I’ve just been updating my website… no wait that sounds rubbish. and it’s not really true.
My website (www.AnthonyStrong.com) has just been giving a massive facelift by genius designer Dan Howard (of www.fuzztherapy.com) and on checking the last update I was drawn to the ‘T’ logo on the home page. “What’s that?” i thought, and as I clicked my memories of Tumblr came flooding back. This sounds romantic - and at first it was; the easy uploader thingys, lush graphics, nice looking fonts etc… But then - I tried to log in.
I’ve heard the joke about "completing the internet" (as if it were a video game) lots of times. But if that joke were real, logging into Tumblr would be the final boss of level 7- maybe even 8.
WHO’S WITH ME?! It is difficult isn’t it?? Maybe it’s just me! Maybe I’m just an idiot. Hope not. Hope not!
Lots been happening recently.
I’ve just uploaded (tonight) my first proper music video. The song: Cheek to Cheek. From my new record. It looks awesome (I’m allowed to say that, I’m the client, not the director), very slick and some very cool shots. Massive thanks to Jack Patterson and Grace Chatto of www.cleanfilm.co - no, it’s not a mistake! - www.cleanfilm.co
Check out the video here:
Back in March I got a call from a couple of people who’d said they recommended me to audition in a musical. Now - I haven’t seen or wished to be in a musical since I was about 12, so I was a little dubious. I did really enjoy acting when I was a kid though, and the more I heard about it, the better it sounded. The role was understudy of the part of Jerry Lee Lewis in Million Dollar Quartet (@MDQLondon) and as a singer/pianist (and for someone who’s relatively lazy) this was right up my street!
After a few call backs, I got the role and then had to try and make it work around my solo commitments. It’s been going REALLY well, I’ve been on about 5 times now, it’s a great show/cast/crew AND I’ve been able to spend lots of time at home mixing my new EP!
Speaking of which, the launch of "Delovely" - my new EP - is on Sept 27th at Pizza Express Dean Street, London. (https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263588446994501).
From September 27th it will be available from Amazon / iTunes / etc. on download, or I’ll have hard copies at gigs / ordered from my website: www.AnthonyStrong.com which I’ve just been updatin…wait…. no, wait … I meant.
Oh just check it out won’t you!! : )