Published Articles – Media Engagement

In addition to writing and preforming creatively, I have had some pieces published – mainly in the areas of gender, language, culture and communication.

Here are some examples:

Star Trek and 20th century gender stereotypes

Ol’ Man River – how gendered language shapes the way we see the world

Gurus, gas attacks and pubic hair: Japan’s new religions

Exclusion of women from the Japanese Imperial Throne

Power relations and language equality

Recent Media Appearances include:

Radio New Zealand, Podcast “Referring to ships as ‘she’ is sexist”. 23 June 2019.

CNN International, Live interview, Newsroom around the World. 30 April 2019. “Emperor Akihito to Abdicate the Throne.”

The Toy – a new video

I can’t believe it’s a month since anything was posted here. Things have been busy though, and just to give an idea of what I’ve been up to, here’s another little “home-made” video. The Toy is a cheery song, with a catchy chorus, and is an indirect reflection on intimacy and relationships in the world in which we are living.

Run to the Wild with Me Video

I was honestly surprised at how a home-made video can turn out! The song is relevant to the angst of our times – I wrote it a few years ago, but it is (sadly) a reflection shaped by the destruction of the world around us. It is on the album, Wild and Free.

Wild and Free is Launched!

It was a very enjoyable evening – the CD launch party. The venue (Artisan Tap) was perfect – lovely stage, fantastic sound, lighting  and misty, foggy stage effects.

Kokoro was supported by special guests who were inspiring in various ways, as  independent, original artists determined to be authentic voices in a world of commercialised tastes.

Thank you to everyone who came along. If you didn’t get a CD on the night you can follow the merchandise link on this site (the vinyl-look CD might turn out to be a collector’s item), download here:

Wild and Free Cover

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1481755892?ls=1&app=itunes 

or come and see me play and I’ll sign the CD for you!

Wild and Free CD Launch Party

The most exciting event so far is the launch party for Kokoro’s first solo CD- Wild and Free.

The vinyl-look CD will be launched on Thursday evening, October 17th, and a few hours later, the CD will be available for streaming and digital download here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1481755892?ls=1&app=itunes

The track Run to the Wild with Me will also be digitally available as a single.

Run to the Wild with Me Cover

Download it here http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1482258532?ls=1&app=itunes

If you’re in the area, come along to the Artisan Tap, 552 Hartshill Rd, ST4 6AF Stoke-on-Trent

Thursday 17 October 2019, from 20:00-23:00  

 

Click on ‘Merch’ and pre-order the CD here.

 

Festivals and Gigs

If you’ve been out and about at local festivals over the summer, you will have come across Kokoro.

From an impromtu performance in the beer tent at Exile Fest, to the fringe stage at Stoke-on-Trent Pride and a packed half a mile of music at Matlock Bath, I seem to have managed to enjoy the summer camping, swimming and singing!

These appearances have been interspersed with appearances at fund-raising events, most recently the Extra Fest, in aid of the ‘end hunger’ project.

Festivals are already appearing in the calendar so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like me to perform at your event. I’m also fairly media savvy so would be happy to be interviewed or booked for a public event.

This is an interview which was a part of the ‘You haven’t heard this music podcast’ from Yewstock in July. I really enjoyed it! Click below to hear my part, and listen to interviews from the whole festival here: https://youtu.be/EiF8o8s59XA