It’s the art of fusing creation with being sociable. The art of sharing, togetherness, peer acceptance and encouragement. It’s helping each other feel comfortable bringing that private home performance out into a trusting, safe yet public environment. And more so, it’s the art of encouraging those home performances to continue. We don’t stop making our … Continued

In my recent journey through fusing creation of music with exploration, appreciation, and writing about it; I’ve come to realise something fairly interesting. With my writing, I have a noticeable sense of fearlessness. If someone mildly (or not so) criticises my writing, I immediately want to overcome the problem; I want to improve, learn from … Continued

Keeping music alive; keeping music live. Live music is so much more than a way to support an artist or band that you love. We talk about its importance all the time – the experience, the inspiration, the togetherness. Attending gigs is one thing; it’s often very organised, something to be excited about for some time, something … Continued

This is dedicated to the quiet ones – the often silent ones, the dreamers, the we predict a riot ones (but softly, from the sideline). The loud ones get all of the attention. The loud ones demand a mention, they initiate the intervention and insist they’re the elite – they can alleviate your tension. But … Continued

There’s no need for an introduction here, we’re diving right in. Time is of the essence.  1. You haven’t heard a new song you liked that you weren’t told you should like by the media, in a very long time. Go forth and find one. Songs tend to hit harder when you hear them performed live. Even if … Continued

You trudge through snow quicker than you answer their questions. It’s commendable, not an insult; everyone’s usually in such a rush to explain themselves. You’re a one off. The rest of us; we never consider, of the people we encounter throughout our day, that maybe we misunderstood them. And yet, we consistently believe, that people … Continued

This could come in the form of a list, but it would never end. It could come in the form of a rant, but it would be somewhat pointless. People should be able to enjoy singing – if you enjoy it, do it. If you make a living from it; fair play. It’s best if … Continued

What the song meant to you when you wrote it, what it felt like when you sang it, what it means to you now; when time has passed and your thoughts have moved forward. Did the song you wrote survive the journey? Did the you who wrote it? Maybe some songs aren’t personal. People write … Continued

It’s a question that answers itself, in my opinion, but sometimes it takes a little kick up the arse to highlight the difference between knowing what you should do, and actually doing it. In the age of the internet – free videos, free downloads, free and easy to connect with any and all of your … Continued

People talk about the power of music; how it can change your day, heal your heart, mend your broken soul. It’s true. So true in fact, that we become addicted to music that works for us. We obsess over it, we don’t feel calm without it. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or … Continued