April 25, 2011
Time to record
I’ve been going on about this recording for quite some time, but I’m very excited about it. I just spent a fantastic weekend at Boogie Festival near Tallarook playing music with my friends and enjoying being under the stars. It’s certainly what makes me the happiest. And now, next week, I get to go into the studio with my band and make another album. These new songs are a bit different from my older work, but still based around stories and melody. I have no idea how it will turn out, in which direction these songs will take themselves. It’s always a mysterious process, recording; as hard to pin down and define as the writing process itself. Inevitably it won’t be how I am imagining it now, but nothing ever is. It’s like going to a new place for the first time; you always have a picture of this place in your imagination but when you get there it’s naturally completely different. And by the time you get there, you’ve all but forgotten how you envisaged it in the first place.
I’m drinking copious cups of tea today, trying to coax a couple of the last songs into a form that makes sense to me. Some songs are stubborn bastards; they don’t settle down until the very last minute. A bit like naughty kids in the classroom; they can be pains in the arse, but ultimately have the potential to be the most rewarding to be involved with.
We’ll see how we go…
March 18, 2011
Port Fairy and upcoming show at the Northcote Social Club
Port Fairy was a great weekend of gigs; thanks to everyone who came to see our sets. We’re looking forward to playing a lot of this new material that we played for the first time at Port Fairy at the Northcote Social Club on Thursday the 24th of March. (Details in the gig section.)
This will be the last band show for a few months because we’re heading into the studio in May to record the new album. We can’t wait to get in there and get started and we’ll have the album ready to release late this year.
November 18, 2010
What I've been up to...
Preparations for the new band album are continuing. The album will be released next year and we’re very excited about it. Until the recording I’ll be pottering around playing a few gigs with my band (see the gig page for details) and I’m also playing shows with various other artists and collaborations including Van Walker, Suzannah Espie and Shackleton(Mick Thomas and Anna Burley).
October 04, 2010
Getting ready for new album
The band and I will be getting some new songs ready to record a big band album early next year. We’ll be playing a few gigs around Melbourne over the next couple of months. Hopefully the album will be out mid next year… Stay tuned…
August 02, 2010
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER TOUR with VAN WALKER
Well, after finishing the “Tides of Time” album tour and having a couple of weeks off it’s time to hit the road again. I’ll be heading off around the country again playing solo with Van Walker, an awesome singer/songwriter (and big inspiration to me as a songwriter), who’ll be launching his fifth album “Bush League Bard”. For those in Melbourne, Van will be launching the album at the CORNER HOTEL on Saturday the 20th of August. I’ll be playing some banjo and piano with him and his band. It’ll be a great night and Van’s new album is an absolute ripper so I highly recommend that Melbourne punters come along.
So it’s exciting to head out on the road with Van. We’ll be going to WA, SA, NSW and VIC. I’ve just started posting tour dates, so stay tuned for all of the shows.
In other news; my band and I are delighted to welcome another little one for Adam and Beck, Tully Morley May. Adam and I have been playing together for over 5 years; we’re basically family. So I extend my warmest congratulations and love and a huge welcome to gorgeous Tully. I couldn’t be more stoked for my beautiful friends.
June 15, 2010
Sydney Album Launch this THURSDAY!!
The band and I are very excited to be coming back to Sydney to play a special double bill show with ELANA STONE to celebrate the launch of “Tides of Time”.
For all gig details go to the Gig page. We hope to see you there!
June 07, 2010
Special Melbourne show announced and Sydney coming up
A special last minute show has come up. With fellow songwriters and dear friends Jordie Lane and Matt Green (duo) and Leena. Liz will be performing as a duo with the incredible Van Walker under the name “Elizabeth and Donovan”.
The show will take place at the Northcote Social Club THIS FRIDAY the 11th of June. Go to the gig page for all the details.
And on the 17th of June Liz and the band will return to Sydney to wrap up the “Tides of Time” album launch with double billed show with Elana Stone. This promises to be a fantastic show and all pre-booking information is on the gig page.
April 27, 2010
Thanks so much to everyone who came to our launches in Melbourne, Hepburn Springs, San Remo, Darwin and Humpty Doo. They've all been fantastic so far and I appreciate the support very much.
We now head to Brisbane (The Troubadour) and Toowoomba (Bon Amici's). We're really looking forward to it.
"Tides of Time" is now also available to buy from this website.
April 11, 2010
MELBOURNE LAUNCH "Tides of Time"
Next week is the Melbourne launch for my new album "Tides of Time" at the Thornbury Theatre in High Street Thornbury. The band and I will be joined by some very special guests on stage to play songs from the new album as well as songs from "Pendulum" and "Soon".
We'll then continue to tour the album around the country. All details for tickets etc are on the Gig page.
In other news, "Tides of Time" will be available to buy from this website very soon...
January 23, 2010
New Dates Added
There have been new dates added to the website to begin the touring schecule for 2010. Including information about the collaborative show I'm performing in with fellow songwriters Jess McAvoy and Leah Flanagan called "Three Birds".
We will be announcing album launch dates very soon for the upcoming album release in April. We're looking forward to getting back out on the road again.