music in Austin

Music in Austin

If you’ve kept up to date with my news or seen twitter, facebook posts or been to a gig recently you’ll have heard me talking about music in Austin, Texas and the trip I took recently.  Well, I’ve got lots to tell you about that so look out on the news page of the website.  […]

Stafford FM Talk – 22nd June

The Tonka Talks on a Sunday evening on Stafford FM features weekly guests live every Sunday Night on 87.7 Stafford FM from 10pm until 1am.  Shelly will be visiting Stafford FM to for an in depth talk about all her latest ventures, music news, what the “Embracing Change” workshops and blog are all about.  She’ll […]

Music in Austin, Texas

Hi guys, I wanted to update you a little bit as it’s been a little over 2 months since I went out to Austin, Texas.  I’ve talked about it a little in my newsletters.  If you don’t them  – sign up on the side of the page right here or by clicking that little floaty […]

Stress relief using music

Learn To Fall: the song, stress relief and challenging your ego

Recently I have been thinking a lot about a song I wrote called “Learn to Fall” on the Change EP and how I actually use my own song for stress relief when I need some balance.  I have been back in the UK for around a week and a half having been away in the […]

Instant Karma is back!

    About a year ago I played a lovely venue in Digbeth, Fazeley Studios.  It was such a lovely atmosphere and evening and had some other great artists from the Birmingham music scene on.  It’s so good to hear that it’s back up and running so I’ll again be playing on the “Instant Karma” […]

When I was young I wanted to be a chef and sing in my own restaurant…

Seriously, the title of this blog, completely true story.  I still have the dream, you’ve got to keep it alive!  Now it’d be a healthy restaurant, maybe somewhere warm, near the beach…. But, food, glorious food, that’s where it all started for me.  Even before music there was food, of course, my Mom decided that […]

House Concert Success!

Thank you, thank you, thank you – to YOU the audience for being so supportive of live music in a living room! This was my first house concert and it certainly won’t be my last.  I am feeling a little smug at the artists chosen, as all your emails have been coming in saying how […]

In the studio

Tomorrow will be the first day in the studio starting to track the songs “You Lie” and “Cry Now”. I have held off recording anything new for a very long time, so firstly I want to say thank you very much for your continued support at gigs and coming out and still enjoying the EP […]

A song to celebrate women

Whenever I am asked to get involved in a new project I get so excited and want to share it with you all straight away and in fact with this one I may need your help!  I met Geoff Thompson of the Youth Charter based in Manchester at another event we were both working on. […]

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