October 23rd: Refugee crisis benefit
What happened tonight was typical of what happens here in Long Beach & why I love this place so much & why I call it my home (even if I can't live here permanently). Tonight we put on a Refugee Crisis Benefit gig at the Wine Bar on Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. There was amazing energy in the room. 'Magic' is a word I would use to describe it & all the hard work putting it together was worth every minute. I loved watching all the smiling faces & people making new connections & just having a great time. It was truly beautiful.
We raised $205 just from the raffle tickets! Big shout out to the Wine Bar LB with their generous 20% donation of $200, raising a total of $405!! I love you all so much xxx Below is a video of everyone singing a rather funny version of 'We Are the World'.
October 2nd: College radio day
I was invited to participate in College Radio Day at Long Beach City College; one of many campuses participating across the USA. I was the opening act at un-musician hour of 10am & then later appeared on keyboard with rock band Natural HiFi! We were given commerative t-shirts and a free lunch too. Below is a letter from President Obama wishing all participants a great day!
Lisa Spykers is a singer, songwriter, piano player, acoustic guitarist, instrumental and primary school teacher, porridge chef, vegan caterer, author, nomad, and unstoppable force of nature.