It’s HERE!!! My very own online store. For all of you who have been waiting so patiently, there’s finally a place for you to purchase my merchandise and hard copy CD’s. I’m working on integrating it into my site, but for now, here is the link: kayleejohnston.bigcartel.com
And here are the photos and links to all my products! (just click on the photos):
To celebrate the release of my online store, I’m hosting a contest. I got the idea when Lulu’s Chocolate sent me a gift in the mail… 6 delicious organic chocolate bars. I have a big sweet tooth, but am also very health conscious, so I was stoked. I think when you get a gift, you need to pay that energy forward. So here’s the deal:
Write me a paragraph about why music is healthy. You can send it to me through facebook by clicking here, liking my page and messaging me there. I’ll read through all the entries and pick a winner. They will get one of Lulu’s Chocolate Bars, a poster, and a shirt of their choice from my online store. The contest closes Monday, September 17th at 11:59pm.
I’ve already had so many amazing stories sent to me, and I’m so excited to see what you’re going to write!
Yes, the rumors are true. I have been asked to play at the first ever Summer Playland Festival in Vancouver this July! Before I go into too much detail, check out this video I did… it will give you an idea as to what this festival is all about:
So there you have it. How awesome does that sound?! And the best part is… all of my talented friends are sharing the stage with me. Dirty Radio (@dirtyradiomusic), Neverest (@neverestmusic), Dragonette (@Dragonette), and Eric Solomon (@esolomonmusic) are some of them. As you know, I’ve been touring with Eric for over a year. Thanks to him, I’ve had a lot of practice working my stage moves, and now I’m ready to rock you all while grooving to my own tunes!
It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve done a fully produced show like this. I’ll be playing all new songs and am more excited than ever to showcase my music.
Within those 2 years that I wasn’t playing my own music live, I’ve been working hard on building my new sound. It’s still me, it’s still a little like my last album, and it’s still a little quirky, but now imagine all those things but BETTER. It’s bigger, it’s more electronic, it’s more pop, and most importantly it’s more ME.
This show is my first step into the world with my new and improved style, and I would love to see you there. Here are the details:
Summer Playland Festival \\\ July 6th, 7th, and 8th \\\ 2012
My Set Times:
Friday July 6th – 3:15pm
Sunday July 8th: – 12:00pm
For the full line up and schedule click here
For ticket purchases click here
Hit me up on twitter @kayleejohnston if you have any questions. Stoked to see you there!
Guess what?! I’m on tour again with Eric Solomon and this time we’re opening up for DRAGONETTE!!!!
I’m sure you’re all wondering why you are just hearing about this now. Well, I really don’t have a good excuse, other than that I’ve been insanely busy! I got home from Los Angeles last Wednesday after a 3 day long drive home. I managed to get everything necessary organized, celebrated my birthday, packed up my life again and headed out on a plane to Toronto yesterday to meet Eric and our tour manager Karen.
This trip out east is going to be awesome. I’m really looking forward to playing live again. Dragonette draws a cool crowd and it will be a totally new experience for me. After wards, I get to stay in Toronto for 4 days, lock myself in a studio with some of the best song writers in Canada and exercise one of my other passions, song writing. Speaking of which, I have a few up and coming artists singing songs that I have co-written. I can’t tell you who just yet, but I’m very excited about that. For all of my fans out East, here are the tour dates:
KINGSTON | The Ale House | 03.21.12
LONDON | The Wave | 03.22.12
TORONTO | The Hoxton | 03.23.12
WATERLOO | Starlight | 03.24.12
And for all of my Vancouverites…
WHISTLER | Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival | 04.19.12
Hope you are having a fantastic long weekend. I released this video a week ago today and am STOKED about how much positive feedback it’s gotten already.
Let me tell you a lil’ about the song before I get you watching it. The short story is that it’s a love song But not just any love song. No sir. THIS love song is about what love is actually like. Sometimes its good, sometimes its bad, sometimes its like being on ecstasy, and sometimes is super chill, rad, and fab. To summarize, when you are truly in love, it’s like being naked around that person. You have no walls or cloths to hide behind. You don’t have to play games with them. You are finally able to be YOU.
Dude, I know what you’re thinking. Where has Kaylee J been for the past 6 months?! Why wasn’t she blogging on her blog?! I know. I get it. You feel up set. You might even be…. disappointed in me.
Well, I have no excuse. I’ve neglected you, and for this I am sorry. But that’s all about to change! I’m super stoked to let you know that I’m committed to this blog and am not gonna be lame any more. I’m gonna let you know what’s up on a regular basis… How awesome is that?!
So to start, I’d like to share with you a lil vlog I did up about a month ago. I made it just for you, like a present. So surprise! Enjoy.