The last few days

I’ve had a chance to play in some really nice places this week. I had a very relaxed lunch time performance for Ultimo TAFE on Tuesday, It was very enjoyable playing for them and a good chance to try out some new songs…and very old ones. On Friday night I headed up to Dee Why and played a late night set at the Flame Bar. It was quite busy and the duo that played before me were very upbeat with percussion and quite a big rig. They were great guys and were extremely good. It was fun to put a bit more energy into my songs to help them blend in with the feel of the night.
Last night Steve and I played some songs for my friend at her gala theatre night. She has directed a play for Griffin Theatre at Stables in Darlinghurst. It is magnificent, with fantastic performances and great design. The script is so well written and is about social observation of greed and modern morals. Aptly set in the world of Sydney real estate. It is on for 3 weeks and has just opened so if you get a chance to check out some theatre I totally recommend it. It’s called Handling Claire.
For the theatre gala night, Steve took the melodies on the violin and it worked so nicely. It meant we could play through our songs and hear them in a new way, as well as keep the music very clear with the warmth of the violin being the voice.
Today Steve and I are playing at The Gladestone Hotel in Dulwich Hill from 3 til 6. Be great to see you if you can make it. On Wednesday night we are playing at the Vanguard in Newtown as part of a Nick Drake night. I’ll post properly about that one tonight. I hope you are enjoying your day.


So the next fun gig is upstairs at The Old Fitzroy

Next month in August on Sat 29th our band have hired out the Upstairs Bar at The Old Fitzroy. We plan to have a special night of music with a lot of new songs in the comfort of a fantastic space. I am really looking forward to this one and hope that you can put in your diaries to join us. Here is the e-flyer and it would be great if you wanted to drag it off and help us spread the word. We will be having a special guest act which I’ll update you on closer to the date. Thanks for all your support and feel free to check out my songs and lyrics on my site, where I have quite a few new acoustic recordings posted.
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Basement Gig Last Night

It was great to play last night with the boys. Thanks to everyone that could make it down. Molly Contogeorge was fantastic and a lovely songwriter as well as singer and pianist. The crowd were very warmed by her performance and loved her. Roger Lock played a powerful set of amazing guitar, vocal and rhythmic dynamics with very personal songs. Excellent to see and hear. Our band were more rehearsed than we have ever been and that is very exciting. We were able to get some changes of feel and swells in the songs, as well as some great violin instrumentals from Steve. Justine Martin closed the night with amazing charm and joy. She lit up the stage and the crowd with her stories and dedications and captivating melodic songs on keyboards with a guest guitarist who was very fine and tight. Thanks to Chris for his excellent sound and light engineering and being
Off to a gig for Ultimo Tafe now and then I’m going to record my tunes as a reference, so should be a fun day. Our next big thing is on the 29th of August at The Old Fitzroy hotel, upstairs. We should get in quite a few rehearsals for that, and we’ll have Lenni and Nadene back, so that will be the bomb!