Wowee…its been forever since we wrote our last blog, but hopefully you’ve all been following what we’ve been up to on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram!
Our biggest news is….WE ARE STAYING IN LOS ANGELES FOR THE NEXT YEAR!! How exciting!!! We’re pleased to announce we have signed a management contract here in the US and will be spending the next 12 months touring, writing and recording!! We’ve also signed a management contract in the UK too – so we’re planning on hopefully travelling back and forth and getting some UK dates in the diary also – all to be announced very soon, but we’ll be based in Los Angeles while we carry on writing & recording with the awesome Wayne Vaughn of Earth, Wind and Fire.
Working with Wayne has been amazing so far… not only has he put together a mind-blowing band for our live show, he’s also produced the show, adding his own special brand of ‘Vaughn-funk’ :) Wayne’s main gig was Earth, Wind and Fire back in the day – but he’s also produced some amazing artistes. We seem to hear more stories every day but a few names like Stevie Wonder, Toto and the Jacksons have been casually mentioned!
The ‘Better Vision For Children’ benefit gig at The Mint was an unforgettable evening! We actually had to ‘pop back to England’ (as you do, haha) to do our visa interview, and everything (as it always seems to be in Lilly-land) happened last minute! We ended up being back in London for just over a week, and flying back to LA on the Thursday evening – straight back into rehearsals as soon as we were off the plane! We were exhausted – but so grateful because Wayne had put together the most amazing collection of LA’s session musicians you can imagine! These guys have played for Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, George Benson, Earth Wind & Fire…just to name a few… and they sounded HOT! We will never forget the moment when we rushed to the studio after being on an 11 hour flight (somewhat delirious)…walked into a Hollywood rehearsal studios and heard this amazing band playing our music!! It was completely surreal…I don’t think you could wipe the smiles off our faces! :)
We also had the amazing Roy Brown on sound, who not only did sound for Earth, Wind and Fire also – but Janet Jackson and many other huge artistes. We have taken to calling Wayne ‘Daddy Vaughn’, as he looks after us so well…and Roy has now taken on the name ‘Uncle Roy’. Its been so amazing to be so welcomed and looked after by such music legends!
Thanks to everyone who came along to the gig and donated money to ‘Better Vision For Children’ – we are really excited to be working with this charity as they are doing fantastic work!
Anyway – video of the gig is coming in the next few days, so watch this space, and we’ll be announcing dates for the first leg of our US tour very soon!
Much love to you all, and thanks, as always, for all your support!
Sera & Frankie