Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Hey Hey!

It's not Saturday....

I have an upcoming house concert in Brisbane and the night's theme is 'Dreamweaver'. I do not know how to weaver dreams or jumpers, but I can write songs, so come along :)

I little while ago I wrote the music for a short film series for Griffith University. Below is the first of the three films. I love the humour in this, so much.

Staying ahead of the self-infliction is an art.

Today's blog post is brought to you by Bleachers.


Monday, April 18, 2016


Hello there!

Like an eager and overly ambitious pet, 2016 has got a mind of its own. Embracing this unlikely visualisation is far better than the alternative.

Writing music for film projects has consumed my time along with the usual grand plans and traffic jams.

Current Favourites:
Stationary - Whiteboard markers
Book - Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
TV - The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
Podcast - Sodajerker
Album - The Brink by The Jezabels
Webisode Series - SYD 2030 (Season 2)

I have another house concert coming up in May with the "I Heart Songwriting Club" gang which I am so pumped for!! More details about that will be out soon.

Recently I went to the Rock'n Roll Writers Festival which was SUPER great! So many interesting people talking about interesting things.

In February I went to the Australian Museum and saw the Australian explorers exhibition. It was a sublimely researched and designed piece, my favourite sections were about sailors and underwater explorers. Below is one of the quotes that scattered the walls.

Find me lost in the memories and dust, exploration is as much about the future as it is the past.


Sunday, March 20, 2016


Hi there!

Well as almost usual I have to look at my diary to even know what I have been doing in the last month. Head space is at a premium.

I performed at a kick ass house concert in late February as a part of the "I Heart Songwriting Club". Below are some photos by Francesca De Valence.

I performed at The Nook & Cranny in Nambour this month as the featured artist for their open mic, to the right is a photo from the night.

I attended a couple of great events to celebrate Queensland Women's Week. At a panel discussion held by APRA I had the pleasure of having a chat to Carol Lloyd, of Railroad Gin and The Carol Lloyd Band. The entire panel were very open and honest, a dynamo team.

I also recently went to a songwriting workshop with Ben Lee hosted by Bleach Festival which was an interesting look into the psychology of lyrics.

How far can we fall? How far will our great expectations let us slip?


Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Hey there!

Here are some of the lyrics that have been decorating my room for almost a year.

"Don't Dream It's Over"

"You Need Me Man, I Don't Need You"

"Don't Wanna Grow Up, Just Wanna Get Out"

"Save Me From What I Want"

"I was 21 years when I wrote this song, I'm 22 now but I won't be for long"

Since we're on decor some of the friendly faces scattering my walls at the moment include Kate Winslet, Annie Lennox, Feist, St Vincent, Shaun the Sheep, Butterfly Boucher, The Jezabels and Cate Blachett.

Above are some photos by Cynthia Lee from my gig at The Nook & Cranny in Nambour (Sunshine Coast). Also a review of the show was published by Nambouring check it out here.

Today's blog post brought to you by Gonzo.


Monday, January 25, 2016


Hey there!

Well the new year has kicked off at great speed! I welcomed in the new year at Falls Festival in Byron Bay which was part of a stellar week of action. :)

In a few days I have a gig at The Nook in Nambour which should be ace. #nambouring

I am currently working on writing music for a three part short film series for Griffith University called Learning Futures, so I'll share that with you once it's out.

Below is a pic from my desk at the Beaver Lodge of Falls Festival.

Over the last couple of months I have been working in the production department of 4ZZZ FM below is a video celebrating the station's 40th birthday which features a "remix" I did of the first broadcast back in 1975 (with music from Art vs Science).

New music & new adventures are planned for 2016 so stay posted.


Thursday, December 10, 2015


Hey there!

2015 - it's almost over, a year that had more plot twists than a Doctor Who episode.
A colossus thank you to the below radio shows and radio stations across Australia for the airplay in October and November!!! I cannot thank you enough for sharing my music with your listeners :)

Something New, Old & Blue - UGFM Radio Murrindindi, Victoria
Hills Radio 88.9 FM, South Australia
Glamour Rock & The Soundstage - 2CCC Coast FM, New South Wales
Kaleidescope - Northside Radio FM 99.3,  New South Wales
Aussie Rock Mish'n, BBBFM 89.1, South Australia

I have a couple of shows coming up, if you're around make sure you come by and say hi!

Queen Street Mall, 23rd of December 2015
Palmwoods Hotels, 27th of December 2015
The Nook Nambour, 31st of January 2016

I went to my first stadium music show (Ed Sheeran)  a couple of weeks ago. It was amazing to see the crowd on such a large scale responding to the music. Music is magical.

Below is the short documentary I wrote music for by the team L & L Film Productions about the Brisbane Backyard Film Festival. Check it out!!

Today's blog post brought to you by BULLY.


Monday, November 16, 2015


Hey there!

Well the adventures have been rolling in since my last blog post. I spent a weekend in Melbourne which was awesome. While I was there I went to Jen Cloher's I Manage My Music workshop which was really interesting.

On my way across Federation Square (and to Bowie at ACMI) I heard a familiar voice... Tom Ballard. Then none other than Clare Bowditch came onstage and performed a beautiful song with a touching story. The tail-end of a welcome refugees event, thanks Melbourne you're swell :)

Current Favourites
Song: Never Stop (with rap) by Chilly Gonzales
Time of Day: Sunset
TV: Gruen
Album: ReWiggled, A Tribute To The Wiggles

Here's some photos from Wingham I took...

The photo below is by Rose E. Smith and is of our songwriting group for the day 'Love Stanza' performing at the Akoostik Music Festival (Wingham, NSW).

Until the next outburst of 21st century under-sharing.