Living in the "NOW" :) 

Here we are a few months down the road!

Counting blessings of which there have been many, amongst navigating 'challenges' of which there have also been a few! 

C'est la vie!

I've managed a few sessions/ hours in the studio with Al and we've made some progress on a song I'd written a while back, in fact wait for it......3 years or more ago!!

Progress has also been made on the collaboration with Ian Mitchard who's written some fabulous songs for me and I'm excited to release one of those songs in the not too distant future....with that new album of original music to follow., so that's exciting to look forward to.

Unfortunately I've had some family issues to deal with which have taken up so much of my time and energy this year so far that my projects have had to take a 'side seat' in my priorities, BUT it's just a delay and I'm just getting things done at a slower pace, but you know what?- It's OK. It's good. I'm thankful for so much in my life that a delay doesn't phase me.

I've enjoyed singing at some weddings throughout the year, holiday parks, clubs and beautiful hotels so I think I can be contented with that after surviving the pandemic, being required to cheer people up/entertain with my music/my voice has been an absolute pleasure, it really has.

I'll be appearing again at 'The Ivy Bush Royal' throughout December and there are a couple of other things in the pipeline I'll shout about my new song releases and all on my Instagram, Twitter feeds etc so watch out for that news!

Thank you for reading my blogs and all messages of support/interest - and thank you for buying the album, streaming etc xx

Much love

Elaine xx






Music to soothe! 

Yes this is what's being said over and over regarding my Bacharach album, and d'ya know what? - I'll take that! Absolutely!

What a blessing it is to be able to soothe!  Special  mentions to two ladies this month - Thank you Glenna and Gloria for your messages/feedback, it's appreciated.

Well following on from my last blog, all of those gigs have been great plus what I can probably say was a really special night for me when I got to appear at Swansea Jazz Club with the house band PLUS Laurence Cottle not on bass but trombone!  I can honestly say that I enjoyed EVERY note I sang and every note played!

We opened with "My Funny Valentine" and we also played "This Girl's/guy's In Love" etc and I was thrilled to sing a song that I've wanted to perform for a while - "Spain" (Al Jarreau) I loved it!  Also a bit of a thrill too as the band hadn't  recalled ever playing it with a singer before, usually instrumental! Wow! A first!! #woman

So to finish up for today, Paul & I are looking forward to a break away, he's had a very diverse few weeks playing jazz, soul, so many different styles of music including playing with "Moonlight Serenade" Big Band at The Torch Theatre Milford Haven which featured what I hear to be a pretty awesome drum solo in "Sing, sing, sing" where the band left the stage and Paul Smith was on fine form!! Just fantastic.

We've been busy worrying about our mum's and my mum is currently in hospital, so we have a few things going on so these special times are helping us to 'heal' and enjoy our work - we're both very thankful.

Thank you so much to our friends old and new for your friendship. love & support, in these times we're witnessing/experiencing, being kind and appreciating each other is a precious thing we can do if we're able.

Music is universal - let's continue to enjoy!


January...sick & tired you've been hanging on me.... 

Well here we are, and what a time we're still juggling with!!

November supporting Hamish Stuart was so great, I'm so happy that I got to sing some of the Bacharach songs featured on my album plus two original songs written for me by Ian Mitchard-they were very well received and I had a great time with friends old & new resulting in a few album sales-I feel very 'blessed'!!

We're 'dipping our toes in the water' but it's still not all systems go unfortunately!!

A few good things happening, lets be 'positive' a good way!!

Jeff Hooper's appearing at the re-opening of our fantastic jazz club in Swansea 4th Feb my dear husband Paul Smith of course on drums with Dave Cottle on piano, Alun Vaughan on bass guitar....with Nick Mead on trumpet, Ceri Ress & Dick Hamer on Saxaphones....a great night guaranteed!!

I'm doing a few local clubs this month, and honoured to be asked to sing at a private party celebrating a very special birthday at a local hotel mid February.

On 1st March for the 3rd time Jeff Hooper and I will be celebrating St.Davids Day together again at The Hereford Welsh Club!

Recording at Shabbey of course adding to the Bacharach show and continuing with more songs written by Ian!

Lots to look forward to.........................

Let's hope February, March & April we'll have more good news to share.....

Come on down,...

Let's hope we're recovering very soon.....

E. xx





December Blog  

Hello Everyone...

I hope you're doing o.k. in these rather 'challenging' times??!!

The beginning of the month started well for us, appearing at Swansea Jazz Club - what a lovely night that was!!

It was quite 'emotional'/special to be appearing at the club after such a long time, finally performing some of the songs from my new album - "Love is still the answer" plus songs written for me by the wonderfully talented songwriter Ian Mitchard that were received really, REALLY well, I am so happy about that!!

(Due for release next year/watch this space!)!!


To be followed by the fantastic Hamish Stewart and his band was absolutely FANTASTIC! I've been enjoying appearing at The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen on Friday & Saturday nights from the beginning of December until 26th for Christmas Party nights and as you can see, there are a lot of  plans for next year, so hopefully we'll get over the present 'obstacles' and go forward to enjoy the many fantastic events scheduled.

There's more recording underway and there are gigs to be confirmed but for now I'm just going to say that I wish everyone the best of luck going forward.

Thank you for your purchases and support over the last year particularly, I've been absolutely thrilled with the response to the album and the YouTube views of "Alfie" which are set to reach 2k + by Christmas!!

Keep listening, enjoying music, keep well and try to keep smiling!!

Merry Christmas 




Looking Good!! 

Well hello and welcome to my blog for November!

Looking forward to some more time in the studio with Al Steele and Ian Mitchard as we're getting ready to add the finishing touches to songs we've been working on and to release a single from the next album of which I'll be debuting at Swansea Jazzland on the 3rd December when I guest along with Hamish Stuart (AWB)!!

When Ian contacted me after hearing my Bacharach album "Love is still the answer" to ask if I'd like to work with him recording original material, I was excited!! He sent me a selection of songs and there were quite a few that I was instantly excited about!

In fact the first 4 bars of the first few songs that he'd written with me in mind had me VERY excited indeed!!

So November and December we're planning a steady pace of bookings and recording and staying out of trouble!

See the poster below of what we have lined up at the jazz club for Nov & Dec!

Check this out!!

On the 3rd I'll be guesting alongside the fabulous Hamish Stuart and his awesome band, so please come down if you can and tell your friends about the worldwide talent we have appearing every week!! Just LOOK at the poster!!

I'm resident at The Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen for their Christmas Gala nights from December 4th with various one off bookings to take me through to January when I'll announce plans for the new year.

Thank you for your continued support with messages on receiving the album and the update that " Alfie" is nearing 2k views on You Tube!!

I'm so thrilled at the reviews and your encouragement to go forward, to continue to prove that it's never too late to do what you love, love what you're doing and even HAVE FUN!!

I just want to thank Al, Ian and the musicians that I'm working with, I take nothing for granted, You're appreciated!!

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Let's Do It!!






Looking forward........ 

Hi Y'all,

Well, not exactly sure where we're heading but lets try to stay positive and hope that the next few months we'll be performing planned shows and that enough supporters feel confident enough to come along to our gigs!!

I've enjoyed singing in Wales at a few clubs along with Jeff Hooper and we're getting a lot of positive feedback/looking forward to expanding on planned shows.

The Bacharach songs are being well received and I'm so happy to receive emails and messages regarding the quality of the CD/ various angles/compliments which of course supports the planned shows.....

As long as the people who've received it are playing it more than once, that's good enough for me!!

Please order the CD from my website:

Compliments given as birthday and Christmas gifts**

(also available at Penarth Music Centre, Derricks Records, Swansea, Cadno Burry Port, Harbour gifts, Burry Port).


**Looking forward to singing on December 3rd at Swansea Jazzland supporting the wonderful Hamish Stewart who recorded many well known songs,"Pick up the pieces". "Walk on By" + wrote songs for many more of course "Whatcha gonna do for me"  Chaka Khan............

Tickets available from Swansea Jazzland**

Or Get in touch with me to reserve...

More to be announced soon....

In the meantime, take care of yourselves..we need you!!

Elaine xx


MY BLOG - Continuing to look forward! Christmas gifts/News for December! 

Hello and welcome to my BLOG.

Here we are mid-way through August-time is flying by!

Thank you to those who've ordered my album..great feedback...I'm grateful and happy.

Gigs are starting to come back for myself and Paul, this has brought a mixture of emotions to 'tackle' but the overall feeling is one of excitement!  We've missed our work!  We've missed 'what' we do!! We've missed our friends made through our love of music!

Throughout this last 18 months+ we've had some recording/studio work and that is set to continue with Paul recording a new John Owen Jones album and me recording some original songs etc..

The new Korgis album/CD's & vinyl record - "Kartoon World" is now available to order & fantastic) at the and they're rehearsing for gigs coming up including The Cavern in of course Liverpool so that's great news and certainly we're looking forward to those dates from September onwards! Enough about Paul Smith!!

I've had a lovely gig with The Phil Dando Big Band in Malvern, and a few local gigs to 'test my metal'!

My voice wasn't the only 'concern'..when I tried stage attire on, I was so shocked to discover that walking in my high heels/stage shoes was a's been so long!!  Panic over and with a few 'practice walks' around the house..I've managed!


I'm very happy to announce that I'll be supporting one of Scotlands real musical greats - Hamish Stuart, original lead vocal and guitarist with The Average White Band.

I'll be singing a few of the songs from my new album and excited to hopefully be 'premiering' an original song written for me by songwriter Ian Mitchard....pre EP release!

Further details to be confirmed nearer the time......

For now, look after yourselves, continue the good work spreading the news of the album THANK YOU!

Elaine xx



Egg Shells!! Christmas isn't that far away!! 

Well "Happy July"!!

Congratulations to the England Football Team qualifying last night, now set to play Italy in the final!!

We wait to see how it will go now for Theatre venues and other live entertainment venues hoping that using cautious guidelines and dare I say common sense, we can see more shows given the green light, but it feels like I'm walking on egg shells as do we prepare only to be told our shows can't go ahead again or go ahead with confidence?

In the meantime we're preparing with hope and I'm also hoping that this weekend Jeff Hooper and I will enjoy 'dipping our toes in the water' as we are performing self contained & socially distanced in Wales - I must say that rehearsing a few Bacharach songs yesterday I found myself crying with pent up emotion which took me by surprise, but I suppose it's understandable as the last 16 months have been rather a shock to the entertainment/hospitality industry to say the least.

On the bright side I'm writing this blog and you're reading it!  We're doing 'ok'!!

The CD's are being received rather well and our "Alfie" video on Youtube is steadily being seen and heard around the world, that's pretty awesome in these times!

David and I are even wondering if our 'Sedaka meets Bacharach' show can be re-scheduled with confidence!!

We'll see!!




Hello All - Here we are half way through the year!!

I hope by now you've heard at least one of the songs from the new album??

Our "Alfie" video has reached over 1,300k views on Youtube and I'm receiving some lovely emails/compliments on the album-keep them coming and please keep sharing/spreading the word/ request to hear the songs if you listen to radio-ask your favourite radio presenters to play and help others to enjoy my music!!

We've had airplay from various stations including BBC Radio WALES from Mal Pope, Owen Money. Gabe and Eleri and Mike Kennedy's various Welsh Connections/Stations, Wigwam, etc MARK Hegarty from Cardiff Radio 80's Show,  and Gina James Pure West Radio to name a few...........Thank you!!

And later on in the year I'm VERY excited to remind you that we'll be releasing new and ORIGINAL songs!!**




For June #pride 2021 

When you purchase the CD I'm offering the Pride 2021/LOVE IS STILL THE ANSWER T-SHIRTS FOR £7.00 INCLUDING T-SHIRT P&P

Make sure you state size(s) and Colour required when you give postal address

Please go to the STORE section Order CD then order your T('s)


Please keep yourselves well!

Wear these shirts with a smile!  Enjoy Real Music, played by Real People!!

This photo is a little blurred - please go to STORE for a clearer photo of the beautiful T's printed kindly by kelly@sweateezhoodz

Christmas Gift Ideas?!! 

Here we are May 25th, almost half way through the year!!

Last night I received a request for 2 CD albums, 2 china mugs and 2 vinyl-look CD coasters!!

What 'shocked' me was that these are orders for Christmas gifts!!

I've hardly thought about Christmas, other than to 'hope' that we'll be able to meet and spend time with family and friends more comfortably, so I'm very impressed by this persons forward planning!!

Of course I'm very happy to put these gifts together and post out as requested two weeks before December 25th and on giving it some thought today, it 'hit' me that it really isn't that far away!!

I'm really thrilled with the reaction to the album and thank all who've supported me so far, subscribing to/viewing my Youtube version of "Alfie" to date 1.2+K views, purchasing the new album through this site or getting in touch through my social media sites etc.

I would also like to thank the radio presenters who've played various songs from the album over the last few months and given me such lovely continuing support and feedback!

I thank you!

I'm currently working on new material and will reveal all when we're a little closer to sharing what we've been creating!!

Coming Soon!!!

In the meantime please add me to your playlists.....e.g. Alexa play 'Love is still the answer' album by Elaine Gilmore...

Follow me on social platforms and let's continue to share this lovely music from the Burt Bacharach catalogue-(with our arrangements, our orchestra, fabulous musicians, creative twists and touches)

Listen to my album "Love is still the answer" and it certainly will be a pleasure to receive your orders for friends and family as we go through the year and indeed think of gifts that can be sent yes..........even for Christmas!!

At this point in time, we're not yet able to perform to our audiences in Wales U.K. so for now we keep in touch and rely on your social media support as we wait to be given the green light to resume plans for future shows.

Very soon we'll be long overdue to have more than one album wrap party as my husband Paul also has as The Korgis drummer a new album being released soon (available for pre-order now) and absolutely brilliant in my opinion!!

So....with shows planned and lots of live concerts/gigs in the pipeline I'll end here.....

For now as the Doobie Brothers say .."Whoa a whoa...listen to the music"!!

Lots of Love All!

#christmas #christmasgiftideas #forwardthinking #love #loveisstilltheanswer #alfie

E. xx