Sunday 20 September 2015

London Fashion Week Party & Catwalk Show

Well this was a rather awesome week!
First I was on radio on two different stations at the same time! My children's audio book made the Funky Kids Playlist and then one of my solo acoustic songs was featured on a rock Podcast.
Living a double life is so much fun lol!

My Band Lilygun has sold loads of albums in our Sale which we launched this month \m/ I'm very pleased.
Amazing things are happening for my business which I can't speak of on here but it's bloody fantastic! Then to end the week, I was invited by my Film & TV Professionals in London group to go to London Fashion Week Party & Catwalk Show!

I went with my beautiful friend Natalya and we enjoyed lounging on velvet sofas, sipping very expensive red wine and live DJs at the gorgeous No.41 Club in Mayfair. The cream of London designers were there to show us their delightful designs. The Catwalk Shows were really great especially the corset section. Then guests were invited to party the night away with models and fashionistas. The most Fabulously dressed Fashionista won a bottle of Champagne. We were robbed hahaha! It was also a good evening for networking and we met some very nice people including the creator of Lisser Moi and a cool photographer. Photos of the event were taken by top photographer Adam Tiernan Thomas (Chanel).

It was a fantastic night and a great way to celebrate the opening night of London Fashion Week.

This is the life...

♥ Anna-Christina



Thursday 10 September 2015

Lilygun Album Sale Now On

Get Lilygun's debut album on sale now! 
This album has sold out in shops so this is the only place where Cds are available.
Visit the Shop here:
and get your copy while it's on sale now!

Here's what they said about it...

“There have been many debut albums that bring you that "wow" factor and Lilygun is right up there with the best. The songs are atmospheric, played brilliantly but above all sung to perfection by front woman Anna-Christina. Lilygun are getting the attention and recognition from the music industry for all their qualities and hard work. About bloody time too”.
Neil Richardson.

"Escaping the genre trap with consummate ease, Lilygun's self-titled debut deals in freedom of expression and a feast of guitar-driven emotion dredged from the depths of London's underground live music scene. Impossible to pigeon-hole and yet easy to admire, Lilygun could be the shot in the arm British rock is searching for".
Gun-Ho. Rush On Rock

"What’s most striking about the album from Lilygun is how they’ve combined a real sense of catchiness with their technical approach to things, combining their signature sound with an almost mainstream like quality, something which will stand them out as more than a simple rock band. This ability, and the resulting sound is what makes this such a stand out album, and one which I have a feeling is going to do remarkably well once it’s in the public domain from the 10th of September. If you only ever listen to one album we review, then make it this one – believe me when I say it’s worth your while!"
Dave Nicholls. Loud-Stuff

“Few bands in recent memory have grabbed my attention like London rockers Lilygun. There is so much depth to this record. It’s dark and cerebral, it’s moody and pensive, it’s operatic and it rocks balls. Musically, there is an evident solid chemistry with gorgeous bass lines by Aaron John and David Ryder Prangley and drummer Belle Star laying down the foundation for massive orchestral highs and magnificently simple lows. Add to this a deliciously balanced mix of guitar sounds, ranging from haunting background growls to full bore wall-o’-sound solos. Then there is the tour-de-force that IS Anna-Christina. With song writing chops that, for me, rival those of the great Tori Amos, she is certain to be a force to be reckoned with. This is not to mention the fact that she is one of the most gorgeous bad-ass rocker women I’ve ever seen”.
Kevin. Nanobot Rock Reviews

“This is a set of songs written by the band’s dynamic and charismatic singer, Anna-Christina, demonstrating such variety that it’s difficult to pin the sound down to 1 genre. The arrangements squeeze every last drop out of a fairly traditional line-up and create a huge dynamic range across the album. This is a great first album from an original and inventive band and I haven’t heard anything else this year to surpass this in terms of raw power and dynamic range; they’ve been on the horizon for a while now and this should be the breakthrough. This is a great album”.
Allan McKay. Music Riot

“Anna-Christina's voice is both unique and unexpected. The album only hints at the intensity this band could create live; it's a tease, a promise of better things, an album that will leave you on the hunt for tickets to see them play live. Lilygun know how to lead their listeners, drawing them intimately close before hitting them hard with a punk riff or two. Lilygun's debut album is an insight into just what they can do, varied and exciting, it clearly sets them up as one to watch.”
Keller. EGL Magazine

"This band is going places, no doubt about it and I strongly suggest that radio stations and festival organisers start checking them out now! The band deliver 8 tracks of Rock music that brims with attitude and melody."
Dave. Ravenheart Music

Tuesday 8 September 2015

A World of Forgiveness

Some people will never forgive. They are so loyal to their anger and hatred that they will stress and hurt themselves physically and psychologically for the rest of their lives because they think that forgiveness is some kind of weakness. But that’s not true. It takes a very strong and wise person to forgive, to choose to be better instead of bitter.

To forgive, you have to put yourself in their shoes. When you do this, you realise what Eckhart Tolle said. If their past was your past, if their pain was your pain, if their level of consciousness was your level of consciousness, than you would think and act exactly as they do.

There’s only one earth but there are billions of worlds on this planet and every person is living in their own world. Believing their own thoughts about the world which were born out of their own upbringing and experiences. We suffer when we project our own expectations and world views on to people living in totally different worlds from us. As if we knew or could ever know the depth, the motives that took place in that world that caused that person to act in the way that they did. We don’t need to know, just know that hurt people, hurt people. Everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve been given.

When we look deeper, we see that all people have one thing in common. We all want to be happy. For some, it has been their thoughts about getting to that happiness that have been severely deluded through their journey of life that now, they create more suffering in the world than actual happiness.

This does not mean we condone the actions of wrong doers or continue to have relationships with them. Forgiveness can result in you having nothing to do with them again. This strategy is for your mental peace. Clearing your heart, getting yourself out of that negative world. Because forgiveness is about YOU, not them.

Last year someone behaved appallingly towards me. I was so confused because all I did was shower them with love, time and my money! But soon I saw that we were not living in the same world. My path was meant to go somewhere else. I turned my life around and now I have a hundred times more happiness, joy, love, passion and excitement in my life and I am so grateful every day for it.

If you are reading this and have lost hope that you can turn your life around because of the pain someone else has caused you, I’m here to tell you that you can.

Forgive, let go, work on loving yourself and you will soon see that something so much better is waiting for you just around the corner.

♥ Anna-Christina