September 15, 2014 in Films, New Album, Recording

I’m Giving Up On You – LIVE for Oak Sessions

A little while ago I received an email from a chap called Francis, asking if I’d like his production company, Oak Sessions, to make a couple of music videos for me.  It was like having my prayers answered!  This is one of two videos shot by Oak, and it’s one of the original songs from my new EP (which, at the time of writing, is a week away from being finished!).  Let me know what you think!

And if you like what Oak are doing, check out their website for more ace music videos.  It’s at

June 1, 2014 in Films, New Album, Recording

My Fan-funding Campaign

I’ve just launched a Pledge Music campaign – it’s a fan funding campaign which means that you can get involved with the making of my new EP RIGHT NOW, by pledging as little as £6!  Not only will you get a digital download of the EP, you can also lay your hands on some exclusive home-made treats, as well as receiving updates on how the project’s going.

By pledging you’ll be directly responsible for the distribution and marketing of my new EP, and when you hear the songs on the radio, it will be thanks to you!

The exclusives all include an AccessPass, which gives you a downloadable copy of the EP, access to my very entertaining Updates (with content you won’t find anywhere else!), and P&P within the UK where applicable.  You can choose from:

A digital download of the EP, plus access to Updates – £6

A signed physical copy of the EP + AccessPass – £11

A signed EP Poster + AccessPass – £17

A handwritten & decorated Lyric Sheet + AccessPass – £33

Becki Biggins’s beautiful handmade Bunting, with an option to personalise + AccessPass – From £34

Becki Biggins’s beautiful beanies + AccessPass – £34

Becki Biggins’s magical handmade mittens + AccessPass – £34

Happy Birthday Video from Becki + AccessPass – £40

Ask Becki 20 Questions + AccessPass – £60

Becki Biggins’s homemade beautiful beanie + magical mittens set + AccessPass – £59

Music Lesson via Skype + AccessPass – £75

Be in my Video (only 3 left!) + AccessPass – £100

Customised Ukulele (as featured on ‘Just for a Day’ only one available!) + AccessPass – £160

1-to-1 Music Lesson + AccessPass – £200

In-your-house Concert & Baking Session + AccessPass – £1000

In-your-house Concert & Bunting-making Session + AccessPass – £1000

Executive Producer Status + AccessPass – £3000

For more information on any of the exclusives, just click on them, and you’ll be taken to a page with tons of info and pictures.

Thank YOU!

April 30, 2014 in Films

An Historic Walk Through Soho

A little while ago I was in Soho and realised that I’d walked from A to B with my head down, and ignored every good thing that was around me.  I was probably on my phone (*slaps wrist).

So when I looked around, and then did a bit of reading into the history of Soho’s fabled entertainment industry, I was captivated, and motivated into making a short film about it.  This is me, on my way to work, properly taking in the sights and sounds of old, and new Soho.  Enjoy!

March 13, 2014 in New Album, Recording

BB and her Musical Toybox

I’ve been recording some of my songs at home.  The idea is that the songs, the recordings and generally as much as possible is home-made and the recording of my first song, Just for a Day, kicks us off nicely!

Here’s a little film about the recording process – I talk us through some of the instruments that were considered for the song (mostly bought from toyshops), how they were used, and the lengths I took to find just the right sound (including raiding the glassware cabinet…)  Enjoy!

February 12, 2014 in Interviews, New Album, Recording

February, lovely February…

Hello there,

If this is the first time you’ve visited, you’re very welcome!  So are your comments, and your ideas.

Anyway, this is a short post about what I’m currently up to (sitting at my kitchen table, drinking tea), and what should come out of it.

Mostly, my days at the moment are spent in my small studio/study/office, recording the songs written over the past couple of years.  As things stand at the moment, the aim is to release an EP of my own original songs, in around May, and to release a single at the same time.  Currently the trouble is in deciding which song should be the first single (and maybe you could help me out with that decision when you’ve heard them), but actually I should be concentrating on recording the things.  So, much recording is going on.  It’s sometimes quite lonely, as I’m recording most of the parts myself, but happily my boyfriend Andy does stick his head around the door occasionally to cast an ear over what I’ve recorded that day.  So, recording.

Secondly, a tour is in the planning.  Happily, my funding application was successful, and Jazz Services (via the Arts Council) have awarded me some money.  I’ve got 5 confirmed dates and some still in discussion; the confirmed locations will be in Shrewsbury (AKA The Shrews, my home town), London, Maidstone, Bristol and Cheltenham, and the ones that aren’t confirmed – well, I won’t raise your hopes yet with locations.  These will all go up on the dates page asap and again, the tour will be starting in May.

Thirdly, I’m making some of my own short films.  I’ve interviewed my friend Emily Wright from Moonlight Saving Time, Katya Gorrie from Moscow Drug Club, Ross Dines – he’s my great mate but is also the music manager for the Pizza Express group.  You can check out those interviews on the Vids page.  Also, just finished is a piece on the history of the entertainment industry in Soho, London, and that will be released very soon.  Yesterday was very exciting, as I started a little film introducing the percussion instruments I’ll be using in my new track – the picture on this page is a screen-shot from the film, hence the ridiculous facial expression…

Lastly, I’m pondering how to pay for the things I can’t do myself.  I’m very much a DIY, make-do-and-mend, crafty person, but there are apparently some things you need an expert for, like mastering (that’s finishing off your songs so that radio stations will play them), radio plugging (apparently you can’t just walk into Radio 2 and demand they play your song) and I think I’ll need some money in order to pay my band for things like festivals which don’t always pay.  And if they do, the pay isn’t great.  I’m thinking about Pledge music.  If you’ve not come across this before, it’s a way of getting people involved in your music by asking them for financial support.  In exchange, they get some cool exclusive things, like perhaps a hand-written lyrics sheet, or a mention on the album.  Alright, these are boring examples, and I’ll think of FAR better ones, but you get my drift.  If you have any thoughts on fan funding, or if you’ve had experience with Pledge (not the furniture polish – but the thought made me chuckle…) please do get in touch on the comments below.

And that’s it for now – enough to keep me going.  This is, of course, as well as my bunting, baking and knitting (which seems to be increasingly taking over my life) and, if you’re interested, I’ll post some pictures and videos of my crafty activities too!

Take care, and please do get in touch.

Becki x

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