'DO WHAT YOU CAN,
WITH WHAT YOU HAVE,
WHERE YOU ARE' (Theodore Roosevelt).
'Don't let what you can't do, stop you from doing what you can do!'
So happy to have recently been BBC H & W Introducing's Artist of the Week, with a different track of mine broadcast on the evening show every day. A lovely interview with Kate Justice, who genuinely seemed to love my songs....feeling encouraged & very privileged!
NEW CHARITY ALBUM OUT SOON.....'ALWAYS NEAR'
In time for Christmas - a nice stocking filler! More details to follow.
Sat 17th Nov - Great Malvern Hotel 9pm (with the Black Pears)
Fri 7th Dec - Malvern Link Street Party 6-6.30pm 7-7.30pm (Christmas songs)
(outside St. Richard's Hospice shop)
As well as song writing and occasional gigging, I have the privilege to play regular daytime solo sessions in dementia units, and rest homes, experiencing first hand the wonderful effect that music has on the folks that I sing to.
My aim is to engage through the music, and especially with these sessions, I try to 'tap in' to individuals, and bring songs which may trigger a connection or a precious memory or two. Armed with percussion instruments, guitar or piano, (sometimes my dog Roxy), and an ever increasing song list, I'm loving every minute of this particular daytime music venture, finding great reward in the wonderful smiles and responses from the old folks!
AIRPLAY ON BBC Hereford & Worcester
These are my songs which have been picked as tracks
of the week on BBC Hereford & Worcester, over the last year or so - featured by their 'Introducing' programme.....
**All songs available to download on the major streaming sites **
'THE BLACK PEARS'
Photo by Julie-Anne Goode
This is another little venture of mine, along with a couple of very talented friends, & my hubby Gareth. We can be either a 3, or 4 peice band, with Ben Church on acoustic/slide/electric guitar, harmonica & vocals, Gareth Sampson on bass, myself on acoustic & vocals, and Keith Baker on percussion and drums. We play foot tapping country bluesy/folky tunes and ballads, and cover songs from Dylan, JJ Cale, Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Sarah Jaroz, Ry Cooder and many others.
.......or you can just book little ol' me, solo or duo with Don Mac..... singing a mixture of classic covers, with a few of my originals thrown into the mix....
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or message me via the 'contact Carol' page. x
(Photos by Julie-Anne Goode)
We all have a unique gift, which has been given to us for a purpose - to ultimately help and bless others. So I try to use my gift, as humble as it is, to do just that....
please help spread the love, the music and the message to those around you.
God bless you... Carol x