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WHO PLAYS AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL? HAVE YOUR SAY!!

Calling all friends, family, acquaintances, partners in crime, freaks of nature, rock stars and all you awesome readers… WE NEED YOUR VOTES!!!

Pretty please.

 

Red Bull Studios are offering aspiring bands the chance to take their career in music to the next level through a professional studio experience, expert mentoring and a slot on the Red Bull Studios Live stage at Download Festival 2014. 

My friend’s band are competing in this fierce competition and the rules are very simple: Create a crazy amount of buzz around your band in one week, finish in the top 6 and you get to play at one of the most popular British summer rock and metal events.

This event has hosted some of the biggest names in rock, including: Black SabbathMetallica, Linkin Park, System Of A Down, Iron MaidenMotörheadStatus QuoAerosmithAC/DCSlipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Def Leppard, Biffy Clyro, Chase And Status, KissMötley Crüe and the modern day lineup of Guns N’ Roses.

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Chasing Cadence are a five piece rock/alternative band from Hertfordshire, UK. The band comprises of Jack Harris (Vocals), Rob Barlow (Guitar), Frank Muir (Guitar), Dan Seager (Bass) and Alfie Powell (Drums).

The band released three singles with accompanying videos in 2013 as well as releasing their EP ‘Pages’ with Oz Craggs (Feed The Rhino). Having already secured support slots for bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Don Broco and Hildamay, as well as slots at Takedown Festival and Camden Rocks festivals.

Chasing Cadence are ready to conquer 2014.

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Here’s a breakdown of what we need from you pleeeeeease – the link is below where you can do all of the following:

          • VOTE (the red heart) every day (Only 1 vote per 24 hours)
          • LIKE (the facebook button on the left of the heart) just once and that’s it 😉
          • TWEET as much as possible
          • COMMENT as much as possible
          • VIEW the video as much as possible
          • LIKE the comments on the Red Bull page and like the comments’ comments 🙂

Link: Chasing Cadence – Young

Thank you so much guys… XxX

Stay classy.

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Life by Numbers

I’ve found that the biggest secret to keeping up a blog is to just keep going! I’ll admit that blogging does mess with my mind as I have a picture in my head of how it should be and should look. BUT I’d rather wait and write a piece that I’m proud of and that I LOVE and that I WANT to share with YOU.

I’ve done soooo much over the last few months that I’m a little lost with everything that’s going on- yet at the same time, I feel like I haven’t done anything- makes sense, right?

In school I got a C for Maths (not great – whoop whoop for a pass though!), but here are some more impressive numbers that made up my 2013 year:

  • I became an Aunt… 3 times! So that’s 3 little nephews: Riley, Joshua and Frank.
  • I saw 20 of my favourite music artists live. Katy Perry is next! 😀
  • I drove around 6,450 miles in my first year of driving (includes one return trip to Scotland = circa 746 miles)
  • I visited 1 new country (Belgium) – I say that’s impressive as some people don’t have the opportunity to travel.
  • I took 191 photos on Instagram (Taylaac4)
  • I was nominated in 4 out of the 6 categories at our work’s awards evening- one category included the award for “Working Together” where I was part of the winning team.
  • I got the key to the door of life itself- I turned 21!!!
  • England became my home of 3 years.
  • With a little help from my friends, I raised £2,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children by skydiving and having the greatest adrenaline rush.
  • I survived another year… that’s 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds. Way to go!!!!

Much love,

Tayla

xoxo

life is too short

Photo A Day- March 2013

Hello my dear readers,

This post is almost ONE WHOLE YEAR late, but as they say: it’s better late than never.  In March 2013, I decided to do a photo challenge – Please see the post here. I adapted the challenge and admittedly, some photo’s aren’t from that exact day, but all the themes have been covered.  xoxo

March Photo a Day

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Tayla SKYDIVES for Tyla!!!!!!!!

Hi Everybody 🙂

Every year I try do something good for charity where last year, I walked over hot coals to raise money for the Tiger SOS Campaign. I raised money above my target (See the post HERE) and this year, I’d like to smash that out of the park! Let me introduce you to someone very special to me…

This is my lovely friend, Tyla and I.
T and T

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Tyla is a nine year old girl who would like to be a dinosaur explorer when she grows up. She is passionate about the rain forest, ancient Egyptians and loves Harry Potter.

Tyla has a condition which means she has to see many specialists across different hospitals for different reasons, but the one she enjoys visiting the most is Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. They really look after her there and make her feel very welcome and cared for. With over 220,000 patient visits every year, the hospital needs to raise over £50 million yearly, in order to fund itself. THIS IS WHERE WE CAN ALL HELP!

And so, this is the charity that both Tyla and myself would like to support to show them that we truly appreciate their help, dedication, encouragement and love.

“Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone. With their supporters, they help keep the magic alive for thousands of children who need their help every year. The charity exists to support Great Ormond Street Hospital so that it can remain at the forefront of international paediatric medicine and continue to offer specialist, world-class care to thousands of patients every year.”

Therefore, on the 21st of September 2013, I will be JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. One of my friends has also big-heartedly offered to support this great cause and she is likewise mad enough to skydive with me 🙂

I’m really excited about this and kindly ask that if you are able to, please help us raise money by safely donating via my online donation page at the address below or the button to the right of this page:

http://www.justgiving.com/TaylaSkydives4Tyla

Or you can text TSFT99 with your amount (£) to 70070.

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If you have any questions or would like to help me in ANY way- please contact me (at the end of this post) and know that we truly appreciate the support and so does Tyla 🙂 Remember- every little, helps A LOTTLE!  It’s like a little, but it’s a lot 🙂

Thank you very much you awesome humans!

MUCH LOVE,

Tayla

 XOXOXOXgreat-ormond-street

Tyla at GOSH

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