BRACA

Back On Track

Hello Darlings!

It’s been a while, I know… Too long. But it was needed.

Stay safe,

After having worked like a maniac I needed some time off… Though it was a very enlightening experience on a personal and professional level, in the end, showed me that inside the Music Industry it is all orchestrated for a small bunch of people and, as the word says it, it is a Business. The Music Business. Basically, it is all about the money.

As a person myself who never has done anything for/cared about the money, it was painful, disappointing but not surprising to realise that I will never have a real chance in this industry and, that put me off a bit. Actually, a lot. I did not even want to listen to music anymore. Also, after having reached out to the wrong people I didn’t manage to release any music last year and afterwards, even I stopped playing the piano too. I just was not feeling it. At all.

Then, last April I was offered what looked like an amazing opportunity by Platoon (Apple owned Artists Services Company). This time though, I kept my expectations to the lowest and laid out all my cards from the beginning… I even negotiated my salary for the first time… EVER!
However, very quickly I could see that wasn’t the role nor the place to be and I quit. I cannot waste the most valuable thing I have: my time. Deep inside of me, I know Steve Jobs is proud of me.

So now I am back on track! I am FEELING THE MUSIC again… That fire burning inside of me that won’t extinguish until I do something about it. Feeding it. Making it burn, stronger and hotter than ever.

My priorities right now are…

1st: Going to the FIFA World Cup next year. I cannot die without living the experience of a Football World Cup and, next year works perfectly. I must see MESSI playing for Argentina again. If everything goes well and if I manage to get a ticket for the 18th of December, I will be seeing him lifting the only trophy missing in his cabinet. Wish me luck, please!

2nd: Being happy making my Music. Without pressure, boundaries, genres, limitations or unwanted opinions. I am going to make music on my terms, without asking anything to people who promise but never delivers, without compromising who I am… I am making the Music I like and I want to sing loud and clear, writing it, playing it, singing it as I want and I can. I am making Music now again because I want to, because I LOVE MUSIC and I always wanted to be on the stage singing to people as Freddie did. Because, no matter how many other things I try to do, inside of me, my passion does not allow me to give up. I am a performer, simply as that.

3rd: Going to Japan. I wanted to go last year, but we all know what happened so, next September it is! I cannot wait to explore Japanese cities, meet the locals, learn about their culture, Buddhism and eat as much incredible food I can afford. Cannot wait!

I hope you join me and be with me physically and, spiritually and emotionally on this adventure. One thing I can promise, it won’t be boring.

Braca

Photo: Yulia Hauer

Independence Day

4 years ago, I was celebrating an Independence Day with a different meaning than those words implies… It wasn’t about history, sovereignty or nations, it was about my independence from a job where I wasn’t happy, about being in a wrong path, in the wrong place, about not following my own voice and dreams, and I was breaking free of all that.
4 years now, I am back fighting for the things I want, I love, I dream about…. and to celebrate this, I decided to present my logo!… that I’ve created more than 2 years ago, and for A, B, C, X, Y was keeping to myself…

More Music it’s on the making, and will be out soon… as soon as I break free.

May my Music be with you,
Braca

Heartbroken

Yes, I gave my heart to someone and I ended up heartbroken.

With a bit of luck and hard work, I will have new material to release soon.

Stay tuned, my darlings… And be honest, be true, be love.

Braca

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Photo source: me.me website

My First Release

Hello, darlings!

Here it is, as I promised, I have delivered. My first release is out there now… for you. A piece of me made into a 2:45 min song. I hope you enjoy it and share it with everyone you love (or detest)…

Click on any of the links below to give it a listen (and buy it if you can… please!).

Apple Music

Spotify 

Amazon

DEEZER

SOUNDCLOUD

YouTube

bandcamp

This is just the beginning, more music is on the way… Follow me, if you fancy!

|  Bandcamp  |  Soundcloud  | Twitter  |  Instagram  |  YouTube  |

 

May my Music be with you,

Braca

 

Ps.: official video, coming soon #StayTuned

The countdown has begun… #StayTuned

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally happening… 58 days from today to release my own music to the whole wide world, for the first time!

29th October 2018

Make sure you’re following all the things you need to follow…

May my Music be with you,

Braca

Happy Thursday

To the liars.
To the cheaters.
To the haters.
To people who say I won’t make it.
#HappyThursday

Performing with Richard Jupp, Rikki Glover and Tim Loudon

Yesterday was a great day.

For one of my assessments at Uni, I had to perform for 8-10 minutes. From a not-great-list, I chose Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley and Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. For the first time in my life, I was going to sing with incredible musicians, including Richard Jupp (Elbow drummer for 25 years), Rikki Glover and Tim Loudon. They’re not only super talented players, they’re such a nice people!

Finally, time for the truth arrived. Yesterday I pretended to be a Rock Star and had such an amazing time.

Since I was a little girl and felt in love with Queen that I wanted to be in a Rock band. Yesterday during 8 minutes I had that feeling and it felt SO FUCKING GOOD. When Rikki was playing the guitar solo in Purple Haze I didn’t want that moment to end!

 

The Band and me (Happy as a hippo)

The Band and me (Happy as a hippo)

 

I don’t know what’s next for me in my Music road… but what I do know is that nothing will stop me!

 

May the Music be with you,

Gaby Braca

 

 

 

 

 

Photograph: RAMzine Chad Smith with students of ACM.

One of My 2016 Highlights: Chad Smith

I never really liked much RHCP. I like Aeroplane and the cover Love Rollercoaster. However, when I was told that Chad Smith would be giving a Masterclass at the Academy where I’m studying I didn’t waste a minute to book me in.

And really it was worth it. Not only I had the chance to see him playing a bit, but also listening to his enormous musical experience, to know his music idols and received priceless pieces of advice. What called my attention was how humble he seems to be and how incredibly funny and entertainer he is. He also swears a lot, and I love that!

One of my personal highlights of the Q&A was when he mentioned “Buenos Aires” and I couldn’t avoid raising my arms with clear excitement. I was sitting in the front row so he saw me and asked me what’s going on, so I told him that I was from Argentina. And… wow! His reaction killed me. Pretending to be scared, he moved his stool to seat a bit more far away from me and suddenly changed the subject to spent a few minutes explaining how passionate and “crazy” the Argentinians fans are. He even sang like we sing in every live concert: “Oleee, oleee, oleee!”. Hilarious.

Can’t wait to have the whole video to watch it.

Since then, of course, every time I listen a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song is a bit different. I think I have changed my mind about them.

 

May the Music be with you,

Gaby Braca

 

Cover Photograph: RAMzine – Chad Smith with students of ACM. http://ramzine.co.uk/news/acm-welcomed-red-hot-chilli-peppers-drummer-chad-smith/

Hey it’s a sell out!

Hello my dears,

I’m so excited about coming back to Montreux in less then a month. This time for a very special ocassion: Freddie Mercury Official Birthday Party…. How exciting that sounds!

It feels so long ago now (29th January) when I bought my ticket and Guest T-Shirt for the party, and booked flights and accommodation. Since then I can’t wait for September! 

What about you my dear? Are you going too? As you can see, I’m taking this matter very serious in a mercuryoulsy way… I’ve even asked to a bespoke tailor to fit my Freddie Mercury Wembley ’86 Costume.

If you want to see some action, you get nothing but the best” and that’s what we’re going to celebrate, what would it be his 70th Birthday Party… Imagine if he were in flesh and bone on Earth…. What a party!!!

God Save The QUEEN!

Gaby Braca

 

The Day After

Hello my dears,

 

Yesterday I performed for third time in London but first time in the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo. Maybe a more pianist-orientated place to perform, but I can say I enjoyed (a bit).  And I must say, it was my first chapter of my book “How to destroy songs that you love“…

Just after performing I hated myself because all the things that I’ve been rehearsing and preparing with my incredible skilled accompanist Giannis and patient Teacher Michael, were completely forgotten (by me), during my short time on stage. I’m a singer who forgets to breath… Can you believe it?! Is like a football player who runs without the ball!

Also, yesterday was Independence Day in Argentina and it was quite especial for me, because it was my first official day as an unemployed person in years, after taking the decision of quit my job for many reasons and the main one: to dedicate 100% to what I love the most, MUSIC.

I still need to check out the recording, but I’m pretty sure what I’m going to hear. If it’s a bit decent, I might share it with the rest of the world.

In any case, yesterday it was just the beginning, the first day of the life I always wanted to live. Wish me luck and may the Music be with you!

Gaby Braca

 

Ps.: Best part of the rest of the evening, was having some drinks, for first time in the Dandelyan. Liam & Alex and the rest of the staff made my night even better. I’ll be back, Cheers!