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Thursday 14th February, 7:45 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

I will be the soundtrack to your Valentine’s evening at Viva La Mexicana, singing songs like the one below – in English and Spanish. Be sure not to miss it, or the tasty authentic Mexican food!

2019 Goals

 

What are some of your goals for this year?

One of mine is to simply try, and more importantly to be proud of my attempts. I’m generally quite hard on myself, but I can’t really criticize myself if I KNOW that I absolutely did my best.

Any tips? Anything new that you’ve decided to implement?

Note #2

 

I think a lot about things I want to achieve. Many of us do. But it wasn’t until my dad said it that I realized that I may be what you would call an ‘overachiever’ (in the sense of setting yourself really high goals… I’m basically the kid in school who always puts her hand up, but in real life now). If I find something that I love, I want to push myself to the absolute limit to learn as much as I can, and ultimately always give my best. Especially if I think I have potential. Yes, that’s right, I have more or less a Type C personality, so maybe steer clear? And by the way, it’s not just for the sake of achieving, and definitely (not for me at least) not for the purpose of being able to tell people about it – it’s a personal thing that gives me a lot of satisfaction during the process of whatever I’m working towards.

The problem with constantly working towards goals, is that often you don’t give yourself time to pause and reflect and ultimately appreciate all that you have accomplished, and what it brought to your character. This happens to me a lot.

Lately I’ve had a lot of spare time to meditate on things, and these are some of the things I’m thankful for.

I am thankful for health. I’ve had some issues over the last few years which made me cherish the simple acts of being able to sing, write songs and play instruments. I wasn’t able to be engaged in music and I really felt lost for a while, frustrated and sad. At least I know for sure that this is what I’m meant to be doing – music is good for me.

I’m thankful for my loved ones (and their health).

I’m thankful for everyone who has shown support to me. To every single one of you who has bought/listened to my music, come to a live show, played alongside me, provided me with opportunities, said such encouraging things, been patient with me, thank you. Especially for the kind words – you don’t know how touching they are.

I am thankful for the opportunity to do what I love and share it with you. I make music just as much for myself as I do for whoever’s interested in it, but when you finally hear what I’ve been working on, just know that I was thinking of you while I was making it, hoping you’d like it as much as I do. Someday I’ll explain the delay for so many things, but for now I’m trying not to dwell, and instead push forwards and focus on better things.

I’m thankful that things always work out in the end.

I am thankful for my obstacles, because they are making me stronger.

I am thankful for the internet, which means that I don’t have to try to telepathically communicate this message to you. Although that would be fun, wouldn’t it?

The truth is, I have so much to be grateful for, so I’m gonna try to practise gratitude a lot more often. While I was writing this, I forgot I had any problems.

All the best for 2019,

EVS

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Pienso mucho en los objetivos que quiero lograr. Muchos de nosotros lo hacemos. Pero no fue hasta que mi papá lo dijo que me di cuenta de que soy una persona que trabaja mucho y se fija metas grandes (básicamente, soy la chica en el colegio que siempre levanta la mano… pero ahora en la vida real). Si encuentro algo que me apasiona, quiero esforzarme al máximo posible para aprender tanto como sea posible y al final dar lo mejor de mí misma. Especialmente si creo que tengo potencial. Por cierto, no soy así sólo por lograr, y definitivamente (al menos para mí) no para poder decirlo a los demás. Es algo personal que me aporta mucha satisfacción durante el proceso.

Pero trabajar constantemente para lograr tus objetivos muchas veces hace que no te tomes tiempo para reflexionar y valorar todo lo que has conseguido y lo que te ha dado al carácter, Esto me pasa frecuentemente.

Últimamente he tenido tiempo de sobra para meditar y aquí están unas cosas por las que estoy agradecida:

Estoy agradecida por la salud. En los últimos años he tenido algunos problemas que me hicieron apreciar sencillas cosas como cantar, componer y tocar instrumentos. No podía hacer nada de música y la verdad que me sentí perdida, frustrada y triste durante un tiempo. Al menos estoy segura de que esto es lo que debería hacer; la música es buena para mí.

Estoy agradecida por mis seres queridos (y su salud).

Estoy agradecida por todos los que me han apoyado. A cada uno que ha comprado o escuchado mi música, venido a un show, tocado conmigo, brindado oportunidades, todos los que me háis animado, tenido paciencia conmigo -gracias! Especialmente por las palabras alentadoras -me emocionan mucho.

Estoy agradecida de que pueda hacer lo que más me gusta y compartirlo con vosotros. Hago música por mí misma tanto como para a quién le interese, pero cuando escuchéis en lo que he estado trabajando, que sepáis que estaba pensando en vosotros, esperando que os gustaría tanto como a mí. Algún día explicaré las razones detrás del retraso de muchas cosas, pero por ahora prefiero no preocuparme y en lugar de eso seguir adelante y centrarme en cosas mejores.

Estoy agradecida de que al final todo salga bien.

Estoy agradecida por mis obstáculos, porque me están fortaleciendo.

Estoy agradecida por la Internet, porque no tengo que tratar de comunicaros este mensaje telepáticamente. Aunque eso sí que sería divertido, no?

La verdad es que tengo tantas cosas por las que estar agradecida, así que voy a intentar practicar la gratitud con más frecuencia. Mientras escribía esto, olvidé que tenía problemas.

Os deseo lo mejor para 2019,

EVS

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(The following events are free entry)

Saturday 8th December, 8:00 PM – The Cuban, Harbourside

Saturday 15th December, 7:30 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

 

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Saturday 1st December, 7:30 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

Soft acoustic music sung in both Spanish and English, while you enjoy an authentic Mexican meal.

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Saturday 17th November, 7:30 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

I’m back at the best Mexican restaurant in Bristol. Come and join us – it’s a lot of fun!

Last Saturday performing “U & I” by Emily King, live at Viva La Mexicana. Me on guitar and vox, and Everton on bass.

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El sábado pasado tocando “U & I” de Emily King, en vivo en Viva La Mexicana. Yo en guitarra y voz, y Everton en bajo.

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Saturday 3rd November, 7:30 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

Soft acoustic music sung in both Spanish and English, while you enjoy an authentic Mexican meal.

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Saturday 13th October, 8 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

Friends, please join me for an evening of live music at Bristol’s best Mexican restaurant. Starts promptly at 8, so be sure not to miss any of it.

Happiest when I’m doing this.

Last night at Voodoo-Q, Bristol. Photo by Ellis Aaron.

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Saturday 22nd September, 7 PM – Voodoo-Q, Gloucester Road

Acoustic music from Ellis Aaron, Everton and myself at the smokehouse & grill.

Saturday 29th September, 8 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

Soft acoustic music sung in both Spanish and English, while you enjoy an authentic Mexican meal.

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Saturday 15th September, 8 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

Soft acoustic music sung in both Spanish and English, while you enjoy an authentic Mexican meal.

 

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Sat 25th August, 8 PM – Viva La Mexicana, Bedminster

I’m back at the best Mexican restaurant in Bristol this coming Saturday. I always enjoy playing here, and people don’t hate listening to me either… so maybe you should finally come and see what the fuss is about. I always mix it up with songs in Spanish and English, like the two below, just me and my acoustic guitar.

My set starts promptly at 20:30 and I’m really looking forward to it – see you there!

Shiny new FAQ section on the website. You can finally learn how to say my name, why I chose it, and a few other things too, including the elusive topic of an artist’s next album.

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Nueva sección de preguntas frecuentes en el sitio web. Por fin puedes aprender cómo se pronuncia mi nombre, por qué lo elegí y alguna que otra curiosidad también, incluyendo el tema escurridizo del próximo álbum de un artista.

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I will be singing at Viva La Mexicana, authentic Mexican restaurant, on Saturday 11th August. I sing a mixture of English and Spanish songs, so something for everyone. Get there 8 PM to catch my set.

Hasta luego!