recordingMay 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!
Dress up attack at vivid sydneyMar 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 Together, which 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 yearJan 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 SydneyJun 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.
SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVALMar 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.
MOTHERHOOD & CREATIVITYMar 25 2015
I am happy to be featured in the new book, Motherhood & Creativity, by Rachel Power. It has interviews with amazing women, including Claudia Karvan, Rachel Griffiths, Clare Bowditch, Del Kathryn Barton and many more. As the title faithfully suggests, we all have a chat about what it’s like to be a mother, and creative. I feel good about this, especially considering the last book I was in was all about drugs. Visit your local bookstore in April and have a read.
SOLO SHOW IN THE BAROSSA VALLEYDec 11 2014
After an extremely long break – in which I rested, among other things – I am going to be playing a solo show as part of Adelaide Fringe. It’s called The Secret Garden Party at the Turkey Flat Winery in the Barossa Valley on March 15, 2015. Tickets are on sale now and details are on the shows page. I look forward to seeing your friendly South Australian faces.
SYDNEY WRITERS’ festivalApr 14 2013
As part of Sydney Writers’ Festival, my pal Darren Hanlon & I are going to be discussing our approach to songwriting with 2SER‘s music director, Andrew Khedoori. The event is called ‘2SER In Conversation’ and it will take place on May 23 at The Green Room in Enmore. It’s free, but space is limited, so you do need to reserve a spot. More information is here.