What is true romance? Well, boy have I got a love story for you.
And a few pieces of news:
* The album has been recorded!!! Best experience of my life! Now on to mixing, mastering and all the other fancy details!
* I reached my Pledge Goal to help fund the album! Thank you for contributing! I can’t wait to start sketching your portraits and sending you love letters from abroad. If you still want to get involved in the album, you can pre order a CD, Vinyl, or lots of other goodies and get private updates, videos, and sneak previews: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/chloecharles
* So remember that Award I asked you to vote for?? I WON!! I owe you thanks for actually taking the time to vote! Your Chloe won the SiriusXM Indie Award for Best R&B/ Soul Artist of the Year 2014!
* I’ve got a big European tour starting up this weekend and going through the summer, spanning 7 countries. I hope you’re at one of them. For details see header or: www.chloecharles.com/dates
Now onto that love story I promised you…
It isn’t every day you get to be behind the scenes of a marriage proposal.
…and not just any proposal, the most elaborate and romantic proposal I’ve ever heard of. This was movie worthy.
At CMW 2013, on stage at Tattoo Rock Parlour, I looked into the audience and there was this adorable couple, hanging on my every word and note. We chatted afterwards and I remember telling my band that this was likely the cutest couple ever.
A year later, after getting to know them better and having their support at every Toronto show I’ve had since, I get an email from Jonny. He writes me their lovestory.
In short, that show at CMW was one of their first dates and somehow my music became somewhat of a soundtrack to their blossoming relationship.
Within months of knowing each other, Jonny knew Jesjika was the one for him and wrote a letter to her dated 1 year later, in which he proposed.
This letter was sealed and framed, not to be touched for 12 months.
And when the time came for her to open it, Jonny wanted me to be there to serenade her.
I can’t imagine anything more flattering.
Skip to the day: With Davide by my side, we walk into this newly bought house decorated with love notes, flowers, X’s and O’s and yarn.
Davide and I hid in the closet. My heart was beating and Jonny’s was probably near explosion. We were dying with anticipation!
Jonny being a baseballer, had set it up so that when Jessika reached the letter she had to throw the ball and break the glass to finally read that long awaited for letter.
And then he went down on one knee, or maybe two.
This was all while we waited for our cue to play.
A flick of the switch, lights on, and through the closet door, she hears music.
Jesjika opens the door and there I am singing Find Her Way.
Her face is something I will never forget.
In short, this was the most rewarding show I’ve ever played. The memory of it makes me smile every time I recount it.
It made my heart happy! Congratulations to Jonny and Jesjika!
This summer I have many chances to be fulfilled by the smiles of audiences around Europe. Know that your attendance fills my heart and your smiles are contagious! I hope you will be in one of these places and in the spirit of love stories, let’s all be a little romantic and show someone how special they are to you.
Love you to pieces