I hope 2013 brought you as much joy, as it did me.
I have learnt so much, and accomplished much more than I expected. It has certainly been an eventful year, and seemingly the quickest one I've had yet.
This was year that I decided I was going to do something about making my dreams, reality. I've surprised myself with what I managed to achieve in one year.
I released my first two singles, and two music videos - "Senseless" and "Impressive Lies" thanks to my producer and co-writer Michael Tan, and Video Director Dean Butler from Alucinor Productions.
Kicked off my website, launched my singles on iTunes and played my songs live, and music videos to a larger-than-anticipated crowd. Loved every minute.
My songs received their first commercial radio airplay, and I had my first on-air interview on Mix94.5 thanks to Blake Williams.
This year I also received my first APRA royalty payment. (Woo!)
To my surprise, one of my songs was nominated as a finalist for a MusicOz Australian Independent Music Award, and placed in the Top 10 in Pop. I also was ranked 54 overall on the People Choice Charts out of thousands of entries, I attended the awards in Sydney, and walked the red carpet (highlight!!).
My artist profile jumped to #2 on the Reverbnation Perth Pop charts, and #5 Pop Nationally. Also scored a featured artist spot on their homepage, which gave me great exposure.
I performed at the opening of Channel 7's Telethon behind Johnny Ruffo, and also performed my own original song, backed by Perth band 'Bashamm', later in the night on live television.
Played 140 odd gigs with FLYTE, The Wire Birds, Velvet, and Felix throughout the year.
Recently, I recorded a new single due for release early in the new year, and I have recorded some other tracks for collaborations...
Lastly, I signed my first Side-Artist agreement with a US producer and label, to sing a yet-to-be-released collaboration with a notable US artist. :D
Thank you universe. You did good.
I'm extremely grateful for everything I have in life, and that I have been able to achieve with the support of my friends and family.
I will do you proud in 2014.
"Bet your bottom dollar, that's tomorrow."
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thank you for your endless love and support, I look forward to an even better 2014, and I hope it's good to you.
If you've got a dream, tomorrow is a new year. Make it yours. xxx