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Taking It Well EP

I have three tracks which I recorded last year at the same time as I was recording my Good Heart EP. I am putting these onto a new EP called Taking It Well and releasing them November 1, 2018. The tracks will be available in digital form only, from any online store.

Clint Wilson from Melbourne has asked me to support him at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on November 1 as he tours his new LP Dark Water with his band. I am taking advantage of the awesome venue to launch this new EP on the same night.

Kelly Brouhaha will also be on stage, so this is going to be a pretty amazing night.

2018-09-18T07:42:07+00:00September 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Semaphore Music Festival

Well this year I am appearing in the Semaphore Music Festival for the first time. Monday October 1, I will be on the BSide Community Stage in Mundy St Port Adelaide. I will be kicking off the Monday lineup at 11:30am, download the SMF Program online.

Also appearing that day are these other awesome artists: Dave Robinson; Amy Jennifer; Moose Hair; James Hickey and Kylie Brice.

 

2018-09-04T11:48:39+00:00August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Wizard Tone Studios

Hot on the heels of our show Two Chics and A BOOM! Emily A Smith and I went into Wizard Tone studios and began recording several new songs. We were joined by Holly Thomas, who flew over from Melbourne to drum up some excellent percussion. Also, local bass diva Shireen Khemlani and the wonderful Emma Luker brought some very fine violin licks to the mix.

I was back into the studio a few weeks later to add the final vocals. When Emily returned to Adelaide for work, she was able to finish off the guitar parts and add the backing vocals.  Three tracks in the capable hands of Richard Coates, local keyboard player to add some ivory tinkling.

We have had a great time working with James Brown, who has been extremely helpful with production suggestions along the way.

2018-09-06T04:55:33+00:00August 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Two Chics and A Boom – Umbrella 2018

Friday Night July 20th 8pm

Chic Chic Boom was launched to radio, with the help of Emily A Smith and myself during 2018 Umbrella Festival. We presented the show from the awesome Wheatsheaf Hotel with a full band in tow. With an underbelly element, this was an evening of retribution showcasing new and old tracks we have worked on together over the past few years.

Emily launched her own original music into the public arena. The night began with a laid back semi-acoustic set, later joined by a band of local musicians which set the crowd buzzing.  What a fun night ending on a spectacular and off the cuff version of House Of The Rising Sun. Many thanks to the appreciative audience for coming out on a cold and rainy night.

We were joined by Annie Siegmann [Emily Davis Band] on Bass; Gerard Spalding [Lucky seven] on Drums

Guest appearance from Emma Luker [Fiddle Chicks and others] on Violin

2018-07-24T03:16:58+00:00May 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!

2018-08-24T01:40:20+00:00May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Netgigs

Netgigs filmed four bands and four solo artists at Adelaide’s premier music venue, a night labelled Fire At Fowler’s. They are taking the footage to Big Sound Music Conference 2018 in Brisbane – September 3-9th.  If you missed out on the night, my individual show is  now available to watch online from the comfort of your own home. All acts will be available individually for $5 and the whole show for a mere $10.

Solo Acts: Ben Whittington; Paula Standing; Damon Sparkes; Jack Buchanan

Bands: Tough Boys; Nuseum; Imogen Brave; Audio Reign

 

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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

Watch the trailer here

2018-08-31T07:29:27+00:00March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

SCALA News

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.

FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) wound up August 23 on Grand Final night. It was a Sold Out event!! Happily it has been videoed and will be available for viewing on our You Tube Channel in the not too distant future.
SCALA Live resumes September 13 fortnightly until December before we take another break.
I am leading a Songwriter Workshop for SCALA at The Box Factory September 20 7-9:30pm. Titled ‘Get Your Message Across’ I am looking at some do’s and don’t’s for songwriting and inviting songwriters to bring any lyrics they are having trouble with to be workshopped. Gold Coin Donation Only.
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

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.

 

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2018-08-24T01:54:18+00:00August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

FNQ Tripping

Northern Lights

It is that time of year again, when I make my pilgrimage north to visit family and old friends. This year the trip will be in warmer weather than usual. I am taking my husband, eldest son and his partner with me this time, making it a little different.

We are landing up there right on my mother’s birthday. Carinya celebrates everyone’s birthday on the second Tuesday of the month and that is 9th for the October babies. In the afternoon, they have their ‘Happy Hour’ and serve beer and wine. I have been invited to perform for everyone during this happy afternoon event. Mum will be turning 93!

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2018-09-04T11:34:49+00:00May 21st, 2017|0 Comments