It’s… summer, nearly. Bless the good old British weather. It’s definitely trying hard to confuse the living hell out of all of us.
I’ve had a really busy August so far with lots of Pride events, festivals and holiday park bookings. Because of the pants weather and the postponement of Chester Pride I’ve added in a new song, taken from Paloma’s Fall To Grace tour, Ann Peebles or The Commitments (depending how old you are) ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ a new challenge for Dave at Alibi and a fab addition to my cruise show.
Here’s to what’s left of the summer and maybe a very warm September.
Well, I’m a little behind in my Blog updates, I completely missed June and we are nearly at the end of July.
What a cracking summer I’ve had so far.
The beginning of this month I was very pleased to be placed in the Top 5 as Best Newcomer by the National Music Tribute Awards. They gave me an absolutely stunning write up that got me a little teary:
“With vocals powerful enough to rival Paloma herself, Pure Paloma is a truly beautiful performer, honest, raw, & undeniably talented, she captivates the audience with a cheeky smile. Theatrically trained she is more than a vocalist, Pure Paloma is a full package performer & daring entertainer!”
I couldn’t stick around for too long though, as I had an early flight to get the next morning for my flight to the Algarve. It was a great night and although I didn’t take home the coveted prize for Best Newcomer, to be recognised as one of the best up and coming tribute performers is definitely something I’m really proud of in my first year.
Here’s to where the show will take me in the future!
It’s May already. Pure Paloma is nearly one year old.
I’m popping off for a few days next week on a little birthday mini break. Hooray!!!!
May has had some wonderful local gigs. A particular highlight was The Gun Inn in Hollingworth (a hop, skip and jump down the road) Ally and Leah really know how to run a party and they are keen to bring back great live music to The Gun, I really enjoy working with new landlords/owners and creating long lasting relationships and really special nights of entertainment.
The big news of the month is that I’ve been nominated for a National Tribute Music Award! Which considering I’m in my first year is pretty excellent. It would be lovely to attend the awards and meet up with so many other tributes I really admire.
Coming up in June is a very special event. I’ll be back at Blackpool Pride, where I stepped out as Pure Paloma for the first time last year. It’s going to get emotional! You can find all the information about how to book for Pride click on the link below it would be lovely to see you there.
It’s been a busy year already, second showcase, this time in Reading at the lovely Grosvenor Casino, lots of work coming in from that which is great!
I had my first gig at the Liverpool Hilton! Good golly, Miss Molly, that was immense. One of my fave gigs to date. Not just as Paloma, but EVER. Full on automatic dancefloor, loads of fun; even if someone did pinch one of my tambourines…
I seem to be on a mad wig buying thing at the moment. Webster Wigs have got some amazing bits in. I don’t think I’m actually going to make any money this year, because I’m spending it all on wigs!!!
So, where will I be this year? I’ve got lots of local dates in, around Manchester, a few private parties, some festivals, Pride events and one I’m really excited about the 48hr Fitness Weekender in September at Brean Sands (click on the link to book your tickets.)
AND THAT’S JUST FOR STARTERS! 2019 looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. Don’t forget to keep checking in on Facebook, Instagram and the website for updates. As the summer season hots up I’m sure I’m going to be popping up here, there and everywhere.