Song – Don’t Turn To Me Now

This song was inspired by one of the most significant events in my musical career which happened while I was living in Sydney between 1994 and 1999. The event was a five day songwriting seminar that I spontaneously went to called Creative Options which was run by...

Song – Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars is a song that started off in two ways. First, was the line “my head is spinning and I am seeing stars” followed by the beginnings of the verse chord progression being a Dmajor7 to a Bminor. It wasn’t until I accidentally played an...

Song – Just One Kiss

Just One Kiss was written as a songwriting exercise inspired by my wife. I was having a conversation about something musical when all of a sudden she leant over and gave me a kiss. She then said to me “see if you can write a song about that.” I did and the...

Song – Leave It All Behind

This was a song that almost wrote itself due to the set of circumstance I had found myself in at the time of writing it. I was living in a share housing situation that was really having a negative effect on my mental wellbeing. It was an awful experience which I...

Song – Jigsaw

Many of my songs have been written as the result of me going off on a tangent while learning another song. Jigsaw is one such example. I stumbled across the chord pattern for the verse while I was trying to learn “One Step Ahead” by New Zealand group Split...