As a singer-songwriter, I’ve been writing and playing music for as long as I can remember, from Gooseberry Hill in WA to Bondi, NSW. My music is laid back and folky, with a focus on storytelling and sharing stories from my life. Through my music, I aim to connect with my listeners on a personal level, sharing my experiences and emotions in a way that is authentic and hopefully relatable.
I love playing music with friends and family, and I find great joy in sharing my songs live. There’s nothing quite like the energy of a live performance, and the way it brings people together through the power of music.
As a songwriter, I enjoy the challenges that come with the creative process. Whether it’s finding the right words to express an idea, or crafting the perfect melody to fit a particular mood, I love the endless possibilities that songwriting presents.
Most of all, I love the sound of the guitar. There’s something special about the way it can convey emotion and tell a story all on its own. When I’m playing, I feel like I’m tapping into something greater than myself, and I hope that my music can do the same for my listeners.
When I’m not playing solo, I’m often joined by Stephen Ralph (my brother) on violin, flute and vocals, Simon Rippingale on bass, Paul Prestipino on drums and percussion and Jack Stanley on saxophone, vocals and ukulele.
My musical influences include Joni Mitchel, Ricki Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, John Martyn, Joan Armatrading, Mazzy Star, Cowboy Junkies, JJ Cale and Sufjan Stevens.
Thank you for visiting my music website, and I hope you enjoy listening to my songs as much as I enjoy writing and playing them. You can stream my songs on Apple Music, Spotify and Youtube Music, and hopefully come along to a gig, with details of up-coming dates listed on the “Gigs” page.
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