Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Blog Entry 17: Radio 1 Rinsing 'Saved' and Cool Threads


I don't want to sound like some glowstick clutching - teenage raver but, I'm buzzing!
I've just had another daytime Radio 1 play of 'Saved' by the lovely Fearne Cotton.
As if that wasn't enough, I also had some love from Jo Whiley this weekend. Chuffed.

See, its a tough old business this
music stuff. For everyone of me there are a thousand odd, fighting for airplay in order to be heard and hopefully blow up.

We've been working really hard for months and months to get to this point. A massive thank you to Annie Mac, Kissy Sellout, Reggie Yates, Sinden, Dermot O'leary and anyone else who supported my EP's. The biggest thank you of-course goes to all of you! This wouldn't possible if you weren't all talking, buying and coming to gigs :)

Hmm what else has been going on.... I went to see Damien Marley and Nas perform last week at the Hammersith Apollo. They were amazing. Probably the most bass I've ever experienced in a venue.

I think thats where I caught this serious bout of man flu. Its obviously really annoying but, at the same time really positive for music making. I miss the days when I had the time to write and produce 2 tracks a week, so when i'm ill - thats just what I do.

I've been working on a remix for the beautiful,
multi - talented Lauren Pritchard. If you haven't heard of her, you need to go here: www.laurenpritchard.com
She has one of those voices that make you stop doing whatever you're doing, go catch her live and you will not be disappointed. I'll post the remix up very soon for your listening pleasure.

I got word the other day that i'll be flying to NYC soon to play a few gigs!. I'm one of those people who googles everything, call it a thirst for knowledge. I even started planing on what I'll be wearing.
I'm really into this vibe at the moment.

Freaking cool or what?! I love clothes almost as much as I love music.
Although, I've come to realize that what I think looks fly doesn't always go down well with some people in Hackney. Being called a bounty from across the street (black on the outside white on the inside) used to get get on my nerves but now it just makes me laugh out loud.
Life to me is about self expression, art & music. I'll flaunt and explore all these till the cows come home! What do you think?

Anywho, I better go. I'm busy preparing for Underage Festival this week! Are you coming?
Its gonna be BIG.

Catch up soon!!

Tinashé x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Blog Entry 16: Video of backstage shenanigans and LB...

Hi guys.

Its Monday afternoon, the sun is shining, my neighbors are blasting out the teletubbies soundtrack. Life is pretty sweet. I'm still pretty buzzing from my set at Lovebox this weekend. I wasn't expecting more than ten people to turn up. But boy did you guys turn up!

The day didn't start so well. I was carted away by the police for a random drugs search at the entrance 30 mins before my set! By the time they realized that i'm an angel, I had to peg it across the whole of V park to make my set. But make it i did....

Walking off to 'one more song!' in full chorus at the end of it was brilliant. Thank you!

I'd been supporting the lovely Macy Gray at the the Leicester Sq Theatre for 3 days before LB. She has to be of the nicest artists I've had the pleasure to be around. She exudes this mega Ora that I can't quite describe.

When Macy and her band perform it feels like a show. Crowd participation, humor, charm and that special little bit of magic that tickles you from the inside out. It reminded me of greats like James Brown or Donny Hathaway when they performed.
Very few people can do that these days. I haven't felt that inspired in a while.

Have you ever wondered what Oli and I get up to backstage? Check it out....

Funtimes! By the way, I don't think I'm too sexy for any mirror anywhere in the world. That's just how I warm up. As you can imagine and probably see from the clip, I was really tired. LB was brilliant but walking around all day in the blazing heat after a string of dates isn't exactly ideal! Never the less I caught Dizzee's set which was awesome.

All in all, a wicked string of dates. I spent the weekend vegging out on the sofa with Super Street Fight 4... Love that game.

In other news - i'm gearing up for the release of my first single 'Saved' on the 5th of September! Also really looking forward to my next big gig Underage Festival! I'll be playing on the community stage so please come down and party with me! Don't forget to say hi....

Right, i'm off to my boxing lesson. Speak soonio!!!!

Tinashé xx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Blog Entry 15: Supporting Macy Gray and my BBQ today

Yeah I know it rhymes but its not on purpose. Well... maybe a little.

Today is a good day!

I've just got home from playing at my BBQ in Camden.
It was a really good turn out and I reckon everybody left feeling pretty stuffed and musically satisfied! I must say I was crapping it a fair amount.
Lots of important people where there and that always makes for one those stressful gigs... the vibe was just right though so, goodtimes.

Thank you to all my lovely fans who made it. You're all legends :)


Now, on to more good news. I've just been told that I'll be supporting Macy Gray for her 3 London dates next week! I'm pretty damned excited as I really think she's amazingly talented not to mention prolific.

Here are the dates, come down if you can :)

Tue 13th LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre (supporting Macy Gray)
Weds 14th LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre (supporting Macy Gray)
Thurs 15th LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre (supporting Macy Gray)

Right, its a lovely day and its been a long week. I'm off to the nearest beer garden to get browner....
Have an amazing weekend!

Tinashé x

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Blog Entry 14: I'm having a FREE BBQ and you're invited


How are you all? Good I hope. Its pretty late so please excuse me if this doesn't make any sense.

Seeing as someone keeps stealing all the hours in the day, we had a pretty late rehearsal tonight. Its all needed though, my live set is expanding at the speed of light.
I now have three instrument changes and by the end of this month it will be 5! I feel like the afro Imogen Heap. Not such a bad thing... but blooming hard work.

That leads me quite nicely into my next bit of news actually.
I'll be showing these wonderful instrument juggling skills this Friday at my very own BBQ at the Lock Tavern in Camden! Its gonna be brilliant. I've got the Uber talented DJ Sloth Boogie throwing down some tunes, free burgers, chicken, sausages ummmm cous cous?
Ok maybe not that last one but everything you'd normally see at a BBQ and me playing some tunes for listening pleasure!

I'm on stage at 1.15pm and if you RSVP my inbox (myspace) or leave me a comment, I'll stick you on the free bar guest list! What more could you ask for?! Get involved

You can find the deets here :) http://bit.ly/cOAe4N

See you there! x