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Winter Song New Official Video!

New officiallyness music video for the new album single, Winter Song is FINITO and ready for your eyes! *cheers*

All filmed, edited and near tears shed over by yours truly (and a bit of father) locally (Wigtownshire) in the month of December 2014. I tell you, the weather in the last week has ranged from mild and sunny, to wet, cold and windy, to a sudden 20 second tantrum of snow, and no frost for ages. Which was insanely annoying as I was worried that the video wouldn’t look wintery enough and it wasn’t until yesterday morning that it got a bit frosty, but yesterday was the day I’d planned to publish the video. *hysterical laughing* Please remind future Zoë to have realistic deadlines and prepare months before.  Well, do tell me what you think. I hope you like it and it evoked that wintery feeling.

I didn’t want to create a complicated video. No inner storyline, nothing overly clever, and definitely not something with me prancing around in the snow looking seductive and pouty. For one, that is not me and the most pouty I can be without cringing is what I did in Nobody Knows. And no it’s not only because the whole process would be faster and easier to video and edit as you’ve potentially gotten rid of a full on storyboard, saving time. I wanted the song to speak for itself, not having an alternative meaning in the video potentially distracting from the moral in the song. Winter will end so enjoy it, and Winter will end so don’t feel dark. I was trying to capture all aspects of Winter and how it makes us feel and, in the process, film what winter is like here, where I live which can be rather bleak and very cold and sun on a sprinkling of snow.

Oh and I guess I didn’t want it too complicated so that I could do it myself. But it’s totally all about the meaning… ;)

A behind the scenes on our not so adventures during the filming and the general ideas/inspiration for the video will come soon, featuring geese.

Cheers very tah muchly to the Father for filming me and laboriously slaving away with me, deciding which clips to use and fixing any technical issues that nearly involved tears (mine). Mother for getting all excited and spurring me on with tea. And Mr Shaun from famously known ‘The Bookshop’ for the lend of his nice camera.

I do hope you like it and if you feel you want to I would definitely appreciate the sharing to anyone else you think would like it too. Should also say, Winter Song is available on iTunes along with my whole debut album which, if you like, you can get here. There are also very, very few copies left of the physical album but you can still get them here, and as it’s nearly Christmas I will sign each one I send out in the month of December.

Think it’s time for a brew…

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Dolly Parton’s Jolene & BBC Radio Scotland

Ta da, here you go, my latest cover of a brilliant song. It’s amazingly written and something I love to perform in my live sets.

With regards to the fancy stuff on my vocals in the vid, absolutely no additional effects were added to the track in the studio. Everything was done in one take using my TC Helicon VoiceTone Harmony G-XT pedal and MP-75 Microphone with D.I. through my beautiful Fishman Loudbox Artist amp. Do love my tech. My babies.

I was also incredibly lucky enough to be invited to play my Jolene cover LIVE on BBC Radio Scotland on The Culture Show with Janice Forsyth.

Was in the studio with Vic Galloway too who was chatting about cover songs

Available only for a week and in the UK, but LISTEN AGAIN on iPlayer by clicking here.

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Or if not, got Twitter? It’s on Twitmusic too: http://bit.ly/ZoefiedJolene

 

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Sir Lucas and the Moon OUT NOW

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Here is the official snazzy video for the single, Nobody Knows, off the album, filmed in The Bookshop in Wigtown complete with blurs and glows and such:

So that’s it – Sir Lucas and the Moon is available NOW (yay) Here are all the places in Dumfries & Galloway were you can pick up your copy.

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But it is also available online, on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3.

If you would like a physical copy you can buy them DIRECTLY from meeeee by clicking here.

Thank you for all your amazingness. I honestly couldn’t have done it without you guys

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Sir Lucas and the Moon Pre-orders are LIVE!

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The countdown to the album release is here!!! You can pre-order your own signed copy now and I’M SO EXCITED.

SAVE THE DATE: 14.1.4.14

that’s 2pm (GMT) on the 1st of April 2014

LESS THAN 20 DAYSSSS!

Have a listen to all the snippets to the 10 track album here and tell me your favourite in comments:

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It’s been quite a crazy few months getting all the album stuff ready, and I know it’s taken a while but I wanted to get everything right and it’s been incredibly hard work. I’m not with a record label anymore so this whole album was purely done by me, I mean, everything was done by me. Well obviously I didn’t hand make the CD’s and I have a brilliant engineer and producer, but utterly everything else was all done by yours truly, even all the artwork…

If honest, because of that I’m rather nervous releasing it as I have no idea if it’s genuinely good or I’m being biased. But then again, I know I can be a perfectionist at the best of times and would never produce something I wouldn’t want myself. Aaah, it’s all so nerve wrecking though. This album is all my random thoughts and feelings and ideas over the past couple of years all squished together in a big blob of musicness with extra ukulele magic. It’s so bizarre to think that you lovely people will hear it all and my little voice will sing at you and you might like it, you might dance, it might even make you happy and that’s just amazing. That’s the dream. I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Thank you, you beautiful people. Even if you’ve just found my little corner of the internet and are reading this now. Thank you.

So if you fancy it, and would like a signed copy of the album, you can click here to order one and I will love you forever

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End of Year Round Up 2013

That’s it! 2013 is coming to a close.

This year has been utterly amazing, I thank you all for being a part of it.

Remember to check out the video above for all the highlights and pics with a lot of you guys over this passed year (you can also laugh at the evolution of my hair, whilst I cringe…what was I thinking?!)

Thought in this post I’d play catch up to all the brilliant-ness that has happened over the past couple of months.
Starting with this, my Dumfries & Galloway Life Magazine, People of the Year Award. Given to me as Performing Artist of the Year, how amazing is that?

Then I was spotted on BBC’s Hebburn, little poster of meee:

Proceeded to do some brilliant gigs right through December all the way to Christmas Eve, were I had the honour of being asked onto BBC Radio Scotland on the Culture Show to have a chat and a sing song with the lovely Sanjeev (sitting in for Janice).

If you missed it, you can listen again here:

And that that’s, exciting year just gone, exciting year ahead. Very much looking forward to 2014 and all things ALBUM, dun dun duuun!

See you next year :)

P.S Shameless self promoting about to happen. If you sign up to Team Bestel NOW you’ll get EXCLUSIVE FIRST HAND FABBY GOSSIP about the upcoming album!!! Click here

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San Francisco Single Launch

IT’S NOON! IT’S JULY 4TH!

IT’S TIME TO LAUNCH SAN FRANCISCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is it, the email has been sent out to all Team Bestel members who can now download and fill their ear holes with San Francisco Single goodness but do not fret, if you haven’t joined Team Bestel…then WHY HAVEN’T YOU?

Join Team Bestel now!

Plus the OFFICIAL VIDEO IS NOW LIVE! So feast your eyes on the little beauty above made by the lovely, lovely Jessica from Picto Productions.

Not only that but the lovely people over at  Alive 107.3fm are hosting a RADIO PARTY today (July 4th) to celebrate the San Francisco launch! Be sure to tune in for a TWO HOUR SPECIAL of Zoëness from 1pm – 3pm (BST) to hear about my life up to now including my influences, fave songs, some live music and of course, the new single. VERY EXCITED!

Tune in!

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