Honoured to be featured in prominent public health blog Croakey today. My piece outlines the growing evidence for what we have intuitively known for centuries to be beneficial links between music, mental health and social connectedness. Check it out here:
Just finished an amazing weekend launching my album in Melbourne with my fantastic band. Thanks to The Spotted Mallard and The Lomond for hosting a couple of very special shows and to all those who came along and supported us.
No time for rest though as I’m about to embark on my first ever house concert tour! In a couple of weeks I’ll be hitting the road to play house shows in Lismore, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Gloucester and Bathurst, which a few other little public gigs in between. Keep an eye on my SHOWS page or on Facebook for announcements.
Can’t wait to meet all the lovely people who have opened up their homes to experience my music in an intimate setting. We are already considering plans for further house concerts into early next year. If this is something you’d be interested in, get in touch with us at email@example.com
My super talented friend Andy Shaw brought some cameras along to my album launch in Sydney recently and filmed us playing the song “Unsaid”. There’s no denying the “live”ness… audio is just room sound and there’s that ever dipping mic-stand, all caught perfectly on camera. But that’s what the live experience is all about - the humanness… the imperfections… a collection of shared moments. Enjoy.
Want me to play a gig at your house? Now’s your chance.
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I am pleased to be joining the lovely Sam Buckingham at The Royal Exchange on Saturday 10 August as part of her “I’m A Bird” album tour.
“Lover, traveller, teller of truths, Sam Buckingham has created a remarkable collection of sweet pop musings and troubadour tales in her latest independent offering ‘I’m A Bird’. A co-production effort with Multiple ARIA winner Paul McKercher, these twelve self penned tracks see Buckingham in full flight, showcasing her rich, understated vocals and breaking the expected female singer/songwriter mould with unparalleled ease. To celebrate the release of ‘I’m A Bird’, Buckingham will be touring the country in solo mode, playing the album from start to finish”.
Completing the lineup will be Newcastle’s own Daniel March.
Royal Exchange Theatre
Bolton Street, Newcastle
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited:
Tickets available at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=52583