Piano review 


  A while back I went to see the amazing Sarah Nicolls play a piano ‘inside out’ no don’t get too excited she wasn’t inside out the piano was ūüėĄ it was amazing to watch and fun to touch and listen to the unique piano after so here’s a review of the even for you..  

Sarah Nicolls’ creative story combined with her beautiful pianist talents are enough to make any individual want to go out and buy a piano. After being tasked with turning a regular piano ‘inside out’ Sarah managed to create a new machine, whilst also keeping and improving the simplistic piano sounds we all know and love. Sarah kept the audience’s attention without saying a word but rather, by keeping our eyes fixed on the different Mechanisms she had created, in order for her to play the portable piano at the performance in OCM on Saturday. The show was both interesting and funny, especially when she told the story of looking after her child by using different parts of the piano. It’s hard to understand why other people have not thought to utilise the different parts of the piano like Sarah has. She was extremely friendly and welcoming, encouraging everyone to touch and play the piano she clearly caredabout, all in all the performance was fascinating and very memorable, It was beautiful to hear Sarah’s dream become a tangible reality that she is now able to showcase to the world.

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August, 2015


I know yes I disappeared yet again but hey ik back and here with a new soon to be feature post for my blog. (A monthly update post)

So September is here the month that every child,tween and teen hates but before I get into that let me explain what I’d been doing in August…

I got some pretty good results enough for me to do what I want in Cherwell which I’m really happy about considering I was extremely confused on whether to go or not so guys I’m going to Cherwell for 6th form yaaay…

Yes I am 16 and yes I got a tattoo of an amazing little anchor and no I will not and do not regret it…in summary I love it and it gives me hope.

I went to fusion festival and it was BRILLIANT. I saw Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, DJ Fresh, Fuse ODG, Rixton, Aston Merrygold and Luke Friend. Going to a festival for the first time and seeing your idol(s) on a massive screen is just a completely different feeling. But when you then look to your left and see that the actual person, the person whose songs you’ve been obsessing over for the past couple of years…you see them..your heart well my heart explodes with joy.

That’s right I found a job at a nice little cafe. Its nice having a job that you like and working with people you like. The only down part is I can’t wear nail polish in case I get it in the food but hey I can live with that.

My friends and I decided to take a trip down to Weymouth. Although it was raining we still ended eating chips on the pier. We also managed to go swimming at a hotel swimming pool and use their sauna, jaccuzi and steam room all for £6. All in all a pretty good day!

So along with a few other bits that’s been my August. Stay tuned for my next monthly updates.

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MusicMonday .6 Review

Today im doing something a little different *drum roll please’ its a music review for the band : ‘The Velvet Teen’

If “counting Crows” and “Paramore” had a music baby it would be The Velvet Teen…

The indie rock band from sunny California have vocals that could often put you to a sleep, whether you’re listening¬† to¬† their chilled out song “All is Illusory” or its their upbeat “GTra”¬† They provide the ideal music for travel and road trips. The Trio had been rock underdogs since 2006, until their new¬†fourth album and song¬† ‘All is illusory.’ The album creates a very relaxed atmosphere for any listen, whilsy the song,takes you to another place making people dream of a better and different world. The beautiful¬†vocals of Judah Nagler are blissfully accompanied¬†by the slow paced playing of a piano.

Their songs “eclipses” and “you were the first” takes drumming to the next level, featuring various beats,sounds and riffs it¬† is enough to kick start any private jamming bobbing session. “The giving in” has similar sounds as other popular¬† artists such as “Muse” and with the¬† juxtaposition of Naglers relaxed vocals to the upbeat yet drumming. The overall feel of the album is calming and deep, after hearing “Manifest” it’s safe to say the band is not short of instruments to use in their songs, similarly¬† to their song “sonreo” where again the band showcase their endless talent showcasing vocals,drums and electronics. The 90’s inspired band provide music for the indie, grunge crowd.

Their song “pecos” is a little chaotic and I personally think “Taken over” is a tad too ‘whiny’ and miserable although it suits the band and has its place in the album. Those are the only two songs on the album that I did not replay over eight times, therefore meaning¬† the album as a whole is great for whether you’re feeling down or you just need to escape the world for a while.

Of the album the two songs to definitely look out for are “the giving in”¬† …..and “All is illusory”¬† some say the song is chilling and ghostly due to the frequent echoing, however the chilled feel comes from the lack of any other instruments to act as a distractration to the listener. The lack of other instruments, as well as Naglers calming voice provide an honest feel to the song which is also echoed in the lyrics Nagler sings, for example “your eyes gave you away… to lose track of time with you and I’d run away” Nagler gives a fresh chilled tone and feeling to your stereotypical love songs.

And with lyrics such as, “Like a lock of hair I keep you close to me” what’s not to love?

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