Two Chics and A Boom – Umbrella 2018

Friday Night July 20th 8pm

To launch my new single Chic Chic Boom to radio, Emily A Smith and myself are writing a show around the song for 2018 Umbrella Festival. We are presenting the show from the awesome Wheatsheaf Hotel with a full band in tow. With an underbelly element, this will be an evening of retribution showcasing new and old tracks we have worked on together over the past few years.

I am excited to announce Emily will be launching her own original music into the public arena. The night will start with a laid back semi-acoustic set, later joined by a band of local musicians to send you out buzzing.

We will be joined by Annie Siegmann [Emily Davis Band] on Bass; Gerard Spalding on Drums

Guest appearance from Emma Luker [Fiddle Chicks] on Violin

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2018-06-29T06:36:56+00:00 May 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Music Talks|Indie Music Blog

Tracey Arbon of Music Talks has chosen me as the feature folk artist for the May issue. The article covers my musical journey and those pivotal moments that pushed me into a singer songwriter world. Sometimes singing in the shower pays off.

You can discover many new artists on this platform, so click on the link and enjoy!

2018-06-29T06:36:09+00:00 May 4th, 2018|0 Comments


I am proud to have been invited by the wonderful Joe Mac to perform on the acoustic show of Netgigs with Jack Buchanan and Ben McNeil. Netgigs is a streaming service for live music. The team have recorded a full series of shows, mainly with bands until this last episode, which is fully acoustic.

This show was recorded and live streamed March 17, 2018. Recently, each set has been turned into an individual show and you can access my show here

2018-06-07T10:27:20+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments


SCALA  continuing to grow in 2018

Keep an eye on the new look SCALA Website and/or FB Page for details of the coming events.

The AGM held on April 5  saw a new, enlarged SCALA Board elected, increasing from 8 to 12 members. We are hoping to spread the load and accomplish big things over the next 18 months.

You can still get involved by being part of one of the sub-committees. Contact SCALA through the website and let us know what you would like to be part of: Staging; Door person; MC; Newsletter; Grant applications; Website management; Talent scout; FOOM and many more

FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) song competition entries is open now and closes July 23. Enter via the SCALA website. The live section will open during Umbrella Festival this year.

SCALA  are wanting to introduce more opportunities for members to perform. Regrettably our recent effort to host Music Mondays at The Ed Castle in Currie St has fallen through.  The Ed have been facing trading difficulties with the building site behind taking all the parking space and the council closing the balcony. The hotel will continue to trade on weekends only, closing Monday – Thursdays while it is on the market. We wish Tony Bond all the best.

Watch this space or subscribe to SCALA newsletter to see further developments on this subject.



2018-07-02T08:21:50+00:00 August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

FNQ Tour

A Week in June

I enjoyed a week in the Far North in June 2017, spending time with family and friends while performing my songs.

Had a gorgeous morning with the residents (more…)

2017-05-21T11:15:45+00:00 May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Thrilling You Softly

Elaine McLaughlin and I had a super night at The Jade Saturday July 15 with our brand new show this 2017 Umbrella Festival.  Elaine, recently arrived from the UK has now released her gorgeous EP ‘Six More Days’, out to Australian audiences. You can purchase this through iTunes or stream on Spotify.

“Thrilling You Softly explored the rich tapestry of life, (more…)

2017-05-04T12:31:40+00:00 May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

EP News

Good Heart EP in the Charts!

Good Heart EP spent several weeks in the 3DRadio 20+1 charts in December / January peaking at No.5.

A few of the tracks, mainly Good Heart; Pity Me and Can’t Stand By have hit the No.1 and 2 spots Australia wide on N1M [online music platform]. Chic Chic Boom has hit No.4 for N1M Americana charts in Australia!

Review and Interview

Checkout BSide Magazine Issue #99 for an up close and personal Q&A on pages 64-65 and review of the launch Issue #101 on the very back page


October update: All tracks have now been mastered by Neville Clark at Disk Edits. Courtney Robb has designed the artwork. (more…)

2016-12-16T18:02:59+00:00 December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Melrose Music Muster


There was no Muster in Melrose in 2017. Organisers apologise and hope to return in 2018.


I spent the best part of a week in beautiful Melrose at the foot of Mt Remarkable in the Southern Flinders Ranges for the 2016 Melrose Music Muster.  A fantastic (more…)

2016-09-16T11:49:09+00:00 September 16th, 2016|0 Comments