It is great to create and we have been feeling very creative lately. Producing video clips for the series and writing more songs for the Busy Izzy and Friends stage show.
I love working with Stephen Kiely (co-writer of the Busy Izzy and Friends song catalogue) We bounce off of each other really well while incorporating lyrical and musical ideas. Playing around with clever internal rhymes and interchanging melodies is always lots of fun. When work becomes play...it is a lot of fun!
Stephen and I share eclectic musical tastes, this is why our songs include many styles and genres. Stephen plays all the instruments...including drums...He is very clever indeed. You can listen to the Busy Izzy and Friends catalogue here...
We will be uploading a new video clip...A 'sort of COVID close-down song' - called
"When We're Indoors"
Don't forget to check it out - Roxanne Kiely
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It was a very exciting day when Stephen Kiely and I, along with, Busy Izzy and Friends, visited Abbey Road in London. September 2018. There were many excited "Beatles" fans lined up to walk across that 'famous' crossing.
Innovating Music Since 1931. Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studio in the world and a global music icon. Originally a nine-bedroom house built in 1829, it was purchased by the Gramophone Company in 1928 who went on to build the world's first purpose-built recording studio.
The Beatles released their album entitled, 'Abbey Road' on the 26th of September 1969. It was recorded between 22nd February and the 20th of August 1969.
Its popularity is probably due in part to the album's success. The album debuted straight to number one in 1969, and is considered one of the greatest albums ever made by the Beatles. The recording studio EMI changed its name to Abbey Road, possibly as a direct result of its popularity.
I guess there are many authors like me, who sit in their studios playing solitaire. Surrounded in thought and ideas and writing away the day.
I don't usually join groups, but the Alliance of Independent Authors has features that suit me. I am looking forward to becoming more involved.
There are many member benefits, including support for:
1. Editorial 2. Design, including cover and interior 3. Formatting and other production issues, 4. Distribution, 5. Marketing 6. Promotion 7. Licensing and publishing rights
I was excited to upload my three picture books as all three books and songs in the series are "great gift ideas for Christmas and birthdays".
Stephen and I have been writing songs together for many years and we enjoy collaborating on the Busy Izzy songs. Our writing and recording sessions are always lots of fun. We bounce off each other very well. Sometimes I will come up with a melody or a lyric or both, and we’ll flesh it out together, or Stephen will present me with a variation which we’ll then combine. Sometimes it works the other way, with Stephen playing me a tune with a basic lyric, and I’ll have that in my head for a day or so before it sparks yet another idea. It’s an exciting process and we’re really happy with all the catchy songs we have written for Busy Izzy and Friends.
Have a listen to some of them:
Here: on our website, or
Here: on YouTube.