If you'd asked me this time two years ago what I saw for myself and my family in two year's time, I don't think I could have imagined that this would be it! A promotion at work, Eric and I buying our home, and the music..... Oh the music!!
I envisioned that Now and Then would be carrying on, doing what we do, but there was part of me that was wanting to do more, which was just not in the cards for NATB as it was at that time. I knew that I wanted (needed) more from the music, and I thought perhaps a little something on the side would give me what I was looking for. It took a few more months, a couple of nameless gigs and plenty of negotiation with Jim, but Bliss was born.
Bliss is defined as "perfect happiness; great joy". There is no word to better describe how making music makes me feel. It makes the time and effort to make it all happen so very worth it.
Next Saturday night, Bliss will be playing at the Boston Manor, and I couldn't be more excited. The hard work has paid off into opportunities for the remainder of 2016, and into 2017. There's lots of people I have to thank for their part in making this all line up, and most of them know who they are as I've thanked them before and will probably thank them again... All my bandmates, my parents and siblings, my kids who understand that "singing is just in my bones", and of course Eric - because without his AMAZING support at home, I couldn't do any this.
Two years later and here we are with the little side project - I cannot wait to see what's coming next!