Gigs and gongs

Adding to a whirlwind year, I’ve been blessed to play some magic shows recently and the last few days have been like a dream… being announced the recipient of TWO ABC music awards!

I recently played a hometown gig with my good friend Renny Field. Renny’s new album “The Arena” is a glorious recording and if you like beautiful music, I encourage you to check it out. The gig was a real treat, with Renny joining me on keys for a few songs and then me returning the favour on some of his tracks with some melodica and backing vocals. I’m pleased to say it looks like we might be getting together again early in the year so watch out for these shows.

Speaking of gigs, I’m absolutely over the moon to announce that on 27 November I’ll be supporting the incredible Lior at Lizottes Kincumber! I’ve always admired Lior’s songwriting and other-wordly live performances so I’m very much looking forward to this one.

But my breath has truly been taken away this week by the announcement of being chosen as the winner of not one but two ABC music awards! “We are the Hours” and “Borrowing From Thieves”, two tracks from the new EP, were announced as the winning songs for the Contemporary and Folk categories respectively. I am so honoured and will be heading along to the awards ceremony tomorrow night to accept the awards and enjoy the company of some great friends and fellow songwriters. It’s going to be magic I’m sure.

I’m confounded and elated that the new songs are being so warmly received, especially considering that they are so close to my heart. I recently learned that “Heart-Shaped Space” was shortlisted for the Vanda and Young Songwriting Prize, among the likes of Kevin Mitchell (aka Bob Evans), Claire Bowditch and many others.

With the theme of the week being awards, I also discovered yesterday that I have been nominated for a City of Newcastle Drama Award for my recent role in Jon English’s “Buskers & Angels”, which was staged at the Civic Playhouse back in March. It seems like a distant memory now, but to be recognised by the community I adore so much (and especially being that I consider myself a bit of a theatre dilletante) this is really wonderful news and I’m very grateful.

I feel like the luckiest girl on earth these days…


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