Singer/songwriter of the year – apparently!!

Posted on June 27th, 2010 at 8:06 PM / 1 comment »

I was part of a ‘battle of the singer/songwriters’ last weekend. sixteen hugely talented people from all over the north east were brought together by ‘Insangel’ and the three tuns in Gateshead.

I entered fully expecting to be home after the first round. That’s not quite how it worked out!

After each round the names of the people going through, were announced. My name was amongst them – every time!

I was amazed as the standard was hugely high, in particular, Richard Gardner, Rob Waters, Joanne from Chrome attic, and four star heroes – were all fantastic vocally and musically. There were lots of other amazing artists too, I just didn’t catch their names.

We were there from 1 pm till 12 midnight, listening to some fantastically talented people.

At around 11.15 pm the winner was announced – the winner was ME!!!!! I was, and still am, amazed, grateful, encouraged and lots of other feelings!

I feel so privileged to have been part of it, I’m still buzzing about the fact I was picked as the winner. Singer/songwriter of the year! (According to ‘Insangel’ and the three tuns!)

I have always felt extremely lacking, especially in terms of guitar skills (I’m not a guitarist!) and I’ve never really known whether my songs have any real strength. I’ve just done what i’ve done because I love it – it has been amazing to me to see/hear peoples response to what I performed on sunday.

If you were there, and took the time to encourage me – thanks so much – it has been hugely appreciated. I have been on the verge of giving up for quite a while now …….. this has really helped to drive me on!


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Sophia Monk commented on October 25th, 2010 at 7:57 PM:

Wow! Jayne, congratulations on this award, what an achievement! Fancy thinking of giving up!!!!! That’s crazy girl, I absolutely love “Orange Sky” and will definately buy your latest album too. I play “OS” so often that I know it by heart and would love, one day to do a duet with you (just like the Continental days!!) x Just look how far we’ve both come since then, thanks to the loving guidance of our Heavenly Father. You and your songs are an inspiration so DO NOT think about giving up ever again!! x :o)
I hope to hear back from you soon. Love and hugs Sophia Monk (Northampton) xx

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