NEW IMAGE

Exciting new Branding Image for my website and social media platforms

Merch News!! Stickers and Tote Bags with the new image available at my gigs!!

My illustrious Web Designers have updated the website with a new image created by graphic artist Renee King. Renee has been designing covers for my singles and album this past year and based on these, she has come up with a whole new image for me. These went live as of Friday October 9th, 2020.

To help launch this new image I had two great live gigs!! Had a wonderful Friday evening performing for Cafe Lune in Brighton as part of their #SupportingLocalArtists series. This was followed closely with a very special house concert “LockDown BreakOut” to celebrate the new levels of people we are allowed to have at home, since the recent LockDowns and limitations.

When you have the right group of people and marvellous friends, you can make magic happen. Nigel Sweeting (bass and sound) Stephen Loss (Mandolin, guitar and keys) and his delightful partner Sheelagh (banjo), were my back up band on Sunday at LockDown BreakOut. My two wonderful friends Andrea McCauley and Sean Pearce hosted the event and let me take over their garage with my home-made staging.

Ben Searcy documented the afternoon with his photography talents, plus some live footage (a couple of clips available on my FB Music Page). 

A fantastic bunch of people turned up to listen and celebrate the new beginnings post COVID Lockdown!

2020-11-18T01:11:47+00:00September 26th, 2020|0 Comments

My Heart Goes With You

Now online on all platforms!

The latest single My Heart Goes With You was officially released on July 24, 2020. Earlier in July, video maker Ben Searcy, myself and artist Sue Norman spent a few days on Brighton Beach shooting a video. Sue has received Australia Day Honours for her Mandala work at Brighton Beach, SA and agreed to create a beach mandala for the single.

Sue is in high demand and so we only had one shot at this on July 8. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us and we managed to get great footage over the two days prior, as well as the day of our own special mandala. Now on my YouTube channel.

Many thanks to Marian Martin who came along at the right time to take this pic below.

This is the second single released from my new album The More I Give. Check out the listen buttons at the bottom of the page for a preview.

 

The Live Show will be available to view through my FB Music Page Paula Standing Singer Songwriter for a while, but get in quick as it won’t be there forever. We did have a few sound hitches and dropped out in the middle. As a result, it is in two parts and the beginning of the first part is spent trying to get the sound to work. None the less, lessons were learnt and it will be done differently next time.

2020-09-26T05:13:34+00:00June 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Make Music Day

Huge thanks to all the people who tuned into either my FB Page or the whole Make Music Day ADL online concert on Sunday the 21st of June to celebrate International Make Music Day 🎶  Congratulations to the Make Music Day Adl team and everyone who participated to make it a successful afternoon / evening of great local music.

A note below from the team explains what it is all about if you missed out. This is an annual event, so make sure you keep you ears and eyes peeled for 2021.

 

What is it all about?

Every year around the world musicians gather in different ways to offer free concerts, flash mobs and workshops on June 21st as part of “Make Music Day” This all began in France with “Fête de la Musique” a free celebration of music that is open to anyone and everyone.

“We’re so excited to share the full lineup with you for our inaugural #MakeMusicADL Livestream Online Music Festival!

We are incredibly grateful to the 20 diverse musical acts who have registered to be part of this event with either a performance or workshop. Over the next week we’ll be helping you get to know them a little better.

Next Sunday you can tune into any of these artists sets via their nominated social media channel or via our special simulcast in our Facebook Event here!

All our artists and event team are volunteering their time to spread a little joy & community connection with you, we hope you enjoy! If you are in a position to make a financial contribution, some artists will be accepting tips (PayPal), or promoting their own merch, or a charity of their choice.

Make Music Day is a global event where artists self-organise free concerts in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. As such, this event is not about the money, it’s about finding new ways to stay connected during these times of uncertainty. Opportunities to learn from each other through stories and song and contribute to the butterfly effect of spreading just a little more joy and hope.”

With love and gratitude,
The Make Music ADL Team
Phi , Pætrick, Jessica & Katherine 💕

2020-06-28T03:01:04+00:00June 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Hiding Out In Tuscany

Single News: Hiding Out In Tuscany

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.

Breaking News: CD’s of new album The More I Give has arrived from Implant Media.

If you want your pre-release copy please email me here to place your order. They are not officially available until September, so I have a limited number in stock for the super keen. Pre-release offer $20 + $5 p&h

The album will soon be available in the website store, but it will full retail price $30 (inc p&h). Once it is in store, the special offer above will be no longer available. So, email me now for the special offer!

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

Tuscany has found its way onto a few Spotify playlists and now has 2.4K streams over 41 countries.

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

2020-06-05T01:16:20+00:00January 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Industry Speak

2020

September

Something good to come out of the Covid nightmare, has been more access to workshops I would normally have not been able to participate in, due to distance.

I have had the opportunity to attend multiple ‘I Manage My Music’ workshops online with Jen Cloher based in Melbourne.

I have also had the pleasure to listen to none other than, acclaimed singer songwriter, Mary Gauthier in Nashville, give a Masterclass on Universal Songwriting. Because of this participation I was offered a spot in a series of online Songwriting Workshops with Mary, throughout the month of September. Despite the very early Sunday mornings (for me) I am buzzed to be able to do this.

COVID CANCELLATIONS

The dreaded virus has swung its death scythe across many industry events and the Songwriters Conference was yet another casualty. I did manage to do a couple of terms of iheartsongwriting club and have a swag of new songs to work with.

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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2020-08-29T09:25:48+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
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