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The Album is Out! 

Hi friends, how are we?

Oh my goodness, there's just so much to tell you!  From a sold-out show on Friday night, to the album launching last week, to performing in my favourite EVER venue tomorrow, it's all going on.  Let's dive in!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out on Friday night to a PACKED album launch in Tutshill.  You were amazing - your support was incredible, you bought the CDs, you drank the booze, you clapped in all the right places, and you looked FABULOUS!  Thanks also to everyone who couldn't make it, but messaged to wish me good luck - you don't know how much I appreciated hearing from you.  Thank you.

Here are some gorgeous pics, taken by my friend Laura.  Andy (husband Andy) was on the case with the 'big camera', so we'll get some more shots very soon...

Next, the album!  'It's a Man's World' was released on Friday, and is available almost everywhere.  It's been SO well received, and I just couldn't be happier with the response to it.  If you haven't had a listen yet, you can stream it on Spotify, or buy it either on CD or digitally through my website.  Amazon and iTunes are taking their sweet time, but it should be available on both platforms soon...

Lastly, I'm performing at my favourite venue TOMORROW!  I'll be at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, London - the doors open at 6.30, and the show starts at 8.  I've been told there are still a handful of tickets available (click here to buy yours), and if you'd like a little Behind The Scenes tour, I've got one right here!  Enjoy!

See you on Tuesday, friends!  If you've already listened to the album, and want to let me know what you think, just hit reply and send me an email.  I can't wait to hear from you,

Becki x

Links to socials:

Don't Miss Out! (I know people say that all the time, but I'm serious...) 

Hi friends, how are we?

This week is a good week.  It's a busy-but-good one, I'm pleased to say.  Tickets for my concert in Tutshill, Gloucestershire, have all but sold out.  There are six left.  SIX!  With a week to go!  Now it's your turn, London - get those tickets for Pizza Express before they're gone.  So, the week...

Yep, the big news is that Tutshill next Friday (18th, Release Day) has almost sold out.  I'm pleased, David the Vicar's pleased (it's taking place in our local church, where Andy and I got married), Andy's worrying about logistics, I'm wondering whether we've got enough wine left over from the wedding...  it's all good!  If you want to get in on the release day action, click here.

There are more tickets left for Pizza Express in Soho on Tuesday November 22nd, but not that many...  Pizza Express is my favourite venue to play in the whole world.  When you walk down the cellar steps into the club, you're transported into a different world; it's another time, with red leather seats, dark corners and flowing drinks.  Add a 6-piece band, with brand new horn arrangements from a multi award-winning arranger and some of the best musicians you're going to hear, and the chance for your applause, laughter, screams of adoration etc. to be on a brand new live album.  Phew!  What's not to love?  Book now by clicking here.

If you saw my socials yesterday (and there are links below, if not), you'll know that the CDs have arrived.  Whoop!  Some of you keen beans have pre-ordered them already - well done you - and they'll be sent off to hopefully arrive next Friday.  The album cover (below) was designed by my friend Dan Keep, and it's packaged in a minimal cardboard jacket, as the thought of unnecessary plastic makes me feel all yucky.  

CDs and Digital Downloads can be pre-ordered via my website by clicking here - this is the best way to support me online, btw, as I don't charge myself  distribution costs - and if you'd like to pre-save on Spotify/Deezer, you can do that by clicking here.  Pre-saving really helps, because it means that loads of people will be saving/streaming the album on release day and that, apparently, kicks the Spotify gnomes into life and means they're likely to share the music with other people.  Which is good.

In other exciting news, I'm doing a bit of travelling soon.  I'll be off to Poland on December 1st, performing for an incredible Gala dinner for a client-turned-friend, and I CAN'T WAIT!  I'm lucky enough to be able to perform at some utterly beautiful events, from a 90th birthday party last week to a Film Festival in December, and it's part of my job that I don't talk about that much.  I won't bore you with the details, just get ready to see some awesome photos on my socials in the next few weeks and months. 

I really hope I'll see you in-person in the next few weeks.  Until then, take care, have a lovely weekend and thanks, as ever, for everything.

Becki x

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Who'd like a sneak peek of the new album? 

Hi friends, how are we?

I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed, if I'm honest.  It's just two weeks until the release of It's a Man's World, my first album in 12 years.  On release day I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a gig in my local village (18/11), and ticket sales for that are going CRAZY!  Then, I thought it would be a good idea to launch the album with a gig at my favourite club ever, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, London (22/11), and record a live album at the same time.  Oh, did I not tell you I'm recording a live album?  Yes... yes I am...  Let's start there, shall we?

I can't remember the date of my first ever gig at Pizza Express, but I do remember being sat in a hairdresser's chair on the afternoon of the gig and getting a call from my friend Abigail, telling me that the tickets had sold out.  Oh my goodness, a SOLD OUT Pizza Express!  Since then there have been many more shows, to many more full houses, and I know this one will be no exception.  I've expanded my band - it's now going to feature a 4-part horn section (including me, on alto sax) - and we're doing some brand new arrangements of tracks from the album.  We're going to record the gig, and the aim is to make a live version of It's a Man's World.  Isn't that exciting?!

So, if you're at Pizza Express on November 22nd, you'll be on my live album!  Hopefully not heckling, but cheering VERY loudly.  If you're able to come along, do book your tickets really soon, as they're selling fast.  Book now by clicking here.

I'm SO excited about the launch of the album in two weeks.  If you prefer to buy tracks or CDs I'll have more news next week, but if you've embraced streaming platforms there's now a way to pre-save the album.  Just so you know, pre-saving really helps artists like me, because if there's a spike in the number of listeners on release day, it's more likely that the streaming platform will recommend that music to other listeners.  If you'd like to listen to the album on the day it comes out, click here to pre-save on Spotify/Deezer.  Thank you!

I know I've not shown you the album artwork yet, and I wanted you to be the first, so here it is!  The design was done by my friend Dan Keep, and the photos were by Martin Hartley; we wanted a kind of gentleman's club vibe, with a feminine twist, and I think we managed it!  What do you think?

Tickets for the concert in Tutshill, Gloucestershire on Friday 18th  November (release day!) are selling like CRAZY.  If you'd like to come along but you've not booked your ticket yet, please do...  there are something like 25 tickets left, and I'd hate for you to miss out.  Book your ticket by clicking here.

I won't go live on the socials this evening, as I'm taking the boys to a bonfire (yesssssss!), but I'm planning to go live on Sunday evening at 6pm.  If you'd like to join me, make sure you follow me on Instagram to be notified when it starts.  Links to other social media platforms are below.

So, it just leaves me to say thank you, friends.  Thanks for being here, for reading my news, for booking tickets, following on the socials and for your messages telling me you enjoy these weekly emails.  I really, really appreciate your support, and your friendship, and I'm so glad that you're with me.  It means the world.

Have a great week,

Becki x

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What a Week! Shows, Singles and Radio Airplay... 

Dear Friends,

Well, here we are - another Friday.  How's your week been?

Mine's getting more and more surreal as the days go on, in a good way!  More on that later.  Let me update you about the past week...

Tickets went on sale for my London and Gloucestershire shows, and they're already selling well, which is ace.  10% of tickets have been sold for London, and a staggering 25% for Gloucestershire, which makes me terrified and chuffed-to-bits in equal measure.  And it means that I need to issue the reminder to get your tickets sooner, rather than later.  Here are the links:

Gloucestershire - November 18th, St. Luke's Church, Tutshill

London - November 22nd, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

I'm also performing at the Royal Oak in Swindon on November 1st, but you don't need to book for that one.  If you buy a ticket for either show, do let me know, so I can look forward to seeing you there!

The gigs will mark the release of my album, It's a Man's World, which comes out on Friday November 18th.  The artwork's done, the tracks have been sent off and the CDs (I did a poll, and people still want them!) will be back VERY soon.  When they are, I'll organise a presale so you'll be guaranteed a copy.  I'm doing a really limited run - not sure whether that's a good idea or a bad idea at this stage - but I'm sure that everyone who wants one will get one.

I'll include the artwork, beautifully created by my friend Dan, next week.

MY SONG'S BEEN PLAYED ON THE RADIO!  I Almost Took a Lover has been played on BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Hereford and Worcester, AND BBC Bristol, where I did a live interview on Monday with the lovely Claire Cavanagh.  If you'd like to listen back, just click on here and - this is for the Bristol one - and scroll to 25 minutes.  I had an AWESOME time! 

If you've not heard the song yet, you can find it on Spotify, on my website, or the video's on YouTube.   Up to you!

And my week's getting lovely, in a weird way, because I've had SO many enquiries, mostly for international shows, which is SO exciting.  I just love travelling with my work, and with the weirdness of the past few years, I've really missed it.  So, keep your fingers crossed that they all come off, and I'll keep you up to date with it all via social media (and this newsletter, which is fast becoming a personal diary, isn't it?  Hope you don't mind...)

And speaking of social media, I'm on all the usual channels, so if you don't follow me, the links are below...

Until next Friday, or until you hit reply and we have a chat, have a great week,

Becki x

P.S. I don't know if you're into this, but I LOVE camping, and I've been asked to appear at the Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC this weekend!  Whoop!  I'll be speaking at the Camping and Caravanning Club stand at 2.30 on Saturday and 11.30 on Sunday.  Maybe see you there??  Xx

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I'm Doing Some Gigs! Yesssssssss! 

Dear Friends,

I've started to really enjoy writing to you every Friday, because it gives me the opportunity to look back over the week with some perspective.  It's tricky, isn't it, when you're in the middle of something, to step back and appreciate your progress?  So, this is what happened over the past seven days:

I released I Almost Took a Lover!  At long last!  Now, I know I wrote about this last week, but the video wasn't out then, so here it is, in case you missed it...

The idea for this song came from an old diary entry, and so I loved the thought of having a video made of hand-drawn images, and written lyrics.  Thanks so, so much for your messages about the single, your votes of confidence and the recommendations to your friends.  I appreciate your support more than you know.

As if that wasn't enough excitement, tickets for my album launches are now onsale.  I'm performing in my home village of Tutshill (in the church where I was married in the summer) and, in complete contrast, at my favourite venue in the entire world, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho.  Please, PLEASE get booking - Soho always sells out, and I'd just LOVE you to be there to celebrate the release with me.  Here are the dates and links:

1st November - Jazz Knights, Swindon (you don't need to buy tickets in advance, but click here to reserve a table)

18th November (release day!) - St. Luke's Church, Tutshill

22nd November - Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

Speaking of the album, I have a very important date for you - It's a Man's World will be released on Friday November 18th.  At bloody last!  Ha!  I just can't wait for you to hear the whole thing - I'll do a presale very soon...

Lastly, I have a couple of things coming up this week to tell you about.  Firstly, I'll be appearing on BBC Radio Bristol on Monday 17th at 3.20pm, speaking to Claire Kavanagh about I Almost Took a Lover, so don't miss that.  You can get it on the BBC Sounds app.  Also, I'll be LIVE tonight on my Instagram and Facebook - 6pm UK time.  Don't miss it!

Until next week, friends, have a great one, and speak to you soon.  Just hit reply to send me a message.  Yours,

Becki x

It's Release Day! (and, because I love you, here's the track) 

Dear Friends,

How are we, marvellous people?  All good?  Happy it's Friday?

I'm having the BEST day, because it's RELEASE DAY!  That's right - I Almost Took a Lover is out right now, and you can listen to it on any reasonably well-known streaming platform by clicking here (or download your free copy, attached to this message).  People have been loving the track and, very touchingly, sharing it all over their social media, which just feels AMAZING!  Thank you to anyone that's already done that, I so, so appreciate it.  

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the artwork:

The idea for I Almost Took a Lover came to me after reading an old diary; there was a time when I had a boyfriend, another person had a girlfriend, we just didn't really mean to (and we were VERY young), but we got together and - surprise, surprise - it ended DISASTROUSLY...  What did I expect?  But anyway, this artwork, and the video, are inspired by that diary entry.

Speaking of the video, it's launching at 6pm tonight, over on my YouTube channel.  Click here to watch the premier with me, and if you're super-keen, you can actually watch it with me, live, over on Instagram.  Just tune in to my IG page at around 6pm, and you'll get a notification to say that I'm live.  See you there, friends!

Lastly, the tickets for my November shows are almost available, so when I write to you next Friday, I'll be able to share the links and you can get your mitts on them then.  Whoop!

Have an awesome weekend, and see you at 6,

Becki x

Two More Days, Friends! 

Dear Friends,

Well, what a week!  What a fortnight, actually, because I promised to write weekly, and fell at the second hurdle... My apologies.  We're had two sickness bugs and a broken arm in the past fortnight, but happily things are settling down now.  Just in time for my NEW SINGLE to come out on Friday!  Whoop!

It's called I Almost Took A Lover, and is the third single from my album It's A Man's World, which is coming out in November.

I Almost Took A Lover is a gentle tale of regret.  Compared to FURIOUS or I'm Giving Up On You it's a small song, but I like to think those are the ones that really get to you. 

The idea for this song struck me after reading an old diary - I'd detailed an absolutely DOOMED love affair (he was with someone, I was with someone.  It got very messy, very quickly...), and it got me thinking - what would I feel now, if I hadn't taken the plunge?  Would I have regrets?

Anyway, I can't wait for you to hear it, and it's coming out, with a brand new video, in two days.  If you'd like a sneak peek, head to my Instagram or TikTok feed and check out my most recent posts.  You can also pre-save the song, so it appears on your favourite music streaming platform as soon as it's released.  Just click here.

If you're one of the people who got in touch to ask when and where I'm performing live, you won't have to wait much longer to find out.  I'm anticipating tickets for my November shows will go on sale very soon, and certainly within the next couple of weeks.  Not long now, friends...

As always, thanks so much for reading.  That's all from me until Friday; the next time I write, the single will be OUT!  Speak soon,

Becki x

P.S. If you could spare a couple of minutes and a space on your grid, I'd really appreciate some help on Friday to spread the word about I Almost Took A Lover.  If you'd be happy to help, please let me know by hitting reply and sending me a quick message.  Thank youuuuuu! X

Oh wow, it's been a while... 

Dear Friends,

First of all, I hope everyone's really well, and that your life's back to something resembling normality...  Secondly - I know I've not written in a while, and I'm sorry about that.  I'm going to make an attempt to write to you every week - on a Friday - with my news, and if you'd like to write back and tell me yours, that would be wonderful.

Work news first, and there are two big bits.  The first is that my new single, I Almost Took A Lover, will be out in three weeks, on October 7th!!  Whoop!  I'm not sure if you've heard/seen the previous two?  They're called I'm Giving Up On You and FURIOUS, and I've released them to give you a little taste of my album, It's a Man's World.  More on that below... 

I Almost Took A Lover is a jazz-pop-fusion story about not taking a chance and either missing out on something which could've been amazing, or avoiding something destructive. It features my friend Mike Davis (Paul McCartney, Stormzy) on flügelhorn - his playing is incredible - so if you needed another reason to listen to the song, his solo is it.

The song will come out on all platforms on October 7th, but if you'd like to hear it before then, make sure you tune into my Instagram/Facebook Live session this evening at 6pm BST.  Links below.

My second bit of work news has been a LONG time coming.  My album, It's a Man's World, will FINALLY be released on October 18th, and there are a couple of really special things happening to kick off the launch, and as a mailing list member you'll get first dibbs!  But in the meantime, you could have a listen to the tracks I've already released, on Spotify (links below...).

Lastly - not work-related at all - Andy and I got married back in July!  It was ACE - lovely people, great food, a GORGEOUS ceremony, great music (obvs)... we had the best time.  Thanks if you saw my pictures on social media and sent your congratulations - it was so lovely to read your messages.

Right - more from me next week, but in the meantime here are the links I promised:

Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, and I'm even branching out onto TikTok, so do find and follow me there.  Have a great weekend, and speak to you next week,

Becki x