Song writing

Humph Hall videos

During my NSW Tour I played at a very special venue called Humph Hall where Wayne Richmond took these videos of some of my performance.

Women of War

Women of war was written to commemorate the women who “held the fort” on the homefront during the 1st and 2nd world wars.  They worked in munitions factories, on the land and took care of the kids and were there to receive the wounded soldiers and this is just to name some of what they did.  Lets honour those ladies and sing for them.

Perfect Haze

Break of the Day

It was you

Then just for fun we all got together at the end and did an encore playing Heavens Door and These Boots were made for Walking

 

The Dawning of a new album – pre release order

After a very relaxing festive season I am now ready to rip into the New Year!

All my energy is now focused on my music; that is performing, song writing and recording.  I’m also organising another Sydney tour which I will keep you posted on.  However, first I need to share my gofundme campaign and make a very special request.  I have a whole bunch of new songs and they are ready for recording which will start on February 15th.  I believe recording is the most important part of being a musician/songwriter because it’s a way record your art and creates a platform to share your work. All that aside it’s an incredibly exciting and rewarding thing to do and I have to say it’s the most exciting thing I have ever done.  So if you would like a pre release copy of my album and you would like to support me as an artist that would be fantastic.  It’s only $20 for the album which will be released in June.  Here is the link to my gofundme page and I will keep you updated on the progress throughout the next few months.  Any donations over $20 also gets a copy of my “Break of the Day Album”.  All donations will be gratefully received and not only that but you become a part of the journey from beginning right to the very end product.  Thanks everyone!!

www.https://www.gofundme.com/dawnindenmark

Photo: Peter Caron www.carono.com.au

 

“Coffee my Dear”

This is a video I put together for a song I wrote in 2014.  The song is called Coffee my Dear but it isn’t actually anything to do with coffee really.  I was watching the news one day and there were reports of people starving in African countries and talk about climate change causing heavy rain in India which caused severe landslides.  I felt helpless as I always did when I used to watch TV and see these tragic stories and situations.   So I started writing a song and after writing the verses I put it away for 6 months or so and then one day I was at my local coffee shop Mrs Jones and I heard these two older ladies complaining about their coffee and it brought me to the thinking about the things that we take for granted.  It’s not that I have a problem with complaining about things, I mean I do it to but on this particular day I was feeling sensitive and frustrated with these two ladies and felt the need to express my concerns in a way that was not too confrontational.  So I put my thoughts into words and that’s where the chorus came from “How do you take your coffee my dear, would that be straight frothy or clear?”. So in essence the song expresses my concerns about climate change and the stark reality of how we can get caught up in the finer details of day to day living.

Break of the Day Album Launch

Here’s a date for the diary Saturday 14th May 3-5pm. I’m going to be doing an album launch and it will be me playing songs from my Album “Break of the Day” and some songs from my EP and I’ll probably throw in a few of my favourite covers. It’s going to be entry by donation and there will be a cuppa and cake available and I’m sure a sneaky beverage to sip on will be ok too.

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