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'...in 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 

Elaine

 

 

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!!

Please follow and subscribe on You Tube, Facebook,Twitter & Instagram

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**

www.elainegilmore.com

(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 korgis.com 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 problem..it's been so long!!  Panic over and with a few 'practice walks' around the house..I've managed!

NEWS:

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!!

 

 

NEW FOR JUNE!! #PRIDE 2021/LOVE IS STILL THE ANSWER T-SHIRTS!! WEAR THEM WITH PRIDE!!! 

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!!**

THIS WORLD NOW RELIES HEAVILY ON 'FOLLOWERS'!!

PLEASE FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE Videos (FREE-JUST CLICK BUTTON!) SHARE AND PLAY!

 

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)

THANK YOU! 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May! - Looking Forward...... 

Thank you for taking a look at my website!

The new album is being received really, REALLY well, I couldn't be happier about that! I can tell you that it's even landed on a doormat at the TOWER of LONDON this week!! (that enquiry certainly was a lovely surprise!!)

(Available in the 'Store' section/ really easy to order!)

Also at Derricks Records Swansea & Penarth Music Centre.

I've received so many compliments /endorsements - please go to my home page and scroll down to see reviews from Elio Pace and Nicky Stevens from The Brotherhood of Man.......

I'm very excited to announce a collaboration or two is being talked about!!

                                              AND 

I've started recording new songs, the first single from a NEW ALBUM will be released in the summer!!

More news on how that's all going soon.

                                        WOO HOO!!

Let's hope that the rest of the year will continue with more of us getting back into the swing of things...

Please follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter  and if you order / hear the album...let me know if you've enjoyed and any 'favourite' song?!!

And of course 'if' you haven't seen our version of "Alfie" on Youtube then ...take a look!

https://:youtu.be/4FgHEeQ6_f0

Lots of love All 

 

 

 

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