Dream Build!

Spare a thought...

Spare a thought...



Hey y’all!

Wow what a weekend…talk about emotional rollercoaster…I mean really.

From Friday’s attacks & ruthless killings in Norway to the passing of Amy Winehouse on Saturday…I am deeply saddened.

I pray for each & every person affected by the happenings this weekend.

#sleeppeacefully



MOVEMENTS

Pre-show excitiement!

Pre-show excitiement!



Back on that rollercoaster again, last Thursday (a week after my Bday…that I’m somehow still celebrating!) began an extended weekend of planning & performances…I enjoyed every minute!

Cue: Thumbnails… 😉

THURSDAY – Studio runnings

Getting organized...

Getting organized...



Simply that…

Making plans...

Making plans...



Errol (dad) & Bjorn talk immediate, short term & long term goals…

Looking neat!

Looking neat!



It was all a dream…

Visual inspiration...

Visual inspiration...



Woodstock…the free-spirited way 🙂

D-D-DiGiCo babeee!

D-D-DiGiCo babeee!



Such a privilege…truly grateful!

Mic in flight...

Mic in flight...



She’s all tucked up nicely in bed 😉

THURSDAY NIGHT – La Terraza (Aguadulce)

Welcome!

Welcome!



Was looking very promising at the door!

View from the stage

View from the stage



Now if THIS isn’t motivation!…

Soundcheck...

Soundcheck...



‘I’m Outta Love’ – Anastacia for levels sake!…

Pretty in pink!

Pretty in pink!



Y’all know me by now…I LOVE PINK!!

Love & light!

Love & light!



Trigger happy with my iPhone yet again (get used to it from me y’all!)…wearing the QueenBrit colours pink & black courtesy of NJ Designer Tyrone Chablis…thanks sugs 😉 xxx

Audience perspective...

Audience perspective...



The only point of view that matters.

FRIDAY NIGHT – Newton Lounge (Roquetas De Mar)

Welcome to Newton Lounge!

Welcome to Newton Lounge!



What a welcome eh! 😉

Jazz & cocktails...

Jazz & cocktails...



Getting everybody in the mood before my performance…they were incredible!

QueenBrit...

QueenBrit...



& her disco balls!! 😉

Taking it down...

Taking it down...



Winding down at the end of the night…BANGIN’ show!

10th Anniversary CD...

10th Anniversary CD...



A gift of thanks from Management to all that supported Newton Lounge’s 10th Anniversary…a special night.

SATURDAY NIGHT – Platinum Cafe (Aguadulce)

A Platinum welcome!

A Platinum welcome!



Slick presentation…just how I like it!

She's so sexy ;)

She's so sexy 😉



She really is!!

Job done! DJ time...

Job done! DJ time...



It’s a great feeling leaving them on their feet!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON – El Mar Salade (Mojacar)

Dad setting up...

Dad setting up...



Getting ready for our Sunday afternoon chillout session! Vocals provided by my father Errol Ross & yours truly…

The view inside!

The view inside!



Niceness!!

Perfect end to an amzing weekend!

Perfect end to an amazing weekend!



Shoes off…reflection mode!

Sooo, that’s pretty my my weekend in a nutshell…step by step day by day…all relevent in achieving the ultimate goal.

Stay with me on the journey y’all 😉

#NoOtherChoice <<< which ladies & gents is available HERE lol!! A MUST HEAR!!



THROWBACK OF THE DAY

The only video that fits.

‘Rehab’ (Grammy performance) – Amy Winhouse



YOU MADE IT AMY!! 🙂

& now a video from a good friend Jermaine Ramsey of Good2GoLIVE…a compassionate insight…



“Haters will broadcast your failure but whisper your success…”

#RIP

‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: James Russell

James Russell

James Russell



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

Well, I’m a hip hop artist who’s growing with every track, I used to just rap over random beats but there are so many people doing that these days I decided to try my hand at producing my own stuff, which I have done with my most recent mixtape. It’s created more of a buzz about my music and people see it as a positive thing as I’m putting more effort in than the usual every day rapper! I think that compared to when I first started out, I’m lightyears ahead, I think if you check it out every song I release is stronger than the last, I’ve been doing it just shy of a year now and not to blow my own horn, I’m pretty darn good!

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

I see myself having regular gigs which pay the bills at least, therefore I’m hoping to expand even more than releasing free mixtapes for everyone so I can actually live off music. I doubt I’ll still be living in Middlesbrough as the scene here is too small, unless I make one! I’m already on iTunes with a previous EP, but I’d hope to be making a living from music therefore taking it to the next level.

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

When i was about 11 years old I was obsessed with the band “The Offspring” up until my brother gave me The Eminem Show album, I started to get obsessed with that because of the lyrics, I remember looking in The Offspring’s album booklet and seeing about 3 words per line, then Eminem’s had masses and masses of ingenious lyrics with amazing rhyme schemes and I was hooked for weeks, I just loved the words and how cleverly they rhymed it completely baffled me! That’s when I discovered The Slim Shady LP and the Marshall Mathers LP, which led me to start writing songs for the first time ever.

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

I’d take away the concept of greed (I know it’s impossible), because there are too many people suffering in the world due to the fact that there are a small number of people who capitalise on the poor people’s welfare to make money even though they have plenty. I think too many greedy corporation bosses need to change their ideals as it is harming the world and the people in it more and more every day, and they know it. Pure evil in my eyes. But failing that I’d like to own a record label and a studio and make an album a month. Haha!

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

It’s brilliant! I’ve been checking it regularly for a while now and it is fantastic to keep up to date with not only you and what you’re up to, but with fresh new artists in this section, really is brilliant, keep it up!

James’ song selection of the day is:

‘Role Model’ – Eminem



You can reach out to James @:

Twitter

Facebook

Email

Download the latest FREE mixtape from James Russell here >>>  “Original With Juicy Bits” <<< It’s DOPE!!

#Support

James! Dude! Thank you for allowing me to interview you for my blog.
To have just randomly come across your TL on Twitter & ‘stumbled’ upon your mixtape like that was craaazy!! Was grinnin’ like a Cheshire cat, you best believe!! 🙂
Mad respect to you, your music, your grind & your goals. I hope our professional paths cross…it would be a BANGER!! 😉

Much love, C x

SO THAT’S IT Y’ALL…I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED TODAY’S READ!
IN MY NEXT ENTRY, EXPECT TO SEE A VERY IMPORTANT ADDITION TO THE BLOG…AN ADDITION THAT WILL ASSIST ON TAKING THIS JOURNEY TO THE NEXT LEVEL…GOD WILLING.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD MY CURRENT SINGLE ‘NO OTHER CHOICE’ THE REGGAE TRACK OF THE SUMMER…REAL TALK…JUST LISTEN!!

MUCH LOVE, STAY BLESSED & REMEMBER LIFE IS SHORT

C x

Teaching my son success the only way I know how...

Teaching my son success the only way I know how...

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

Take Action!

QueenBrit Tagged!

QueenBrit Tagged!

Hey y’all!

Feeling inspired, so here goes…

As you can see, Bjorn (Villalobos Studios) has wasted absolutely no time in ensuring that QueenBritLIVE has exactly what we need on the road!! This however, was a complete surprise!!

Thanks Bjorn 🙂 xxx

#excited.com


MOVEMENTS

Mummy & cub!

Mummy & cub!

This week has been focused, home based & productive.
I love being around my family everyday at times like this. We all feed off each other & validate one another’s actions. Such a Blessing.

This last month has been one of the best of my life! I find it so true what has been said about that ol’ triangle of: Family – Love Life – Finance. The imbalance of it all at any one time…

I strive for balance…

Happiness.

#mission


ALBUM UPDATE…

Fast Food (Cover)

Fast Food

‘Fast Food’ is now available to download at iTunes, Amazon & all other major online outlets.

This song is all about temptation.

Have you ever been tempted??…I have.

#whatsyourfastfood?

Vibrations

Vibrations

‘Vibrations’ is now available to download at iTunes, Amazon & all other major online outlets.

You know when you’re out in the sun…be it in the car, at a BBQ or taking a stroll & there’s that one Soulful cut that gives you an eargasm every time?!?

This is it!

#Summergroove

Before I Go

Before I Go

Before I Go‘ is now available to download at iTunes, Amazon & all other major online outlets.

On an old skool Funky House tip, if the hook doesn’t get ya, I’ve gotta work harder! 😉

#1stalbum1strelease

GIRLIE CATCH-UP!! 😉

Was well chuffed to meet up with my friend Dani last week for a catch-up!!

Dani & I chillaxin!

Dani & I chillaxin!

As usual, ‘tapas & a chat’ quickly turned into cocktails & tipsy banter!! Love it!!

More drinking then chit chat! Lol!

More drinking then chit chat! Lol!

#loveyouDani

MY BIRTHDAY GOAL!

So my Birthday is fast approaching…next Thursday marks three decades of existence…sheesh!!

To celebrate, I’ve decided to release my next single ‘No Other Choice‘ on the very same day. It’s a song that reflects my current state of mind, mission & purpose…y’all NEED to hear this one!! 😉

What I need Y’ALL to do

I would REALLY love to see my blog reach 25,000 hits by my Birthday (which leaves 5 days!!). I believe it’s achievable but I need your help please 😉

If you enjoy reading my blog, please support me in posting the link >>> http://www.geedaddy.wordpress.com <<< in an email, on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace, Reverbnation & where ever else you can…just once…I’d really appreciate it 😉

#support

LIL MAN…

My cub makes me smile everyday…he’s the greatest 🙂

Sailing...

Sailing...

I love life!

I love life!

Goofin!

Goofin!

Lol!

Lol!

Mellow yellow...

Mellow yellow...

#Amari

FEELING LIGHTER ;)…

Crunch time!

Crunch time! 300 to go...

So…the goal: to experience that ‘bangin physique’ (by my standards) at least ONE time in my life!! Yup!! Lol!! Nah but REALLY!! I’ve never once had the privilege & wanna know what it feels like! Inspired by many 😉
I’m digging the journey too…The Mediterranean lifestyle works for me!

One thing I love about the people here in Almeria (where I live for y’all that are just meeting me!), is that they work hard & play hard…I respect that.

Today, I find myself 70lbs lighter than I was just over a year ago…gonna push for that last 30lbs…I love my food too much though man…dang! Lol!

Slowly but surely ;)

Slowly but surely 😉

#iloveachallenge

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘Tell Me’ – Slum Village ft D’Angelo

Not so much of a throwback as it is a chooon!! 😉 My new favourite track…all components of it. No brainer!

#whoa

‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: Sync Recordings

Sync Recordings

Sync Recordings

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

I program beats lol, meaning drum machines, samplers (and various digital audio programs), to make people dance.
How well do I do it, humm!! Just as good as the pioneers and innovators as well as new and current influential Producers and/or Djs I suppose.

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

I forsee my self VJing more, meaning utilizing photography, digital video, in a venue like environment rocking with the DJ, creating a visual vibe of meaning to there set, not just some odd imagery and pictures flickering. I’m talking about adding visual depth to the whole night club experience.

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

Wow!! Probably the first time I went to the Sound Factory Bar in New York City back in the day.
I got to feel the essence of what underground dance culture provided, music, like minded people, dancers, DJ’s, Househeads, or just people generally somehow connected to the scene in NYC.

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

I would want to change and want people to become more aware on how life is truly precious…and by that you can only wish wish the best for man kind I suppose.

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

I think you daily blogs are the shyt!!
I love the one you had on yourself…I actually got into visualizing your life at those moments & how you made an impact on the reader in very respectful insightful way, good stuff for sure.

Sync Recordings song selection of the day is:

Winter Blues‘ – DJ Cubique CB (available on Sync Recordings)

You can reach out to Sync Recordings @:

Facebook

& you can BUY Sync Recording’s music >>> HERE! <<<

#youreadytodance?

Hey Sync! Thanks for letting me interview you.
I respect your grind. The quality & volume at which you turn your music out is an inspiration. I see the importance of keeping it fresh & giving your consumer choice. Braaap!I equally look forward to working with you in the near future…it’s gonna be fiyah!
I appreciate your continued support…much love xxx

SO THAT’S IT FOR NOW Y’ALL!! I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED.
DAD & I CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON THE PROGRESSION OF THIS ALBUM (THE NAME OF WHICH, HAS JUST COME TO LIGHT…SOON COME!), ENSURING AS BEST AS WE CAN THAT THERE WILL BE ‘THAT TRACK’ YOU LOVE 😉

SEE YOU NEXT THURSDAY FOR SOME BIRTHDAY LOVE FROM ME TO YOU…’NO OTHER CHOICE’

STAY BLESSED,

C x 

Entering the store...

Entering the store...

Enter the Summer!

Summer runnings!

Summer runnings!



Hey y’all!!

Woiii!! SUMMER’S HERE!!

Happy? Of course! I have everything to be thankful for…truly. I’ve only got to look at my life one year ago to see the magnitude of God’s work.

This time last year I was depressed. This time last year I was separated from the people that fuel me…my family. This time last year logic didn’t apply. This time last year guilt consumed me. This time last year was the beginning of my descent. Sounds dramatic huh?! It was.

Today? Life is but a dream…

#Blessed

MOVEMENTS

Wow…the last twelve days in words…hmmm…

HOT, productive, fast, eye-opening, FUN!

Cue: thumbnails…

Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham @ Nautica Inauguration (El Toyo)

Party time @ Nautica!

Party time @ Nautica!

Atmosphere

Atmosphere

Vibes!

Vibes!

PINK!

PINK!


QueenBritLIVE @ Pez Azul Inauguration (San Jose)

Yanu & Bjorn

Yanu & Bjorn

Go Steve, go Steve!

Go Steve, go Steve!

Gabi (Guitar)

Gabi (Guitar)

QueenBritLIVE (with Pez Azul)

QueenBritLIVE (with Pez Azul)

QueenBritLIVE

QueenBritLIVE

Family runnings...

Family runnings...


#thereason

FATHER’S DAY

Daddy :)

Daddy 🙂

For all that you are…thank you. I love you.

“…all the way to the top ;)”

C xxx

GUITAR FIYAH!!

So dad has been in a zone for the last two weeks…literally. His mixes are divine y’all!
Alongside the results, dad has been teaching me about the process…his process of accomplishment. I am learning learning learning!!

Last week, dad tackled one of the most challenging tracks on the album to mix…’Front Page’. It’s a banger but boy did it take some patience!! When composing it, I was on one!! I specifically went out of my way to make it different from anything I’d heard in the last twenty years…a lil bit of singing, rap, reason & ROCK!!

It was time to lay down the final touch…the guitar solo that I had envisioned from day one…

Cue: Javi (one bad ass guitarist!)…

Javi in thought...

Javi in thought...

All smiles!

All smiles!

Errol Ross in the mix...

Errol Ross in the mix...



#layers

NOCHE DE SAN JUAN

So I experienced my first San Juan celebrations this year & had a beautiful night 🙂 The bonus? QueenBritLIVE were playing at a beautiful spot over looking the beach!

The sentiment of San Juan: to leave the past year behind you & to focus on the Blessings that the year ahead entails.

Just arrived!

Just arrived!

Yanu in the mix...

Yanu in the mix...

Stage view...

Stage view...

#SanJuan

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

In memory of the greatest that ever was: MICHAEL JACKSON



My earliest memories…I love you Michael…always xxx

#RIP



MY NEXT SINGLE…A REMINDER

The next time you see this image on a website, wall, tweet or timeline near you, it will be available to purchase on iTunes!!

QueenBrit & temptation...

QueenBrit & temptation...



I believe that this one is gonna make the difference…

#allthingsmusical



ONE LAST THING…SOME MORE ‘SUNSHINE’

I am so chuffed to announce that ‘Sunshine’ a track I wrote after having met LoveSounD – an amazing Producer & good friend, has been released on the Soul Unsigned 2011 Summer Compilation Session!! Whoop whoop!!

It’s limited edition so GET YOUR COPY TODAY!! The link one more time! >>> CLICK HERE!! <<<

Thanks Phil xxx

#tellafriendtotellafriend

SO, THAT’S ABOUT IT THIS TIME! THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT…IT FEELS GREAT & IS HELPING ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY…I LOVE Y’ALL.

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT ALL OF MY MUSIC & SITE LINKS (TOP RIGHT HAND SIDE)…ALSO, CLICK ON THE ‘FEATURED’ TAB & PEEP SOME OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE INTERVIEWED TO DATE. I’VE GOT SOME JUICY ONES COMING UP! STAY LOCKED 😉

MUCH LOVE & STAY BLESSED,

C x

Drinks?

Drinks?

Fast Food…

"Are you gonna take a bite?..."

"Are you gonna take a bite?..."



Hey y’all!!

I hope everybody is Blessed 🙂 All good this side!

Right now, I’m sat at Villalobos typing this in the hallway, whilst dad is mixing in the Control Room…just had a BANGIN rehearsal with my band QueenBritLIVE, ready for our first show (with our new line up & fresh sound) on Saturday!! Can’t wait!! You know dang well I’ll be blogging all about it next week! 😉

Here’s the flyer in the meantime…

QueenBritLIVE @ Pez Azul

QueenBritLIVE @ Pez Azul



#QueenBritLIVE




MOVEMENTS

So over the last week or so, I’ve been getting on with the usual grind…promotion promotion promotion!!
The other day, I was on my iPhone doing a stat sweep from all of my sites. In the process, I got distracted in thought & decided to see if I could find out what kind of progress that my first single ‘Before I Go’ had made, if any at all!! Real talk, I wanted to see if it had made it into the iTunes top 100 ANYWHERE in the world…lol!! Wishful thinking eh!!

Well, much to my surprise…

iTunes Dance Chart - Spain - 5th May 2011

iTunes Dance Chart - Spain - 5th May 2011



Not only had ‘Before I Go’ made it into the top 100, but it had gone straight in at #37 the day after it’s official iTunes release!! The icing on the cake? Only 8 places after Rihanna’s position at #29!! Good start!!

‘Before I Go’ is available for download HERE!!

Also, my current single ‘Vibrations’ is available to download HERE!! If you’re looking for that 100% Soul Groove for the Summer, then this is for you! 😉

As promised, I said I would shout out the first person that dowloaded ‘Vibrations’ & posted a pic on the internet of them having done so!! Sooooo…

BIG UPS to my long time friend & one of my biggest supporters Siobhan Vassel who sent me this…

Downloading...

Downloading...



Love you girl!! Can’t wait to rave up the place again sometime soon!! 🙂 Mwah xxx



>>> NEW SINGLE!!! <<<

‘Fast Food’….(artwork at the top of today’s entry)

Coming soon!! The subject? TEMPTATION

Now if you are a perfect human being, then I’m afraid you wont be able to relate to this one at all…if however, you are one of the imperfect ones like myself, I suggest you look out for this one…

Available to download on iTunes in a few days, make it an essential in your playlist y’all 😉

#thankyouallsomuch



THROWBACK OF THE DAY

Today’s selection is: ‘Is It Magic No Music’ – Errol Ross



So there I was on my phone again, this time browsing YouTube when I thought hmmm, lemme enter my dad’s name into the search & see what comes up!! Ta-daaa!! Up popped this BEAUTY of a song!
Totally reminiscent of that 70’s Earth Wind & Fire type groove, I nearly lost my mind & spent the following hour researching my dad’s catalogue over the years!! Try it…you might like what you find!! 😉

#prouddaughter



‘5mins 2 Shine’

Today’s feature is: David Pilgrim

David Pilgrim

David Pilgrim



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

I consider myself a Singer/Songwriter. I’m also a Guitarist and a Bassist. I think I’m reasonably decent, but there’s always potential to be better. I’m also in a band with two DYNAMITE Instrumentalist/Songwriters (Maritri and V. Jeffrey Smith in The Soulfolk Experience) so there’s always friendly pressure there. Everyday I hear at least one song that makes me wish I’d written it. At that point, it’s back into the woodshed, or I hear an under-written song that I know I could improve on. The inspiration to improve surrounds us like low-hanging fruit.

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

I foresee myself having sold a few thousand copies of my new album “All Things Being Equal”, playing in and touring the US and the Caribbean, teaching advertising (my day job) and songwriting seminars. I may shift my base of operations to Barbados, my “Mother Country”. Maybe putting down a few personal roots too. That last one’s tricky, as I need others to help me do it, lol.

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

The day I left Barbados to come to America to study Art in 1985. That one action had a domino effect that has profoundly affected how I value my relationships, how I create, how I move through the world and how I view myself. That day was a molotov cocktail mix of agonizing fear as I left one world behind, surging anticipation as I moved towards another, and torrential tears for loved ones I would thereafter rarely see again. From that moment my experience has been rooted in quality, as I no longer have the luxury of quantity.

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

I’d love for basic education to become a right, not a privilege. So much of the nonsense in the world comes from a lack of access to a good education. If people knew better, they would at least have to option to decide for themselves and not follow the loudest, quite often stupidest voice.

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

Carlene, your blog is great! It’s a literal testament to your skills. Reading your personal story, knowing that you got a lil’ man to raise and a business to run and a voice within you to develop, means that you at the very least have management skills. Obviously writing skills. Aside from that, you’re generous enough to share your gifts with others and give people like me a platform for a day. It helped me a great deal to read of the journey of others on the blog and see that this thing we do is valid, and that there is more than one way to overcome a pitfall. People skills! Queen Brit’s blog is required reading, oonu hear!!!!!

David’s song slection of the day is:

‘Papa Chunks’ – Roaring Lion



You can reach out to David @:

Website

Facebook

David YouTube

Soulfolk Experience YouTube

Buy his album HERE peeps…he’s a quality artist…real talk.

#Support

First of all Mr Pilgrim, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I’m gutted that I’m not in NY to celebrate with you & the crew today…I hope you’re having a Blessed & wonderful day 🙂
The few times I got to perform with you & the band were magic…a musical connection for sure! I anticipate our paths crossing again in the near future…a collab is WELL in order! Lol!
Thank you for your insightful interview & your kind words regarding this blog…much appreciated hun xxx

GOTTA WRAP THIS UP NOW Y’ALL…IT’S NEARLY 5 HOURS AFTER REHEARSAL & I’M MISSING MY CUB WHO’S CHILLING AT HOME WITH NANNA! WE’VE GOT SOME TICKLE TIME TO CATCH UP ON 🙂
MUCH LOVE TO EVERYBODY WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT & FOCUS ON THE WOMAN I’M BECOMING AS OPPOSED TO THE WOMAN I’VE BEEN…RESPECT.

STAY BLESSED,

C x

Vibrations…

Home...

Home...



Hey y’all!!
We find ourselves here again…it’s becoming a lil bit of a regular occurence…I can dig it! Over 1000 hits this weekend alone…I nearly passed out! THANK YOU!!
You see for me, this is my outlet to share my thoughts, feelings, music & day to day runnings…a diary, if you will call it that. I never dreamed that when I started this blog last year that so many of y’all would continue to support me in my journey. It’s appreciated xxx

#muchlove



MOVEMENTS

So it’s been a busy few days in this glorious place I live called Almeria! I’ve been asked a few times this week exactly how I ended up living here…for a brief catch up from then til now, click HERE & get your read on!

SHAKIRA SHAKIRA!!

Last Wednesday 1st June, Shakira was scheduled to perform in Almeria…which meant one thing…that I was able to catch up with Albert Menendez, her keys player of 12 years & phenomenal Producer in his own right. Also known as Sterling Ensemble & founder of Sterling Blue Music (his label), he & I met up & recorded our track ‘Push It’ in NY back in 2009…time flies!!
Through Albert, I even had the privilege of working with Shakira for a recording to be performed on the David Letterman Show…wicked experience!!

Albert & I!

Albert & I!

Olgui (amazing vocals!) & I

Olgui (top voice!) & I!

Dad, Al & Bjorn!

Dad, Al & Bjorn!

'Push It' - Sterling Ensemble ft Carlene Graham

'Push It' - Sterling Ensemble ft Carlene Graham



Look out for the re-release of ‘Push It’ on our new label MT Productions this summer 😉

>>> MY NEW RELEASE!!! <<<  

'Vibrations'...available on iTunes tomorrow!!!

'Vibrations'...available on iTunes tomorrow!!!



Whoop whoop!! overthemoon.com

I’m really excited about the release of ‘Vibrations’ tomorrow…can’t wait to hear how it’s received 🙂

Be one of the first few peeps to buy it & post a pic on my FB Artist Page & I’ll shout you out in my next installment 😉 It’s mad quiet over there…need to brighten the page up a lil bit!!

Just wanna give a shout out to Orikl for this stunning design & his ability to transfer my vision into print. For all of your design requirements, holla at him y’all…his rates are competitive & his designs speak for themselves!!

‘Vibrations’…iTunes…tomorrow…

#letthemusicspeak

THANKYOU TO…

Sayjin Tyler of ITZBMRADIO (New Jersey) for the front page feature you gave me on your site last week! A total shock & surprise at that too!!

Much love hun…I support your movement.

#mayhem



THEATRO DE CAVANTES

It was a privilege to be asked to perform at this concert organised in honour of the victims of the recent Lorca earthquake.

Concert poster

Invited artist 🙂



I was asked to perform a Gospel set with Coro Gospel ClasiJAZZ & my FAV Phil Collins song ‘Sussudio‘ with the Big Band!! I had an amazing time…great energy from all of the performers involved! I’ll definitely be going to see both again!!

Cue: thumbnails!

1st Big Band rehearsal!

1st Big Band rehearsal!

Pre-show run through!

Pre-show run through!

It's now or never!...

It's now or never!...

Gospel...

Gospel...

Interval excitement!

Interval excitement!

Sussudio!!

Sussudio!!

A job well done!

A job well done!



A big thank you to I LOVE MUSIC for organising my participation in the concert!!

#theresnobusinesslikeshowbusiness

MOTHERHOOD!! 🙂

My cub!

My cub!



To everybody that has asked & sent love…

Lil man has made an incredible adjustment to Spanish life & I am EXTREMELY proud of him 🙂

Showing all signs of high intelligence & great skills at the tender age of two…with the help of God & my family, I am intent on prepearing him for this crazy future that is fast becoming his world!!

For all of the love…we thank you 🙂

#thegeniusguidefortoddlers

THROWBACK OF THE DAY

‘If You Let Me Stay’ – Terence Trent D’Arby



All I can say is WOW!! Big chooon!!
This man was amazing to listen to & watch…a true performer with the vocal quality & skill to match. Seriously underrated in my opinion.

#memories 

NEW SHOW IN LDN TOWN!!

‘Before I Go’ (see what I did there! lol!), for those of you that are in LDN this Sat, I just wanna share this event with you that I KNOW is gonna be the lick!!

My good friend Delroy Murray has a brand new event called The Lovers Rock Show that looks like it’s about to dominate Saturday nights for Live Music! 

Flyer (front)

Flyer (front)

Flyer (back)

Flyer (back)



Check it out y’all & if you need more info, reach out to Delroy or hit up the either BB Pin on the back of the flyer. Gutted I can’t be there…or maybe??…lol!!

EVERY DAY…LITTLE BY LITTLE I’M LEARNING, CORRECTING, IMPROVING & LETTING GO OF ALL THAT NEEDED CHANGING…THANK YOU FOR SHARING MY JOURNEY 🙂

BACK NEXT ENTRY WITH ANOTHER ‘5mins 2 SHINE’ INTERVIEW!

STAY BLESSED UNTIL AGAIN…

C x

Soon!...

Soon!...


Opening new doors…

Pre-show posing! Lol!

Pre-show posing! Lol!



Hey y´all!! I hope everybody is Blessed?
Well chuffed to be back! I´d love be updating three times a week as I was before but two key words: MUSIC & MOTHERHOOD have their devised way of demanding that time! (Plus the fact that I´ve gotta keep myself as busy as poss to actualy have something to share with you at the end of the day! Lol!)

But nevertheless…here we are 😉

#thankyou

MOVEMENTS…

So…a week & a half ago I was asked to provide the vocals on a Live DJ Set with local DJ / Musician: DJ Garrafunk at one of my fav bars in Almeria: ONOFF

Now I absolutely love doing this kind of work cos it´s based on great music, a willing audience & a vocalist that exudes the RIGHT energy for the moment.
Typically over the years, whenever I have gone out to do these kind of sets, 9 times outta 10, it´s over House music. Well not this time…Funk, Motown & Soul all the waaaaaay! Cue: Errol Ross!!

The Soul Man himself!...

The Soul Man himself!...



Sure,  did my lil thang thang that night, keeping the crowd entertained & singing over an array of some classics as well as incorporating at least 7 tracks off of my album…but the REAL star of the show that night was Errol Ross (my dad) 🙂 …he absolutely SMASHED IT!! From James Brown to Jackie Wilson, dad did the dang thing up there & was incredible to watch!!

#braaap

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…

I just want to take this time out to acknowledge a very good friend of my parents Barbara who was amongst the first group of people to download my single ´Before I Go´ (much to my surprise!!).
Barbara, I know you´re reading this & I just want to thank you so much for showing such interest in my progression as an artist…when mum & dad came back from lunch & told me that you even knew my Reverbnation chart position, I was blown away!!
Love to you both & I hope to have a couple of Tinto De Verano´s before you leave 😉 xxx

#thenextsinglehasbeenchosen

I LOVE WEDDINGS…

My lucky Marbella dress!...

My lucky Marbella dress!...



On Saturday morning, we found ourselves in the QueenBrit-mobile riding along the coast back up to Marbella to sing at one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to.
The setting was divine…the bride & groom, stunning…the show, a success…the party, WILD!!

Cue: thumbnails…

Making an entrance...

Making an entrance...

Errol & Bjorn...

Errol & Bjorn...

The venue...

The venue...

1st dance...

1st dance...

Errol rockin´...

Errol rockin´...

Fashionistas...

Fashionistas...

Job well done!!

Job well done!!



#bliss

NEXT WEEK…

Cabaret: Wed 1st June 2011

Cabaret: Wed 1st June 2011



Looking forward to returning to Gilberts Restuarant next week…the last show was so much fun…crazy seeing the restuarant turn into a dancefloor by the end of the night!!
A BIG thank you to Sol Times for your continued support & of course not forgetting the article you wrote on us a few months ago.

ANNOUNCEMENT…

Our new production company is here!!

The brainchild of award-winning Producer Errol Ross

Partnered by Bjorn Driessen & myself Carlene ´QueenBrit´ Graham

MT Productions

MT Productions




WEBSITE

Navigate your way around the site……get familiar…spread the word…look out for the updates!!

Just to be clear…the ´MT´ stands for MUSIC TALENTS…look out for an array of artists coming your way 😉

Everyday is a new day…improvement is essential…progression is our game. Feel free to send all feedback & inquiries to: carlene@musictalents.biz

#allabouttalent

THROWBACK OF THE DAY…

´Make My Day´ – Buju Banton



I have had Jamaica on my mind everyday all day for the last couple of weeks!!
I remember going there in 1994 for 5 weeks & I had the time of my life…this song (& the whole ´Voice Of Jamaica´ album) was on repeat daily for the next year…straight!!

#JamaicaJamaica

5mins 2 Shine

Today´s feature is: Mustafa

Mustafa

Mustafa



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

I am a music producer and a DJ. I ‘ve been playing as a DJ for 24 years and producing music for more than 10. More than a job it’s a way of life. Music is just so deep inside me than I can not imagine doing anything. It’s like a drug, a virus, a religion. How well I do it? Ask the others! But i guess if I have done it this long, I might not be bad at all!

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

That’s a tough question! I am always in a constant evolution and working on so many projects going from Brazilian music to House music. I am now preparing two new full albums and my wish is to tour the world showing live my projects. I have great partners like Tasita D’ Mour and Claudio Passavanti so i see myself on the road with these two wonderful people

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

Right now I would say that it is the day I met the girl I am in love with. I guess you were expecting something which has to do with the music but love is also part of the music.

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

There is too much suffering in this world and it really affects me. Not only from the human beings but also from our planet. I guess we need to re-educate the people to respect each other and the place we’re living in. This would solve lot of issues nowadays.

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

It’s a very interesting blog. Lot of information and very positive. I like that!

Mustafa´s selection of the day is:

´The Boss´ – Diana Ross



You can reach out to Mustafa @:

Website
Facebook

Vid – Mustafa / Sunlight Square & Tasita D´Mour in Miami 2010
Vid – ´Love´ Mustafa ft Tasita D´Mour

Hey Mustafa! It´s funny how you can know somebody for years but not know anything about what drives them as a human being. Thanks for allowing me to feature you on my blog…it was a great read! Of course I loved the links going to my sister Tasita…I love her…it´s hard not too!
I look forward to hearing more music from you, Tasita & Claudio in the near future…the fusion is crazy!! Right now, I´m stuck on your website homepage going out of my mind at what I´m hearing…real talk. The music is sublime Mustafa!! Respect xxx

Check out the work that Mustafa & I did together HERE 🙂

WELL THAT´S ALL FOR NOW Y´ALL!! I HOPE IT´S BEEN INSIGHTFUL ;)DON´T FORGET TO CHECK OUT ALL OF MY LINK (TABS – TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE)…SHARE SHARE SHARE!!

#tellafriendtotellafriend

HAVE A BLESSED & BEAUTIFUL DAY…TIL AGAIN…

C x

30 years on…

Musicality...

Musicality...



Hey y´all! How´s your week been? Great I hope!!

Yesterday, I was one of many that shared a private thought for Bob Marley 30 years after the day he passed. Instead of mourning though, I found myself celebrating. Celebrating the fact that his music LIVES!! Bob Marley was on a one man mission to spread: Peace, Equality & LOVE…

#respect

MOVEMENTS…

This week has been insightful…learning a lil bit more on a daily about what´s required in the work sense as an artist trying to promote my own ish.
It´s a territory that I´m all too familiar with & I enjoy the challenge & freedom of being able to do things the way I envision (only child syndrome!)…

Sooo…

If you haven´t already heard, my new single ´Before I Go´ is out NOW & available on iTunes HERE! Check out the video HERE! If you´re diggin my  song, I ask you all to copy & paste the links just ONE time…if all of my readers supported me in this way, I´d be so grateful & it would help my movement more then you could imagine.

#tellafriendtotellafriend

Big shout out to my homie Aaron Soulman Glover over in Brooklyn for supporting & buying the FIRST COPY!! This is what I received from him minutes after his purchase:

1st purchase!

1st purchase!



I didn´t even clock it at first!!
Aaron is owner of SOUL INK in Brooklyn…check him out for your Soulful tees…can´t wait for the PINK ones!!



#support

RADIO RUNNINGS…

Last Wednesday, I had my first interview on Spanish radio! The station? Onda Cero

I would like to thank Maria Miras Carrasco & Guillermo Chavarria Vargas from I LOVE MUSIC for hooking it up! Check out the thumbnails!

¨Introduce yourself...¨

¨Introduce yourself...¨

QueenBrit & I LOVE LIVE!

QueenBrit & I LOVE LIVE!

Pre-show!

Pre-show!

In the moment!...

In the moment!...

Gracias Onda Cero!

Gracias Onda Cero!



Friday night shenanigans!

Friday night shenanigans!



Last Friday, I was asked to PA ´Before I Go´ & ´Sunshine´ (one of my soon to come releases) at Almeria hotspot Caramelo & had a GREAT TIME!!
The event was a fashion show of a very talented designer of unique & stunning hats…check out her BLOG to see exactly what I´m talking about!! Ladies…you´ll love it!! 😉

MORE ABOUT  THE ARTIST: CARLENE ´QUEENBRIT´ GRAHAM

It has dawned on me that (with an exception to my last couple of entries) a lot of y´all that visit my blog have got NO IDEA about the kinda singing work I do or have previously done during my career to date!! I hope the following gives you more insight 😉

LINKS

FB ARTIST PAGE (BIOG)
YOUTUBE
MYSPACE
REVERBNATION
TWITTER

VIDEOS

APPERANCE ON ´STARS IN THEIR EYES´
SAIGON A GO GO
LIVE 8 WITH MADONNA – 1min 32secs (red hair)
MY BAND – QueenBritLIVE

I am available for bookings, whether it be:

– CLUB PA´s (Original releases)
– MY BAND (Soul / Blues / Pop / Rock classics)
– CABARET (Repertoire of over 500 Pop / RnB / House / Motown / Reggae / Soul / Rock classics)
– LIVE DJ SETS (Vocalist to accompany your DJ / Percussionist / Saxophonist)
– FESTIVALS / OUTDOOR MUSIC EVENTS
– TAILOR MADE ENTERTAINMENT FOR YOUR PRIVATE PARTY

For all inquires, email me at: carlene@musictalents.biz

Look out for my next blog entry with another ´5mins 2 Shine´ feature…

#LinkupPeople2People

IMA LEAVE YOU ON THIS POSITIVE NOTE 😉 MUCH LOVE Y´ALL & STAY BLESSED
C x

P.S. OVER 16,000 HITS!! Aaaaarrrrrgggggh!! Lol 🙂 THANK YOU xxx



´Energize´ – Mustafa ft Carlene Graham (Rafael Yapudjian Meets RyB Vocal Mix)




‘BEFORE I GO’ AVAILABLE ON iTunes NOW!!! ** VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!!! ***

'Before I Go' - Carlene 'QueenBrit' Graham

'Before I Go' - Carlene 'QueenBrit' Graham

AVAILABLE ON iTunes NOW!!!

This is the 1st single off of my new album coming this Summer!! 

BUY IT HERE!!!

PLEASE SHOW SOME LOVE Y’ALL & SUPPORT!!

DON’T FORGET TO TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND!!

*** VIDEO EXCLUSIVE ***

Ok, here we go…it’s ready!! Enjoy!!!…

‘Before I Go’ – Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham


Big ups to Good 2 Go LIVE for shooting the vid…& of course fellow fam UK sensation David Mensah you can buy his album RIGHT HERE…show love people…pure talent!

MUCH LOVE Y’ALL!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

BUY THE TRACK >>> ‘Before I Go’ – Carlene ‘QueenBrit’ Graham 

STAY BLESSED,

C x

MY NEW VIDEO AND SINGLE RELEASE!!…’BEFORE I GO’

'Stylin & profilin'...LOL!!

'Stylin & profilin'...LOL!!

Hey y’all!!
I hope everyone is Blessed 🙂
The last week has been absolutely wicked!! I went back to London last week for a crazeee four days & loved every minute…truly!

‘FRESH SWEET & SEXY’

Can you spell R-A-V-E?!? Lol…bwoy!!

Derrick Alexander (be sure to ‘like’ his page y’all) was the official photographer of the evening & here’s where you can view the pics…

‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ (part I)
‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ (part II)

What a night!!

What a night!!

I had an absolute blast!! I think it’s fair to say that we all did!! Everybody that I encountered were full of love & up for a good time!! My performance of ‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ (produced by Soulman T) was a success & a nice treat on the night…especially as I only wrote & recorded it the day before!!

** NEW SINGLE / VIDEO ALERT!! ** >>>  ‘BEFORE I GO’ – CARLENE ‘QUEENBRIT’ GRAHAM

The highlight of the evening was performing my new single ‘Before I Go’ for the first time in the UK & it was wicked!! Good 2 Go LIVE were on deck, filming everybody getting down to the track…the footage will be included in the video…can’t wait!

You’ll be able to view the video exclusively as of next week via my YouTube channel & of course here on my blog!! Anxious.com!

'Befoe I Go'

'Before I Go'

‘BEFORE I GO’ WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM MONDAY 2ND MAY ON iTUNES & ALL OTHER MAJOR OUTLETS!! 

(DJ’S holla @ me at: carlene@musictalents.biz for your PROMO copy)

MY BAND!!! >>> QueenBritLIVE <<<

As promised y’all, here is some footage of my band QueenBritLIVE doing the do from our last gig @ ON:OFF!! It was so rammed that people had no choice but to watch the show from outside!! Wicked night!!


‘5mins 2 Shine’ >>> DOUBLE FEATURE!! <<<

Today’s 1st feature is: DJ MRcSp’

DJ MRcSp'

DJ MRcSp'

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

Well i’d like to call myself a DJ / Radio Presenter / Promoter / Tutor.
I believe i’m good at it, but then thats for the discerning listener / raver to decide.

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

Let me see, well, with a bit of luck doin more on production work & more ‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ promotions rather than Djing.

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

Most memorable, would be meeting my current girlfriend girlfriend Susie, and coming back from the brink of death during my bad boy days as a drug dealer and taker.
Learning my lesson in life, was the turning point to my success…

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

The one change would be to put an end to poverty.
I don’t believe in the year 2011 that anybody should be hungry or living in poverty…it’s not what i call RIGHT anyway…at all. If our governments can find trillions to get out of recession then they should be able to stop people from dying of hunger and living in squalor.

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

Loving the blog hun, absolutely marvelous, just what the doctor ordered!!
Keep doin what you’re doin hun :O)

DJ MrcSp’s song selection of the day is:

‘I Owe It To Myself’ – Prime Time


You can reach out to DJ MRcSp’ @:
Website 
Facebook
‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ Family & Friends

Trax, thank you so much for your interview…you are an inspiration.
Love your energy & of course your Selector skills!! You’re nuuuuuuuuts on the decks!! Cue: fog horn!!
Much love for bringing me in to the new movement that is ‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’…I look forward to it’s growth & future success. IT’S TIME BRO!! xxx

Today’s 2nd feature is: Susan Rowe

Susan Rowe

Susan Rowe

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

My main job is working for and promoting 5 Different charities.
I’d like to think i do this very well and to of made a difference so that these charities can support the people children that we raise money for. I’m also part of the ‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ promotions team, bringing Soulful House music to like minded people. We have just done our second event at Dingwalls, Camden and for me seeing people having a great time being bought together by music was awesome!
Seeing such great artist live PA’s / Hosts Carlene Graham, Natasha Carver, Amera Light & David Mensah…& of course DJ’s: DJ MRcSp’, Stuart Mitchell, Brett Clifford & Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson was amazing!

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

In 12 months id like to think I’ve visited a few more countries and become a little wiser.

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

Giving birth and watching my children grow.

I knew nothing about House music until about a year ago, and if im totally honest, I wasnt really sure whether this genre of music was my thing. I only knew if I heard a tune whether I liked it or not!
That was until i met my partner DJ MRcSp’,whom has such a passion for music. I admire him, his knowledge and the fact that he gives back in life. I’ve grown to to love Soulful House music now as a result..thanks cSp’!!
It brings lovely people together and through this, I’ve met some really talented people that have become great friends.

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

The one change I would make is to make sure that the whole world had enough food and water to eat an drink every day of their lives.

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

I love your blog! I don’t always get the chance to read it everyday but its informative.
The ‘5mins 2 Shine’ section is great! I love reading about people.
You’re supporting people as usual Carlene and I’m usually reading it when im supposed to be working hahahah!!

Susan Rowe’s selection of the day is:

‘Easy’ – Commodores


You can reach out to Susan @:
Facebook 
‘Fresh Sweet & Sexy’ Family & Friends

Sue, I adore you! You are one of the sweetest, most compassionate people I have ever met. From that first trek up to North LDN, we knew what it was!!
Thank you for letting me into your world…I look forward a life long friendship. See you soon 🙂 xxx

ANOTHER JAM-PACKED ONE Y’ALL!! I HOPE YOU’VE ENJOYED!!

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND & I’LL SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT WEEK WITH MY BRAND NEW SINGLE (& VIDEO) ‘BEFORE I GO’!! WHOOP WHOOP!!

C x