the charity!
We raised a lot of money and hopefully spread a bit of love and positivity at the same time. Full blog of the day is on my website, and here’s the link to watch me this evening!
Well, it may not have been a 12 hour buskathon, but it was certainly a challenge!
The first school I visited was Onslow Infant School. I had no idea what to expect as it was the first school on the list! We went in for the beginning of the day assembly and they were absolutely amazing!! All clapping along and dancing with Pudsey – it was great! Here are a few of them with Pudsey before we left for the next school
We then went on to St Nicholas Infant School. This school is particularly close to my heart because it was where my Mum taught. It was an amazing feeling to be able to go back there and play for the children. They were so sweet and really enthusiastic. I was overwhelmed by the amount of generous donations that they all made to Children in Need.
It was special to see that the memorial they’d made for my Mum was still there. Here’s a photo of it in all its glory. I walked out of there feeling truly touched. :o)
I decided that as the crew had all been up since the early hours we’d make a quick stop off for a cup of tea. Sadly I ended up spilling mine all over me, so I had to nip out and buy a new pair of trousers!! Total FAIL!
Next on the list was Wood Street Infant School, Merrow Infant School and Clandon Infant School. The kids were so sweet and generous in spirit. It was a totally blessing to play for them and see their faces each time Pudsey walked in.
We finished the School Sprint with Moss Lane Infant School. I was blown away – this year two class had learnt my song! I couldn’t believe it! It was wonderful to play “Give a Little Bit” and here them singing the chorus along with hand movements, too! I handed out an EP to each of them at the end as a special thank you for all learning my song and singing so well.
The cameraman Paul was amazing and got some incredible shots. Sam Rommer played cajon and did ALL the setting up – a dream man to have by my side! And Jo “Pudsey” Luckman did a terrific job dancing and waving and getting the kids going… I tell you.. she was VERY HOT by the end of the day!!
I would like to say a special thanks to all the schools involved today and to all the children who participated and made a donation to Children in Need. It was a fantastic day! The footage for this is due to go out on BBC South THIS FRIDAY! – I will let you know when and post a link! You can still donate by clicking here www.justgiving.com/estevensmusic
Lots of Love
Some of you might remember last year, when I decided to take on a mega challenge for Children in Need! I performed a 12 hour buskathon, raising £2,000! You can watch it all HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiq00KCQ8FE and I talked about it live on BBC South HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FphuO_8S5jk
This year I have decided to take on another challenge! On Wednesday 4th November (yes.. TOMORROW!!) I will be visiting as many local infant schools as I possibly can within the school day, along with the lovely BBC South crew filming me every step of the way! The aim is to perform a song of mine, spread a bit of love and positivity and hopefully raise a bit of money for Children in Need as well! I hope that some of the children even join in and sing/clap! So far I have a list of 6 schools I need to get to… Wish me luck!
One school on the list in particular is very close to my heart. It was the school my Mum taught at. She was a wonderful teacher and I know the school really miss her now she is no longer with us. The children made a beautiful stained glass window memorial for her which I hope I can share with you all, too.
This is due for broadcasting the following day on BBC South, but I will keep you all informed as and when!
If you would like to donate to support this challenge you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/estevensmusic/
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have been chosen to Sail Across the Sun this February!
For those of you who don’t know, ”Sail Across the Sun” is an annual four day music festival hosted by the
multi-platinum, Grammy award winning band “Train” aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship
sailing between Miami and Jamaica. Earlier this year, I was nominated as one of
several thousand acts to be considered to join the 2016 lineup. Through an initial selection
panel, followed by two rounds of voting, I can now announce I will be joining this incredible line up of artists to play!
There are no longer any cabins left – the festival is now completely sold out.. But there is a waiting list.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted. It just goes to show how lucky and fortunate I am to have such wonderful supportive following – you made this happen!! Thank you.
If you haven’t seen the video that got me through the first round, here it is!
What an amazing evening. Firstly, I want to say a huge thank you to Eagle 3, and Eagle FM for being such a wonderful radio station! It’s so amazing to have their continued support, especially as they’re my local station!
For those of you who don’t know… G-Live has always been my dream venue to play. It’s a huge local venue to me, and ever since being built I’ve had aspirations of playing it.
When I was asked to headline the Local Showcase for Eagle FM at G-Live I was completely blown away…
It was an amazing night. I played Riptide, Once, Anywhere, Helium, So Stop the World and I even managed to silence 500+ people for “Sunflower” which I performed on my own.
Here are some pictures:
Here’s a video of Sunflower taken by Stuart (eagle3 founder) from back stage:
I have no words for how much that meant to me. I felt my Mum with me at that moment and it made me quite emotional after the gig.
I would also like to thank our incredible sandman, my amazing band and all the other acts who played that night who were AWESOME!
Lots of Love
As you can see here, I AM SO EXCITED to announced that my very limited addition VIP Waves Deluxe CD’s are now available. I have an incredibly low amount of stock left so head over to my store HERE: http://emmastevens.bigcartel.com to get your copy QUICK! It has 22 tracks, including a voice memo of a very early stages “Helium” and a starting point version of “Make my Day”!
Once you have your copy, take a selfie of you with it and email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org – I am putting together something really special and I need YOUR HELP to do it!
Thanks so much for your support, you guys are the best!! LOVE YOU!
Words can’t describe this incredible opportunity I had given to me by the wonderful Chris Evans last Thursday. I played to 35,000 people on the main stage.. It was AMAZING!
When Take That went on just after me, we were about 10 yards away from them.. It was a really special moment for me. I suddenly remembered being an 8 year old girl on the way to school listening to Chris Evans in the morning playing Take That singles from way back then… I don’t think in my wildest dreams I would have thought I’d be on stage at Chris’s festival going on right before them! Here’s the end of “Riptide”.
I told you I was close to Take That!
It was an amazing weekend, I was there with my best friend Kate and the gorgeous Sam, we had a blast! Thanks so much Chris Evans, Hiten and everyone else involved with organising the event… It was spectacular.
Hey beautiful people! Super exciting news…. As so many of you have enquired about Waves Deluxe CD’s I’ve decided to get a very limited run of copies made up…
- Gatefold sleeve with pop-up CD.
- 22 tracks with 8 new bonus tracks.
- 20 Page full-colour booklet with new images, lyrics and notes.
- Two exclusive ‘making of’ tracks, not available on any other version, including spoken narrative from me.
The first 100 copies ordered will be gift-wrapped with a personalised, signed message from me and the chance to find one of three Golden Tickets for two free tickets and a meet ‘n’ greet at one of my future headline shows.
Pre-order now for delivery in early October.
Get in quick, they’re going fast!
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I’m so proud to announce that Waves Deluxe is now available to download from:
I poured my heart and soul into this album and I truly hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I enjoyed and loved making it.