M U S I C
YOUR MOTHER CRACKED
THE NEW GLASS TABLE
IN THAT OLD APARTMENT
I GUESS THAT CREATING FRACTURES
IS HOW SHE SHOWS SHE'S BROKENHEARTED
SAN TELMO; VEN CONMIGO
TELL ME, BABY,
WHEN CAN WE GO?
"EXTRAORDINARILY BEAUTIFUL... WHAT A HONEY-DRIPPING, RICH VOICE"
I played classical flute for eight years, got into music school, was astounded by the drudgery of it all, and dropped out two years later. That was when I started writing songs (on a barely-playable guitar my uncle had brought from a garage sale for five dollars). I was too scared to sing in front of anyone until an Italian hostel manager named Ghila in Argentina coerced me into perform at the weekly asado. I was so hopped up with anxiety afterwards that I played poker with shaky hands until five in the morning to calm myself down.
I'm not really scared of playing any more.
Since then I have won songwriting awards, performed across Australia, staged fringe and cabaret shows and in 2013 was a principal vocalist in CATS (Musae/ICW Productions). In 2016 I was mentored by Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Jess Cornelius (Teeth and Tongue), Liz Stringer and Charles Jenkins (Ice Cream Hands, the Zhivagos).