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.
Today I had my very first photo shoot with a professional photographer Peter Caron who lives right here in Denmark WA. I was very impressed with the results and I got some awesome feedback from friends on my Facebook page. I have to say I quite enjoyed the studio experience too with bright lights and a camera flashing every second, it was a lot of fun. Here’s an example of some of the shots he took.
If you live in Denmark WA and want some professional photos taken check out Peter’s website www.carono.com.au
I went up to Perth to play at three different venues for three nights in a row and called it my “Mini Metro” tour. I love going up to Perth to play because it’s as scary as and I meet lots of different people and it’s great for polishing my performance skills. There’s nothing like a bit of fear to fine tune the guitar skills and to help lock in the songs. I played at Club Acoustic at the http://indibar.com.au on the Wednesday night and then The Defectors Bar http://www.defectorsbar.com in Mt Lawley on Thursday night and the Wanneroo Folk Club on the Friday night. http://www.wafolk.iinet.net.au. I had a great 4 days and I just loved playing to a different audience each night. MMMMmmm I think it’s time to organise another road trip to the big smoke.