My performing life (pre-Covid!) Was mainly split between three groups. Bowjangles, the theatrical comedy string quartet, The BeauBowBelles and busking in Covent Garden with Lotus Classics a flute and strings ensemble. From March 2020 this side of my career has almost completely vanished for a while. This period of time has really made me recognise how much performing and making music with others and everything that that comes with is so much a part of who I think I am. I can't wait to get back to performing regularly again.
I have been the viola player, singer and MD of Bowjangles for nearly 13 years. We are a 4 piece ensemble of musicians that create our own comedy, musical, theatrical productions. From full scale 80 minute musicals to 3 minute comedy songs. This year we have had to refocus our output to online due to Covid. This has been hard considering we are very much a live act. but also it has enabled us to discover new ways of reaching audiences.
We have an audio story book album of our recent award winning theatre show
EXCALIBOW, available to buy from our website and all online streaming/download sites.
The film is taken from our Cbeebies debut earlier this year. We reworked a section from our theatre show Excalibow to create an educational piece teaching kids Italian musical terms.
This is from our show "On the Box". I tell the weather through lyrics from famous songs.
The BeauBowBelles were meant to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year with lots of fun gigs and festivals but sadly all our shows have been postponed till next year. But we do have some new songs in the pipeline ready for release so follow us on socials for updates and hopefully 2021 will see us back on stage.
You can buy our albums either through our website or on all the usual streaming/download sites.
This is the music video for our song Weightless. I wrote these lyrics about fear. The ever present inner ugly voice that feeds anxiety. This is probably my favourite BBB song.
I wrote this song about the distance and loneliness I felt having young children. Feeling like an island. We recorded it pre Covid and lockdown but it reflected the feelings we were all having in early summer. Our producer, David Holmes went a bit Euro Vision on it but we love the vibe!