Monday, 28 September 2009

Just a Monday :)

Hellooooo! :)
Thankyou for your lovely comments about the interview. :) You're very kind! :) - I'm glad that you could get it OK. I just found out that the interview will be playing out again tomorrow night between 9 and 10pm BST (the first half) and also (the second half) on Wednesday (same time). :)

Today I'm hoping to get at least one whole song recorded. - But I'm extremely slow and picky/fussy, so I may not. Lol - but that's my aim anyway! I think this one is going to be called 'Quite Blue' - I know I've caught on to a bit of a theme with colours at the mo, but the title just seemed to fit this one. - Again it's something rather different! lol. But hopefully it'll turn out OK.

Anyway, I'll go and get on with it!

Lots of love xxxxx

P.S - Here are a couple of photos for you. - She follows me around, and even helps me with my music! lol :)

Sunday, 27 September 2009

The Interview (clips)

Hiya peeps :)

For anyone who wasn't able to get the radio interview... :) Here are both halves. :)

Thanks Uncle Tim!!! :)

http://hollykirbymusic.com/files/IOWRadio_HK1.mp3
http://hollykirbymusic.com/files/IOWRadio_HK2.mp3

Hope they're OK - thank goodness I wasn't horribly out of tune the whole time! :-S

Night night,

Love Holly xxxxx

AAAAAAAAAH!!!

I'm so nervous! lol. It's actually unreal... :-S

Thankyou! :) and an interview... (aaaaah!)

Hiya peeps,

Thankyou so much for your advice about the CD - it was was such a huge help. :)

I'm going to do a CD with some songs just with guitar and some just with piano. - Keep it simple to begin with. Perhaps I'll throw in one or two with a couple more instruments (if the song *needs* it) but apart from that I'm going to keep it simple.

Now I just need to make some album artwork. :) And decide on the tracks! lol.

Today I'm feeling a little nervous... :-S

It's the day of my interview on IW radio. When I played the songs there it was a bit odd - because the room was totally 'dead' - there was no echo whatsoever. So in a way it was really hard to hear myself singing...which means I'm reeeeeeally nervous that I went out of tune! :-S Aaaaaah. And I'm really worried that I sound like a total numpty too. (Aaaaaah!) Gr.

If you'd like to listen to the interview (and you're not on the Isle of Wight)...(or even if you are)...you can listen online at www.iwradio.co.uk/iw - it's on at 7pm BST. (AAAAAAAH.)

Anyway, I'll stop worrying now - because you shouldn't worry about things you can do nothing about.

Thanks again to all the people who commented on my last post - your help is very very much appreciated. :)

Love Hollyxxxxx

Friday, 25 September 2009

CD... :)

Howdy peeps :)

I didn't go to Farringford the other day. :( The lady was busy or something. Another day I guess.
Now...I need your help. ;)

I've been thinking and thinking about my CD for aaaaages, and I haven't managed to get anything done. I don't have many pennies which is my main problem. Recording an album goes into thousands and thousands of pounds, which I just don't have.

So my idea is this...

I reckon, rather than spending lots of money on session musicians/fancy production - I should just keep the music simple. - Just me and the guitar - but recorded in a studio. What do you think? - It means that I'd have a bit more money to spend on the actual CD, getting the artwork printed etc. - It's only my first album, so it doesn't have to be amazingly amazing, just a bit more professional. What do you think?

I'd better go now - it's getting late.

TTFN xxxxx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Acoustic Originals number 2

Now to the Acoustic Originals. :) lol

I've got a few piccies for you here. There aren't many of me actually playing but I'll just put on what I've got. :)
Tuning up...concentrating hard...

Concentrating again...one of the only actual playing ones...


Just chatting...(I wonder what was so funny? lol)


I'm sorry - I really don't have many as Donna's camera ran out of battery.

I enjoyed playing, but I didn't feel as pleased with my performance as I did last time. That may be just me being really picky, but I didn't feel as confident. I don't know why. I think I'm going through a bit of a blip. I haven't written any songs worth sharing and I'm a bit...kind of...uninspired. I'm going to Farringford tomorrow. Hopefully that will make me feel a little better.

I'm playing at Acoustic Originals again in October. - I'll try to write something new before then.

TTFN,

Holly xxxx

Twitter updates - Oops! :-S

Hiya peeps :)

It has come to my attention (how formal! lol) that the Twitter updates bit at the bottom of the page has not been displaying my tweets, but someone else's (which are a tad rude at times - sorry about that) - thankyou to Uncle Tim for telling me. I don't know why this has happened - and when I tried to solve it, it just went back to the other person's tweets - so for now I've just removed the widget.

I'll try to solve it again another day. - Hopefully it'll work then!

Sorry about that,

Holly xxxxx

P.S - I'll try to write about Acoustic Originals tonight. :)

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Interview

Post number 90 :)

Today I went to Isle of Wight Radio to do an interview.
Here's a link... http://www.iwradio.co.uk/iw/ if you want to have a look at their site. :)

The interview is being aired on the show 'Live and Local' with Glyn Taylor. - He's a really nice chap. It was fun doing the interview, but I know that I'm going to cringe when I listen back to it! lol. I don't even remember singing in tune! lol. I hope I did... :-S Aaaaaaah.

I think it's going to be aired on September 27th, which is Sunday week I do believe. Please tell me if I'm wrong! lol. 7pm is the time I think. It may be 8pm - but 7pm to be safe! lol.

You can listen online I think - I should also have a copy on CD and therefore I can upload it to the website. http://www.hollykirbymusic.com/ :)

Hope everyone is well :)

Hollyxxxxx

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A girly day out

On Thursday Donna and I went out for a lil trip. :) We went up to Carisbrooke Castle to get some exercise and then went for lunch. It was really nice spending time with Donna, we don't do many girly day out things like that.

I've got a few pics that Donna took and has sent me, but she didn't send me the ones that she's in! lol. So they're all of me at the mo. :-S I'll try to steal some from her soon though. :)

Ok - so here's Holly looking like a bit of a wally. - Mid-speak/wave or something, but I included it so that you can see a bit of the castle in the background.

There's a walkway that you can walk on (funny that! lol) all around the top of the castle. We didn't go on it on Thursday, but I remember as a school child on school trips being too scared to go up the stairs. What a wimp. I don't think I've ever been up them actually...I should do that sometime...

Here's Holly looking goofy and trying to shell a prawn at The Blacksmiths. Donna had to teach me how to do it... lol.
It was a very yummy lunch. :) Tiger prawns cooked in garlic butter with tiger bread and salad. Yuuuummy. And now I know how to de-shell prawns too! lol.
I'd better go now. It's getting late here.
TTFN xxxxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A Family Fun Day

Woah! I haven't posted in ages. :-S

Oops. :-S

I'll cast my mind back...aaaah...there we go.

On the August 31st I performed at a family fun day at a local community club. It was quite fun actually - you may have seen a few piccies on the website 'photos' section.

I arrived, ready to play at 2pm - just with my guitar - as that was all that was needed...(they supplied the rest.) But then they said "We'll just wait for half an hour - they need to do some of the children's races." I was there with an entertainment agency on the Island - well...not WITH them - but performing because they asked me to. (They're called The Stardust Agency www.thestardustagency.com)...

So...we waited for about half an hour...and then the adjudicator man said: "Stay with us folks! Only a few more races to go and then we've got music from the lovely Holly Sibley!"

Apparently I'm called Holly Sibley now...as well as everything else I've been called...

Molly Kirby, Holly Kirkby, Lucy Kirby, Hilly Kirby...Holly Sibley. An easy mistake to make. :-/

The chappy (Dave) from the agency laughed and said: "Oooh nooo...I even wrote it down for him because he couldn't get it right!"...So we had a little chuckle about that.

Then after two more races (and about half an hour) the adjudicator man said: "Only FIVE races to go now and then we've got Holly Sibley playing for us!"

We had another little chuckle...and then my sister said..."Hang on, I'll go and give him one of Holly's business cards so he gets it right!"...

So she went over to him, handed him a business card and you just heard him say through his microphone..."OH! Hello Holly! It's lovely to meet you! Thankyou for the card!"...thinking that my sister was me. So that didn't work. Though at least he knows now that it's Holly Kirby, rather than Holly Sibley. :-S

Then I was introduced by a chappy from the agency, and I started with 'Home Again'. Then as I reached the chorus I heard this loud, booming voice coming through the speakers - and it was the adjudicator man again, just having a conversation with someone into his microphone! So, naturally I burst out laughing, but he just carried on. And so did I - after pulling myself together!
It was a nice sunny day and I really enjoyed it. I went on for about 45 minutes doing a mixture of covers and originals. It was a good day - and the minor, comical blips just made it funny. :)

Anyway...here are a few piccies...

Did he just say...'Sibley'?

Was that five more?...right...

Action shot...

Here's the moment the chappy started talking over my singing.


TTFN xxxxx