Special Projects & New Song Demos

On this page below you will find a selection of some recordings that are yet to find their way onto a CD as well as a diverse range of projects that I am currently working on or have worked on in the past. 
Some are completed recordings, others are just demos at this stage.
 Enjoy the preview!


Spring in Japan and Australia

The wonders of the internet helped me develop a relationship with Japanese producers “Light for Lines”. They emailed me a track and asked me to come up with a melody and lyrics for it. Sort of a Cafe del Mar kind of vibe. I love trying to work in different genres and I hope to get to do more of this kind of thing in the future.

Macy Gray impersonations – no problem

This session was such great fun – I remember us all having a great laugh at my Macy Gray approach to this vocal. This is Sam Hawksley, Bill Risby and I getting together to write and record a pop song for Sam’s catalogue. We used to do these sessions quite regularly before Sam took off to Nashville. Always a marvellous and hilarious adventure musically – just listening to this track makes me smile. I have never performed this live but I am going to … one day…. that’s a threat 🙂

The Shape Of You

I have amassed quite a body of recordings with a very talented songwriter/producer called Graham Hunter – it’s a “he writes ’em and I  sing ’em” kind of relationship. He comes from a dance music background and I have  thoroughly enjoyed the chance to get to sing this kind of genre. This one is my favourite!

When It’s Right For You

A fantastic afternoon of writing and recording with Brooke McClymont (The McClymonts) and DNA’s Anthony Egizii, this is demo produced by Anthony and sung by Brooke (you can hear me in the background somewhere on some bv’s). Thanks to the lovely Maree Hamblion for the hook up!
The song has had a few name changes, one being “The Right Side Of The Road” – ah, what’s in a song title?
The young girls from the Life Changing Experiences Foundation Sister 2 Sister programme have adopted this as their theme song and recorded it with Sony’s Amy Pearson. Lovely to see that songs with inspirational lyrics find their way to their rightful places sometimes.

Library album vocals

The anonymity of singing on library albums is a marvellous and freeing thing but I so love this track that I want to shout it to the world! I was lucky enough to sing lead vocal on this  – just one of the many amazing tracks that Brydon Stace has written, played all instruments, produced (and usually sings all parts) over the years for his library albums. I had a bit of a hand in the lyrics but it is mostly Brydon’s handywork.

Co-write with St Paul Peterson

This is the demo for a track that was written with St Paul Peterson (The Time – yes, Prince’s The Time), Rob Arthur (Five For Fighting) and Brydon Stace. Paul was in town touring with his brother Ricky Peterson and had a little time to spare so his fabulous Australian- based manager, Neil Richards, put us together. Paul and Rob had done some skeleton work on the song already and we finished it off in one very fun afternoon together. It’s just a good little pop song that hopefully some young teen star will pick up one day. Was so great to work with St Paul – funny, warm and ridiculously talented!


Anthony Callea – When I Get There

This is the demo of the song that Anthony Callea recorded for his first album. It was a double platinum debut and went straight to Number One. It was my first ever major label cut so this was the turning point for me where I didn’t just write songs for myself. I actually wrote the song specifically for Anthony with the help of the very talented Vince Pizzinga. This recording is the demo, kindly sung by the gorgeous Brooke McClymont. You can hear Anthony’s version on iTunes.

Bill Risby co-writes and recordings…

I have done many gigs and recorded many tracks with Bill over the years, a highlight being our CD, The Painter & The Bird. Here are 3 more tracks…

Merry Go Round

Written with Bill,  audiences love this song when we do it live.

La Vie Continuera

This song is to go on Bill’s new album “Around the World” to be released through Instinctive Travels. I get to sing in French – great fun!

The Shadow of Your Smile

Produced by Bill – this is a very different treatment to an amazing old song.

Still Hoping

This is a quick demo of a song that I wrote with the amazing Gary Pinto and my good friend, Brydon Stace.

I hope this song finds its way onto a CD one day. I still don’t know how we managed to get all 3 of us in a room at the same time with all of our schedules but we did and I am so glad.