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2014 thoughts and plans for 2015….

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Well it’s been a bit of a strange year. Many major changes. I left my job of 13 years and started a new career in November. It took a lot to get to this point but I’m happy and couldn’t be any happier at this point. Well there’s always going to be more happy but – yeah I’m good right now.

So what’s happened in the last year? Well, I’ve written some new songs, I’m waiting for vocals to come back on two that I’m hoping the artists will release next year. I also scored music for the Amazon bestseller adaptation of “Blackheath Seance Parlour” and longtime friend of Platinum Mind @Alan_L_Williams – the audiobook is available on audible.co.uk at the following link.

http://www.audible.co.uk/search/ref=a_hp_tseft?advsearchKeywords=blackheath+seance+parlour&filterby=field-keywords&x=0&y=061mI69nhaPL._SL300_

 

Rumours are abound that there may be a film being made of it, and I hope I get to score the entire soundtrack – It’s always been my dream to actually do that, and I have some ideas regarding that… It would be lovely to hear my ideas come to life through an orchestra! Will keep everyone posted on that of course… So, I’m looking forward to 2015, and more adventures! Thanks for your support on the site and my twitter account I can’t wait to share what else is in store. Happy Christmas and happy new year.

Del

Cairnsworths Tea Rooms – The Sneak Peak!

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I have known Tristan Cairns for many years having worked with him in the early 2000s in King’s Road, one of the best periods of my life. When we got back in touch recently he told me about a new venture that he was going into with his partner opening a tea room in Essex, and his energy and enthusiasm was contagious. I have always maintained that I will do what I can to help my friends who have a passion for something and it is my pleasure to show you Tristan’s behind the scenes look. Subscribe to his youtube channel for more updates on Cairnsworth’s at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqL8xCYsiIYqkqI4bf86RtQ

 

New Blunder Boys Radio Interview

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This is the interview I did with my friends Matt and Dean aka the New Blunder Boys! Awesome gents! Follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/1NBB_ thank you!

Nela Modos songwriting video diary

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I recorded this at the beginning of July with @Nela_Modos a great singer/songwriter from London – this has me on piano and Nela singing and introducing her music in diary form. Ably filmed and edited by @sirmizzle, check it out. Special thanks to @JFlamesOnDaBeat for introducing me to Nela, I have been doing this a long time but I always get excited about working with new people. I can’t wait to do more in the future!

Yasmin Dan, Choreographer

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Yasmin Dan is a young dancer based in London who has gained popularity over the Internet via YouTube and Twitter, gaining over 300,000 views on videos of her dancing that have been viewed by the likes of Drake and Willow Smith. She now dances with her sports dance team at many high profile sporting events including being regular dancers at London Lions Basketball Games in the Olympic Park and at premiership  football clubs.

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How long have you been dancing?
I've been dancing since I was 2 years old. My mum took me to dance classes and I haven't stopped ever since.

Are there any particular choreographers that influence you?
I watch a lot of dancers/choreographers and get inspired by what they do and their individuality. A few are Dejan Tubic, Willdabeast, Chachi Gonzales, Les Twins, Kaelynn KK Harris. (There are loads more but those are a few from the top of my head).

Your style is influenced by street dance are there any other styles 
that you practice?
I've been trained in every dance style including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and gymnastics/acrobatics too. I tend to add a lot of elements from each style when I dance whether it comes to technique i've learnt from ballet training or adding flips i've learnt from training gymnastics but I think that's what helps to make yourself unique. 

Is there an artist you would like to work with?
So many. Justin Bieber has always been an artist I've wanted to work with just because I admire how he got his start and his work ethic. I've met him a few times and he's not such a bad kid. I'd also LOVE to work with Beyonce. 

What plans do you have for 2014?
Lots of dancing! Lots of amazing events and projects coming up that I can't say yet but stay tuned :)

Collaborating with Jay Flames…

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If there is one thing that I have learned since I started recording, it is that it opened up possibilities. I have worked on tracks with Jay Paris Ruel, Jay Flames, and there are some new people soon to come – this is one I did recently with Jay. I provided the DX7 synth part – a classic synth sound from the Yamaha DX7, a keyboard that I love and Jay did his magic… Enjoy!

Blog Interview: Anna Devitt, Comedienne

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Anna Devitt - Comedienne, actress and Laughter Therapist
Anna Devitt – comedienne, actress and laughter therapist, from Scotland, known for her appearances on BGT, as well as appearing on Rab C. Nesbitt as Peaches. Follow Anna on twitter @MsAnnaDevitt for details about gigs.
What has been your favourite onstage highlight during your shows? 
My all time highlight has to be the 48hour madness that was NATY (New act of the year Final) & BGT (Britain’s got talent). These both took place within 48hours. On  the sunday night I was on stage to a sell out crowd of 3000 with Jennie Eclair as a judge in the Bloomsbury Theatre London and the Monday morning, I was due to play to 5000
people at the SECC Glasgow with the BGT judges! My car broke down on the way to London but we made gig number one. However it gave up the ghost on the way back to Glasgow and I had to ask a mate to drive to collect me in Lancaster – it was all a bit crazy to be honest. Luckily I had my best friend Sharon Rooney with me else I think I would still be crying in the service station on the M6!!!! But its my highlight because when I finally walked on stage at the SECC and seen another amazing crowd, in my home town after all the hours on the road and sat backstage – all the hard work, determination, tears and AA calls were worth it. I had good friends who loved and supported me enough to get me there and the sound of the applause coming for that amount of people gives you a feeling like no other. When I watch it back I go wow you were exhausted as I hadn’t slept since we left on sunday morning but it is my fave onstage moment – as it shows hard work, asking for help and believing can get you – your dreams.
What is laughter therapy?
Laughter Therapy is a scientifically proven technique which relives stress and increases productivity. When we smile or laugh it release endorphins to our brains which makes us feel happy. Laughing also acts as a form of exercise and burns calories, it helps boost your immune system too! Oxygen is circulated more in the blood with deep breathing and when we laugh for long time periods its helps improve our health, mental and physical. So its an all round fun beneficial thing to be doing!  I qualified as a laughter therapist in 2012 and started to incorporate Laughter Therapy in my workshops last year, as it is also a great team building exercise and ice breaker. Originally I just wanted to do it because being a stand up comic I wanted to know more about the physiological aspect of laughter but with all its benefits I now use it daily and think more people should be getting involved! My workshops are customized for clients which makes them different and more specified for the results they are looking for.You probably get this a lot but what is your favourite joke? *Keep it clean!* lolMy Favourite joke is “What did the Farmer say when he lost his tractor? Ohar, I have lost me tractor!” Simple.
I do like story telling jokes and observational comedy that’s my favourite type of Comedy.

So how did Truffle come about?
Truffle was created when I was a little girl, about 7. Truffle used to do accents and impressions of people at parties and to cheer my Mum up! Originally she was just two eyes in a Biro pen –  I then brought her out again in college when I was 18. One of the girls was having a really rough time, I just whipped out my belly and drew eyes with a biro then started talking nonsense! It worked she laughed. The actual “Face” was created by my sister Kathryn. I was preforming at a belly dancing event she was doing and I said what will I open with – she said do a belly dance move – I said what like Truffle?? Haha. So yeah, Truffle was created through one gig, my sister and a creative imagination! The Happy Birthday comes from at the Belly Dancing event it was the DJ’S birthday – so it made sense to do a Marilyn Monroe style sing-song. I do enjoy Truffle though as she makes people happy and its about loving the body you have!
What are your plans for 2014?
2013 was such a huge year for me, I feel really blessed by all the great things that happened and the opportunities that came my way – 2014 has a lot to live up to!
My plans at the moment for the year is to be happy! I will continue to grow my business with the workshops, especially for young people. I am doing the Glasgow Comedy Festival again this year with two brand new shows! (Please come people – I don’t want to have to put a mirror on the back wall and preform to myself – AGAIN!). I am working on a new show which I may take to the Edinburgh Fringe – finance permitting! There are a few discussions about me gigging internationally – which would be super exciting and I have been auditioning for various TV productions – so fingers crossed I will be back on screen soon or in a sunny climate! A holiday is happening – I dont know when but this year I WILL take a holiday!  I don’t generally do plans – I like the excitement of just living! So yeah my 2014 my motto – Living It, Loving it.