Who am I?

Thank you for finding your way here. I am a multidisciplinary musician, performer and human rights advocate, 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. 

We cannot close our ears to someone else’s music. Our biology prevents us from doing so. When we listen, we are in essence feeling their emotions, on a raw, subconscious level.  

In doing so, our emotional commonalities are reinforced. We are drawn to the realisation that we are all bundles of nerves: fragile and vulnerable. And we know implicitly that 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 some small part 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.

I would love for you to listen – and if you're feeling brave, join me on this journey.

Be part of my journey.

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My Current Work:

I've just presented my original cabaret show Scarred For Life in the Adelaide Fringe. It exceeded my wildest hopes. We had five star reviews, sold well, and even got a Fringe Award! 

Stay tuned for a CD, and an Australian national tour!

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.

Some of my thoughts . . .

My blog.

Fanfare now being tested in the Sydney Opera House 

Hello all! After having gone over to Sydney on the 30th of September, 2014, for the official Sydney Opera House Fanfare Listening Party, I can confirm that the sound system works, and my fanfare (along with 7 others by some very talented young Australian composers) is undergoing a period of testing to see if it will work to herald audiences into the theatre. My fingers are firmly crossed for this one!

If you'd like to read more about the fanfare competition, head over to my fanfare page.

Quick browse of my work:

Choral:

Film Score:

Orchestral:

Solo Piano:

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