On Monday, I shall be walking through the doors of brilliant producer and long-time friend Gerry Diver’s south London studio to finally record album no. 3 ! This album will be my 2nd ever studio recording (after The Aviary which came out a gazillion moons ago…2012 eek). I met Gerry when I was 19 – he was living in a big old house in Wandsworth, playing fiddle in an Irish fusion band with my then boyfriend. A few years later, we bumped into one another at Camden station and had one of those brief, classically London "so great to see you! What are you up to these days?! Arghhh it’s my stop…byeeee" kind of convos and then didn’t see each other for a few more years. However, because of the ol’ www, I was aware of the great work he was doing – like the superb Mercury nominated album he made with Sam Lee, the wonderful (BBC Folk Award-winning) music he made with Lisa Knapp... recordings with Graham Coxon, Christy Moore, Tom Robinson…the list goes on. And occasionally we’d see each other at gigs and have a drink, a gossip and a laugh. It gradually dawned on me that it’d be not only fun and exciting but also a GREAT idea to work with Gerry on a full album, once Oracles was done, dusted and out in the world. I’ll be keeping you in the loop on here and elsewhere, but in the meantime…bring on album #3!