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Cover me in sunshine! 

Hi All!

So..we 'may' love clothes in the colour Black? It gives us 'confidence'/ makes us look slimmer 'they' say??

Well, here we are in April and I just HAVE to get m' colours out!!

Yes I've over eaten and consumed a little more Malbec (yes vegan by the way- Mark!) over the last year than 'maybe' I should've....but I am getting out those colourful clothes as I find they cheer me up, do you agree?

I hope my new colour design photos will make you smile... and look out for more as I share more news .....

What could it be???

I will of course SHARE very soon!!

In the meantime, as always, your comment, support and friendship is appreciated - Songs from the album, indeed The entire new album is available on all digital formats!  Ask Alexa, i-tunes,Spotify to play "Love is still the answer" Album by Elaine Gilmore!!

A special mention to 2 very special people who've cheered me up in the last week with beautiful words in the form of emails- Thank you Sue & Phil and another mention to the beautiful Nicky Stevens for that wonderful review of the album-heartfelt thanks Nicky-very special words coming from you!

Best Wishes for April all - Keep smiling - Keep in touch!

Please take a look at my Youtube clips, if you haven't already?!! -  *SUBSCRIBE (it's free),Like, *Comment & *Share...

Elaine Gilmore "Alfie" 

https://youtu.be/4FgHEeQ6_f0

 

 

 

Middle March, News & Reviews! 

Spring has sprung and 'here's hoping' as my mother-in-law says that we're nearer to getting some freedoms back!

The album's being received well and I'm enjoying marvellous feed-back on all aspects of it, from the cover, the song choices, orchestrations, production..... well everything!!

The china mugs and vinyl-look coasters were a bit of fun but are being 'raved' about so we're producing more as enquiries for the coasters have led to them being bought as a gift-wrapped set of 4! - Ideal gifts for anyone who has the album & music lovers in general! (Being added to site asap or enquire to my social media sites).**

Reviews:- ELIO PACE - RADIO 2 / CO-CREATOR & STAR OF THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK 

"Your version of "Arthur's Theme"  is absolutely stunning"

 

                 MIKE KENNEDY-WELSH CONNECTIONS

"The best compilation of Burt Bacharach songs I've ever heard"

 

                 NICKY STEVENS - BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 

 

"One could almost say that Burt Bacharach wrote these songs with Elaine Gilmore in mind.  With a voice that is super smooth, with a great tone and so easy to listen to, her renditions of these timeless songs are most certainly well in her comfort zone as a vocalist and for me a great joy to listen to such a super talent.  I loved her choice of songs with my favourite being "Alfie".  I will most certainly play her CD at future dinner parties.

A mention must go to the talented musicians providing the backing and the great production team at the studios.  All in all, I would definitely recommend this CD for your collection.

AND HERE MIKE DOYLE enjoyed the CD over dinner with his wife Marie and sent this photo.....along with Gemma, my daughter in Spain, Debbie's Mum (& the budgie!), Debbie, 2 precious girls with the china mugs early in the morning, and my eldest precious daughter-Claire!

More recording news to follow soon...but for now..keep spreading the word & keep your messages coming, it cheers us up & motivates us. THANK YOU for your support & remember LOVE IS STILL...THE ANSWER!!  Elaine xx

 

February Update! 

Hi,

Well here we are in February, and a very cold month so far indeed!

A little update:

We're not scheduling a "Sedaka meets Bacharach" show at the moment as quite frankly, I don't want the disappointment of not being able to fulfil the date, and of course we all need to feel safe and sure, relaxed to be able to have a fantastic night! 

Better news is that the album is being very well received and a lovely surprise to me that it's been bought as Valentine's gifts which is just wonderful! (Received a Mother's Day order yesterday too)! I'm just thrilled that it's being enjoyed!!

Last night "Alfie" was played on BBC Radio Wales again by Gabe Cameron & Eleri Sion as his 'musical choice' as of course "Alfie" was a movie starring Michael Caine (now Sir Michael Caine) in 1966. Eleri hadn't heard my version before and commented that she would like to hear more so that was very nice as it's not easy to get radio play if you're singing/playing 'covers'- it will be great if she enjoys hearing the rest of the album, ring in to Radio Wales (or any other station) to request if you're so inclined!

Just to let you know that I also have some 'merch' available in the form of a coaster & china mug - created by Sharon at "Arferaid" which can be packaged as a gift with chocolates inside for Mother's day along with a CD of course!Arriving today! 

I'm gathering reviews to share with you soon, but for now I'll wish you lots of music listening days and please all take good care of yourselves!

Have a great weekend!

More news soon!

Elaine xx

 

It's NOT a sin - It is indeed a GIFT!! 

Hi Everyone!

Spring is on the way! Here's hoping for good news in the next few weeks/months, and that we are getting nearer to breaking out!!

We've been trying to keep ourselves occupied both physically and mentally, whilst staying home and trying to find motivation for other things other than eating!!

How are you doing? I hope you're starting to find glimmers of hope and planning a 'better' summer.........

It's been a very hard time indeed for those who've lost loved ones, and today the news is filled with the tributes being paid to the inspirational Sir Captain Tom after his death was announced yesterday. ** I just hope that we can all remember his inspirational quotes, his attitude to life and take that forward in our everyday lives as we gradually return to better times.**

I invite you to join my mailing list if you'd like to stay updated as we all move forward:

Suggestion for GIFT IDEAS!   We've had people re-ordering which in itself is a great compliment! 

I'm so thrilled that the album's being enjoyed & re-ordered - with songs that were recorded by Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black, Christopher Cross, The Carpenters & even Elvis Costello - ( Track 7-"God Give Me Strength" from the film "Grace of My Heart") it has a great selection and something for people who simply appreciate REAL MUSIC, featuring a REAL ORCHESTRA - it deserves a listen?!! - Made up of some of my old friends/musicians that I've worked with over the years and other musicians that have become my friends throughout the making of this album this has indeed been a wonderful 'project' and one I want to share with the world!!

These guys'n'gals really did a superb job, their pro attitude, talent and hard work comes through and indeed it made my job an absolute pleasure to create this body of work with them!! 

You can't 'gift' a download, you can't see the cover details, enjoy the vinyl-look CD, or feel the quality so what about this for an idea?!! 

We've got Valentine's Day coming up Feb 14th!

Mother's Day  March 14th!

And it's also a great Birthday GIFT IDEA?

With songs from the 60's, 70's, & 80's played by these awesome musicians, why not give it a whirl?!!

The singing's not so shabby either?!! (recorded at Shabbey Road Studios)!!

*Let me know what you think?!!*

Cheers everyone,

Here's to the music! 

 

 

 

 

 

It's OUT NOW! 

Hi All

I'm absolutely thrilled to say that the album is out and we're mailing out every week!

All pre-orders are now being mailed out and I'm receiving some wonderful compliments on the whole Look, Feel, Sound and Quality of it! Thank you!!

I've got to thank everyone who's taken the time to get behind me with this project, it means so much and especially at this particularly challenging time.

It's not for me to 'blow my own trumpet' - 

Go to the 'store' section on this site and order a copy! / Add it to your playlists!

 

Also - don't delay SUBSCRIBE today to my Youtube channel and look out for new releases in the future!  https://youtu.be/4FgHEeQ6_f0

 

I look forward to hearing from you, and I'm so happy to finally PRESENT......."Love Is Still The Answer" ! The Album!!

 

 

Good News!..... 

Here we are 1st January 2021!

We did it!

"Love is still the answer" album has arrived in CD format!

I'm  so happy to say that after the first batch was mailed out yesterday, we've received some great selfies that I'm able to share here of happy customers -thank you for your lovely messages!

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the musicians for their consummate professionalism whilst working on this project, who made it an absolute 'joy' to create.

I have many people to thank for various reasons and I will endeavour to mention everyone as time goes on but for now I'll say a general THANK YOU to all who've been with me on this journey so far - Just a few 'mentions' :-

Thanks to Ceri at E-Spot Design for the many conversations we had designing the album cover (I think she's changed her telephone number now?)!!

Thank you to my lovely husband for his constant love and support who so happens to be the drummer on the album - The 'Mighty' Paul Smith.

I can't not mention a very special 'chap' who's enthusiasm, talent, encouragement, professionalism and support made this whole experience some of the most FUN I've had in years!  Thank you Al Steele at Shabbey Road Studios for the beautiful Musical Arrangements - (Musical arranger / Producer/ Guitars) - For getting 'The Show' concept in prep.  For attention to detail and for the laughs we had during this whole process - I've 'threatened' to move into the studio with m'sleeping bag!!   Awesome! 

Wishing everyone a 'better' new year

Good Health and happier times

Here's to US!

Elaine xxThank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awaiting Album Delivery - Update 

Hi All,

I hope you're well.

Extraordinary circumstances indeed!

Delivery of  "Love Is Still The Answer" was scheduled for Monday 21st and the album has been dispatched, which would've been great and just in time for Christmas - but as you may be aware, couriers are having a nightmare time out there and I have to let you know that unfortunately we are still awaiting delivery of the album to us!

Disappointing for sure!  I can only apologise and hope that you will think on the same lines as me: In the scheme of things, a delay isn't something we should get too upset about considering what we're all facing during.... this pandemic?!!

I assure you that as soon as we receive, they'll be sent out to you - jiffy's are labelled and ready!

Wishing you the best Christmas-time possible - Let's get through this and I hope you will enjoy the album.....when it get gets to you!

Lots of Love

Merry Christmas

Elaine & Paul

Looking on the bright side! 

Hello Everyone

I'm happy to tell you that the CD's are on their way to us here at Gilmore HQ!

However - There is a delay, so I can't guarantee delivery to everyone who's ordered before Christmas.

I'm really sorry about this but I hope that like me you'll understand and feel the same as me that in the scheme of things, we really shouldn't get too upset about it as there are other more important 'concerns' for us all right now?

Stay Well!

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the CD if you'd like to let me know (only if you've enjoyed it though!!)

I'm so happy to be receiving many supportive messages, orders, well wishes and  I thank you all for this.

Update to follow-when I have some good news!

Elaine

 

It's on 'his' sleigh! 

Hi All

Hope you're all 'hanging in' there?!!

A quick update to ANNOUNCE the Album...you know-that 'thing' we've been talking about since before last Christmas is now available to hear/download on digital platforms and receiving great reviews from radio interviews, airplay and friends!

Songs recorded by Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Elvis Costello, Christopher Cross. The Carpenters & more!

For those of US who are 'touchy/feely' kind of people-the CD is in production and we hope to receive it very soon!

Those who've already pre-ordered (I thank you) and you're first on the mail-out list!

You can always order extra copies as Christmas gifts/handy stocking fillers and spread the word as I'm hoping the album will cheer people up through next year as we hopefully move into a better 2021-We could make "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Elaine Gilmore (of course) our new anthem - as Dionne has suggested before!

Thank you for your 'support' - "Alfie" is doing well as it was Dionne Warwick's 80th birthday today so we raise a glass to her! 

If you often listen to a particular radio station you are welcome, in fact ENCOURAGED to give them a call, an email or go and stand outside the station and shout/request a song from the album??!!

Don't forget to keep the album in mind for a New Year present/gift and instead of more chocolate how about a colourful Easter present?!!

Take care all xx

The Album can also be purchased from Derricks Records Swansea - Penarth Music Centre - Cadno Burry Port & other independent shops will be added.

I've chosen to support our high street shops-OR contact me through Facebook-Twitter or Instagram-Get in Touch!

 

Latest News!/Update :) 

Well hello everyone,

Here we are at the end of November 2020 - Do we laugh or cry? Hopefully we do our best to smile and get through this challenging time.

I enjoyed chatting to Owen Money - BBC Radio Wales on 30th October - he played "Alfie" & "What The World Needs Now".

After a guest appearance on Barry & Louise Walsh's " Wednesday 20 Show " recently I've had some lovely messages and it's been so great to be introduced to new music lovers from lots of different genres awesome!  ** (The Wednesday 20 Show 20th episode is available on Youtube)**

Dean Winters played a track from the album on his boxofficeradio.co.uk- that was a lovely show featuring songs from musicals with the letter 'w' in the title!

(Click 'how to listen'..listen.  Dean Winters)

Well, I'm excited to tell you that I'm a guest on the "Welsh Connections Radio Show" this week with Micheal Kennedy, where we'll be talking about amongst other things - my latest project - of course The Album - this will be available on mixcloud  next weekend-please have a listen he'll be playing tracks from the album that haven't been aired before! Some 1st exposures!

I'll be announcing the exact release dates for the album very soon maybe for the first time on the Welsh Connections Radio Show!

(We're looking at the second week of December for digital release and I hope to be sending the physical CD out soon after to those who've already ordered!)

"Alfie" continues to be enjoyed on Youtube  and of course now available on all digital platforms- "Alfie" by Elaine Gilmore - my middle daughter had it playing in a bar in Spain last week!

Don't forget that you can pre-order on this site or contact me on fb, twitter, instagram or email:- elainegilmoremusic@outlook.com

More updates very soon

Lots of love Elaine xx

 

 

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POSTPONED! - Sedaka Meets Bacharach

The Savoy Theatre, Tonyrefail

Celebrating the music of two American song-writing legends! Featuring the hits HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIXTEEN, DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE, BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, THE LOOK OF LOVE, OH! CAROL, ALFIE… plus many more!

The Mike Smith Big Swing Band

Melksham Assembly Hall, Melsksham

My musical director Al Steele took over the Mike Smith Big Swing Band a few years ago, and he asked me to come along and perform a couple of songs from the new album. The morning of the gig, one of the regular singers came down with severe tonsillitis, so I ended up stepping in for the whole night! A bit of lyric prep, plus all the function gigs that i had done since the 80's, and we were ready to go. It was a great night, and all I can say is, it's nice to be kept on your toes!!