Can't remember. Follow her on FB, Twitter as she also played in May at a small venue in London where they do a couple songs, then switch to another artist and so on. Think shes doing an online show next month. Yeah Melinda is great, I didn't know who she was but looked her up when I bought my ticket to see Meiko, I commented on one of her YT videos and then 5mins later she had added me to FB. Got to meet her briefly at the gig but then a month later I left another comment on a video of hers saying how i had a spare ticket to see Third eye blind in Manchester. She told me to msg her about it on FB, I asked her if she wanted to come, not expecting her to say yes. As it got closer to the gig, I just assumed no chance she'd actually come but we sorted travel out and met her there. Dropped our stuff off at a hotel, went the gig.Talked almost daily till round January when she asked me to be her tour manager, even though i had zero experience. Think she said, its better to have someone passionate about your music, rather than just someone in it for the money. I was suppose to get gigs for her and Meiko but Meiko went a bit quiet over the months with the new album and moving. Yeah I know the feeling. Most of the bands and artists i love are pretty much unheard of or have a small fan base over here. Dying to see Chantal Kreviazuk and Jewel live
Exactly! Now I'm sad I missed out on her London gig! Did she play Hawaii at all? I've been fixated with that song for YEARS. I'm going to check out Melinda Ortner now (highfive) And I've seen quite a few times where I follow an artist in very small venues, get to know and be friends with them, and then they suddenly blow up, move to Arenas, and suddenly any human contact is hidden behind a VIP pay-wall. Plus then you're looking at queueing up at 8am to get to front row, or watching from the rafters and seeing them the size of ants... Not good!
Woo never thought I'd find a fellow Meiko fan on here. Loving the cover album she did recently. I got to meet her in London last Summer when she did a gig at the Troubadour. She was super sweet to me as I had completely froze when I went up to meet her. We should be seeing more of her in this country as well with her moving to Germany and no more 2am Stageit shows. The other singer playing that night Melinda Ortner was really good as well, we ended up becoming good friends and I do a few hours a week getting her extra gigs. I guess being a fan of someone who isn't huge does have its perks as you get to meet them, chat with them online, get to see them live in a smaller venue so your a lot closer. Its like my fav band Third eye blind, not played here much but when they do, its too a hall room size audience and being front row is easy, the atmosphere from the crowd truly amazing. Yet they go home to the States and sold out gigs everywhere they go in Stadiums etc.
Fully agree with what. And Meiko is amazing! Been following her since her first album and still baffles me that she's pretty much unheard of in most of the world :(
seriously this show is still going after all these years, it destroys the music industry, the real talent that are out their working their bums off busking, doing free gigs in places to just get their name heard by people are just often ignored these days. Also gives young people a false look at the industry, like you have to be perfect, you have to be able to sing every type of genre perfectly as well, which is just crazy, how many bands, artists often switch genres. You don't need to have the perfect voice to sell albums, talent is what you need. One of my fav artists Meiko, pretty much unheard of in this country, just released her 5th album, 3 of them were all independent due to her not liking the way a record company treats the talent.