Summertime & spontaneous living!

Summer has come and is almost gone. Mine included laughter, a combi of work & relaxation,  super hot weather and spontaneity!    It started out with laughter at the 25 year celebration performance  of Boom Chicago at Carre' Theatre, Amsterdam with a red carpet double header starring Seth Meyers and Boom Chicago & friends.  It was a wonderful night and I am so glad I got to go and support my insanely talented friends Michael Diederich, Rob AndristPlourde ...

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Bravery, Booth & Book

What does bravery look like to you?   Earlier this year I wrote down that I was going to get new headshots, build my home studio and make the leap to record audiobooks.   Well, it all happened at the same time, which I thought was a little brave to embark upon, and then I read the book  "The Best Girl"  by Joan Hicks Boone which is a true example of bravery.

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Short Film, Friendship, Mother & Daughter!

This past weekend, I flew to Italy to play the role of Lady in the short film CONFESSION written and directed by the up and coming Giacomo Gili.   The story follows two very different women:  The nun, played by the incredible Bethan Cullinane, and the prostitute, played by myself.  They meet through unexpected circumstance and an intimate emotional bond is built between them, thus bringing them closer together and helping them both. Everything about this weekend was amazing; ...

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Connection, Cognition and Creative Permission!

  This last month has been about connection, cognition and creative permission!  I went to see my friend and opera diva, Leah Crocetto, sing in Verdi’s Requiem at the Amsterdam Concert Gebouw. We performed previously together in a duet concert at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in New York City and it was such a gift to spend time with her, connect and hear her sing live again!I sat in on her rehearsal as the next night I was singing in the Taptoe voor KIKA fundraiser with the ...

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Do, Give and Experience!

New Year’s started out with a BANG! To be honest, the fireworks in Leiden are a bit scary and exciting at the same time. Despite the scary part, I found myself stepping outside at midnight with my family, friends and neighbours gathering at the bridge, wishing each other Happy New Year and witnessing together the cacophony of sounds, vibrations and colourful lights all around us.

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Yes, Faith, Luck & Gratitude!

It's been an interesting year filled with ups and downs, reflection, adventure, travel, "un"expectations, faith, luck and gratitude! We never know where our next gig or adventure is coming from and while we work towards our goals sometimes it feels like no one is saying yes to us.   But what we really need to be doing is saying "yes" to ourselves.   "Yes", to challenging opportunities where we will grow as individuals and artists.

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Rhythm, Stillness & Momentum!

On the 19th of August,  I will be a guest soloist with the Band of Liberation, conducted by Simon Dubbelaar, at the Belgium International Tattoo Memorial, The long road to Passchendaele.  Last month,   I sang with the band for a Veterans concert in Gouda, alongside my friend and talented mezzo soprano, Emma Brown.  It was a wonderful experience and a sun shiny day.

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My Heart Will Go On….

 I've been invited to sing the song MY HEART WILL GO ON with The Band of Liberation in Gouda, NL for a Veterans day concert on 10 June.   The band is led by Simon Dubbelaar and I will be a featured soloist alongside the talented soloist, Emma Brown.  I am really looking forward to working with them for the first time!

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