'Down-to-earth words, rugged beauty in the voice'
Cariad at Christmas Time
C.A.R.I.A.D. (the campaign to end puppy farming) and I are hoping for great things from this song, released as a charity single on 12 December 2013, with all proceeds going to small dog rescue groups and to C.A.R.I.A.D. to continue the fight (please visit www.cariadatchristmastime.co.uk to pre-order and find out more). What I would like to do here is thank Felix Macintosh for giving me the initial idea to approach C.A.R.I.A.D. with the idea of writing a Christmas song in the first place - so thanks, Felix, for thinking outside the box!
Mandy's new 5-track CD 'All Along' is now available as a download at Bandcamp - as the whole album or as individual tracks!
'All Along' receives Honorable Mention in Song of the Year contest :)
A seasoned writer and performer, Mandy has spent most of her adult life, in both the UK and America, giving in to wanderlust and crafting songs, many of which tell a story - about the ups and downs of relationships, her own and other people's struggles and quests for ... well, whatever it is we think our life is about, and anything else that has set her imagination off on her unconventional journey to where she is now.
After spending a decade in Austin, Texas, followed by a number of years back in the UK, she made a return visit to the States in 2010, drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where she met and paired up professionally with singer songwriter Terri Calderon, with whom she has written a number of songs. Mandy has since then been over to Nashville several times to write and perform. She is now living in the south of England, and is a member of the London Songwriters' Group. She recently released a 5-track CD, 'All Along', recorded at Tigersonic Studio in London, and is involved with the Fearless Females collective. Bluebird continues to flourish, and Mandy and Amanda are delighted to be playing at various venues, including a number of care homes, in Oxfordshire and the surrounding area.
Mandy also has a personalised songwriting service, Wags Lyrical, involving writing bespoke songs about people's precious pets. Her various commissions, including a song she wrote for a couple in Florida that's subsequently gained quite a few hits on YouTube, can be heard on the Wags Lyrical website - word is apparently spreading far and wide!
Mandy's new 5-track CD All Along, recorded at Tigersonic Studio in North London, is now available both to download and as a physical CD :)
Mandy is now a featured artist on Australian radio station Jades Lava Lounge FM - click on the MP3s tag on the home page.
Monday, December 9, 8.30 pm: Mandy performs a set of her songs at the Christmas edition of Blue Monday at the Boogaloo pub in Highgate, North London.
Friday, December 13, 8.30 pm: Mandy does a comedy set at the Funny Girls! Christmas comedy showcase at the Caroline of Brunswick, Brighton.
Saturday, December 21, 8 pm: Mandy plays a set in the Eclectic Cabaret at the St James Tavern, James Street, Oxford. Looking forward to it after the great evening we had last time!