Everything came together. 

The date is finally set. The album will be released on the 24th of May. The album cover and booklet are everything I could have hoped for. My daughter Olivia and her partner Darlington took all the pictures on film, the wait to get them developed was totally worth it. It was fun and inspired and came together so wonderfully. Then my eldest son Manase, took on the sixteen page booklet and the preparation of the front and back cover artwork and texts for CD and Vinyl. It was a massive job and as always took longer than expected but when he was finished it was perfect. I love the work my children did so much. I really appreciate the love that has been there all the way through this project. I was pretty happy with how my outfits worked out too.

The Trials and Tribulations of Miss French Part Two is nearly here! 

This album has been a joy to make. Every track is meant to be there. It is not a song for the sake of a song, it is a communication from me to whoever is listening. The recording was all done analogue - real instruments, real voices, real audio waves. The musical part of the album has been finished for a few months but something was missing. The cover art had to be real too - no digital editing allowed. Everything needed to be shot on film and the look had to be right. So, another creative adventure began, hunting fabric shops for just the right material to make some outfits to wear for the photo-shoot that would help communicate the album. Luckily, I have the ability to sew as these outfits are not something you would find in a department store. In two days, I will have the final photo session for the cover art and finally the CD and Vinyl will go into production. Watch this space for the release date.

Album number two is on it's way. 

Feeling excited. The first recording sessions for 12 new Miss French tracks happened this weekend. I worked with James Ryan and the Sonic Mayhem Orchestra for the first album, he did a great job so naturally asked him if he want to get involved again - he was keen. This time we decided on a different approach which was to lay down the Drums, Bass, Electric guitar and keyboards first and add strings, trombones, flutes etc. in subsequent sessions. I met the musicians for the first time the week before. By the time 1 day of rehearsal and 2 days of recording was done, we had all gotten to know each other and had a great time. Looking forward to the next session!!