On August the 4th, I'll be teaming up with Melbourne musicians Damon Smith and Adam Coad to present a double bill of our original cabaret shows at Chapel Off Chapel!
My show, Scarred For Life, just won an Adelaide Fringe Award for Best Cabaret (week 3), and it's received five 5-star reviews. It also garnered the ire/praise (?) of Andrew Bolt, who wrote in the Herald Sun 'man falls off bike, becomes star'. Thanks, Andrew for the fab quote.
For more info and to book tickets, head to chapeloffchapel.
Who am I?
Thank you for finding your way here. I am a multidisciplinary musician, performer and activist, who believes in the power of words and music to open pathways of empathy between people.
My Mission . . .
Music is a handy little thing. I believe that we evolved making music because it is the most direct route to empathy and connection. Like a neural shortcut.
When listen, we are having a shared emotional experience. And depending on how hard we listen, this can be a profound moment. It can reinforce our emotional commonalities – make us acutely aware that we are fundamentally bundles of nerves. And we need to be careful with each other.
That is why I tell personal stories through music. That is why I collaborate with people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, First Nations, and other diverse people, to play whatever part I can in sharing their important stories.
Because I believe that music can help us understand ourselves, and each other, a little better.
My work is diverse and across many fields: from comedy to concert music, but I like to think it is bound by vulnerable and honest storytelling, finding shared experiences, and validating experiences.
I would love for you to listen – and if you want to take the next step, join me on this journey.
What I'm doing: (my blog)
What I've just done:
An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of Australia
Regarding a subject close to my (rainbow) heart.
Pay what you want to download this song, and all proceeds are donated to QLife: a national counselling and mental health service for LGBTQIA+ Australians, created by LGBTQIA+ Australians. So far, we have raised over $3,000.