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Hiding Out In Tuscany

New single, Hiding Out In Tuscany, out NOW

The perfect introduction to the new album, The More I Give, slated for September after further mid year single releases. Travel around the planet without leaving home.

You can find it on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and Google Play


“I always wondered where I’d be if I learned to sail across the sea..”

A fabulous video, shot as the album was being recorded, now on YouTube.

Photography by Meredith O’Shea

Video by Miguel Rios

Graphic Art by Renee King

Media Cuts

Jolene Country Music Blog published this article on the new single

Check out the radio interest via Radio News (scroll down)

2020-03-29T08:11:17+00:00January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Red Cross Australia Day Bushfire Appeal Concert

Steve Charles of The Steve Charles Band organised a benefit concert for the Red Cross Disaster Appeal. Staged on Australia Day 2020 at The Semaphore RSL, there was a great lineup of bands with raffles, auctions and giveaways. Who could ask for a better way to spend Australia Day, helping out fellow Aussies. You can still donate directly by clicking on the Disaster Appeal link above.

The night closed with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30pm, which was viewed from the venue’s second floor window.

Evening Line-up

4:00pm                                              Doors / Bar Open

5:00pm                                  Show Commences

5:20 – 5:50pm                      PAULA STANDING (Americana/Australian Singer Songwriter) 

6:10 – 6:40pm                      GAIL PAGE BAND (Funk, Soul, Blues)

7:00 – 7:30pm                      Li’L DIVA BAND (Swing Jazz Standards)

7:50 – 8:20pm                      THE STEVE CHARLES BAND (Up Originals)

 8:40 – 9:15pm                      CHESTERFIELD BRASS (Party Cover Band)

9:30pm                                              Foreshore Fireworks

2020-01-29T05:35:26+00:00January 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Latest Studio News

It was an absolute pleasure recording with Rod McCormack  in his Erina studios on the NSW Central Coast. We got together in August with Lou Bradley, Gina Jeffreys, Max Jackson and seven of their long term students to write new material for an EP.  However, the number of amazing songs we had by the end of the week, were far too valuable to bin, so I decided to record a full album.

In November, I headed back to Erina to begin the process and the new tracks have received the full McCormack treatment and morphed into a brand new Americana album.  This was a completely new experience for me and saw us chasing some remarkable approaches.

Rod raised the interest of several overseas artists (Nashville and Ireland) who agreed to add their talent to the mix. I am so proud that the likes of Jeff Taylor (Time Jumpers), Andy Leftwich (Kentucky Thunder) and Pat Crowley (Mary Black Band) have added their touch to several tracks.

Earthy, perilously personal.

Miguel Rios and Meredith O’Shea arrived from Melbourne in the second week to start shooting video footage. They covered some great studio material and we spent several hours at Terrigal Beach catching the beautiful sunrise and perfect conditions. I travelled to Melbourne in January to finish the video shoot.

I have seen the first of the pics taken and I am stunned by how brilliant they are. I am truly grateful and humbled for how many seriously talented people are invested in this project with me. Hats off to Ash Sheehan, Toby Wells and Jacky McCormack for dreaming this one up for me.

Check my youtube channel and store to find this new release Hiding Out In Tuscany.

 

2020-03-13T06:13:52+00:00October 30th, 2019|6 Comments

Industry Speak

2020

March

I have been fortunate to score a pass to the 2020 Australian Songwriters Conference on the June long weekend. For this, I will be helping out on the iheartsongwriting club stand over the weekend.

February

I will be getting along to another iheartsongwriting club workshop Saturday 29th, with Francesca de Valence. The Box Factory has opened its doors once again and all are invited.

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2020-03-18T06:07:02+00:00August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

SA Country Music Festival

Had a great time at the 2019 SA Country Music Festival  in the Riverland town of Barmera on the June long weekend. I had the pleasure of appearing on the main street stage Saturday June 8 in the morning and afternoon. Sunday, June 9,  I was in the lineup for the SA Country Music Spectacular in the Bonney Theatre.

Headliners acts Paul Costa, Justin Standley, Bradley Hall and Juliet Oliver. Other artists include The Cut Snakes, The Rustlers, Alison Hams & Mark Tempany, Paula Standing, Cheryl  Lethlean, The Hoffmans and Heartland. Lots of shows in many venues.

SACMF Poster

2019-06-14T10:40:01+00:00May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Truth & Trickery

Two Voices ‘changing the strings on your heart’

This was the final show for my Truth & Trickery Tour and the one show only with Cathy Dobson from Victoria. We were rewarded with a wonderful attentive crowd at The Wheaty. What a wonderful Sunday afternoon and I was so pleased Cathy got to show off her stuff in front of such a fabulous audience. The best way to finish off my first ever tour! You can hear more of her music in online stores and streaming services.

I have had a fabulous time on this journey telling tales to audiences in Melbourne, Brisbane, Barmera and Adelaide. Many thanks to those of you who have attended gigs, musicians who have supported me and all of those who have bought my music, also the radio stations and presenters who are playing my music. You make it all worth while.

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2020-03-18T06:08:25+00:00March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Womstock

As the name suggests, Womstock is a Wombat Festival with Live Entertainment, cruelty free food, fun, games and laughter on the  banks of the beautiful lake at the Flaxley Wombat Sanctuary. I was proud to support these wonderful ladies and their furry friends.

The great news is, they managed to raise in excess of $10,000! So huge thanks to all of you who bought tickets, merchandise food, raffle tickets, donated and volunteered.

” This was the sanctuary’s very first open day and a very important fundraiser to help raise funds for a fire bunker for the special needs wombats this fire season.” 

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2020-03-18T06:10:05+00:00November 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Almost Okay in Melrose

Perfect Place

In September, I travelled to my favourite Flinders Ranges town of Melrose, but not for the sadly missed Music Muster. When the Muster was still a thing, I discovered the perfect place for a live shoot and promised I would return. The Holy Trinity Anglican Church offers perfect acoustics and a glorious light.  I knew this was the best location for a gentle murder ballad and it did not disappoint.  We took advantage of this exquisite building to portray a sad tale, but one clothed in a rich ambience.

Thanks goes to Fr John Fowler for arranging access and facilitating the extended time required.

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2020-03-18T06:11:05+00:00October 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Taking It Well EP

I was pleased to finally release my EP ‘Taking It Well‘, because these songs have been burning a hole on my shelf since 2017..  These songs deal with stories of people dealing with crazy situations but still, ‘taking it well’. ‘Fly’ is dedicated to two Australians executed in Bali and how they turned their lives around in prison.

The tracks have been downloaded by a number of radio stations and played on various shows across the country. I was also able to feature it as guest artist on Radio Adelaide‘s Songcatcher program.

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2020-03-18T06:11:51+00:00September 4th, 2018|0 Comments