"If you only focus on the peak and just how far away it is, the irresistible inclination is to feel completely overwhelmed and small. (I think we have all had a moment or ten like that at some point). The key is to always keep to peak in mind, but to focus on the road ahead; section at a time. Without the wonderful people in my life, there is no way I will have been able to make that happen."
Happy New Year, Lovers!
Surrounded by t-shirts, posters, tour schedules, copies of Outside the Wire and other newly designed merchandise, I write to you in an attempt to convey my excitement regarding this year's tour!
With an abundantly fabulous array of theatres and art centres on the tour sheet, I simply can not wait to get out on the road play some new tracks for you all!
During the meet and greet after one of 2014's final shows, I had a chat with a lovely lady who brought a friend along to see the show for the first time. We were discussing my various releases and where I'd been playing the last few years and her friend's resounding reaction was, "gosh, you have been around a while; how is it possible I haven't heard your music until now?!"
I am so grateful to have the most wonderfully loyal fanbase and I am utterly elated at the prospect of meeting some new fans in 2015. So, if you missed out on the Snapshot tour or you find you're feeling a little out of the loop, myself and the team at GSMC have put together a little starter pack just for you!
Tickets for the Outside the Wire tour are already selling pretty quick, so please check out the gigs page and book your tickets now. See you soon!!
Lots of Love
The Caddy Cooper Starter Pack includes;
- a copy of critically acclaimed album, Snapshot (including such tracks as Deep & Slow, Safe, Somethin’ Kinda Nice),
- one copy of Acoustic EP (Better Place Now, Ain’t Love)
- and an exclusive Outside the Wire Tour 2015 T-Shirt (Available in S, M, L & XL)
All for just £20 plus P&P*
*UK postage and packaging £3.00 for the Caddy Cooper Starter PackFor international postage, please contact us directly with your location and order request via www.caddycooper.com/locations/ using the title "International Postage Querie"
If you had asked me at the beginning of all this how exciting this year was going to be, I would have been enthusiastic in my response. If you'd told me I'd visit 9 different countries, scuba dive with sharks, follow a goat path up a mountain, run for miles, visit a war zone, record a second album, tour the first, play for audiences that number in the thousands and meet more friends and fans than I can count... Frankly, I'd have laughed in your face. This year has been incomprehensibly good.
Words simply can not express just how grateful I am for the people in my life and the experiences I have had whilst touring Snapshot in 2014.
I have learned so much from those around me across the globe.
In Australia, I learned that home will always be home and that a person should be true to their roots no matter how far their branches stretch to reach for light... And that playing a show alongside my musical heroes kicks ass.
In Cyprus, I learned to think on my feet and of the heroic nature of keeping things light and positive. The vast majority of people on this planet just want to smile, laugh and be happy. For some, this is much harder than for others and anything you can do to brighten someone's day is a far greater help than you could possibly imagine.
In Afghanistan, I learnt the value, sacrifice and the valour of those who commit to military service and the epic human capability to face adversity, rebuild and carry on in the most repugnant of situations.
In India, I saw true, unbridled happiness and love in people who possessed less than anywhere else I had seen before. Things can very easily get in the way of what's really important.
The great city within which I am so lucky to now reside teaches me lessons every minute of every day and there is so much still yet to learn!
Looking forward, there are so many more adventures and lessons in store for 2015!
With touring trips through France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Singapore, Australia and the US already in the diary, not to mention all those fabulous UK festivals and the launch of my upcoming album, Outside the Wire at Water Margin, The O2, London (it feels so surreal just typing that let alone saying it), my team and I are now bracing ourselves for another spectacular year!
As far as 2014 goes, thank you all so much for your love and support this year. If I have learnt anything, it's that saying yes to the things that scare you can offer some surprising and remarkable experiences in life. So take a deep breath, give in, say yes and see the exhilarating potential that 2015 brings.
Happy Christmas and best wishes for a dazzling New Year, Lovers!
With soundchecks and interviews and merchandise table decoration completed, there was an odd moment of calm for me... like being in the eye of a beautiful and entirely uncontrollable storm. This was it! Time to release my debut album to the world.
I was so excited to walk out there on stage, I could hardly breathe.
"It's a rare and beautiful occasion when a person is given the opportunity to fly across the globe and make music with the very people who ignited the musical flame within that person's heart during childhood.
I feel like the luckiest girl on Earth."
With the final touches being placed on Caddy's debut album in preparation for the Australian leg of her international launch tour, Caddy is thrilled to announce that the title of her debut album will be 'Snapshot'.
"This isn't a concept album. There isn't a particular time or place or target demographic that I want specifically to listen to this album. Each song is a snippet of a deeply interwoven story. A snapshot of life.
My only aspiration is that each person who picks up my album and listens to the stories within the songs can relate to one or two with their own experience somehow.
Like an old photograph or a poem; we each find meaning according to our own experiences. That's the kind of connection I'm looking for with Snapshot."
Snapshot will be released in Australia on the 28th of December, 2013 and in the UK on February 8th, 2014.
See Gig Dates for further details.