Apr 15 2014

Visiting my sister and family in Takaka, NZ

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Whenever I spend time in NZ with my sister and her family, I always get very inspired to get back into writing new songs and planning some small gigs back in Sydney. The land here is so abundant and rich and my family’s way of life is exciting with artwork, timber milling, gardening and eating well. Each day I have been having a bath in the garden, heated by lighting a fire underneath, and then the next couple of hours is spent soaking in the heat and watching the birds and clouds. I’m writing a song or two whilst I’m here and am looking forward to a small gig somewhere soon to share them.

 

 


Oct 3 2013

Up early to pack for the bus

Setting off in an hour but wish we could stay longer. Looking out across the harbour with the sun shining.

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Oct 3 2013

Note from Albany

 

Heading back to Perth tomorrow. Had amazing time in Albany. Will miss it here.


Feb 18 2013

New Recordings

I’ve posted the tracks from tonights recording session onto sound cloud. If you like them they are downloadable. Thanks to Jack for his engineering!

 


Jan 3 2013

The Folk Formal

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Well it’s The new year and we want it to be a folky one! Join us for a Group of amazing singer/ songwriters who will delight us with their beautiful and inspiring music. Dan from Recall has asked me to join him on Mr Tambourine Man. Hopefully you can make it.

Featuring:
Zac McCall
Stephen Farrell
Jenna Murphy
Recall

When:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

7:00pm until 10:00pm

Where:

L2 248 William St, Sydney, Australia 2011

 

 


Jan 3 2013

Blinding Me

words & music (c) matt ralph 2012

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It took me a time to find my cause,

Maybe too late you must have felt at times,

I was on my way before,

To tell you the truth,

It was all I ever wanted,

I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one,

No I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one at all,

But in my dreams,

I’ve seen the one,

And I cant pretend anymore,

When we dance,

We’ll dance together,

And in my heart I’ll know that it’s true,

And in my eyes you burn like fire,

You’re blinding me to all but you,

Without you I was no ones man,

I belonged to no one,

No fight or no land,

In my dreams you pursued me,

Even when I refused to see,

But I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one,

No I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one at all,

But in my dreams I’ve seen the one,

And I can’t pretend anymore,

When we dance

We’ll dance together

And in my heart I’ll know that it’s true

And in my eyes you burn like fire,

You’re blinding me to all but you,

I woke,

I worked for pay,

Spoke the obvious without passion,

But I wouldn’t say,

The emptiness that I was feeling,

I buried my loss and prayed,

It would be quick and sudden,

But in that moment you were still burning in my eyes,

But I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one,

No I don’t want,

Don’t want to hurt no one at all,

But in my dreams I’ve seen the one,

And I can’t pretend anymore,

When we dance,

We’ll dance together,

And in my heart I’ll know that it’s true,

And in my eyes you burn like fire,

You’re blinding me to all but you.