*Entrepreneurial Inspiration!* Ryan Leslie. Hot off MIDEM.

This interview is truly something to be aware of if you are looking to go INDIE in any area of business.

Each penny is important and bringing back real life gratitude and prowess counts for a lot.

Easy to forget in our ever enclosing world!

If you read this message and want to collaborate or network or connect in anyway comment below and let’s make it happen!

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¬£ $- Create.Vibe.Play.Yoga.Work.Sing.Exchange.Support.Empower – * With me! *

I have travelled all over the show watching and soaking up tricks and licks in the music lane. Working with producers, ¬†musicians and Yogis for the past few years has given me a crash course in all the things I didn’t even hear of in school or Music College.

But first

WHY YOGA ?! I THOUGHT SINGING is PRACTISING SCALES AND PERFORMing WHY DO I HAVE TO STRETCH and BREATHE SO MUCH? 

Yoga releases tension. Unmanaged tension is cancer to a performance of any kind.

Let alone the voice being your instrument! 

Tension is caused by emotional reaction to an external or internal trigger. Relieveing our bodies of past occurances of stress is a beautiful energetic exchange which can be optimised by Yoga and its asana work.

Yoga also works at stabislising the pelvis and legs to create strong foundations to stand from. If your foundations are not strong and stable then your upper body will feel the need to compensate and be ‘on duty’ more regularly and stiffly than needed ergo – stiff necks and frozen shoulders and jaws that lock in the night.

Singing and voice awareness = Vitality! 

Lessons I have most recently learned whilst chasing my own dream of living through my music. You never stop learning at Life!

I.e Recording vocals to performing vocals live. – How important it is to hold extremely close familiarity with your parameters created by your voice at that moment, not your last performance or session, because having this awareness and control will save you in trickier moments occuring on stage or in the booth.

I.e The importance of your physical and mental wellbeing whilst writing, performing and working as a musician and singer. It was, for sure, touched on by Kele Bryan from Eternal (one of my tutors at BIMM ) but her style was more of a circuit training warm up and core strengthening exercises this did not penetrate my interest at the time, and have only really got where she was coming from in the last few years after being living proof that body tension + weak muscles = stressful mind maps.

I am offering 3 x 1.5 hour sessions for ¬£120 –

Luis Enrique Rivera Cuyar

how?

30minute body awareness Yoga flow tailored to student’s needs.

30minute – breath and vocal integration

30 minute – song study, musical improvisation – general fun musical playtime!

can include – audition techinque, pre production for recording, gig prep, music theory – tailored to student’s goals and direction.

Where?

TBC

Why is this so amazing for me?

I love teaching and passing on knowledge. i especially learned SO much recently on my travels and more than ever I want to pass this information along. I had my eyes opened to how things are moving along in the american market, how it differs from here and why us Brits always make waves across the Pond.

The money I make from teaching lessons and passing on information goes directly to the making of my EP and towards my returning to NYC to finish all of the work that had such a magical start to!

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I am also looking to learn new skills myself so if this is something you would like to learn about or get involved with, get in touch! 

I am open to exchanges in 

Languages

Music Production and Technology 

Music Theory 

Piano lessons / just about any instrumental lessons! 

 

+447936357065

or Comment here!

Stevie Spesh – Song of the Day!

I woke up this morning- after drinking one glass too many of red last night and perhaps too much food on my solo dinner excursion-  to this gorge song!

my dad had sent me a little message this morning with it in!

So cute, love him so much.

More about my crazy dinner in another post!

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Chili’s Scar Tissue – Song of the Day –

Bit of a different vibe but I feel it is fitting for my recent spontaneity. I think I am healing some stuff so Scar Tissue seems fitting.

And the Chillis are all about Cali so this shiz works.

Probably going to have more of them this week!

I read Anthony Keidis’ autobiography back in my BIMM days so I have a special place in my heart for these guys. Reminds me of some of my favourite guys from back in the days of covering songs for fun!

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Song of the day! Maxwell (again)

Today I have been singing NON stop, I feel sorry for my poor nan who has been trying to get on with her usual daily routine of washing clothes, potterin and gardening. ‘You’re in good voice this morning’ is what she said to me. Who knows what that means, she speaks pretty thick saaaaf london chat and sometimes it may aswel be another language haha.

I love to sing this song after studying it profusely when writing my own stuff whilst staying in NYC.

Maxwell is an amazing vocalist and songwriter, and is never far from beautifully gifted instrumentalists that ensure he keeps getting better and better!

His blacksummersnight album is one of my favourites of all time and the lineup of the backline is stellar!

Song of the day! (Esperenza Spalding)

‘Love me or leave me but please don’t deceive me
And say you love me how I am
You love the way I fit some ideal
Not the real woman you’ve yet to understand
See love ain’t all heaven, and I am no angel
But I do the best I can

You always wanted something more from my body
And said you needed something more from my loving
But all you got was me and that’s all that I can be
I’m sorry if it let you down’

Love her…

We need to talk about Solange… (Song of the Day)

I.Love.Solange.Knowles

Especially this track. Love the 80s vibe and the vulnerability in her voice.

Seems as though style effortlessly effervesces from Solange in between her rounds with Jay.

Check out her Saint Heron stuff too

She works/plays with all the cool kids and cares about the world. A lot.

Would love to be a fly on the wall of the xmas carolling!!

BONUS BEYONCE THOUGH