2019 plan

January events are confirmed and I am showing up for a set on January 31, hard on the heels of Tamworth Country Music Festival.  The Good Questions are the headline act, with Jessica Rae as the opener. There are a number of ideas being sprouted for the new year, including a romantic night for February 14. The obligatory break over the Fringe will follow Valentine’s Day, returning March 21.

SCALA  in 2019

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

Our first Popular Song Competition was held December 20, 2018 as our end of year Christmas and break up celebrations.
A wonderful success which will be repeated in the new year!

SCALA Opportunities outside of The Wheaty

After the demise of The Ed Castle, SCALA  have sourced other venue opportunities for budding songwriters and original artists.

SCALA now run an Open Mic at Boomers Cafe fortnightly on Fridays returning in 2019,  January 11. Just turn up and introduce yourself to Geoff and Lucas.

There are further performing opportunities at the Prince Albert Hotel in Gawler,  final show for 2018 ran on December 14. More to come in 2019.

FOOM (Festival Of Original Music) wound up August 23 on Grand Final night. It was a Sold Out event!! Happily it was  videoed and is available for viewing on the SCALA You Tube Channel

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


2019-01-03T08:06:11+00:00August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

FNQ Tripping

Northern Lights

October 2018,  I made my annual pilgrimage north to visit family and old friends. This year the trip was in warmer weather than usual. I also took my husband, eldest son and his partner with me this time, making it a little different.

We landed there right on my mother’s birthday. Carinya Aged Care, where she now resides, celebrates everyone’s birthday on the second Tuesday of the month. In the afternoon, they had their ‘Happy Hour’ and served beer and wine. I was invited to perform for everyone during this happy afternoon event. Mum turned an amazing 93!


2018-12-21T05:21:40+00:00May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Good Heart 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…)

2018-10-24T09:28:19+00:00December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Radio News


In November  I was guest artist on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM show Song Catcher Monday night 12th. If you missed the show, you can listen back on the podcast here

In September After my gig at Three Brothers Arms in Macclesfield, I was invited into Hills Radio 88.9FM in Mt Barker to chat with Crash Carpenter on his Hills Chat Show.  We talked about my impending release Taking It Well and my plans for Tamworth.

  • Radio Adelaide 101.5fm has added my new EP Taking It Well to their station library
  • Hills Radio 88.7fm has added my new EP Taking It Well to their station library
  • Country Capital Radio [digital station in Tamworth] has uploaded Good Heart and my new EP Taking It Well.
  • AMRAP Airit also uploaded all three tracks from my new EP Taking It Well
  • 3MDR97.1FM uploaded my new EP and invited me onto Breakfast with Cathy and Clint

In August a couple of stations went back into Airit to find some more tracks for their libraries

  • 2BAB 92.7FM in Sanctuary Point NSW added my 2014 release, Running Away 

  • VOX FM in Woolloongong NSW added my 2015 releases Beautiful Girl; Fortune Of A Soldier; Broken Down as well as the 2014 release, Running Away 

  • Michael Crichton at 3WBC continues to add my tracks to his play list

Chic Chic Boom, Good Heart and Can’t Stand By was accepted by AMRAP Airit services and made available to Community Radio Stations around Australia as of July 1.

In July the following stations added Chic Chic Boom to their playlist and/or libraries.

  • Tribe FM in Willunga SA 
  • Access All on 97.9 Valley FM in Parkes NSW 
  • Sunday Breakfast on Highland FM in Bowral NSW is playing Chic Chic Boom; Good Heart and Can’t Stand By!
  • Mostly Folk fun and Friends on Whitehorse Boroondara fm Community radio in Ashburton Vic is playing Chic Chic Boom; Good Heart and Can’t Stand By!
  • New Grooves on 96.5 Inner FM in Heidelberg Vic
  • Sat’day Muster on Fleurieu FM in Victor Harbour SA
  • Lunch Box on 2XX FM in Canberra ACT
  • 5GTR FM in Mt Gambier SA
  • Tjuma Pulka Media Aboriginal Corporation in Kalgoorlie WA
  • VOX FM in Woolloongong NSW has added  Chic Chic Boom; Good Heart and Can’t Stand By to their station library!
  • King Island Community Radio on King Island Tasmania
  • The AMRAP Show on 5GTR FM in Mount Gambier SA is playing Good Heart!
  • Breakfast on 2MCE FM in Bathurst NSW


Before my launch of Chic Chic Boom at Two Chics and A Boom Umbrella show, I managed a quick interview with Phoenix on his Threedradio show 93.7fm The Cuckoo Nest Thursday 19th July.

The single Chic Chic Boom has also been aired on ‘New Grooves’ program on 96.5 Inner FM, Melbourne

Ian Crombie is still playing my tracks on Newcastle Radio 16 and just recently Mark Theile from 5Triple Z in McLaren Vale is programming tracks from the Good Heart EP during Folk Harvest.

Thanks goes to Tonk’n Along with Tonks for airing Pity Me on Voice Of The Avon 101.3FM

Thank you to Rachel Connor for airing Pity Me on her fab radio show – such an apt song for The Grave Yard Shift on Triple R – 3RRR 102.7FM


2018-11-22T07:02:51+00:00November 12th, 2014|2 Comments

Adelaide Songs

2019 Features

Variety Show

As an appetiser to the Fringe Show Paul Roberts, Alan Hartley and myself will be presenting a few songs at The Gov Variety Show Join us and enjoy a great line up of musical and comedy acts. Please add to the collection box to help feed the hungry artists and keep the show rolling.

 Adelaide Songs (Music) | Jimmy Marin (Music) | Nick Coutts (Music) | Kim Le (Comedy) | Rudes (Comedy) | Yorke Heath (Music) | NeverLight (Music) | 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh | Front Bar | 9pm Start | Entry Via Donation!

Adelaide Fringe

The Adelaide Songs crew are working on a brand new show for the next Adelaide Fringe.  You can witness the debut performances of the new songs and still get a smattering of the old and loved tunes. There is plenty of opportunity to catch a show, because we have booked four shows at La Boheme in the city. Feb 28, Mar 1-3. Fringe Tix

Recording at Wizard Tone Studios

Very exciting news, we finally stepped into the recording studio in November to begin an official Album.  We laid down four songs and are booked in for two more sessions in January to add more to this collection. An album launch is planned for The SA History Festival in May and as a bonus, Satomi is working on an official song book!
There may well be a couple of early releases pre Fringe, so keep you ears open.  Hint: I urge you tune into your favourite community radio stations.

Songs of The Mid-North

In late November, we travelled up to Burra and Auburn to host sessions with local writers and organisations.  We invited anyone wanting to join with us to write songs about the mid north. The sessions were successful in drawing interest and will be followed up in January. Dates and venues will then be decided for shows to be held in 2019 SA History Festival.

This is a HATs project for which they have received a grant through Country Arts SA and you can find more details on their website.

2018 News

Pitching Battles

We took a presentation of the project to SAPA via Country Arts SA in Noarlunga at The Hopgood Theatre in June.

As a result we were invited to part of the Back To Back Short Show Festival at The Star Theatre in Hilton, October 20th.

We were also asked to present a short set for the History Trust, at their Making History Conference, November 2.  This, an apt  lead up to the 2019 SA History Festival.

The same pitch landed us a corporate gig in Gawler in October 2019 at the Gawler Institute.


2019-02-13T05:41:31+00:00August 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Appearance History

Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW, Jan 20 2019

Imperial Brewhouse, Songcrafters, Tamworth, NSW, Jan 22 2019

PO Hotel Tamworth, NSW, Jan 22 2019

Coca Cola Stage Tamworth Town Hall, NSW, Jan 23 2019

City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW, Jan 23 2019

Imperial Brewhouse Songcrafters, Tamworth, NSW, Jan 23 2019

Regional Australia Bank Stage, Tamworth, NSW, Jan 24 2019

Peel Inn, Nundle NSW, Jan 24 2019

DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW, Jan 25 2019

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, Nov 22 2018

Womstock, Flaxley, Nov 18 2018

Radio Adelaide 101.5fm, Song Catcher Nov 12 2018

3D Radio 93.7m, The Cuckoo’s Nest Nov 1 2018

The Wheatsheaf Hotel – Thebarton, Nov 1 2018

Star Theatres, Hilton, Nov 20 2018

Carinya Aged Care, Atherton Qld, Oct 9 2018

BSide Community Stage – Semaphore Music Festival, Port Adelaide, Oct 1 2018

Breakfast Show 3MDR91.7fm Upwey South, Victoria, Sep 21 2018

Hills Radio 88.7fm, Mt Barker, Sep 12 2018

The Three Brother’s Arms Hotel, Macclesfield, Sep 7 2018

Fowler’s Live, Adelaide, Aug 24 2018

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, Aug 9 2018

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, July 20 2018

The Station Hotel, Newcastle, June 17 2018

Ed Castle, Adelaide, May 21 2018

The Drunken Poet, West Melbourne, May 9 2018

The Hotel Metro, Adelaide, May 1, 2018

The Gov Front Bar, Hindmarsh, April 7, 2018

Brighton Beach, Harmony Day, March 21, 2018

Netgigs, Live Streaming from Adelaide, March 17, 2018

The Jade, Adelaide, March 3 & 10 2018

The Old Courthouse, Auburn, March 2, 2018

The Wheaty, Thebarton, February 1, 2018

Holdfast Shore Australia Day Ceremony, Glenelg Foreshore, January 26th, 2018


2019-01-26T02:00:56+00:00January 21st, 2014|0 Comments

Regular Events

It is official, attending live music events makes you feel better

So if life is getting you down and even if it’s not, turn off the TV and get into live music. Whether to listen or participate, here are some FREE or very low price events.

Regular live music events that you can be part of..any day of the week

Monday you can tune into 3D Radio 93.7FM Hill Billy Hoot on Monday nights 8-9pm you may hear me and other talented locals or listen online www.threedradio.com OR come to Lindey Reserve Nelson St Stepney and be part of the fun live! FREE Event

You can then go onto Billy Bob’s BBQ Jam at The Grace Emily in Waymouth St for more smashing open mic antics. Yes there is a BBQ! FREE Event (more…)

2019-02-15T01:42:11+00:00August 8th, 2013|0 Comments