News & a Comp to win my CD!

Hey all,
If you are on my mailing list you will already have read this. Arguably it’s worth another read anyway…:)

*FIRSTLY:Β  I’ve received some great feedback/reviews from my album so far this year. (www.jobywater.wordpress.com/reviews/)
One in particular was the magazine FATEA. This prompted them to request one of my tracks for their Autumn showcase sessions. As of 1st August my song ‘Disclaimer’ will be featured along with other artists for a 3 month period: http://www.fatea-showcase-sessions.co.uk/

*SECONDLY: My songs ‘Disclaimer’ and ‘Let Go’ have also been chosen to be featured on the ‘Women of Substance’ radio playlists for the next 3 months www.womenofsubstanceradio.com

*THIRD-UP WORD-UP:Β  GIGGAGE.
Awhole list of gigs over the next couple of months

There is also very serious talk of heading to Hamburg and Berlin at the end of September.

*FOURTHLY: COMPETITION #1 – 2 copies of my album (plus badges) up for grabs: For the people who can best describe my music in 1 or 2 sentences! Inbox me with your offering. Don’t be shy. ENDS 12th August!

Extra-curricular nuggets…

WHISC:I recently began volunteering my online skills for Whisc (Women’s Health Information Support Centre) on Bold st. Liverpool.
They are a great bunch of ladies offering support to women in the forms of a drop-in service, training, reduced price holistic therapies (I have Shiatsu massage there once a month and HIGHLY recommend it) & beauty treatments to name but a small percentage of who they are and what they have to offer.Β  They promote positive mental health and are a charity. Further information can be found @ http://www.whisc.org.uk
Also join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Its been a great month so far, thanks for reading and best wishes and good vibes to you all.
Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog at http://www.jobywater.com
See you around! πŸ™‚

Jo x

WHISCing on the SEVENSTREETS of LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC

At the beginning of this week I hit a bit of an ebb tide-wise after spending copious amounts of time in computer-based business research mode. The creative portion of my existance started to seem like a very distant memory. After a small crisis I aired on Facebook in the words of ‘HELP!’, Mr Graham Holland of LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC came to my aid. After 2 coffees in conversation at Bold st Coffee I realised I am actually doing ok for a self-release muso/artist on the organisation/business front.Β  I have dealt with the fact that I’m not the only one and after a couple of words with myself I think I’m over it πŸ™‚

So, Liverpool Acoustic. Graham set up this up originally as a web-based hub for all things acoustic in Liverpool. A place to find gigs, open mics, reviews, web-links, artist profiles. Anyone interested in the acoustic scene or musos looking for reviews, a profile or gig opportunities should defo check out this site. Liverpool Acoustic is also a bi-monthly top quality event at View 2 Gallery on Mathew st. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

My next stop of what turned out to be my magic day was WHISC (Womens Health Information Support Centre) on Bold st also. Reason for visit was to reschedule my Shiatsu massage after sleeping in last week….oops. I went in and babbled about how much time I seem to be spending on the computer and came out having agreed to do their blogs/updates aswell……?! πŸ™‚ However. This is a place I really support in Liverpool and I’m trading for a free massage so I didn’t really do bad afterall.

WHISC is a charity for women to use. They offer everything from a drop-in ‘listening ear’ service to reduced price holistic therapies. I have been having Shiatsu there for the last year and it’s amazing. So if you’re female and need support or want to volunteer or are looking for massages etc I suggest you head here! They’re really friendly people.

Thanks to Vicky Andrews this week who did me a fab interview for SEVENSTREETS magazine. Awesome bit of writing. There’s even a swear word in it (see what happens after a couple of beers..).

I also had my album reviewed by AMERICANA magazine.

Have a great weekend! And if anybody needs one of my badges to cover up unsightly holes or stains on clothes give me a shout. I hear that’s what they’re being used for…:)

x