Because of you G+niuses, this summer I went from playing tiny clubs in New York, lugging my guitar amps through the rain, to singing for you, all around the world, overnight.
You can listen and grab my debut music - The "You Move Me" EP, my first Hangout Concert "L+VE" Album (live audio from the Hangout Concerts) and new singles at these sites:
WATCH VIDEOS + SEND ME VIDEOS
On YouTube we can share videos from the Hangout Concerts and all the other travel, events and fun we have together! I also feature videos by you from our Hangouts, interviews and your projects inspired by the music.
WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW
Since I signed up to Google+ this summer I've played 3 Hangout Concerts - The 3rd one was watched by over 200,000 people live worldwide!! :-D
Our story has been featured in Billboard Magazine, I gave a TEDtalk, and my dreams are coming truer and truer everyday.
For the first time I am getting to travel and tour to perform and I'm dreaming up big ideas to take you with me everywhere I go using Hangouts!
The best part is having the thrill and honor of meeting you, laughing with you, and singing your praises, alwayses. ;-)
Together we're crashing the party, blazing a new trail, creating a global family and everyone's invited.
JOIN MY HANGOUT CONCERTS
Hangouts bring us together and make my concerts totally interactive and new every time because you get to be there with me. You can watch the livestream and click to get in. We rotate the Hangout seats as the night goes on to give everyone a chance to pop in.
I usually play for hours as the sunsets and rises around the globe... I love being with you so much I get too excited to get tired.
I will always post about a Hangout Concert before it happens so you can watch my page and circle me to stay updated. I'm also open Hangouts to try out new songs, check in from the road or the sky, to just say hi to you, and to take you with me everywhere I go...
Everything that's happening in my life is because of you. So I will always Hangout from everywhere to keep you with me. I sing, "Now I'll never be alone, 'cause we know where we belong..." in my song "+1 Me". I'm so grateful knowing I've always got at least 10 friends in my pocket.
HOW HANGOUT CONCERTS STARTED
After that rainy weekend in July, my big brother sent me an invite to Google+. I saw the Hangouts and thought... Maybe I could use this to play a show without having to lug my amps through the rain.
HANGOUT CONCERT 1: On July 16th, 2011 my dream of singing for people around the world came true in an instant. I saw the sunrise in Norway and little girls dancing to my song on a Sunday morning in Australia when it was still Saturday night here.
The G+niuses I met came up with the idea of rotating the "front row" seats in the Hangout so more could pop in to watch... So I played for 6.5 Hours straight. It was the best night of my life so far...
HANGOUT CONCERT 2: Performed on July 23rd, 2011 - Played 7.5 Hours straight this time it was also streamed live and over 9,000 viewers in 100 countries watched. :-)
HANGOUT CONCERT 3: Took place on August 20th, 2011 and I performed for just under 8 Hours non-stop. This time it was streamed via YouTube Live and embeddable players were shared all over G+ and the rest of the internet. The live viewers tuning in from all around the world could've filled Wembley Stadium a few times over! :-)
The "You Move Me" EP
My very first single, "You Move Me", was chosen by the G+niuses at my 2nd Hangout Concert and along with a few other songs it was recorded and released just in time for Concert 3.
"You Move Me" has voices of G+niuses from all over the world saying the words "You Move Me" in Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Twi, Aramaic, Portuguese... It was the greatest honor to have my first song ever released begin with YOUR voices.
What City Is Your Bed In?
Is a song that started as a jam with me and +RAM Rich in our first Hangout Concert and over the quick week in between Concerts 1 and 2 it became a full song, a love-letter to that night.
Is also at the heart of everything we do together. By partnering with The ONE
Campaign we helped thousands of people to sign a UN Petition to aid Somalia and The Horn of
Africa, it was ONE's biggest night of that campaign and helped turn a concert into real tangible global
I will always make sure there is awesome give-back tied into the concerts and projects we get to share here.
HANGOUT CONCERT 4 + MORE
Lots of exciting Hangout events, new singles, my Debut Full-Length Album and more are on the way!
YOU MOVE ME!
Thank you for being the greatest gift in the world to me.
I can't wait to meet you in a Hangout soon!
Honored to be Your G+rl,