Come along to the front bar at The Gov for a refreshing ale and tunes.
Also performing, the very talented Joe Man Murphy.
I discovered today that my song "Stronger Wiser" has been shortlisted into the top 25 of the Australian Songwriting Competition! Considering the song had only been roughly mixed at the time of entering it into the competition i'm pretty happy wtih the outcome! Stronger Wiser was written for the community where I grew up, the Riverland, who were at the time of writing the song feeling the pressures of the drought. I drew from my family's experience (4 generations worth) to write this song and try to help those who were battling with mental health issues as a consequence of the drought and financal strain. I'm really chuffed to be acknowledged for this one!
Back in September I was invited to perform on Radio Adelaide’s Live Music Festival. The live 20 or so minute solo performance plus my interview can be heard here.
SCALA showcase at Higher Ground featuring:
Mick Kidd - Live and Studio Instrumental winner 2010
Andy & Marta - FOOM Live and Demo Open winners 2010
Ultra Violet - FOOM Studio Open winner 2010
Kelly Menhennett - FOOM Live and Lyrics winner 2010 (+ People's Choice and Overall Star Award)
Tickets $5 at the door
Also performing, Gemini Downs (SA).
On Sunday the 21th of November at 7pm my band and I launch my album in the big smoke at the fabulous Adelaide Feast Festival. This performance will be in an intimate venue at the festival hub in Light Square (the square closest to Hindley street).
The performance will start at 7pm with a very special opening performance from Adelaide blues/folk artist Anthony D'Antonio.
Limited seating for this performance so book online at FEASTiX or alternatively ring 8463 0684 during office hours and get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment!
Ticket price: Adults $18 / Concession $15.
I recently made my way to the live finals and awards night for the SCALA FOOM Festival (Songwriters, Composers And Lyrisists Association Festival Of Original Music... what a mouthful!)
I had more than my fair share of success taking out the gong in both the Live and Lyrics section with "World of Mine" and "Heal the Wounds" respectively, runner up in the Studio Section with a roughly mixed version of "Stronger Wiser", overall winner of the Star Achievement Award and winner of the People’s Choice Award as voted by the live audience on the night of the Live Final and Awards night. I was overwhelmed with the praise from peers and judges and not having prepared a speech I found myself lost for words by the end of the night!