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International Collaborations 2023

I've been fortunate to have been working with a great producer / singer-songwriter from Scotland recently. He's someone you'll be hearing a bit more about this year. Dan Healy and Ronan Keating Meet Dan Healy, he's super talented and works with some of the greatest musicians on the planet including Ronan Keating and many more. He's also an actor and was the lead singer in the musical built around the 'Once' movie we all fell in love with a few…

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Nelson Christmas song remixed

It's been 5 years since Blair Kiddey began his new job as the host of the Breeze in Nelson. He asked me at a festival I was performing at (he was the stage MC) about writing a Nelson Christmas song. Well, after a weekend of furious writing, Blair sent me some lyrics and asked if I could "play a few guitar chords" over and record it. After 80 hours of recording, editing and rallying the troops, we came up with…

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The Dream – new single released

The Dream is the second single from my upcoming 4th studio album. Recorded at Hummingbird Recording Studio, it features my lovely 12 string Ibanez acoustic guitar. The song is about a re-occurring dream I had. The lights of the city that I'm leaving behind me, poking holes in the darkness, it will always remind me, that what doesn't kill can make you feel stronger somehow.." Lyrics most likely inspired from my experience as I travelled on the train out of…

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Ain’t No Flame – single and music video released

Ain’t No Flame is the first single off my 4th studio album. It's a song that was inspired by the deadly fires in Nelson Tasman in 2019. It was recorded and mixed at Hummingbird Recording Studio Nelson and mastered by legendary recording engineer Mike McCarthy at Manuka Studios in Auckland, New Zealand. To listen on Spotify, Apple Music and more CLICK HERE Read artist bio CLICK HERE “The song was written and played solo using my loop station. Each…

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Mr Phil – R.I.P

This week we said goodbye to Phil Cummings - I called him Mr Phil. He passed away doing what he loved, paddling his kayak on a beautiful winters day. It was glassy calm and I know he would have been smiling from ear to ear. He had a heart condition and sometimes these things happen and we will never know all the answers. Meet Mr Phil. He met me several years ago, he was very broken and had lost his…

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