TWO THINGS IN BRISBANE

Jul 29 2016

I am very happy to announce that I’ll be playing a rare solo show at this year’s Brisbane Festival with my Spunk Records label mate and friend, Tiny Ruins. We play the Aurora Spiegeltent on Sep 14. Buy your tickets here.

Then, on Sep 29, come along to the Brisbane launch of Goodwood. The excellent Avid Reader bookshop are hosting it at the Old Museum. Expect much book talk. Buy tickets here.

GOODWOOD

May 23 2016

It’s been a while since I have released any music. But there is a good reason for this! I have been busy working on a new project and, now that it is all done, I am very excited to announce that my first novel is being published by the good people at Allen & Unwin on September 28. It’s called Goodwood, and I hope you will enjoy reading it. Here is its handsome cover:

Goodwood DRAFT cover

mailing list

May 05 2016

Is it that, much like Aerosmith, you don’t wanna miss a thing? Well now you don’t have to. If you join the mailing list I will send you a letter when some new things are happening. I will attempt to make it as entertaining as it will be informative.

recording

May 04 2016

Recording has slowly begun for my new album. I have assembled a positively dream band, featuring Bree van Reyk on drums, Joseph Leonard on bass, and Mick Turner (Dirty Three) on guitar. I am thinking of inviting some other people along too, and then we’ll see what happens. It’s been five years since Team came out so I am very excited to be back in the studio.

Stay tuned for some exciting news of another project that I have been working on these past few years. Coming soon!

b mick joe

Bree, Mick & Joe having a laugh.

 

Dress up attack at vivid sydney

Mar 21 2016

Progressive-minded families of Sydney will be pleased to hear that Dress Up Attack – the music festival for children and grown ups – is returning to the Opera House for this year’s Vivid Sydney. As you may recall, I played it last year with The Hello Tigers. And this year I have a small guest role, singing a few songs with the headline act, Walter Martin.

You might know Walter Martin from his band, The Walkmen. Or from his family album, We’re All Young Togetherwhich features Karen O and Matt Berninger, among others. Standing in for Karen O and Matt Berninger at this particular show will be me and my bestie Sally Seltmann. You’ll have to use your imagination. Bring the kids! It’ll be wild!  Tickets on sale SOON!

Happy new year

Jan 26 2016

It’s been a long time since there was new news to report, but that will all be changing in the next year. Stay tuned. In the meantime, this website is now updated and functional! Has anyone visited here in the past two years and thought, “Why do none of the photos on the pictures page work? Why are they just question marks in squares?” The answer is that that was a metaphor for our human existence. But they’re all working now, so best not to think about it too much.

Dress Up Attack at Vivid Sydney

Jun 09 2015

We had a great time performing See! at the Opera House for Dress Up Attack / Vivid Sydney. Thanks to all the kids who danced up front and sang along. I’m sorry I forgot to order any CDs to sell, please head to iTunes and purchase your little buddy a copy. It’s great for a long drive. Here’s a photo by Chloe Goldsmith, a friend of the Hello Tigers. See you again sometime soon.

Performing 'See!' at the Opera House for Vivid Sydney.

SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

Mar 30 2015

I am taking part in a panel discussion as part of Sydney Writers’ Festival called The Anatomy Of A Kids’ Song, in which Murray Cook (the original red Wiggle), Justine Clarke, and I will discuss how we have written songs for children, and play some for you as well.
This is not where I imagined myself, but here I am and I like it.