December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
Sitting at her kitchen table penning a spur of the moment ditty about being a bored housewife has turned into a musical success for a Whittlesey singer songwriter whose band is gathering momentum on the music scene.
Lexie Green, who gave up a career in IT programming to become a full time mum to her two boys at the farm she shares with her husband, is ambitious and talented but by her own confession is surprised at how it all began.
In a nutshell, one evening after putting the kids to bed, she wrote some lyrics and with basic software downloaded from the internet, and an old karaoke microphone dug out of the loft, she created a very basic studio in an old cart shed and recorded her first song.
“I had seen how people used microphone shields to stop the breathy sound on recordings so I used a frying pan spitguard to do the job,” she said. “It seems ridiculous now, but it worked and within the first day of writing my lyrics I had got my first song recorded,” she said.
“I guess looking back now I needed an outlet for creativity.” said Lexie, who previously worked in IT for Fenland District Council and News International in London.
Her song was downloaded to Sound Click and gained plays from people across the UK, Europe and America which is when she realised she was onto something with her unique popular brand of Tex-Lex Americana, Rock and Blues.
Driven by the enthusiasm from listeners she bought a guitar, took a handful of lessons in which she learnt a few basic chords and set to work writing original songs with a passion.
That was in 2006, now, seven years later, she has received international song writing awards and has had songs accepted by film, TV and advertising music agencies in the UK and USA.
She also has a successful band behind her, The Indigo Blue, and is about to release a solo recording with renowned producer Pete Brazier of the Vertical Rooms recording studio, well known for his work with One Eskimo, Dolly Parton & John Martyn.
The old cart shed hasn’t been forgotten and has now been converted into a recording studio where Lexie has set up her own recording label Fifty Road Records.
As well as performing around the UK, recording has begun on a new band-backed album with The Indigo Blue with an estimated release for summer 2014.
In addition she has a host of worldwide internet radio play and gigs under her Tex-Lex musical belt including the Brighton Fringe and supporting up and coming UK Blues songstress Bex Marshall.
“I only wrote something as a bit of fun, I never thought it would grow into this, who knows where it will lead, the future is certainly looking very exciting!” said Lexie.
Catch Lexie Green at the Boathouse Cambridge on Wednesday October 16, at Oxjam, Cambridge on Saturday October 19 or at Elme Hall Rock and Blues Club on Sunday October 20. Visit her website at lexiegreen.com.