I’m so stoked to report that, thanks to over two hundred incredible pledgers, my Pozible campaign to raise funds to support the release of my new album has been successful!! We reached the target more than a week before the end of the three-week campaign and I couldn’t be more chuffed and grateful to my wonderful crowd. Thank you!!!!!
There’s still two more days to pledge through the campaign:
Got a bit happening today. The new album, due for release on the 1st of July, is called “All The Bridges” and I’m launching a Pozible campaign today to help raise funds to release it. If you click HERE you’ll be taken to that campaign and you can have a look at all the ‘rewards’ which basically just means ‘stuff you’ll get for pledging’. It’s a chance to pre-order the album and there’s lots of other interesting stuff in there too… Here we goooooooooooo!!!
There’s a bunch of announcements coming up next week, starting on Monday 18th… I’ll give you a clue, it’s NEW ALBUM related!! Wooh!!
And on Thursday I’ll be playing pretty much my last solo show in Melbourne before I take off overseas and then return in September to tour said album… I’ll be playing with my good friends Miss Quincy (CAN) and This Way North at the Shebeen on Thursday evening. More coming very soon…
Well I’ve had a great summer, toured with some amazing people, played some great festivals, had MANY swims. And now as Autumn slowly envelops South Eastern Australia I’m hunkering down at (my brand new) home for a couple of months in preparation for the release of my fifth studio album in July and all of the exciting touring to launch it.
I will, however, still be playing a few shows around Victoria between now and mid June. This Friday I’m playing an opening set for brilliant Canadian songwriter Frazey Ford at the Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh. In fact, I’ll be spending a bit of time at the Caravan over the next few weeks. My good friend Suzannah Espie and I will be playing a special double bill show there on Friday April 15th and I’ll also be opening a gig for songwriting legend Don Walker and the Suave Fucks on Saturday June 4th. That’s sweet though, I love that place. And Pete always stocks the bar fridge with the kind of wine I like…
So, I’m going to sit back, enjoy the footy and the best time of year to be in Melbourne, in my opinion. And I’m looking forward to sharing this new album with you. Got a single announcement coming up very soon… xx
Can’t wait to open this show for these legends, Digging Roots from Ontario, Canada and then sing some BVs with them tonight. I’ve just been on the road with Mia Dyson playing keys so it’s time to dust off the guitar and get my fingers toughened up again!! This is the start of a couple of months of pretty local shows for me before I head off OS and the NEW ALBUM COMES OUT!! Can’t wait to get it out in the world.
I’m getting some sun in Sydney. Getting some swims in. Playing a few gigs. Writing some songs. It’s high time I got to know this place better. And, so far, the Emerald City is putting on quite a show. I sang BVs at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra with Canadian band Digging Roots, a delightful bunch of people and, in this incarnation, a cross pollination of Canadian and Aussie musicians making up their Australian touring band. We rehearsed in Bondi for two days and it was so nice to see the beach through their eyes. What a spot to land. For all of us.
We’re getting artwork together for the new album. I can’t wait to get it out into the world. It’s got a title. And a release date. I’m not going to divulge either of those things yet, but preparations are well underway for tours in Australia and overseas over the course of the year. On the road again.
Speaking of which, I’ll be touring with my good friend Mia Dyson throughout March around the country, launching her new EP. Gotta dust off the keys and get back into it! Can’t wait.
In other news, the new album has been mastered and we’re putting a tour together for a bit later in the year. There’s also a South Australian run and another visit to Tasmania in Feb/March to be announced soon. It’s 41 degrees in Melbourne today. That’s just too much. Seriously.
Tickets are on sale 22 October at www.festivalofsmallhalls.com and at select community outlets.The Festival of Small Halls Queensland New South Wales is presented by the Woodford FolkFestival in partnership with the Cygnet Folk Festival and Illawarra Folk Festival.