Sunday, 1 November 2015

Song Spirit & Soul : Pinch , Punch First Of The Month! Chit x Chat and Goals

Let's say help to the new month, 1st November 2015.

Christmas is now only 53 Days away, with the new year 2016 looming. This is exciting and i was thinking why not plan today for the new year, why wait until 1st January to begin a new.

Starting from now to work on positive changes to your life can only be beneficial. For me I need to get fit, limit all carbs, fats and sugars to a bare minimum, as well as work out. Alas, I shall be joining the gym. Also setting a schedule to complete tasks; the early bird catches the worm, this schedule will coincide with goals i have set for myself, using the SMART formula. The SMART formula allows me to set goals within a set time frame- this limited pressure as well as puts you at ease as you can measure your targets.

Keeping my faith on track is another goal, sometimes life gets in the way of attending church on Sundays but when I do go I feel the blessings. TBN and youtube does come to the rescue during times when you need a faith top up. I recommend Toure Roberts and wife Sarah Jakes Roberts on Youtube, as well as Heather and Cornelius Lindsay. Also the greats such as Joyce Meyer and Bishop TD Jakes. Oh and the Bible App, is great for on the go, however not as personable. I try to keep my spirit in check rather than religiously following as this ensures I'm keeping up with a religion. A relationship with God is the most important thing.

Whether these views of mine will change is another but as I grow closer I am open to the journey.

Let's get talking, what is your take?


Thursday, 8 October 2015

SONG SPIRIT & SOUL Post: Poetry Freestyle: Finding Your Direction

Hi guys!

Today is National Poetry Day, so I thought why not post a poetry freestyle. I write this from the comfort of my living room, from my mobile phone. All due to wanting to share, and this I had to share before midnight!

Gone with the wind I was
Now at a point of transition
I find myself
Swaying with the wind
However firmly grounded
Thank God for God
What I would do without faith
I cannot answer
Self belief
A willingness 
Belief unbound 
On solid foundations
We can become
Not that we aren't great already
But we are only human
Live for today
Hope for tomorrow
And never give up
No matter how windy the road
How difficult the route
Come rain or shine
In pursuit 
I go
We go
You go.

Ekeisha Edet - 2015


Saturday, 29 August 2015

SONG SPIRIT & SOUL : Graduation!

Hello all,

I know, I have been away for quite some time but I have not been idle promise. So in July I graduated from University of Westminster with a 2.1 in Commercial Music, I was am so ecstatic.

Graduation day was 13th July 2015, at Royal Festival Hall, I was so happy to have my grandmother, aunt fly in all the way from New York and my lovely mother.

Before crossing the stage:

 After crossing the stage:

Hope the sheer number of photos makes up for lack of posts. This concludes my 'Year In The Life Of a Commercial Music Student' posts as I am now a graduate, here is to a new chapter. More compositions and piano coming!

Thanks so much for reading guys, posts coming ASAP!


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Song, Spirit & Soul: Update x EP x Poetry Freestyle !

Hi guys,

I am checking in to say hello, thank you all for reading my blog and supporting.

I would like to share with you an exclusive, artwork for my upcoming project 'Enjambment'.

This is my next series of piano compositions that I will be releasing in MAY! I will let you know when I do.

Inspired by the never ending busy of London the city that I live in, I created compositions based on my inspiration of Classical composers such as Phillip Glass, Erik Satie and Chopin. I am also inspired by Jazz trio Phronesis as well as Baroque pop duo Chargaux for their skill, look and artistry.

I can't wait to share the compositions with you once they are out!

Here is a poetry freestyle:

the never ending of the never ending
the not so understood
so perfect in its confusion
it just is
goes on and on
with no end
the endless lights, crowd,
the stage of life
a show with endless
like a sentence
that never ends
runs of the page
into infinity
as life on earth
to the after life
it never ends
so lets live with purpose
live greatly
live wisely
go well
let the sentence run
run on 
may you make
that statement today

Ekeisha E

Also if you have not already see my website here:


Sunday, 29 March 2015

SONG, SPIRIT & SOUL: Life Of A Final Year Commercial Music Student: Tips for performing x See me LIVE!

Hi guys,

So as part of the Final Project module one of my objectives to get out there as a composer, and what better way to do this than by live performance. It is always nerve wracking just thinking of getting on stage, but once I'm on stage the nerves ease away.

Here are some personal tips for budding performers:

  1. Practise, practise, practise before hand. This is key as without practise your performance will not be perfect, and the more you practise the more you will be ready. Once you have the fundamentals down you can let go on stage and enjoy the performance more as you know the song inside out!
  2. Make sure that you arrive on time to the venue. Make sure you arrive well and early to the venue, this gives you time to settle in even before the sound check. Grab a drink, meet the other performers as well as the promoter of the event and chill. This way your nerves will be at ease, and you will be calm and ready for your performance! 
  3. Get used to an audience. The more you play in front of others the more used to people being present you will be. You will no longer be frightened as it will be normal, this will lead to enjoyment of performance rather than focusing on hiding the nerves.
  4. Feel the music. Always feel the music, get to grips with the pieces you are playing in its entirety. Play it with joy that inspired you to create the piece and really bring it to life, injecting your playing with energy and excitement for what you are performing. This will also enable you to engage with the audience.
  5. Enjoy the music. This is very very important. Enjoy the moment, enjoy the music, and enjoy your audience. Show them your very best, and just remember why you love composing, performing your songs. Everyone is there to see you, it should be a fun and exciting time. If you enjoy it, everyone else will no doubt about it!

I hope you find these tips useful, if you need more tips on overcoming anxiety on stage or performance in general see this on performance anxiety, here for pianist in particular, here for more in depth and technical advice. If you would like more advice in this area or sites to visit feel free to contact me.

Also come and see me live! Next week Friday 3rd April 2015 come to Sound Movement, Live Extra

Where: Canal 125, Caledonian Road, N1 9RG
Time 6pm-2am