It's such a cliché to harp on about how time flies. But it does, doesn't it? Especially when there is (still) less to do thanks to Covid and without many punctuation points the days turn into weeks, months...

At this mid-point in the year I find myself reflecting on what I want to create before 2021 is out. Honestly, it's a slightly daunting list. However, I also think it's essential to feel your comfort zone stretch, whilst finding some sort of balance between pushing oneself and putting an unhelpful amount of pressure on. 

I'd be a liar if I didn't acknowledge both my slight reticence towards gigging and my envy of people who seem really chilled about getting back out to play! At this point I'm still working up an original set I'm proud to play out, and trusting that the timing of my life will bring all this along when good and ready. :)

In the meantime I was really happy to play a lovely little cafe gig at The Drop Off Cafe in Edenfield last week. 

I'm looking forward to road testing my new sounds at the drop Off's fabulous venue The Provident Society for the very first Garden of Edenfield Wellness Weekend on July 24th. 



February '21 

It's felt like a long month for such a short month. I'm so glad for the light returning.  and for the chance to get into the studio to experiment with new ways of making tracks come together...

I've been using Ableton Live10 to manipulate samples of live drums, writing beats, importing loads of loops, writing new parts and making a choir of myself. I've been gathering thoughts and ideas for such a long time. It's both exciting and overwhelming to start uniting disparate elements as part of the process, especially when I'm still learning the software. I'm definitely what my kids would call a Noob. To complicate things Live11 has just launched too!

Anyway, I've had much fun and I can't wait to finish a first solo track, crack on and get a load more work done :)


January '21 

What better time to refresh all things Joan than the month of resolutions and renewal? I've been busy thinking about creative direction, wondering if I'll ever do a gig again ....and of course working on new music. Pleased to report I'm edging slowly towards having new stuff to share. It's all a process, and like the coming of Spring, it's all unfolding in it's own time. Life is making sure of that. Stay safe and warm your cockles with the tracks on Spotify in the meantime :)