I'd like to start by apologising for not uploading last month, things got a little crazy and before I knew it the deadline day had passed, it took until the 20th before I realised that I didn't actually post. At that point, I thought it'd be better to just wait until this month before I post next on the blog.
From here I am going to look at what I've done since I last updated you all. I have now finished and updated my Patreon page, it took me longer than expected but I am finally happy with the wording of the introduction. I hope to be looking at using Patreon more frequently in the latter half of 2018 and later.
In May I performed at an Open Mic night with Your Music School in Canterbury. I performed 4 songs, 3 of which are on YouTube, and I had a lot of fun. 2 Songs I had pre-planned, Michael Buble's 'All of Me' and Bobby Darin's 'Mack the Knife' and 2 I didn't have planned and were off-the-cuff, Rag 'n' Bone Man's 'Human' and Dwayne Johnsons 'You're Welcome' (this was a duet with Jack Jenkins)
I also did an Open Mic night this month, I performed 3 songs (my normal at the moment) and 2 of them went rather well and the 3rd one was just a bit of fun. It also held the first live duet between myself and my Singing teacher Chrissy Grimsdale. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEU7lED1V5I)
As for songwriting my latest piece known as 'it's you' is coming along nicely and is in fact nearly completed. We have all of the chords finished now and the structure is also in place. All that is left for me to do is finish the lyrics and make sure the melody works. It is very exciting and I cannot wait to sing it live, especially knowing what the basis of what this song is for. Once this song is completed and performed live it will be uploaded to YouTube for you all to hear. I have a couple of other songs in the works but they are more backbench work at the moment as I want to focus on getting 'It's you' ready for July's Open Mic Night.
For the rest of this month, I hope to finish 'It's you' and I want to get back into tweeting on a regular basis. I was doing really well and I've started to let work and life take over again.
I am also starting a new venture with Mark, we are making the channel and social media page called "C&M Bar Chats", over the next couple of months I will be putting some attention into getting that going and learning how to make an interesting show/vlog site.
Finally, I've been thinking about what I want to do with my music, to save you having to read another essay on this blog feel free to read it here: http://chriszxz.tumblr.com/post/174783591225/idea-for-music However, I will summarise for you. Basically, I have been thinking of a way to do a weekly clip of me singing in the spare time I have at YMS, I need to check with the company about some logistics. If all goes well I could be starting this segment in the new Academic year the latest.
This is all I have for now and I will keep you updated via social media (hopefully)
Please let me know your thoughts