Monthly Archives: January 2011

FAWM 2011 Is Just Around The Corner

Today is the last day of January which means tomorrow, being the first day of February is the start of FAWM 2011. For those who don’t know, FAWM stands for February Album Writing Month and the deal is, to write an albums worth of material in the month of February, which is set at 14 [...]

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Sting Concert – January 26th, 2010

For my 40th birthday Mum and Dad got me Gold Seating tickets to Sting’s “Barossa Under The Stars” concert on Australia Day. The experience as a whole was fantastic but I got to tell you (and I don’t want to sound ungrateful here), the gig itself didn’t excite me one little bit. It was all [...]

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Gary Numan Coming To Australia

In 1992 I was turned onto Gary Numan through one of my supervisors of where I was working at the time, and I’ve been a fan ever since. In fact, it was through repeated listening to Numan’s 1978 “Replica’s” album (that he did with Tubeway Army) that inspired me to form a 3 piece band [...]

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The SongCatcher Interview In Full

Last night I was interviewed on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM by the team at SongCatcher, a radio show which focusses on songwriters, their inspirations and general songwriting news. I had the pleasure of playing two of my songs live, the first being “Back Of My Mind” with the second song being “Seeing Stars.” To hear the [...]

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Radio: SongCatcher On Radio Adelaide (101.5FM) Tonight

I’ll be appearing tonight on the SongCatcher songwriting program on Radio Adelaide (101.5 on the FM dial) with Clayton Werner and Claire Thackeray. Wooo Hooo! I’ll be playing a couple of tunes live, talking about my song “Billboard Angel” which appears on the latest SCALA CD “A Guided Tour” plus, the SongCatcher crew will be [...]

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Video: Night Voices – December 7th, 2010

Late last year I had the pleasure of being the featured act for the Night Voices Open Mic which is held at The Garage Bar on Waymouth Street in Adelaide. The video below (taken by my good mate BT Cassidy) are the edited highlights from my performance. In this video you’ll hear three songs, two [...]

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Experimenting With MailChimp

Image via CrunchBase One of the most important things a musician needs at their marketing disposal is a mailing list and for a long time I’ve just been using the groups function on open source email clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my mailing list however, this has been a bit limiting especially when [...]

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On Turning 40

Last Friday I turned 40 and I must say, besides recovering from an intensive weekend of celebration, I really don’t feel any different. I was told by some people that I’m either going to love or hate reaching this particular milestone. Where I sit on that spectrum is between half way along and loving it [...]

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A Tribute To Mick Karn (1958-2011)

Image via Wikipedia When I heard of Mick Karn‘s passing today it hit me really, really hard. It wasn’t only because I’m a bass player myself but because with Mick’s passing a part of my musical history had vanished too. You see, in the beginning of my musical development there were two people who inspired [...]

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Happy New Year 2011

The start of a new year is always an exciting time for me. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start again, to promise oneself that you’ll do more of this and less of that and make plans to ensure that this year will be better than the last. You see, I’m the [...]

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