‘Write Me Beautiful’ Demo

NEW SONG ALERT!

Hey everybody! Thank you for sticking with me and supporting my music! It’s been a long journey, and continues to be, but I still love writing, making and performing music so will do my best to continue to do so!

So I’ve been sat at home, working on something a bit different with a song I wrote a few years ago, ‘Write Me Beautiful’. I’m excited to share this song with you, as it means a lot to me.

 

LYRICS
Tears falling down her face, He looks at her the same way
As she has wished before, without the horror of her own thoughts
The hurt is invisible, yet somehow I feel see through
Everything seems unwritten, yet not when I’m with you

So hold me, never let go of me
I need to read your words, to take away this hurt
Will you stay still; promise me that you will
You are the only one who’s ever made me feel

Can you write me beautiful? Like my favourite stories
Make the words read wonderful, without any worries

So hold me, never let go of me
I need to read your words, to take away this hurt
Will you stay still; promise me that you will
You are the only one who’s ever made me feel

Again, I’ve fallen off the edge
I can only blame myself
I need saving, I need saving
You’re the only one I trust
To pick me up out of the dust
And see me

So hold me, never let go of me
I need to read your words, to take away this hurt
Will you stay still; promise me that you will
You are the only one who’s ever made me feel beautiful

Thank you again for listening! X

MORAL COMPASS Live Acoustic Video

 

HOLA AMIGOS!

Thank you for checking out my site and finding this little post about my new youtube video. If you click the link you can watch a live acoustic video of me performing my original song ‘Moral Compass’.

I wrote this song over a year ago after watching all the tragic events take place worldwide and having so many questions. I still have many of those questions today and this song is a passionate one to play.

Hope you enjoy the video and hit SUBSCRIBE on youtube to hear (and see) more of me!

Josie x

**GIG TONIGHT**

Hey Everyone!

I will be playing tonight (WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST) and the B-BAR, PLYMOUTH from 8.30pm. I will be playing an acoustic solo set full of new material, so please come along if you’re in the Plymouth area!

An Update From Me

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for checking out (or returning to) this site! It’s been a busy year, full of musical and non-musical adventures, all of which have been challenging, rewarding and inspiring.

The highlight has been by far, bringing music into so many different people’s lives. So I’ve been teaching sensory music making to profoundly disabled young adults, and there have been huge developments including the learners using instruments and conducting independently and communicating clearly their enjoyment for music. As well as teaching guitar and ukulele to 7-11 year olds in a classroom setting. It’s been a joy to support a range of young children who love the opportunity to make music as well as young and gifted musicians. For this, we have been learning songs that are appropriate and to the liking of the young learners, from Justin Timberlake to Clean Bandit to Rag’n’Bone man and many more.

So… the good news! I’m going to have more slots available from September for 1-to-1 singing, guitar and songwriting tuition. As well as being available to compose/ arrange Song Gifts and lead music making sessions for any group that want to make some music fun!

You can get it contact with me here to arrange your first lesson/ session! I look forward to hearing from you! In the meantime, don’t forget to keep an eye out on my SoundCloud page to hear any new songs of mine!

Thanks,

Josie x

 

 

Allies (YouTube Video)

Inspired by recent events in the UK, and the hatred and abuse it has led to, I’ve written a new song, ‘Allies’.

I am deeply upset about the divides that people have put up between us and I feel powerless to stop it. So in hope, that I can make a small difference, I wrote this song for those who are in need of it.

And I quote I saw recently, which I hope this song does ‘Comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.’ We fight against hate, we fight hate, with love.

LYRICS:

You’re not angry enough about the hurt this could cause
You’re not angry enough about how we’ve become lost

Feel so powerless on these streets
Against the hatred that we meet
It’s pretty hard to fathom, to believe
That somebody could hate so effortlessly
If we don’t stop it now, we have no power in the future
When it gets worse
And people get hurt
And we pass the blame to one another
Think of everything that you love the most
Think of everything that you hold close
And what about those? What about those?

Who only have their hearts to give
Only have their hearts to live

You’re not angry enough about the hurt this could cause
You’re not angry enough about how we’ve become lost
If we stand in silence
We justify the violence
And I stand here peacefully here beside you as your ally.

Does hate just run through the veins?
Make all the love just fade away?
We just sit here with our torch
Hoping that there’s still hope to look for
I know I have privilege
I won’t experience the prejudice
First hand, but I can hold out my hand
‘coz all I have

Is my heart to give
I only have my heart to live

You’re not angry enough about the hurt this could cause
You’re not angry enough about how we’ve become lost
If we stand in silence
We justify the violence
And I stand here peacefully here beside you as your ally

If you feel unsafe in your home
Please hold on to hope
There may be good in us just yet
If you feel unsafe in your home
Please know that you’re not alone
There may be good in us just yet

Just yet

You’re not angry enough about the hurt this could cause
You’re not angry enough about how we’ve become lost
If we stand in silence
We justify the violence
And I stand here beside you peacefully
We will stand here peacefully
As allies

 

Please share x

Beliefspace Studio Streaming Performance

Getting VERY excited about this performance! I will be back in the Beliefspace Studio on Thursday 7th July and the awesome thing, is that you can watch from the comfort of your home by streaming it through YouTube! How awesome is that?! Gonna be playing some new songs so excited to be sharing them with you!

For when the time comes you can stream from here: https://www.youtube.com/c/liveinsessionukchannel

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In the meantime, I’ll be practicing and writing away! Eee! Exciting!

Josie x

Welcome!

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for checking out this fresh, new website! As I’ve just finished my Professional Musicianship in Songwriting degree, I’m eager to get back to working in music! I will keep this blog as up to date as possible with gig dates or any musical experiences I have! Hope you enjoy following me and thank you for your support thus far!

Josie x