We are so excited to finally announce that we will be performing at The Bedford in London on Wednesday 25th February! This is a gig we’ve been wanting to play since we first started! The stage at The Bedford has been graced by artists such as James Morrison, KT Tunstall, Paolo Nutini,Newton Faulkner and Ed Sheeran! It is one of the most important and critically acclaimed venues in the country.
Check out this link for more info: http://www.thebedford.co.uk/EventView.aspx?ID=ef9f50c1-31ec-4ecf-80fa-5c10f3a971dc
Throwback Thursday: Big thank you to Ingénu/e Magazine for this feature on ORFILA when we played at the Two Counties Music Festival in August 2014!
Please check out their independent arts magazine, it’s fantastic!
Last month our debut album got reviewed in one of the biggest country music magazines in the UK; Maverick. This month they are promoting our album on a full page advert!
So, this week has been full of many more exciting things! Lots happening but here’s just a few of the things we’ve been up to over the past week:
Above: Orfila played at The Tower Theatre on Friday for a show to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital! Well done to James Vince and everyone involved for supporting such a good cause!
Above: Orfila with James Vince after our interview at Academy FM this week!
Above: Orfila at Academy FM with radio presenters Clayton and Luke after our interview!
Above: The Orfila Sisters with ‘Cover Drive’ before we supported them – lovely people and brilliant performers!
Above: Me and Abi with our friend and tv presenter, James Sherwood!! Lovely guy, always has us laughing – joins us on stage at an event at least once a year… It’s becoming a tradition!
This has been yet another awesome week, feeling very blessed! Lots more exciting things coming up… watch this space!!
So, Orfila were back in Birmingham last week to continue working on our album! We have nearly recorded all the tracks and its becoming even more exciting! We just want to say a big thank you to everyone involved, everyone who’s supporting us and everyone who’s making this possible in the first place – we are so so so grateful!!
As always, I took plenty of pictures, and have attached a few to this blog post:
Above: Orfila in the studio ready for the day ahead!
Above: Finding levels so I could record some guitar and vocals!
Above: Tom and Ben… (our Brum musician-friends) recording guitar parts and drums… which are sounding great!
Above: Abi recording piano and Matt dancing alongside!!
It’s all coming together now and won’t be long till it’s ready! More details will be announced after Christmas!
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Our musician-friend, Jon Allen, came back to The Tower Theatre in Folkestone last night!! He performed an acoustic gig which was a mixture of songs from both his albums. Jon has been touring over the past few months and is currently recording some new material at the moment – some of which, he played for us last night. It was such a good gig. Acoustic gigs are always brilliant, there’s just something about pure, acoustic live music… I can’t explain it, but I just love it so much!
This is me and Abi with Jon after the gig:
Also, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has ‘liked’ my music page on facebook!!! It’s now reached 620…. So, THANK YOU!!!
It would also be amazing to build up the www.facebook.com/OrfilaMusic page too because… well ….. we may or may not have some exciting news coming up soon…!!?
SO, I thought I’d leave you with a link to one of Jon’s songs. I do love a lot of your songs, J-man, but I think this one has to be my favorite.
I have always loved performing, whether it’s in a musical or at a gig. Been gigging a lot over the past few months with ‘Orfila‘ and we are having so much fun! Literally feel so lucky to play music and write songs with my brother and sister – love them both so much!
Here’s a few pics from our gigs this weekend:
Huge thank you to everyone who came along to support us – never goes unnoticed and we really do appreciate it! Also, well done to the other acts who we shared the stage with this weekend, all brilliant performers!!
As well as gigging as much as we can, we’re off to Birmingham in a couple of weeks to carry on recording our album! Lots of things happening in preparation of this album… all very exciting!
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I have recently been cast as ‘The Ghost of Christmas Past’ in ‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical’.
I have always loved this christmas story. When I was in primary school, our christmas show was ‘A Christmas Carol’ – I played Mrs Cratchit… Oh the memories!!? However, this time I am in a musical version and its brilliant!
Rehearsals are now underway and the show will be running at The Tower Theatre in Folkestone from Saturday 30th November-Sunday 8th December!
It’s such a pretty musical! I’m so excited!! ♥
So, our second musical-adventure to Birmingham was another successful trip! Our album is starting to take shape now and the songs are beginning to come together. It’s becoming more and more exciting every day! Working on our own material and getting stuck in to the recording process is just the best… words can’t explain it!
Here are a few pictures from the past few days… (I say ‘a few’ because if you know me well then you know I take thousands of pictures wherever I go…!!)
Above: Just before we went to the studio on Wednesday morning!
Above: Fascinated by the mirror in the lift so we decided it was necessary to pull impromptu facial expressions… easily pleased!
Above: The all important studio-snack-bag!
Above: Studio fun!!
Above: The designated tea-time-chair!
Above: Us with our musician-friends who are playing on our album, (in order from the left) Matt, Abi, Thomas, Ben and me!
I feel so incredilby lucky to have such talented siblings and a very supportive network of people around us putting so much hard work and every bit of faith they have into this album. We are so grateful for everyone’s continuous support with our music.
So, as far as album-news goes… We are heading back to Birmingham in a few weeks to continue recording!!
Last night we played in Hythe. It was so beautiful – there were pretty fairy lights all along the canal where we were playing. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us and thank you for all the lovely comments!
Thank you to Sarah Reeves for this photo – more pictures to come, watch this space!
SO, last night we announced that we are doing a ‘Cover Week’ where we will be posting cover versions of some of our favourite songs everyday for a week… the first video will be uploaded tomorrow!
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