Wow! It's been five years since we launched this website. How crazy is that? I have to say this journey has only begun, and I'm so excited to enjoy the rest of this ride. I have to be honest, I have been a bit quiet for the past two years in regards to performing. Except I've made a vow to myself that this year of 2020 I'm going to start putting out more music - more original, more honest, more from my heart.
Firstly, I have finally achieved something I've been talking about for ages since the two year hiatus! Musicians Unmuted is back! It's now run as a one-woman show and still features guests from our Brisbane music scene community. I'm ready to get this train going, and to start it off I launched episode 12 about 'behind the scenes' - a look into what goes behind the podcast.
I also launched a new website at https://musiciansunmuted.weebly.com! Don't forget to follow the podcast on Facebook, SoundCloud, Apple podcast or other podcast platforms to keep updated with the latest!
In other exciting news, I also created a public Instagram account. On it I've continued to dabble in my vocal and vibraphone project, and I've been putting up short covers online. You can view it on my Facebook account as well. Here's a video below for you to enjoy.
Although I seem to be more active in the project since 2019, I actually started experimenting with this since 2015. The first ever clip I recorded was a short cover of Demi Lovato's Catch Me. Then I started dabbling with jazz on Angels Eyes in early 2016. Then in 2019, I gained my passion in it again and covered Paramore's Fake Happy.
It's always been in the back of my mind, and it was definitely a project I wanted to explore and experiment in. I have to say all the beautiful and supportive comments from my friends and colleagues really pushed me to get my act together for it. A particular shout out to Nozomi Omote, my teacher from tertiary, who constantly reminded me to pursue it. So here we are! I honestly can't wait to show you what I have in store.
My Instagram account also features my other musical and artistic endeavours, such as playing piano, guitar or even dancing! I used to think in life we had to find that one thing we're good at, will become well known for or represent as an individual in the community. Except I'm starting to realise we're human, and we're just finding ways on how to express ourselves. This is more so true for the creative minds in life. That we are more than what we label ourselves and what others label us to be. We are who we are, and that can be whatever you want it to be. As long as you're happy, healthy and loving life, then live your dream to the fullest and that's what I'm going to do this year.
Laugh, Love, Live as YOU.
This blog is a space to share my thoughts, past, present and future moments in my life. Feel free to leave a comment, like the blog or share it! - Anna