- Get more regular gig slots outside of the local scene
- Get my music more publicly known
- Go on at least one new radio show (I’ve done BBC Essex, Southend Radio and Basildon Radio…)
- Get some sort of funding whether this be from paid gigs or CD sales
- Record a new album
- Write faster/ more upbeat songs to balance out the ballads I write
- PASS MY A LEVELS AHHHHH!!!
- Look at possible universities
- Hopefully… get a record deal… :)
HELLO!!! My name is Sheila Lord, I’m 17 years old, 18 in September, WOOP! I don’t want to come across as the typical… "Oh My God I’m so different from everybody else, I’m SOOO unique" but I would say I’m not the norm. I’d like to say you can’t really shove "a Sheila" into a category… you kinda just have to leave her to it and she’ll usually drift from place to place in search of enlightenment, sunshine, lollypops and rainbows. I guess if you did want to shove "Sheila" into a category, she’d be best pleased with singer/songwriter.
My main goal is to get my music publicly known. I don’t yearn for the fame or the ridiculous 500 bedroom house with 10 billion swimming pools, it’s just amazing to express yourself publicly through music and have people listen to that expression with open ears, hearts and minds.
I guess the other side to the crazy Sheila is the philosophical "I want to question this" kinda side. I guess I have many sides… but that’s what being a Sheila is all about.
Final Update: 10/09/2009
Thanks everyone for your comments =) They were all so lovely and supportive =)
I was pelasantly surprised by the gig offers i got, I really appreciate them,,but if its ok I'd like to get myself settled into university first. The easiest way of getting in contact with me is my facebook page, as yeardot is drawing to an end now and I dont check this myspace as much as I used to... just search Sheila Lord on facebook, I'm easy to find =)
There were comments such as Baz's asking about open mic nights. I personally have never done an open mic night but that doesnt mean i dont reccomend them. I think open night mics all depend on its venue and where you are in music. I'd say open mic nights are great for first starting out and getting used to audeinces, or even full bands who feel like a little bit of practice without too much pressure. Booked gigs by companys are hearder to get so usually the standard is higher, open mic nights are more laid back! I have done acoustic night gigs, but once again they were booked through companys not on a turn up and play kinda thing =) My response was often very good, I'm very luck, i never really got bad comments from people and most people always came up after and said something positive, so I'm always grateful for that.
Thanks also to people such as Lisa Palmer and Edwin John, for those who want to do music and have been asking me advice, I reccomend you see the comments, they suggested pages such as www.unsignedbandreview.com and www.heardat.co.uk for undiscovered and unsigned artists.
Thanks again for all your comments, Year Dot has been an amazing experience, and i wish all of you all the best in your years ahead =)
MUCH LOVE AND HUGS and thank you for all your support throughout this year =)
Sheila x x x
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