Today I took part in a filming project. My new friend James Raphael offered to film my live set for a series of videos to be released later on in the year.
I have previously filmed a few videos in different locations and enjoy this part of the process, although on this occasion there were 6 static cameras and a mobile one to perform in front of. It was almost like a gig!
2018 was a great year for me, it started off with being a featured act with Nature of Wires on the Ohm from Ohm tour. I sang ‘Don’t Wanna’ Nature of Wires remix. It was the first time I had played with a band and it was a great new experience.
I released the single ‘I never thought’ along with the Parralox remix
Over the summer I had another first, playing at a few Pride gigs – which was a completely difference experience from the ‘synth scene’
I released my remix album ‘Quasi-static’ in August. The 7 track album has amazing remixes from Def Neon, Parralox, Real Experts, LorD and Master, Nature of Wires, Arcane, DJ Cutz and aka Baz
During the year I also released a few music videos, I’ll take my chances, ‘I never thought’ and ‘Miss Perfect’ LorD and Master remix.
The Autumn brought more highlights – starting the Synthetic City festival and support Spray on tour
I was proud to be nominated for ‘Best Electro Act’ at the Radio Wigwam awards.
The year ended with ‘Don’t Wanna’ Nature of Wires Remix
charting at number 7 in the Artefaktor Radio awards
Don’t Wanna – Nature of Wires Remix was voted number 7 in the Artefaktor Radio Top 40 Poll 2018.
As this was a public vote it meant an awful lot to me that people took the time to choose.
Also a massive salute the Gary Watts from Nature of Wires who came up with such a great remix. I have to just brag a little bit that out of all of the Nature of Wires remixes on the poll – mine came in the highest!!
Today I was over at Switch Radio with Gary Watts from Nature of Wires to do a ‘Slab Special’
We spent an hour with Richard Francis Smith chatting about ‘Don’t Wanna’ amongst other things and playing a few of our songs.
The playlist was Nature Of Wires – We Kill All
Caroline McLavy – Don’t Wanna (Nature Of Wires Remix)
Caroline McLavy – Constant Pain (Arcane Remix)
Nature Of Wires – Time Has Come
Broken Ego – Get Away
Leatherstrip – Into Its Eyes (Gary Watts Nature Of Wires Remix)
Caroline McLavy – This Is Not My Life
Rachel Portman – The Duchess (Classical)
My first gig supporting Spray went very well, there we loads of people from my home town Leicester there. It was great to see familiar faces 🙂
The second band on ‘Factory Acts’ unfortunately had to pull out last minute and Vieon stood in. This was good news for me as they were kind enough to let me use their projector and I was able to perform with my visual display again.
It is rather entertaining during Miss Perfect watching the crowd watching the video, as they grind at different parts of it.
Vieon were fantastic as usual and Spray were the loveliest people on and off stage. Jenny’s voice is beautiful x
I’m really looking forward to catching up with them again in Manchester.
I am delighted and very humbled to announce that I have been nominated for Wigwam Online Radio Music Awards, under the category of ‘Best Electro Act’
There some amazing contenders on the nomination list so being part of this line up feels great. I played with Hemmingway at Synthetic City and The Frixion on the Ohm from Ohm tour and they were both lovely – so I do have my favourites 🙂
I was asked to take a photo of me with the award certificate, so here is it, taken at The Vault during soundcheck, before my gig supporting Spray