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About me ...

At school I studied piano and music theory, learning about the structure of music.  Growing up I learnt some simple guitar chords, playing quietly to myself.  It wasn't until the early 'noughties' that I finally unleashed my hobby onto an unsuspecting public.  Since I have produced my own “quirky” shows and performed at various gigs in Australia and occasionally in the UK.  Luck has come my way with me being mentored by internationally renown musician/album producer Nigel Pegrum and receiving voice coaching by the equally fabulous Wilma Reading.  I happily perform solo but get the greatest kicks when a gig allows me to fund a band.

As a performer ...

I write a few songs, I sing a lot of covers, I play rhythm guitar and occasionally keyboard; above all though I'm a performer.  I perform solo, with backing artists or with a full band.

As a singer ...

When I sing I “live” each song as I deliver it – and clear diction has always been important to me so my audience can understand the song’s story as we go, experiencing the emotions along with me.

As a songwriter ...

My genre is mixed, from love through pop to adult humour, drawing on some of my favourite music heroes such as Paul Kelly, Melanie, Billy Connolly, Kirsty MacColl, The Beautiful South and Richard O’Brien, via the enduring poetry of Leonard Cohen and the cutting satire of Tom Lehrer.  So my own songs are drawn from a potpourri of styles, genres and idiosyncrasies.

What I offer is ...

Entertainment for corporate gigs, exhibitions, private functions, house concerts as as a solo artist or as a duo or trio or with a full band either to a custom play-list or one modelled on one of my existing shows.

performance styles ...

My flamboyant performances can be presented with a cabaret, show or theatre theme: comprising both toe tapping popular and unusual songs with a mix of satirical, saucy, middle-of-the-road and quirky content: I am most certainly entertainment rather than background music.

Why you should use me ...

I'm different, my delivery is full of passion, fun & entertaining: I'm most professional on & off stage and come with a no fuss and most reliable guarantee: also, subject to location, I have my own quality PA and stage lighting with experienced operator.

Where I perform ...

>> predominantly in FNQ Australia;
>> anywhere else in Australasia;
>> UK, Europe and Scandinavia;
>> USA and Canada.

To hire me ...

Just drop me a line, message or give me call.
My contact details.

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