‘VIBRATIONS’ – DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE!

Grateful

Grateful



Hey y’all!! Thanks for your continued support…it’s greatly appreciated…much love to each & every one of you from my family & I xxx

So…today marks the release of my debut album ‘Vibrations’!! 🙂 Feeling really good today!

Vibrations

Vibrations



This album from QueenBrit comes directly from a drastic turning point in her life. A time when in utter darkness, she was searching for her light…

“This album was the exact outlet of expression that I needed. It began within almost immediate effect of my arrival in Spain. ’Vibrations’ allowed me to channel every last measure of emotion that I was feeling, into my music…from the drums through to the vocals. Of course, I often experienced ‘those’ days when I was fighting self-doubt all day long…equally, I experienced days of immense joy at my accomplishment.

With songs like ‘Fast Food’ & ‘Cosmetics’ I was able to look at myself objectively & entirely embrace my flaws…whilst songs like ‘No Other Choice’, ‘When The Snow Settles’ & ‘Push It’ are songs that are intended to motivate. Kinda like when you talk to yourself!

Deep down, I’m a sucker for love, so naturally in ‘Before I Go’, ‘Vibrations’, ‘Jurzee Dayz’, ‘Sunshine’ & ‘You Got Me’ I felt free. Lastly, ‘Happy Endings’ & ‘Front page’ tell stories. Stories that may or may not have a “happily ever after…”. You decide.

The bonus of this whole journey? The fact that I got to experience the whole thing with my father Errol Ross a legend in his own right and Executive Producer of the album.

The whole recording experience was coated from start to finish with unconditional love. I thank God, my mum Angela, my dad Errol, my son Amari & not forgetting my grandma…for everything.

I would like to thank Bjorn & Pedro from Villalobos Recording Studio, Almeria for the opportunity to create & record in the most beautiful studio I have ever seen, or have had the pleasure of working in! For you to have trusted in us to that capacity based on potential alone blows my mind! I am so grateful.

Also, one more member of the team that I would like to acknowledge is Steve, who not only holds it down for us from the office but is our right hand man operating with the QueenBritLIVE crew. Thank you to you all…love you xxx

Keep your ears open & enjoy the journey…much love,

QueenBrit xxx”

Tracks 1 – 9 Written & Composed by Carlene Graham

Tracks 10 – 12 Written by Carlene Graham

All vocals by Carlene Graham

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY NOW!!

& AS A THANK YOU FROM ME TO YOU…

Once you’ve downloaded your copy of ‘Vibrations’, email me proof of your purchase to: carlene@musictalents.biz 

Once I’ve have received that, you will be automatically entered into our DRAW TO WIN $100 as a token of appreciation for supporting QueenBrit!

All entrants will be posted on the musictalents.biz FAN PAGE but the WINNER will also receive a feature here on: queenbrit.com too!!

(Make sure you have a PayPal account cos that’s how you’ll receive your prize)

Good luck!!



#Support

MOVEMENTS

A catch up in pics…

THURS 29TH SEP – GULA (Almerimar)

Publicity

Publicity

I love performing at Gula!!

Dinner set...

Dinner set...



Started night & slow, then slowly worked my audience into a Disco frenzy!

Fun on the dancefloor!

Fun on the dancefloor!



Happy guests/audience is the most important goal for at a show 🙂

SAT 1ST OCT – WEDDING @ CASA RAFAEL (Huercal)

Salute!

Salute!



Bjorn & daddy making a toast!

Gorgeous setting

Gorgeous setting



When the Spanish hold a wedding they do it in style!

All smiles!

All smiles!



Considering that literally an hour & a half beforehand I was at home chillin with a free night in the schedule, the night was a great success!! I was drafted in (very) last minute to surprise the bride, groom & their guests for their first dance & a set to get them into party mode! I loved every minute.

SUN 2ND OCT – LA MAR SALADA (Mojacar)

I love my dad

I love my dad



On the road again…heading to souncheck…

It is work...I promise!

It is work...I promise!



Destination reach.

As usual, Sunday Soul sessions at La Mar Salada…great vibes!

FRI 7TH OCT – BAR CASINO (Berja)

Bar Casino

Bar Casino



A unique setting…

Stage view

Stage view



I love a new challenge!

Soundcheck

Soundcheck



Everything good to go!

Leaving Berja

Leaving Berja



An unusual but pleasant little town!

SAT 8TH OCT (TARDES) – EL PALMER (Aguadulce)

El Palmer location

El Palmer location



So gorgeous!

Beach vibes

Beach vibes



Nice chilled vibes…

Fiesta time!

Fiesta time!



Everybody loosening up after dinner, getting ready to party!

SAT 8TH OCT (NOCHE) – PRIVATE PARTY (Rioja)

Bout to do my thang!

Bout to do my thang!



Celebrating the Birthday of Juan Antonio…his guests knew how to party!

Dad's swag!

Dad's swag!



Chillin with the ladies…particularly Anna (left) who was also celebrating her Birthday 🙂

A great night had by all!!

SUN 9TH OCT – GULA FOR PACO’S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY! (Almerimar)

Enroute to surprise!

Enroute to surprise!



Tired by this point but excited for Paco!

Waiting for the Bday boy!

Waiting for the Bday boy!



Everything looking sharp!

Friends of Paco!

Friends of Paco!



Lots of chillin, eating & drinking before the party!

Bday girl Gemma!

Bday girl Gemma!



Gemma, an Almerimar local & regular supporter of dad & I, was also celebrating her 18th Birthday on the night!

Cheese!

Cheese!



Roll on the next celebration!!

#ontothenextone

STEVE JOBS

A pioneer

A pioneer



‎”Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else… is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

#RIP

5 MINS 2 SHINE

Today’s feature is: Ni’cola Mitchell

Ni'cola Mitchell

Ni'cola Mitchell



1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

My name is Ni’cola Mitchell and I am the author of four literary works: Over and Over Again, The Appetizer, When You’re Not His Main Course, Forbidden Rain inside of the award winning anthology Between the Sheets, and Twisted. I am the co-founder of the Baltimore Urban Book Festival, and I am also the CEO of NCM Publishing and CFO of Obsessive Soul Media. I believe that I do my job very well, but as with anyone, I still have room for growth. I write in the genre of contemporary women fiction. This is just the political term of real women issue and situations. My stories touches on subjects from sex, infidelity, prostitution, single parent, gambling, and manipulation. This is why I do believe that I am an expert because I write about situations that I have been through, as well as the world around me.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

Relocating from Las Vegas to Atlanta, with sixteen titles between myself and the authors that I have on the roster successfully released under my company NCM Publishing. Also I will be wrapping up my tour for He’s My Favorite Mistake with my best friend and co-writer Tamika Newhouse.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

There were two memorable times in my life. The first one was when I walked across the stage and received my bachelor’s degree in 2008. When I sat down, my daughters were texting me that they just seen me, and how proud of me they were. I could never get that feeling again in the world. The second most memorable time in my life was when I heard my name being called to come to the stage for winning Anthology of the Year for the African American Literary Award Show.

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

The one thing that I would change if I had the resources would be to create more programs for teen mothers. Being a teen mother myself, I am one of the lucky ones that followed my dream and made them come true. I want to create programs that will allow teen mothers to have an opportunity to step up and live their dreams.

5) What do you think of my blog? (Message for my readers)

I think that your daily blog is a wonderful outlet for the world to find out more about independent artists! I am honored that Carlene is featuring me. World! Please don’t sleep on Carlene! She is the truth;)

Ni’cola’s song selection of the day is: 

‘Fool For You’ – Cee-Lo Green ft Melanie Fiona



You can reach out to Ni’cola @:

Website

NCM Publishing

Baltimore Urban Book Festival

Facebook

Twitter

Ni'cola Mitchell's works

Nicola, I appreciate your time & insight that you gave to my readers & I.
You are an inspiration to have achieved this much already with no intention (by the sound of it) to stop anytime soon! What I love even more is that you’e from Kingston, Jamaica…the same as my dad!! Nice up!
I will continue to follow you on Twitter & hope our paths may cross in the future. Much love to you & your girls xxx

SO THAT’S IT FOR TODAY Y’ALL, I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THE READ!
IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF ‘VIBRATIONS’ >>> HERE <<<

Errol Ross

Errol Ross



musictalents.biz created by my father Errol Ross. Check it out.
(Corporate/Press email:  carlene@musictalents.biz for access to the VIP page)

Angela Graham

Angela Graham



Some words that inspire my mother:

“Always picture a wonderful & positive future & you will have one.”

#received

STAY BLESSED & MUCH LOVE UNTIL AGAIN 🙂

C x

 

Available for bookings(!)…

My heart.

My soldier.



Hey y’all!! Thanks for passing through 🙂

Whoa! These last 8 days have felt like a month! It felt great though. My self talk for this cycle? >>> “I have No Other Choice but to make it…so Push It. (Yes the links are to my songs & YES they are for sale!! Lol!)

I would like to thank every single one of you for your support in reading & sharing my blog. On Wednesday, my blog reached 27,000 hits! Thank you so much xxx

http://www.queenbrit.com

MOVEMENTS

Ok, so a catch up in pics…

FRI 23RD SEP – AMARI’S 3RD BIRTHDAY!!

Fresh!

Fresh!



Lil man looking fresh the night before his party 🙂

Surprise baby!

Surprise baby!



Waiting for Amari to wake up!!

Bday noize!

Bday noize!



Yes baby…celebrate!!

When it comes to food!...

When it comes to food!...



Pizza first! 🙂
Amari as he’s presented with a beautiful give from Estefania & her family!

Dad & Ricardo

Dad & Ricardo



Any excuse for a get together! 😉

Thank you Petra & Ralph!

Thank you Petra & Ralph!



Amari is now the proud owner of his first bottle of cologne! Lol! (Smells good too!)

Tha Entertainer!

Tha Entertainer!



Siempre!

Movements

Movements



Lets gooo!

Mmmm!

Mmmm!



A yummy conclusion to the party! Good times had by all 🙂

However, it was time to get into work mode…

FRI 23RD SEP – MANDALA (Mojacar)

Publicity

Publicity



As soon as I saw this, I got excited!

The settings...

The settings...



Breathtaking surroundings 🙂

Good to go...

Good to go...



Sound quality & presention. Paying attention to details.

The gear...

The gear...



…the fine details.

I would like to thank Bjorn (Villalobos Studios) & the rest of the QueenBritLIVE crew, Steve, Yanu & Victor for your dedication & hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

Love you guys! xxx

SAT 24TH SEP – WEDDING @ THE GOLF CLUB (Roquetas De Mar)

A beautiful day!

A beautiful day!



Getting my pose in just after soundcheck! 😉

Crooner! ;)

Crooner! 😉



Looking good daddy!

Settings...

Settings...



Beautifully done…

A afternoon & early evening set later, we left a wedding full of happy guests dancing away to the DJ’s delights! Next stop bed?? I would have given anything to rest at that point. But…

SAT 24TH SEP – LA BOHEMIA (Aguadulce)

Publicity

Publicity



Always slick in presentation.

Outside looking in...

Outside looking in...



At this stage, I had no voice…literally! God was 100% there for me when the time came though. Real talk.

SUNDAY 25TH SEP – LA MAR SALADA (Mojacar)

Publicity

Publicity



Straight to the point!

The drive...

The drive...



Letting go…

Essential by this point!

Essential by this point!



Arrived in Mojacar early so naturally…

Bliss

Bliss



Sunday Soul classics in the perfect location…as the weekend came to an end 🙂

#alittleprogressioneveryday

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘Close To You’ – Maxi Priest



Maxi Priest was a HUGE inspiration to me growing up (& still is).
I love the way that Maxi is free within himself when performing his music…it shows & makes the difference for me. His energy is incredible.

#spirit

‘5 MINS 2 SHINE’

Today’s feature is: Egypt

Egypt

Egypt


1) What do you do & how well do you do it?


I am a Singer/Songwriter/Fashion Designer.
I work very hard to make my fans happy. I write music to inspire encourage and uplift people.


2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?


In 12 months time I would like a number 1 single and album with a flourishing clothing line. Given back to my community through charity work.


3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?


Performing at ‘UK Funky’ live at Wembley Arena and winning ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Urban Music Awards.


4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

To stop poverty in the world as there is more than enough money to enable everyone to live a decent life.


5) What do you think of my blog? (Message for my readers)


I think you write very well and your blog is unique. Keep it up it’s an interesting read. 🙂  


Egypt’s song selection of the day is:


‘Ex Factor’ – Lauryn Hill



You can reach out to Egypt @:

Twitter
Facebook

Also click HERE to check out Egypt’s new video ‘Stronger’…a great collaboration with DJ Pioneer!! Out now on iTunes >>> CLICK HERE TO BUY!!

Want more juice? Check out the ‘behind the scene’ video HERE!!

#Support

Sis, thank you very much for taking time out to feature in my blog…I just read that you are on your way to Nigeria as I even type this!! Get em girl!! Sheesh, I’m still not over ‘In The Morning Let Your Love Come In‘ lol!! Straight!!

I love your voice, style, delivery & presentation. You are well & truly doing it as it should be done!! Would love to work if our paths lead that way! Respect sis.

Much love,

C x

AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS

QueenBrit

QueenBrit



Simply that!

If you are looking for a singer for ANY EVENT…I am your voice!
QueenBritLIVE can provide tailor made entertainment in almost any configuration from Club PA’s to a six piece band (with dancers, if required)…to meet your requirements.

My biog is below…my email address below that!

Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham – BIOG

Carlene ´QueenBrit´ Graham is one of this decade’s most innovative artists. The Singer / Songwriter / Composer / Blogger was born and bred in London, England. She grew up surrounded by musical vibes within her family. It was inevitable that she would choose her path within the music industry…

Carlene is a seasoned performer, having travelled around the world fronting numerous international bands such as; Bugz In The Attic and The Reel People. She has also provided backing vocals for some of the world’s top recording artists including; Madonna, Shakira, Dionne Warwick, Placebo, Spiritualized, Jocelyn Brown, Alison Moyet, Mick Hucknall & Rosa López… the list goes on.

She is no stranger to the business and has been the voice behind House releases which include self-penned: ´You Got Me´ – Wipe The Needle (4th Floor Records), ´Push It´ – Sterling Ensemble (Sterling Blue Music) & ´Energize´ – Mustafa (Staff Productions). Whilst solely providing the vocals for ‘Crazy´ – Elektrik DJ (Phonetic Recordings) & ´Believe In You´ – Wil Milton (Blak Ink Music).

Carlene has recently recorded her self penned & composed debut album @ Villalobos recording Studios, Almeria under the supervision of Errol Ross (who received his Gold & Silver discs for producing ´The Selector´- one of Ska Music´s biggest contributions to date).
Her four releases ‘Before I Go’, ‘Vibrations’, ‘Fast Food’ & ‘No Other Choice’ have received a lot of support & positive feedback thus far.

Her versatile vocal ability enables her to compliment various musical genres. Her range encompasses Soul to House, Rock to RnB. It is with great conviction that Carlene expresses her desire to make her mark on music. 

Email: carlene@musictalents.biz

TRY ME!! BOOK ME FOR ONE SHOW…QueenBritLIVE WILL DO THE REST 😉

Yours truly.

Yours truly xxx



SO HERE’S WHAT IT IS…I GOT HOME FROM MY SHOW LAST NIGHT AT AROUND 4 IN THE AM….IT IS NOW 9.40AM & I HAVE YET TO SLEEP, AS WELL AS AN 11AM MEETING TO LOOK BRIGHT FOR!!
SO ON THAT PROMISING NOTE, I’M OUT…UNTIL AGAIN!

My beautiful mum :)

My beautiful mum 🙂



A few words that my mum has read for herself, applied & passed on to me this week:

“Joy is about inner satisfaction & the conviction of knowing that you are truly aligned with the deep & unchanging principles of life.” 

#received

STAY BLESSED Y’ALL 🙂

MUCH LOVE,

C x

Think BIG…

#QueenBritLIVE

#QueenBritLIVE



Hey y’all!!
We meet again…thank you for your continued support…to all of my new readers WELCOME to my world!!

It’s been yet another week of ‘focusing on the goal’ with combined with priceless family time & support. My family unit is one that is essential to my growth process & understanding in life. We hang out at every given opportunity 🙂

Day off: lunch

Day off: lunch

Queen #1

Queen #1



It’s great seeing my parents smile 🙂

Amari feeding the fish!

Amari feeding the fish!



It’s a privilege that Amari can experience God’s beauties in this way…

A mutual appreciation...

A mutual appreciation...



Andrea & Amari chillaxin…

#memories

A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!!

"Mummy's got you..."

"Mummy's got you..."



So today’s entry falls only two days before my lil man’s THIRD BIRTHDAY & it’s fair to say that I am equally as hyped as he is!! I am seriously excited about his day!! 🙂
Without gushing on, Amari is an extraordinary character that has endured his fair share of challenges already in his short existence to date. Those of you that know, know. For those don’t, you can grasp a good idea from one of my earlier blog entries: Back On The Grind…March 2011 …now re-read it from from HIS perspective. Chokes me up everytime.

Today, he exudes sheer love & his sole purpose in life is to have as much fun as he can!! On a serious note, I can & continue to learn so much from him.

#bringonFriday

MOVEMENTS

So back on with the usual grind…

A thoroughly enjoyable week (in pics!)…

THURS 15TH SEP – GULA (Almerimar)

A bite before showtime!

A bite before showtime!



With a menu like there’s it HAD to be done!

Yummy!

Yummy!



Crafted with precision & enjoyed slowly by yours truly!

I promise we did a show between all of our indulging & it was yet another great night at Gula!! We look forward to returning there on Thurs 29th Sep 🙂

SAT 17TH SEP – WEDDING @ PORT OF AGUADULCE (Aguadulce)

So serene...

So serene...



As soon as we parked up for soundcheck, I couldn’t hide my excitement!

From across the water...

From across the water...



There was no mistaking where the gorgeous couple were going to be celebrating their special night 🙂

Perfect location...

Perfect location...



Simply that…

Preparing for soundcheck...

Preparing for soundcheck...



Dad & Bjorn getting all the equipment ready…

Swag!

Swag!



Dad looking & sounding the part!

Showtime!

Showtime!



All ready to for when the guests finished eating 🙂

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Carmen & Manolo for your hospitality, we had a wonderful evening!! 🙂

SUN 18TH SEP – LA MAR SALADA (Mojacar)

Inside the restuarant...

Inside the restuarant...



A different perspective…

Club vibe @ La Mar Salada

Club vibe @ La Mar Salada



That’s one thing I really like at La Mar Salada…the way it appeals to different styles of people & offers a variety of ways for them to relax.
Another enjoyable Soul Session. This is my favourite place to listen to my dad sing 🙂

A DAY OUT IN RIOJA

Village life

Village life



Village life in Rioja was reminiscent of Jamaica in many ways for my mum!

Enjoying the scenery...

Enjoying the scenery...



We had gone to visit the location of a show coming up next month…

Lil man dream building!

Lil man dream building!



He’s got a point though!

Rioja

Rioja



Somewhere I ended up appreciating.

I really enjoyed this cycle & am preparing for the next one.

#catchup

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘I Feel For You’ – Chaka Khan



Chaka’s vocals make me weak!!
She is a HUGE inspiration…thank you Chaka xxx

#performance

‘5mins 2 SHINE’

Today’s feature is: iJohn Storm

iJohn Storm

iJohn Storm



1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

I’m a Rap Artist that does it to my best of my ability.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

In 12 months I see myself on TV shows and hearing my music everywhere.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

I remember when I was young my father and I use to play Kurtis Blow and Levert driving around the city. It starting me rapping.

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

If I had the resources I will probably open up a after school center for low income families. That has variety of activities. Keep them out the streets. 

5) What do you think of my blog? (Message for my readers)

I Think QueenBrit is official. Not only is she promoting herself, but she’s promoting upcoming artists. She feels the hunger, making noise from another Side of the world. I love the Blog keep uplifting. 

iJohn Storm’s song selection of the day is:

‘All About The Benjamins’ – Puff Daddy ft The Notorious B.I.G, The LOX & Lil’ Kim



You can reach out to iJohn Storm at:

SoundCloud
Facebook
Twitter

#Support

Storm, thank you for taking the time out to let my readers into your world a little!!
You are on your grind bigtime bro…all I hear is constant flow of new music from you, & always a fresh perspective…respect.
Thank you for your contribution to ‘Jurzee Dayz’, as the only featured rapper on my album, it was exactly what was needed! Soon come!…

Much love you & the fam,

C x

GONNA WRAP IT UP THERE Y’ALL….IT’S NOW 3 IN THE AM & MY EYE LIDS ARE HEAVY!!

Radiance!

Radiance!



My mum has to be one of the most enthusiastic people I know! So loving & always filled with positive words. Here are some more words that my mum finds inspiring:

“Practice self discipline to develop true habits.” 

#received

I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT SHOW ON FRIDAY – 22:00 HRS – MANDALA BEACH – MOJACAR  

See you there!!

See you there!!



MY BAND QUEENBRITLIVE WILL BE PERFORMING & WE PLAN TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN…I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!!

I TRULY APPRECIATE THE LOVE, SUPPORT & FEEDBACK FROM YOU ALL. THANK YOU.

MUCH LOVE & STAY BLESSED,

C x

It's nearly time Wootz!!

It's nearly time Wootz!!

                                                                                                                 

Focused on the difference(s)…

Lets gooo!!

Lets gooo!!



Hey y’all!! Welcome to September…sheesh!!

I have had such a great time this past week, it’s been full of variety, fun & newness!! The Blessings have been abundant & I am grateful for each & every one…thankful thankful thankful 🙂

It’s taken me the best part of two weeks to get back into the flow of things after having gone to LDN for only four days!!… Something about LDN…

Nevertheless, back in the flow I am, & I’m more determined to take the next step then ever before…

If you’re new to my blog, welcome to my spot! I hope you enjoy reading about my journey…The Journey To Success.

#GodisGREAT

MOVEMENTS

So, cracking on…

WED 24TH AUG – ALMERIA FERIA (Almeria)

I was absolutely DELIGHTED to have been asked to perform at the Almeria Feria 2011!!

The venue I was asked performed in was Guarapo alongside the headliner DJ Di Martino

Guarapo

Guarapo



At the beginning of the night…

Patrick & Arabela

Patrick & Arabela



Meet my dancers!…

Arabela doing her thang!...

Arabela doing her thang!...



Beautiful robot…

What a night!

What a night!



I had such an incredible time!

FRI 26TH AUG – BAR TROPIC (Roquetas De Mar)

Mum & Elkie :)

Mum & Elkie 🙂



Radiating such energy…

There’s always fun & family festivities at Bar Tropic when we’re there! Vibes…

SUN 28TH AUG – LA MAR SALADA (Mojacar)

Sunday Soul Sessions :)

Sunday Soul Sessions 🙂



My dad Errol Ross doing his thing!
Certain tracks that dad sung on Sunday made me feel sweeet!! Lol! Songs such as ‘Mindblowing Decisions‘, ‘On Broadway‘ & ‘Sweat‘…Sunday vibes… 🙂

BBQ Runnings!!

Enroute to BBQ...

Enroute to BBQ...



Lil man panning out his social diary!…

Gorgeous setting...

Gorgeous setting...



I wasn’t even in the door & had fallen in love with the location!

Lil man chillaxin!

Lil man chillaxin!



“Aaaaahhhh…”

Hilda's & Manfred's guests!

Hilda's & Manfred's guests!



The whole day was a pleasure!! 🙂

Picture keepsake...

Picture keepsake...



With the umbrellas to represent Jamaica!!

Radio drops for DJ PETI DELUXE

Studio bound...

Studio bound...



Peti Deluxe (Bronx Radio) & yours truly, enroute to studio…

Old Skool!

Old Skool!



Can you guess the video?!?

Peti Deluxe - Vol 5

Bronx Radio - Vol 5



Download your copy HERE!!

Oooh speaking of radio…that reminds me…

BANG 103.6 FM interview with SHERRYL BLU (LDN)

Chillin with Sherryl!

Chillin with Sherryl!



In my last entry, I said the podcast from my radio interview with Sherryl Blu was on it’s way…

Click HERE to listen!! We caught joookes!! 🙂

Thank you to everybody at Bang 103.6 FM for having me 🙂

#catchup

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘Solid’ – Ashford & Simpson



Nick Ashford, thank you for the music…

#RIP

53…

I love you Michael

I love you Michael



Rest in peace King xxx

#yourmusicliveson…

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!!

Paella...mmmm!

Paella...mmmm!



Sooo, the weight loss ting! *sighs*

Well, I’m still on it but boy, I hit a bit of a brick wall to say the least! I ate & ate & ate whilst in LDN (all that good Brit stuff!) & it’s fair to say, messed up my whole exercise regime…& the rest!!

Turning it into a positive though as a result of feeling thoroughly disappointed with myself all week! I’m back on it & am giving myself a year…aiming for the pow! 😉

Those of you that know me know that I love to cook…& this new Mediterranean way of eating has definitely influenced my cooking style! Check out last night’s dinner…yum!!

Diet?

Diet?



I ain’t ever gonna survive a diet(!), so I’ve decided to make healthy eating interesting!!

  • 2 x fried dumplings
  • 2 pieces of fried Sea Bream
  • Avocado salad: Lettuce, tomato, carrots, olives, sweetcorn & avocado – with olive oil & white wine vinegar drizzled on top
  • Onion, garlic & tomato sauce (for the fish)
#itwasdelishhh 🙂




‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: Retro Apollo

Retro Apollo

Retro Apollo



1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

I’m A Rapper, Songwriter & a Singer, and I do it extremely well.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

12 months from today i see myself coming back from my tour to Africa, my album launch & video launch, MORE RECOGNITION basically. And I’m looking to give a some of the procedings of my events to charity.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

The most memorable time in my life was definately when i lost my dad at the age of ten . I had to relocate from Nigeria to America Then to the U.K . Thats when i started to write to relieve my pain and i realised i could Rap and song write.


4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?
If i had the resources I would make the world a better place by empowering the youth with more opportunities because I know whats its like to grow up with so much talent and not having the right channels and opportunities to channel it through.



5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

I really think it has a cosy, warm feel to it. Its educativel AS WELL. It has been very user friendly.

Retro Apollo’s song selection of the day is: ‘Snapbacks Back’ – Tyga ft Chris Brown



You can reach out to Retro Apollo @:

Twitter
Facebook
Reverbnation
Soundcloud
YouTube 

#Support

Retro Apollo! Thanks for your time 🙂
Great energy…great vibe…great music!! The first time I visited your Reverbnation page, I was all smiles! I wish you success hun & thanks again 😉

Much love, C x

SO THAT’S ME FOR THIS ENTRY Y’ALL!! I’M 4 HOURS AWAY FROM TONIGHT’S SOUNDCHECK & NEED TO CHILL BEFORE WE LEAVE OUT. IF YOU’RE NEAR ALMERIMAR, COME & CHECK OUT THE SHOW!!

Tonight!

Tonight!



#QueenBritLIVE

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT MY MUSIC 😉

MUCH LOVE TO EVERYBODY & THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT 🙂 TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD >>> http://www.queenbrit.com <<< IS ALL YOU NEED TO REMEMBER!! 

STAY BLESSED,

C x

Painting by family friend: Elkie

Painting by family friend: Elkie



“What the mind can conceive & believe, it CAN ACHIEVE…”

Frequent Flyer…

One of my favourite pastimes!...

One of my favourite pastimes!...



Hey y’all!!
So I guess you can call this entry ‘The LDN Edition’ as I spent the most part of last week back home in LDN…business & a lil pleasure!

As I mentioned in my last entry, I definitely had my reservations about going back to LDN during the week directly following the riots that were in full effect.
It was definitely fair to say that the tension could be felt from boarding the plane, right through to landing & whilst in the Customs Hall at the airport…I think the shock of what had happened/was still happening across the UK was only just beginning to really sink in. Madness..

#thoughtstoliveslost

MOVEMENTS

A couple of days after my last entry, I had great show with my band at Pez Azul for the second time this Summer…great fun!

THURSDAY 11TH AUG – PEZ AZUL (San Jose)

Dad overseeing all...

Dad overseeing all...



If he’s happy, I’m happy…

QB Crew setting up...

QB Crew setting up...



My team doing their thing…

Great souncheck...good to go!

Great souncheck...good to go!



Pure anticipation from this point onwards!…

4 DAYS IN LDN!!

15 years later...my bestie Natasha Carver!

15 years later...my bestie Natasha Carver!



Couldn’t wait to see my best friend & phenomenal singer – Natasha Carver

Musical moment...

Musical moment...



An absolutely incredible moment…an original piece…
Adam Barker is a beast on the piano!! Y’all ain’t ready! UK STAND UP!! 🙂

Another lady I love...Tasita D'Mour

Another lady I love...Tasita D'Mour!



Wagamama’s & a catch up with my Soulful sister Tasita D’Mour

Chillin with Sheryl Blu from Bang 103.6 FM

Chillin with Sherryl Blu from Bang 103.6 FM



Sherryl Blu is the truth! I had a laugh & a great interview! (podcast to follow…)

The morning after the night before!...

The morning after the night before!...



Had to!…

The Great British weather eh! ;)

The Great British weather eh!



Final view of LDN!…Smh…

Tranquility...

Tranquility...



After a 2hr delay, we had finally taken to the sky…

Beyond tired...

Beyond tired...



Was feeling mash by this point!
The 2hr delay meant that I was cutting it fine for my show…STRESSED!!

THURSDAY 18TH AUG – GULA (Almerimar)

Straight to the show from the airport!...

Straight to the show from the airport!...



Had to get changed in the car…literally!!
Love it really though! All in the name of the game 😉

I need coffeee!!

I need coffeee!!



What an AMAZING show!! Had so much fun!
Thanks Gula, see you in two weeks!!

FRIDAY 19TH AUG – BAR TROPIC (Roquetas De Mar)

The divas mid flow!

The divas mid flow!



My mum & her girls (Elkie & Claudine) doing their thing on the dancefloor! 🙂

The footie crew!...

The footie crew!...



My lil man & the boys doing their thing…
Family fun…looking forward to my next show there on Fri 26th!

SAT 20TH AUG – LA BOHEMIA (Aguadulce) 

Can you see me?!?

Can you see me?!?



I must admit, here in Almeria, when the publicity is right, IT’S RIGHT!!

QueenBrit fan!

QueenBrit fan!



Whoop whoop!! Gador (who has been to no less than 10 shows) was getting into the QueenBrit spirit! 🙂

Enroute home...

Enroute home...



Gone 4 in the am & the HEAT!! Love it!! 🙂

SUN 21ST AUG – CIBELES (Almeria)

TV publicity...

TV publicity - QueenBrit on the bill!



Cibeles was party town when we arrived! With the Feria happening on the streets & from club to club, the atmosphere was ELECTRIC!!

Keeping cool in style!

Keeping cool in style!



It was NECESSARY!

All in all, I had a great week…had a laugh, caught up with friends…handled some exciting business & as a result, a few more people now know who QueenBrit is…so grateful.

#newheights

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘Love Don’t Live Here Anymore’ – Rose Royce



This one came to mind on Sunday morning whilst I was in chill out mode!…

#chilloutzone

A QUICK UPDATE…

So, those of you that read regularly know that this is usually where you find my ‘5mins 2 Shine’ segment! This is where I feature one person (occassionally two!) & promote their movement. I like to call it a platform of expression for anyone who is doing something positive.

For a complete look at all those that have been featured on my blog thus far click >>> HERE <<< (there’s some good ones!!)

If YOU would like a feature, I’d love to hear from you…drop me a line >>> carlene@musictalents.biz <<<

Thanks to all of you that have given me & my readers your time…I appreciate the insight into your world. Back next entry with another exciting read…wait til you see some of the interviews coming up! 😉 Much love xxx

MY ALBUM

…is coming!

In the next two weeks I will be releasing the final SINGLE before the album drops in it’s entirety…can’t wait!

I just tweeted yesterday: “The beauty of being a Songwriter is that you can ALWAYS hear the full story in a song… If you LISTEN…” & I believe that wholeheartedly. The full story (about ‘that’ chapter of my life) has already been written…I encourage all of my lovers & haters to just listen 😉

The four singles so far are:

'Before I Go'

'Before I Go'



“Before I go, can we make this thing alright?…”

#relationshipcrossroads

Vibrations

'Vibrations'



“Have you ever loved somebody, but just can’t say how much you really care?…”

#thatREALsomebodyforyou

Fast Food

'Fast Food'



“…but now I’m conscious of many forms of fast food…will not succumb to what my senses respond to…”

#haveyoueverbeentempted?

#ihave

'No Other Choice'

'No Other Choice'



“If it was upto you, I’d be six feet under, a restless soul confined to night…”

#darkness

“…no other choice I’m gonna make it…”

#thelight

You can find my music on ALL MAJOR ONLINE OUTLETS including:

iTunes
Amazon
Spotify

& for my fellow Brits, even Tesco!

Just enter: Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham into the search for the goodies! 🙂

Also, check out my music social sites for some of my unreleased & exclusive material…you might be surprised! 😉

Myspace – for my House & Club cuts! (Approaching 47,000 plays!!)
Reverbnation – for some RnB, Broken Beat & Pop cuts!
YouTube – for behind the scene ‘Making The Album @ Villalobos’ footage & other juice 😉

#Support

Footie & a beer, nowt like it!

Footie & a beer, nowt like it!



SO THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK Y’ALL! STILL PUSHING ON!

LOOKING FORWARD TO SINGING IN FRONT OF 1,500 PEEPS AT THE ALMERIA FERIA TOMORROW, IT’S GONNA BE OUT OF THIS WORLD! THE SPANISH KNOW HOW TO PARTY & IT’S AN HONOUR TO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PERFORM!! I ALREADY KNOW THE PICS ARE GONNA BE DOPE! 🙂

IF YOU’VE ENJOYED TODAY’S ENTRY & WANNA HELP INTRODUCE MY BLOG TO MORE PEOPLE THEN THE EASIER ADD OF >>> http://www.queenbrit.com <<< IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO REMEMBER!! SHARE SHARE SHARE!!

STAY BLESSED & MUCH LOVE UNTIL NEXT TIME 🙂

C x

Cubby cub learning the basics! :)

Cubby cub learning the basics! 🙂

Birthday bliss!

"No other choice, I'm gonna make it..."

"No other choice, I'm gonna make it..."


Hey y’all!!

Sorry this entry reaches you a day later then I had anticipated! With yesterday being THE best Birthday one could wish for, it was totally unrealistic of me to assume that I was gonna be able to handle preparing le blog at stupid o’ clock last night with the Mojito & Baileys floating around in my system!! Smh! Lol!

So here I am…still cheesin’ like a fool at the course of yesterday’s events 🙂

BIRTHDAY RELEASE!!!

** NEW SINGLE ** >>> ‘NO OTHER CHOICE’ <<< is  available for download on iTunes NOW!! 

A testimony from yours truly set in within a deep Reggae groove…a MUST HEAR!!

Please support my new single y'all!!

Please support my new single y'all!!


#support

My Birthday in thumbnails…

Ready to go!

Part I: Beach time!


Trigger happy with my iPhone from the moment we left the door!!

Enroute to beach!

Enroute to beach!


Cub waiting impatiently for the rest of us to catch up. Mummy looking hott!! 🙂

Papa bear & baby bear!

Papa bear & baby bear!


Both teaching me valuable lessons every day…

Beach bliss!

Bliss!


Felt so good!…

Dream sequence...

Dream sequence...


You know those moments when you can’t work out if you’re experiencing nostalgia, deja vu or an outer body experience?!? Well this was one of them…

Part II: Lunch!

Part II: Lunch!


Home for a quick shower & change before heading out to my favourite Tapas spot in Roquetas!…

Taking a seat!

Taking a seat!


Trigger happy I tell you!! Lol! (I was driving everyone crazy!!)

Mmmm!!

Mmmm!!


It was delicious!!! 🙂

Mum, dad & Rocco!

Mum, dad & Rocco!


Thanks so much to Rocco at Casablanca for making me feel so special 🙂

Wine of the pink kind!

Wine of the pink kind!


Yummy bubbles! 😉

Part III: Searching for that perfect Mojito!

Part III: Searching for that perfect Mojito!


I love me some cocktails, so I decided to have just one before the clock struck 12!
Cue: ‘Mojitos’…one of my local bars to hear some good music, relax & enjoy the best Mojito’s in town! Cuban vibes…

Mojito magic!

Mojito magic!


You best believe I took my sweet time!! 😉

Dad & Miguel!

Dad & Miguel!


Thanks Miguel…your cocktails are no game!! Lol!!

All in all, I had a spectacular day!
I learned that when you strip away all the hype…bs…materialistics etc, you’d be surprised just how easy it is to focus on & celebrate the matter at hand for what it really is…ANOTHER YEAR OF LIFE.

I give thanks to my mum, dad & lil man for making it everything that it was.

#grateful

MOVEMENTS

Just been cracking on as usual, promoting & spreading the word locally, nationally & internationally! Have had some great shows so far this month…the Spanish are slowly getting used to QueenBrit & we’re meeting some great people along the way!!

Here are a few thumbnails from last Sunday’s show…

Pre-show!

Pre-show!


Us chicas sure love to pose!

QueenBrit & one happy Manager!

QueenBrit & one happy Manager!


There’s nothing like the feeling of a job well done! Always time for a pic with a happy venue owner!!

QueenBrit shut it down!

QueenBrit shut it down! (1st set)

& again!! (2nd set)

& again!! (2nd set)


Left them on the dancefloor!! 😉

#QueenBritLIVE


NEXT WEEK…

QueenBrit @ La Terraza...

QueenBrit @ La Terraza...


I’m looking forward to this event on Thursday…it’s gonna fun!!

#fiesta

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

As it’s my Birthday blog!! *cringing*…

Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham is…GLORIA GAYNOR!!


Is it over yet?!? Lol!
Nah but for real, I had an incredible time on the show…at the time (7 years ago) it was one of my dreams checked off the list!

#funtimes


‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: Kodi Me’Chele

Kodi Me Chelle

Kodi Me'Chele


1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

What I do is turn “LIFE” into a comedy show. “LIFE” has the tendency to bring all of us through ups and downs, but instead of crying over spilled milk, why not laugh over how you spilled the milk!
I don’t like to consider myself as a comedian because I don’t tell jokes. I speak of real life situations that everyone can relate to and let everyone see the humorous side to it. “LIFE” laughs at us every day, so why not laugh at “LIFE!”

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12 months from today?

A year from now, I see myself LIVING, LOVING and ENJOYING! This is a feeling that is not 12 months from now, but every day. If someone can overlook the negativities of the world, than everything else is and always WILL be more than OK!

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

One of the most memorable times in my life was when I saw Whoopi Goldberg on HBO in the 80’s doing stand-up. I had no idea who this woman was and my family had just got cable (well the illegal way…lol) and Whoopi Goldberg was imitating a white valley girl with the towel on her head. After I watched that, I went in the bathroom and did the same thing like she did. I remember my mother saying, “What are you doing?” and I replied, “I am being a WHITE GIRL!” Classic moment of what I knew I was going to be in life. Making the world shine with smiles!

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world & why?

One change I would make in the world is for these BAD ASS KIDS to calm the HELL DOWN…lol! When I was growing up, there was no talking back to your elders and OLE SKOOL moms were really OLE SKOOL moms, not 10 years older than the child…lol! PEOPLE LET’S get it TOGETHER!

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

Your daily blog brings SUNSHINE to readers who might need some uplifting or a feeling of living for the next day, hour, min and second. If 10,000 people read your blog and only one person found some uplifting to be motivated to change and achieve what is necessary in that person’s life, than that is beyond changing the world!

Kodi’s song selection of the day is:

‘That’s The Way Of The World’ – Earth Wind & Fire


You can reach out to Kodi @:

Website (launching September 2011)

‘Tha City’ (cartoon created by comedian Kodi Me’Chele debuts September 2011)

Twitter

YouTube

Facebook

Also you can check out Kodi’s upcoming performance ‘The Rearview Comedy Show’

Kodi Me'Chele doing the do!

Kodi Me'Chele doing the do!


#bethere

Thanks so much for the interview sis!! You totally inspire me.
It’s been nearly three years since I had the opportunity to share the stage with you (at the show put together by Real Deal Women in NJ) & it was an absolute pleasure!
I’m so glad that we’ve reconnected after all this time…I’ve already embraced a handful of teachings from you that you post daily…continue to inspire sis…you’re going all the way to the top!! My jaw hit the flaw when I saw who you were interviewing last week!! 😉

Much love & I eagerly look forward to working with you!! xxx

OK Y’ALL, SO THAT’S IT FROM ME ON TODAY’S BLOG…BEEN HARPING ON LONG ENOUGH NOW! LOL!!I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED THE CATCH UP AS MUCH AS I HAVE THE EXPERIENCES. SEE YOU IN A FEW WITH MORE JUICE FROM QUEENBRIT!!

DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD MY BIRTHDAY SINGLENO OTHER CHOICENOW!!
SHOUT OUT TO
ORIKL FOR THE ARTWORK DESIGN!! HOLLA @ HIM FOR ALL YOUR DESIGN NEEDS Y’ALL – JUST TELL HIM YOUR VISION…

STAY BLESSED,

C x

Errol – 5mins 2 Shine Feature Christine Hayes April

Errol

Errol

When I first contacted this lady to request an interview she felt that because she was not a media star in the public’s eye, she wondered if she would be suitable for this 5mins 2 Shine spot. I feel we are all stars….it is just that we do different things –  we are all stars in our own rights. This lady is the administrator for Almeria Free Ads,  as well as three other Free Ads sites. The websites offer free advertising for classifieds and businesses as well as properties for sale and to let. I run a simple blog and website so I know the work involved….I can’t imagine the effort required to all these sites.  Well done Christine ….you are a star.


5mins 2 Shine

Today we look at Christine Hayes

Gordon-Christine Hayes

Gordon-Christine Hayes

1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

I am the admin and website manager for Almeria Free Ads, making sure everything is correct and up to date. I do the best I can but we are all human and we sometimes make mistakes.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12months from today?

Still working hard but I am going to try and have some more me time with my husband and family. You only live once and families are precious.

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

Has to be the birth of my twin boys who are now all grown up and fathers themselves. Was very tiring at the time but worth it.

Almeria-Free-Ads


4)
Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world   & why?

Stop taxing pensioners, we pay taxes all out lives, would be nice to live the twilight years without money worries.

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

Keep reading guys, looks like there will be regular updates.

Contacts

Costa-Ads

www.costablancafreeads.com
Almeria Free Ads

Andalucia Free ads
Facebook

Errol – 5mins 2 Shine Feature Saeko Hamada March

Errol

Errol

Today was just amazing…..I mean the blog has had over 3000+ hits in less than 3 weeks. The blog was started on 11 March to bring together musicians, entertainers and media personalities from around the world. It is a platform for creative people to features themselves and recommend others they think should be featured. One of my great pleasure is working with Carlene a very talented singer and writer to reflect the scene in New Jersey. Her input into this blog and hard work has contributed greatly to it’s growing popularity

Thanks you Carlene!!x


5 mins to Shine

Today we look  at Event  Organizer  and TV presenter.Saeko Hamada

Saeko Hamada

Saeko Hamada


1)
What do you do & how well do you do it?

I am a Promoter. I do Project management ,  PR&Marketing , Event  organization and TV presenter.I had a events&marketing company in Tokyo when I was studying business already with other students and I always enjoy my work ever   since.

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12months from today?

Here in Marbella doing same work for myself and others..my work is what I do with my company, Charity, and collaboration to Marbella city where I live and love..

Saeko-Hamada

Saeko-Hamada

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

When I saw someone been very happy.. someone I love for my life.

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world   & why?

Love. Love is the base of everything.. careness, kindness, understanding, responsibility for our society and our planet.

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

It is very interesting and important to keep all of us to connect to each other. I hope you continue to do so for long time.

Saeko

Thank you Saeko for taking time out from your very busy schedule to do this interview we me. It is people like you that makes a difference in this world and add a ;ittle sparkle to life on the coast!!.

Contacts Saeko @

Presidenta Coastfield Projects

Coastfield-Projects
Coastfield-Projects Website
saeko@coastfield.net

saekosrc@aol.com

(+34) 639 213 956

Errol – 5 mins 2 Shine Feature Martyn Wood March

Errol

Errol

The power of the internet is awesome…I am linking up with people I met on the coast over the last 25 years. although I have been away from the coast for many years,  it is good to know some of the key players are still living here in Spain.

5 mins 2 Shine

Today we look  at Video Producer Martyn Wood

1) What do you do & how well do you do it?

Martyn-Wood---A-handfull

Martyn-Wood---A-handfull

I am principally a video producer and have been since 1992. I have run my own TV station in Spain and have produced TV programs and adverts for many of the major networks throughout Europe. My corporate video side of the production business took off in 1996 and we have made some really interesting videos over the years. http://smithwoodproductions.com videos + radio adverts.

Secondly I am a 70s DJ and currently am promoting revival concerts in Spain with plans to hold the biggest open-air disco with live artists that Spain has ever seen.

http://www.costadeldisco.com

2) Where do you foresee yourself 12months from today?

12 months from today I will be a year older, a bit wiser and still enjoying my job and life – and will have found a new wine that I love to drink.

Martyn-Wood---GOD-Poster

Martyn-Wood---GOD-Poster

3) What was one of the most memorable times in your life?

There were many memorable times in my life. Appearing on stage for the first time was terrifying but exhilarating; seeing my daughter minutes after she was born and being totally overwhelmed by something so small and perfect. But to choose one event, it would have to be seeing my future wife, Nessie, for the first time and knowing I was totally in love with her.

Martyn-Wood-a

Nessie

4) Given the resources, what one change would you make in the world   & why?

The resource would have to be immensely powerful, and it would eradicate hatred and intolerance. Why? Obvious really!

5) What do you think of my daily blog? (Message for my readers)

I hope 1,000’s of people drop in daily to read what’s new!! Well done Errol!!

Contact Martyn Wood:
Facebook
Production
Disco