⚡️ It’s Alive! ⚡️
Check out my new music video Frequency!
I’m well over the halfway mark on my PledgeMe campaign, and with just 8 days to go before it’s all over, I’m feeling pretty cool, calm and collected about the whole thing.
This is mostly due to the fantastic support I’ve been receiving, including a pledge from one early learning centre who are purchasing 100 copies of Fishing for Stars as Christmas gifts this year for their children. Wow!
I’ve had kindergartens book concerts, venues book my grown up shows and of course, so many wonderful people have purchased their own copy of the album. All I can say is Thank you!
This past weekend I had the joy of joining Kiwi Kids legend Suzy Cato up in Auckland on her Suzy and Friends show. Stay tuned for these in November.
I flew home from yesterday to find a beautiful email from The Natural parent Magazine, telling me they’d published my article on Mindfulness, Music and Motherhood. I’m a huge fan of this gorgeous publication and am super stoked to share a piece here.
In the meantime, please keep sharing my campaign with friends and family. If you haven’t pledged you have until October 31st so get on in.
When I received a random call from SIT animation student Traci Meek about writing some children’s songs for final uni project I could never have imagined it would lead to such an elaborate and exciting string of events.
The hugely organised and motivated Traci began by sending me her pitch bible for “Girl and the Imagination Warehouse”, a story about a little girl who has created a collection of weird and wonderful friends to cope with her pent up emotions. The songs started flowing, much inspired by the prompts of Traci’s existing lyrics and concepts, and just a couple of months later we were in the studio recording.
Joined by Invercargill Musical Theatre star Libby Fraser, playing a neurotic possum made of pasta called Goldie and (prev.) Into the East’s Liv Cochrane playing a cyber rabbit called Flash, the characters were brought to life.
I got the star role of “Girl” and her best buddy Jellybean, who doesn’t speak but does whistle.
As an exchange, Traci had suggested a shill-share arrangement, where I write her songs and she animated one of my tracks. I chose my currently unreleased water conservation song “Mr H20”, but noted that she had an existing clip that not only fitted perfectly with my children’s track “Doodlebug” , but also portrayed a very fitting story.
The exciting news, to top it all off it that both Doodlebug and Mr H20 have been shortlisted in this years Australian Songwriters Association Awards.
Today I’m very excited to be launching the official “Doodlebug” video clip and to share that not has this been an epic collaboration, but the start of a truly awesome friendship.