Blog - 2016

Winner of the Back To Us Competition

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 - General, News

We have a winner for the Back To Us competition!

Back To Us Competition Winner

And it is… *drum roll* … Anthony Donnelly!

To enter the competition people had to answer the question ‘why do you think social media is so powerful?’ And I absolutely loved some of the answers people gave! Here’s the winning entry:

‘The power of social media, for me, is I get to connect with people from all over the planet. People I would never have known or even have heard of any other way. I’ve found some amazingly creative people online. This is a good thing! :D’ – Anthony

And here’s a bunch of other awesome entries:

‘I think social media is so powerful because it is a main influencer in our daily lives.’ – Amber

‘I consider social media to be powerful because it gives you the wonderful opportunity to connect with so many friendly and like minded individuals from all across the globe and especially when you get the chance to interact with them in the real world and form long lasting friendships.’ – Boulent

‘Social Media is so powerful because it gives an update instantly about everything I want to know about.’ – Rose

‘Social media is powerful for the connections it can forge, and the people it can bring together.’ – Robert

As a bonus to Anthony taking the grand prize, everyone listed above is going to be receiving a prize too- a download of the Back To Us song!

Social media is so powerful for me because I can get inspired, learn or laugh for hours on end at content people post and can also share what I create to connect with people all over the world too.

Thank you to everyone who entered and keep an eye out on my social media and website for future competitions and giveaways 😉

Thank you to some brillulous people

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 - General

It’s come to the end of the year and I’ve seen quite a few posts of reflection around, which is a good thing.

I thought I’d join in and throw light on some brillulous people who’ve supported what I do recently and pasted a smile onto my face that lasted the whole day long!

Thankful Thursday - 1 EGH Radio and The 8 App

First of all, this picture has two amazing groups in it. EGH Radio has been spinning my stuff and introducing it to more ears which is awesome! The 8 App have also been 100% behind me and pushing my music video for Back To Us 😀

Thankful Thursday - 2 Monkey Queen Books

Thankful Thursday - 2 Monkey Queen Books Video Feature

Monkey Queen Books, aka Robert Dahlen, put together an absolute boss list of his favourite songs for the year (which you should check out) and I came in at number two with my song ‘What We Were’! Gotta work real hard to get to that number one spot next year 😉

Thankful Thursday - 3 Croydon Radio

Croydon Radio has continued playing my music and I feel honoured! They’ve taken on new tracks and are showing them to people on the other side of the world in the mysterious land of England.

Thankful Thursday - 4 Fandomania

Thankful Thursday - 4 Fandomania Video Feature

And lastly, but certainly not leastly, I’m part of Fandomania’s Christmas Songs list for this year. There are some really cool artists on that list (which you should check out) and I’m stoked to be among them, thank you to Chad Walker 😀

To everyone that’s taken the time this year to listen to my work, share it and support it, it really means the absolute world to me. I hermit around in my studio trying to create the absolute best music I can, then wrestle with Adobe products to make an entertaining video for it. It’s hard to know how it’s actually going but when I see that people are connecting with it- there’s no better feeling.

People Eater Photo Shoot

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 - Fashion, General

In order to do the music video for People Eater, because the video features text appearing on top of a photo, I did a photoshoot to find the best photo!

The theme for the shoot was a similar character to the main character in the song (somewhat sweet and childish, very purple, but really just a people eater) with a geek pop vibe (because geek pop is my thing of course). Here are all the shots we got! I’m quite a fan of how they all came out 🙂

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 1

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 2

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 3

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 4

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 5

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 6

'People Eater' Meri Amber Photo Shoot 7

A big thank you goes out to Patrick Catanzariti who took the shots. If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can spec it out here.