OK soon I will be playing in Paris
-Jeudi/Thursday 18th June @ Eglise St Roch. 20h
-Saturday 5th July Hamac Festival (full band) https://www.facebook.com/hamacfestival?fref=ts
If you would like to be put on the guest list JEUDI 18 (as I can control that one) please let us know at
Also I will let you know when we do our private show and release ; ) (not yet but soon)
Sending you all masses of love.
ps- As T shirts and CD's are not printed yet, I haven't been able to give to you, but if anyone is missing their poems, please write to me at
as I have written them, I just havent sent them (sorry)
I am trying, really to show up and come back to music and work and I just can't do it.
Even a little concert between friends is too much for me.
Please don't be angry. I was so looking forward to it but I am just too broken right now.
Please forgive me. Sundays just have too many babies around and I break down
Howdy to my favourite people on the planet.
You and you're friends are welcome to come, no list required and yes it is confirmed.
As it is a private affair, should you wish to bring any drinks or snacks you would be most welcome to as the space is well suited to picnic style seating
The address is 15 quai de la seine, in the 19th and it is at my yoga centre Yoga and Co.
As it will a completely unplugged affair, please do not bring noisy friends as I won't have a microphone so I will probably end up punching them : )
thanks and looking forward to seeing you sunday x
I just changed the date.
I hope to stick to the date.
If you want to come, let me know.
If you don't I send you a million kisses
Sorry to have been a bit out of the loop.
I am doing a completely unplugged concert at my yoga venue in the 19th and would love to know how many of you would be able to come. It will be 830pm, Sunday. 5th April. Its not a release party, just a free concert as I don't know when I will release album but I wanted to share a live moment with those of you who are available and with those who have been so supportive thought this process.
As the place is private and I will not have amplification, I would need to know who would be coming, so if you intend to come, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you on the guest list and send you the required information.
Sorry for the delay....
I have had a few complications recently and as most of you know my little girl India died so I haven't really been too focused.
But I am on it now and will be sending all your stuff as soon as I can.
First the poems and then the artwork.
Forgive me for such a delay. It was not my intention and I do hope I find you all well and happy and excited about 2015 xxx
Sorry I have been so absent dear people!!! Between mixing the album, the movie, drawing your pictures, writing your poems (great topics from those who gave me topics, I hope I do them justice), and working on the album artwork, I haven't had much computer-time.
I am currently in italy where we are filming for my movie (I am not one of the stars, but at least I am learning and I am not screwing the piano parts up too badly!!)
In between shooting (there is ALOT of waiting around between shoots) I am trying to finish the mixes and since I am getting close
I thought I'd send an exclusive track to all of you who have participated up until now.
For the album I recorded two versions of this song, an epic rock version and another, which is more electro.
I love both versions but alas alas only one will make it to the album.
So I am sending the more rock one to you all so you see what you have co-created with me.
There will be a link attached to an email I send to you all tonight.
I hope you enjoy it and once again, thank you so much for making all this possible (must go work on more mixes ; ) )
Am sick and in bed (no its not serious, its just the I-live-in-Paris-where-the-air-is-so-polluted-it-makes-you-ill bug) .
But even from this horizontal vantage point, the new speakers sound great.
The downstairs neighbours haven't complained once (finally I think they have understood that you cannot ask a musician to make 0 noise 100% percent of the time) and we have been able to get on with cleaning up the pile of (musical) files, the music… It is sounding very good. Hard to let go of some things, like the amazing sound we had at Black Box but since i don't have a tape machine or a computer fast enough to line up a billion tracks recorded at 88.2 kH we have had to downsize to 44.1. But if that's good enough for Radiohead then its more the good enough for me.
Tomorrow morning (providing the Paris Pollution Bug stands aside) I am meeting with Artie's (from the loveGods) sister Eve Menuteau to brainstorm about the album artwork.
Dean Tsoupas my cyberking web friend is currently working on the new website.
And everything is coming together nicely.
They say money doesn't make you any happier……. I beg to differ. Money allows choices and freedom and the possibility of working with people to finish an art project. My art project. This album. Before you all came on board I was a hopeless mess. Now I have the opportunity to finish what I started, a little later than I wanted, but much better than never
If any of you can truly say money doesn't make you happy, know that it makes me very happy indeed and I will happy relieve you of the burden any time you say so ; )
And on that note, I will happily put myself to bed, knowing that everything is coming together, very, very nicely.
Same day we got them. I couldn't believe it. Thankfully the guy who sold them to us was honest and took them back (I think he may have possibly dropped one down the stairs when he was bringing them here so he didn't even question us about it).
We got the money back and will order some this week but it just means more delays… annoying as they sound great. Meanwhile our kind friends Zach and Claire have lent us some little speakers until we get Version 2.0 Dynaudio's (complete with warranty!)
By the way, in 3hours we will be doing a free live concert. If you want to join us and ask questions, etc) go to www.howl.it/nadeah xxx otherwise happy sunday to you xxxx
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you Merci thank you!!!!
As I cannot write this info anywhere else on this site it seems I just wanted to thank Liz for the cover shot and Claire for the bow tie and bareback lipstick photos…..
thank you girls. May the whole world see your fantastic works!
Happy Saturday to all you music lovers out there,
I hope your week has been fantastic.
On my side, my week has been great thanks to you joining me in the help-the-rAged project.
And r-Aged I have been.
I spent all my savings paying an English producer to record my album. We recorded 7 songs, great songs, with the wonderful Rob Ellis but by the end of 3 weeks in commercial studios the recordings and mixes were not finished enough to show to labels. 30,000 euros down and still no definite mixes, enough to make any artist freak out. Rob was hoping to mix with people that cost per day what I live on for 3 months…. err nice in theory but I am an indie artist, not Sony International….
Next i worked with the very talented Marc Collin- He said we just needed some synths which sounded great to me, but then he told me he wanted to take the songs in a more French direction. He said, you need to go to America to make the album you want to make or you adapt to France. I wanted to stay in France at the time, so I adapted.
(Word of advice to artists-Working with 2 producers with very different visions is not recommended. Especially on 3 different operating systems. Its like having a business meeting with 3 people- a person who only speaks chinese, a person who only speaks french and one anglophone… takes forever to communicate or come to an agreement about anything and neither person makes sense to the other anyway).
After I had finished working with Marc, recording 5 more songs in a new studio, with new musicians I had some pretty good unedited rough mixes but i still didn't feel I could show them to anyone in the states as they were too European and not quite finished. Maybe I was wrong, but that's what I thought at the time.
I thought it would be simple to get some U.S friendly mixes together but I spent a few weeks in America with a friend Jeff Moxley just trying to make the recorded instruments (audio its called) line up so we could do some rough mixes. It was exhausting.
Jeff works in Protools, Marc in Cubase, me in Logic. None of the files were sitting right which means the drums and voices and guitars are all playing in different places so the music sounds like one big mashed up mashedness, kind of like musical vomit. Its called not being "locked to grid". And when you have over 50 tracks/instruments all playing at different times, cleaning it up is like cleaning up a bomb site- overwhelming. Sending huge heavy files from France to LA across the web is not ideal and alot of the audio tracks were not even labelled so we had to rename them all- very laborious and so frustrating to say the least.
And unavoidable which was the upsetting part.
I cried many times- why didn't these producers all just work on the same system or at least work on a grid so this would be easier?
It was a disaster.
I left America with no real finished rough mixes to show to any Americans and foot surgery waiting for me in France.
I had foot surgery in November, got infected and had a haematoma-ed ankle the size bowling ball.
I went to Australia to recover and then went back to hospital on Christmas Day with a re-infected foot.
At the same time my manager said he looked for a label in France but couldn't find one with the mixes he had so it was " good luck to you nadeah" and I was left with a half finished album and no real support to finish it. 30,000+ euro's down the drain and no one wanting this album in France. Awesome DUUUDE!
This was January 2014
It was hard, really hard as I felt so alone with it ; A mess of an album with people saying HURRY UP but how do you hurry when you don't know where to go and you don't have the money to go there anyway?
That's enough stress to make anyone feel uncreative.
And a bomb site of audio to understand and sift through, some of which unusable due to some clumsy engineering (to be fair recording 9 drum takes in 2 days is a lot so it's normal that some details got missed…. kind of)
I had taken a huge risk and failed and now i didn't know what to do.
I asked Rob for the Original Files.
I took Marc's files.
I asked poor Warren my sound engineering partner to line them all up like I had done with Jeff.
It was daunting
We had to go through the whole tiresome process again.
Edit drums, make things line up, cry, yell, continue…...
At the same time a very dedicated fan by the name of "Isabelle" asked me where I was at with the new album. I told her I was screwed financially and morale-wise and within a week she helped me put together this kiss kiss project.
For some reason the collective power has impact.
I feel inspired.
The people around me feel inspired (Nico and Warren thanks guys, Greg)
I can ask people to try mixes knowing I will be able to pay them.
I can meet with artwork people.
I am reminded there are a lot of people who want to hear this album.
And alot of people who are now part of this album
And I am definitely not alone with it anymore
So for that I say I thank you, from the bottom of my newly creative heart.