I had to show you this video (even though it’s not the greatest quality)!
It’s a live video of Trevor Jalla, a fellow Perth musician and awesome guy, doing an instrumental version of my song I Will Not Fall.

This had nothing to do with me either! We were put on the same bill on a local songwriter night and when he got up to do his set, he announced that he was going to play it. I was SOOOO shocked and flattered and humbled! I couldn’t believe he liked my song enough to arrange an instrumental version of it!!! My eyes may have leaked a little while he played it 🙂 Absolutely incredible!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

If you haven’t heard my recording of it, you can listen to a sample here or if you would like a FREE download, read this blog post.

I co-wrote the song with a brilliant singer-songwriter from Brighton, by the name of Emily Baker, while I was living in the UK. I have to say that it’s my favourite track from my album Piece By Piece which you can find by clicking this link.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Lots of love

x Nat

Blake Williams and Nat Ripepi at Mix94.5

Here’s another flashback blog…. This turned out to be one crazy emotional and exciting day! Read on to find out why…

In February of 2014, I was invited by the lovely Blake Williams to feature on his radio show ‘The Scene’ on Perth station Mix 94.5. I was very flattered and a little shocked as I hadn’t been actively looking for any publicity at the time. I was just happily plugging away at my regular pub gigs and preparing for the arrival of mine and my partner’s baby, so I was stoked to get back on the airwaves and sing a couple of live songs. I sang a track from my CD Piece By Piece and then participated in a little challenge. Each week, Blake asks his guests to cover a well known Aussie song, but he doesn’t reveal the track until you get there and then you have some time during the add breaks to put something together. I was given “Walking On A Dream” by awesome Aussie band Empire of The Sun. Below is a little vid my partner filmed of what came out.

 

If you’d like to listen to my little chat with Blake, you can listen to The Scene podcast by clicking on the link.

Then the crazy part begins…. After this interview, my heavily pregnant partner and I popped around the corner from the radio station to King Edward Memorial Hospital for a quick check-up and got told we weren’t going home – baby had to come out today! She had lost weight in the womb since the last check-up, so she had to come out ASAP! We were totally unprepared! No bags packed or anything. The only thing I had packed in the car was my guitar 🙂

Such a crazy day – singing on the radio one minute then going into labour the next!!! Thanks to the incredible team at KEMH, our beautiful baby girl arrived healthy and safe at 11:02am the following morning. Here she is….

What a day that turned out to be! One of the best (and most emotional) days of my life! I’ll be remembering that one 🙂

Any crazy memories you’d like to share with me? Leave them in the comments below.

’til next time…

With love x Nat