The music is quite restful, most likely due to my fear of waking her up. Nowadays she asks me to play to her so it is much easier and I can now compose more dramatic pieces as she goes to pre-school and there is no one to wake up!
I usually only work when she is at pre-school or asleep at night because when she is home it is go go go, as she is a very busy little girl and rushes around outside so I go with her.
She also has ballet, modern dance and swimming so there is quite a bit of ferrying to do already! Also there are the house chores to fit in.
I like being busy though and it will be like this until she goes to school. My husband will work full time at the shop and I will work part-time there so I can keep writing my second album which is nearly there and pick up my daughter from school at 3.30 and be a Mum again, cooking tea and doing homework etc...
-I was reading that you've written many musical theatre and pop songs. Have you written for any big names?
I used to write pop songs for my own Pop group in Edinburgh. We used to do mainly Charity Gigs. I have not tried to write a song for any big names, however, I did write a song for The Olympic Games if anyone is interested in hearing it!
If anyone wanted me to write a song for them I would be very happy, but my ambition is to write Disney songs, I don’t know if I will ever get the chance?
I did have much interest in the West End for my first musical and it pre-viewed on a London West End Stage. It did not get a run due to someone involved being too greedy but I don’t like to dwell on things which don’t or didn’t take place and concentrate on what can and is taking place!
-Would you ever move into film scores?
I would love to do film scores, I am not sure how easy it is to get involved but it would be great. I have a lot of film score music on CD which I play often and have been keen to do something like this but it is never easy to get noticed. Perhaps someone will notice me now I have released this album?
-What are your plans for the rest of the year?
The rest of the year will be very busy as I am chief buyer for the Enchanted Party Shop online and in the Store.
My little girl starts school in September so that will be a big day for all of us, especially her parents! I also intend to finish my second classical piano album and hope to do a concert locally.
I am currently looking for a singer to sing two of my songs at the concert to make it interesting. I am also looking for a good venue, it needs to be local as I don’t like to leave my daughter with babysitters she does not know as she gets upset. Kids come first!
I am hoping the online shop, the shop in the high street and sales of this first album will mean I have enough money to ask my brilliant orchestrator to carry on with my musical so I can try getting it previewed soon.
It won’t be a quiet year but I am looking forward to it and hoping to get lots of time at the piano. I had thought of putting a piano in the basement of the shop so I can practice but it may be too impractical!
Female First - Alistair McGeorge