Hi everyone. I just popped over here from Nic's CC site to register and swell the numbers a little. This is a great idea and I'm sure Mary-Jess will love to have her own dedicated forum. I first heard her some while ago on Aled Jones' Sunday breakfast show on Radio Two. She was talking to him about her recent history, and the story of her time in China was so interesting that I didn't roll over and have an extra doze as usual but kept listening instead. Then he played one of her songs and I was hooked. I guess it was 'Glorious' but I've listened to 'Shine' so many times now and the tracks all become very familiar. 'Lighthouse of Mine' is one of my all-time favourite top songs. Still waiting for a chance to see her sing live (aren't we all). I couldn't get to London for the Chinese New Year and without sufficient prior information about the timing for the Ladbroke Grove event I was also unable to spend the day up there on spec. It's been said before but Mary-Jess is a breath of fresh air and I hope she goes on to more success in the future. I'l be watching for news.
Welcome Nigel, good to have you on board. You are among friends here and our aim is to support Mary Jess music in any way we can. She is very unique in the CC field as her album Shine is full of originals and she has a talent for writing her own songs too. I suspect its the start of a new generation coming through. Bob
Welcome Nigel, I thought we might see you here sooner or later.
There does seem to be a bit of a problem getting timely information about live events. Often Mary-Jess doesn't seem to know herself until the last minute. I am planning to go to the concert in Northleach (Gloucestershire) on 16th March, but I realize it is quite a way from Colchester and we don't really know how much Mary-Jess will be doing that night. The information we have about that came from local sources, not from Mary-Jess or her management.
I hope you get to see Mary-Jess soon, and maybe we will meet at last.
A warm welcome to the forum, I hope you enjoy it here.
I hope that you get the chance to see Mary-Jess soon and hopefully getting information about concerts will get better. As John has said Mary-Jess sometimes doesn't know until the last minute but she has been very supportive of the forum and has let us all the information she has, when she has it.