‘Nightingale Valley’ is a brand new EP from Victoria Bourne to be released on 7th October 2022 by A Lovely Coincidence Record Label. It is a collection of atmospheric folk songs layered and dank, wet with pleasure and deep rooted belonging of women and water. Honouring the rich tapestry of the folk art form whilst introducing
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Sharing my experience to help improve your singing
Album Title: Songs From A Cloud Chamber Music by: Victoria Bourne and Walt Shaw Victoria Bourne – Vocals, Korg Kross Workstation. Walt Shaw – Kit, hand percussion, gongs, home-made instruments Record Label – Discus Music Victoria and Walt are both involved in The United Isolation Ensemble, which was created as a result of the Covid-19
I wanted to share with you the joys and struggles of making an album during Covid-19 ‘Painting With An Open Heart’ by Hangover Square. It’s taking a long time and albums if you want to do them well, take a long time…. I’ve been working with some extraordinary musicians this last year. Covid arrived and
You’ve recorded a great song, want people to listen to it, realise you need a fantastic video that represents you and your music. Part of the art of being a musician these days is the ability to be an allrounder, recording your own music, knowing how to make videos, understand marketing, be social media savvy.
Memorising Lyrics is one part of the learning a song process we have to go through as singers. Here are some of my tips I’ve used over the years to help with lyric learning. 1. Knowing what the song is about and your emotional interpretation is always the first starting point. It is shocking how
One of the questions I get asked most from singing students who are songwriting is about the process. What works? what are the methods? It’s a long discussion that we have, but the one thing of most importance is the idea of your own creative bubble. There is nothing more important to an artist than
Did you know premenstrual vocal syndrome is a real thing and can have a serious impact on all women singers? We’re still not great at talking about our periods in public and the impact it has on our singing and performance. First of all, it’s a perfectly natural occurrence for women during their reproductive years.
In our crazy Covid-19 world many of us feel we are losing ourselves and our voices. We stop ourselves from doing the things that bring us joy because they are harder to access. You may feel inhibited at home where you can’t sing at full volume. Try singing with headphones on. This cuts out outside