A couple of days ago when one of my acoustic strings broke, I felt it a perfect opportunity to record a video lesson on how to change strings on a Steel String Acoustic Guitar. I was going make a post with extra written information to accompany the video, however it ended up being so long and in-depth that I don’t think one is necessary anymore.

Here’s the video lesson. Enjoy:


Also, let me provide y’all with a quick update on the album recording process. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to have the following players come in and add to my album:
– Jason Walker with some Pedal Steel
– Zane Banks for Banjo
– Alison Avron (Click for her website. She also runs the wonderful underground Sydney venue; The Newsagency), come in to sing a on a duet a few BV’s
– Matt James for a bit of Electric Bass

All sessions have come out really great. I did some further mixing with POG just last night, and some of the tracks are sounding ridiculously good. I’m really happy with how this project is moving along.

Pic’s from these occasions can be found in my Galleries Page or below in a slideshow!

As you can see to the right of this page, I have also posted up several new gigs that I’ve booked in. Highlights from these include the UNSW Roundhouse with full band next Thursday from 4pm, and a couple of foot-stomping sets at the Wild Rover on the 6th of April (next Sunday). Be sure to keep an eye out as I lock more dates in.

Click here to be linked to my Gigs page.


Speak soon.

As of writing, I am currently at the halfway point of my final Prac in Music Teaching over at St. Patrick’s College in Sutherland. The prospect of finishing this degree, which has occupied 90% of my time over the past 4 years, is a very exciting one. Only 3 weeks left (including this one). I have to say that this experience has been an entirely positive one. I’m placed at a great school with polite kids and dedicated staff.

Recording is also gradually moving forward. We worked on piano the weekend before last on a beautiful mini-grand steinway.

Recording Piano

You can expect a few songs to be listenable over the next month. I’ll put some unmastered versions up when I get a chance. I also plan on handing them out to local radio as a taster prior to the full album release.

Also to mention a few notable gigs over the next 3 weeks:

  • This Thursday I will be playing a solo gig over at the UNSW White House from 4pm.
  • This Sunday I will be playing as a trio with the Henderson brothers (Nick and Cam) over at Kirribilli Markets from 11:30am-2:30pm.
  • On Thursday the 19th I will be playing one solo set in support of ILUKA over at The Bucket List at Bondi Beach.

While I’m on that topic, ILUKA has just released her wonderful EP ‘Glory Days’. Check it out if you get a chance.

Facebook her @ https://www.facebook.com/ilukamusic


As a final point to this entry, I have also recently uploaded a whole bunch of new pictures to this website. These include snaps from the House Concert that I held early last month and new pics documenting the studio process.

Here’s one from the House Concert that I really like: 🙂


P.S. I cut my hair. It’s short now. 😮


(Note to self: I really need to get some more live videos up on this site!)


Speak soon.