Friday, 17 April 2009

Photos from the Showcase

Here are some photos from last week's showcase for Universal Records. We're wearing dresses provided by which look lovely and really suit the beautiful setting we're playing in.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Showcase in action!

Well it's all go today! Keziah has just uploaded some clips from our showcase performance last week on You Tube - . We think they give a nice glimpse of what an intimate and exclusive event it was AND you get to hear some of our music!

Have a listen and tell us what you think, as we always love to get feedback.


Friday, 10 April 2009

How to buy our new CD

Our new CD Fireworks and Fables is now available on Amazon

It is a great album with varied music to appeal to everyone who likes classical music or the harp! Do write a review of the CD as well as we always like to get feedback on what we do.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Showstopping showcase!

I can't believe today is over - all the hard work we put in over the past couple of weeks really paid off and the showcase went amazingly well! There were lots of interesting people in attendance including a representative from Universal Records and a journalist from the Mail on Sunday! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and remarked on how much interaction on stage there was between us when we play!

It was also great to have the event compered by BBC Radio 2's Paul Gambaccini - he made us feel right at ease and asked us lots of questions about the group and the music we perform. The buzz afterwards when we were chatting with the audience was brilliant and everyone kept saying how exciting they found it and how it had confounded their expectations of what four harps would be like.

It is too soon to say what the next step is from here, but today has been a complete success and we can only keep getting better and better!


Monday, 6 April 2009

Welsh Debut

We are very excited to be performing live on Welsh TV Channel Wedi 7 on 5 May (see for more information).

It will be really great to showcase the group to a part of the UK which has so many lovers of the harp. One downside though - only one person in the group speaks Welsh! Oh well, we'll just have to let our music do the talking for us :)


Win two tickets to our exclusive showcase this Wednesday 8 April by answering the following question: what is the total number of strings on four full-sized concert harps?

Competition deadline is Tuesday 7 April at 6pm (UK time). One winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Cinderella shall go to the ball (dress)

Yesterday Ellie and I spent a happy couple of hours wading through ball gowns in order to choose four dresses for our showcase next week. The dresses are being provided by the London based shop The Dress Lounge and we are really excited about wearing them!

It took a lot of debating and trying on (particularly because we were also trying on dresses for the other two members as they couldn't make it to the fitting - very amusing substituting 5'6 Ellie for 5'1 Keziah!), but we finally settled on some beautiful oyster, cream and gold creations which will really compliment the colours of our harps and fit well with our Grecian Goddess theme.

We'll put some photos up here once the event is over so you can all see the finished article. Only five days to go now, so the pace is really hotting up and still so much to do!


Thursday, 2 April 2009

Press Releases

I have spent the morning sending out press releases about the group's new CD and forthcoming showcase next week on 8 April. It is amazing how much time self promotion can take up - forget memorizing the music for next week, one can expect to spend the whole day sending out info about the group and then following it up with photos and nagging phone calls to try and get some editor to like you!

Today's musicians have to be multi talented in order to succeed: they have to be able to network, write biographies and programme notes, look great in publicity photos, be under the age of 35 (ideally a child prodigy), be PR and marketing whizzes, and come up with innovative projects that do something that no one else has done before. All of this whilst fitting in 8 hours practise each day!