Hello friends I am currently sat in Starbucks in the beautiful town of Celebration, Orlando. It is gorgeous winters day here in sunny Florida.
I have been working hard on my shows for the last few years introducing new material and tracks which has proved to be a major factor in my continued success on the newest super ships as well as all the other luxury liners I perform on.
I was honoured to be chosen last year to perform on the maiden voyage of Royal Caribbean’s fabulous new super liner The Anthem of the Seas, currently the world’s newest ship. With state of the art sound and lights and a world class orchestra my shows have gone down a storm on Anthem. The addition of my tracks have made the sound even bigger and better and proves I was totally right to get them done in the first place. I have had some great feedback from some of the industry’s top musicians and the future of cruising is all about ‘bigger and better’ so I’m all set for that!
Being an entertainer who works on a lot of ships throughout the year, the hardest thing is obviously being apart from your family. I am very lucky, however, that for all these years I have seen them all on a very regular basis as my wife (and agent!) Emma juggles the dates so I’m not away for too long at a time. We also take every opportunity to cruise together and have had many great adventures and holidays together in Athens, Istanbul, USA and the Caribbean to name but a few.
All that being said, this last year seems to have been busier than ever and has seen me being away for longer than usual. Our two week Florida holiday in the summer couldn’t have come sooner and as usual we had a magical time together.
We have had many holidays in Florida over the years and have been three times this year alone. It’s definitely our favourite place and we love it here..and THAT’S WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE Here! Yes, you heard correct, as from November we moved to the charming and beautiful town of Celebration in Orlando to start our great American adventure! We have been talking about it for years and have decided to go for it. The children have a wonderful school to go to and we have rented a beautiful house. We also have some good friends who live in Celebration and locally who we can visit and have fun with.
It’s very scary and exciting at the same time. I have secured a three year working visa and intend to find theatre gigs as well as fully continue with my cruise work which I love. The cruise work in the summer months is mostly in Europe so we are planning to come back to the UK for 10 weeks during this time….the school summer holidays are 10 weeks in USA.
The plan is then for me to stay in Europe for a few extra weeks then return to Florida and have more quality time with Emma and the kids. It is usual for me to be away for longer periods in the winter because of the long flights from the UK to the ships in warmer weather. By living in Florida I will definitely see more of them which is better for us as a family.
So for all my USA fans, keep your eyes and ears open as Lovini is planning to perform in Florida very soon! For my British and European fans I will see you back in Europe in the Summer. G x