A Musician in London: From the Studio to Stonehenge

By Dani Lauren

I’m in the final stretch! Just one month left until I hop on a plane to Munich to meet up with my family for summer vacation. But before I leave this wonderful city behind, for now, I still have a lot to do, so hopefully this month doesn’t fly by too fast. Next week I finally get to go into the studio for the final mixing on my acoustic EP. It’s sounding really good so far so I can’t wait to share it all with you this summer! Check back into my Facebook page for the release date around mid-July for more details.

My last day in the studio was one of the most productive recording days I’d ever had. At the start of the session my throat felt a bit tight but all that was left to do were the lead vocals so I didn’t really have a choice but to push through. Even though I was certainly determined to sing all five songs, my voice wasn’t really feeling it. It was pretty early in the morning and I hadn’t really gotten a chance to use my voice in a while, the walls are pretty thin in my dorm room. For some reason I got the idea in my head that if I ate a spoonful of honey I’d get my voice back. Unfortunately the only honey they had was that really gross raw stuff, but it worked like a charm and I got my full voice back within seconds! I’m definitely going to use that whenever I have to sing in the future. We knocked out all five songs with harmonies in eight hours!

Other than working on the EP I’ve also gotten the chance to travel a bit more around England. Over Memorial Day Weekend a friend and I took a twelve-hour tour around Windsor, Stonehenge, and Bath. I’d already gone to Bath, but I really wanted to see Stonehenge and Windsor so I was pretty excited about it. My favorite part of the day would have to be Stonehenge though. You hear about it all through high school in history class and it’s just one of those places that I had been dying to see for as long as I can remember. Finally getting to see it was such an awesome experience. It’s in the middle of nowhere; you actually have to take a shuttle bus two miles away from the visitor center to see it so it was a really nice city break. It was also sort of eerie, with huge black crows flying all around. All in all it was definitely an interesting experience and I’d definitely recommend making the trip to see it.

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It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks coming up, but hopefully that means I’ll have a lot of interesting things to share with you all. I have a few more concerts to go to, some fun London summer events to get tickets for, and I still haven’t taken my picture crossing the street at Abbey Road! What musician comes to London and doesn’t take that tourist picture? I hope I can get to do everything I set out to do before I leave!

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