The Denmark Festival of Voice is only a month away. It starts on Friday June 3rd and finishes Sunday June 6th. It’s a fantastic weekend and for the time I have lived in Denmark it’s always been a beautiful sunny weekend. Venues open up all over the town it comes alive with choirs, musicians and lots of workshops and concerts to choose from. I will be playing at Mrs Jones on Saturday the 4th and Sunday I’ll be playing at Chilli, Lime and Salt cafe in Strickland Street. Here’s the website to check all the acts that will be there http://denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au/all-performers/
It was great to have an article about my “Break of the Day” album launch in our local newspaper. Patricia Gill did a lovely job of putting into words some of the important things about my musical journey over the past 4 years or so. This article also brings me closer to the pending launch which I am feeling quite nervous about. I have become quite used to performing with others, playing covers and originals and generally having fun with music but this is about me and my own songs which is so much more confronting.
Elleker General Store and Tavern, 1309 Lower Denmark Rd, Elleker WA 6330
The Elleker General Store and Tavern is a great spot to go with your family any day especially lunchtimes. They have great pub grub at very reasonable prices and from on Sundays from 12.30 -2.30pm they have live music. Glenda and Mal have been supporting live music for the past 3 years which is very much appreciated by locals and visitors alike. I love playing there and I feel very much appreciated and valued as a local musician. Next time you are taking a drive from Albany WA to Denmark WA why not take the Lower Denmark Road and check them out.
This song was a response to the Anzac commemorations that occur every year during April in Australia; the movies, stories, events based around the diggers who fought in the wars. My intention was to highlight the “Women of War” the ones left behind to hold “the fort”, work in the munitions factories and on the land etc. The ones who had to evacuate their kids far away from home. I have spent half my life in the UK and the other half in Australia so this project is a mix of the stories from the UK and the stories heard here in Australia. Thank you for viewing and listening. If you want to see more please check out my YouTube page.
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.