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Primarily a songwriter and guitar player(finger-picking and slide), I play to the song with minimal effects - vocal harmoniser and a bit of grit via some gain processing.  I am a solo performer, but am occasionally joined by other players.  Flexibility is my key, and I can prepare sets for gigs in a certain way as required(eg; loud/soft).  What you will hear are songs about loneliness, isolation, insanity, murder (and by extension, death!), redemption, vengeance, the testing of faith, and 'what lies beyond'...... Amidst those, some straight up alt-country stuff, often with Oz references; a touch of Americana, and doses of sly, dark, humour.  Plenty of original compositions too, dealing with Australian themes.

 These days I'm primarily about promoting my own music.  If I had to put a label on it, I'd say most of my gig material is an alt-country/folk genre, with undertones of Gothic Americana!!!  There's plenty of up-tempo stuff, but it's maybe not 'dance music' if you get my drift.

Many of my songs have faired very well in songwriting competitions (see under the Songwriting heading).  Songs from my EPs are included in my sets.  It's the type of material which would suit smaller country gigs, pub/clubs, and the like (hey, the town of Texas gets a mention!).  I have a 600w PA which amply accommodates most smaller venues such as these.

Some songs I play .... 
Way Out West (Dingoes) 
Rattlin' Bones (Kasey Chambers) 
Saltwater Cowboy (Pigram Bros.) 
Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again (Angels) 
Dead Flowers (Rolling Stones) 
Eight Days A Week (Beatles) 
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Various) 
The Passenger (Iggy Pop) 
Leaving On A Jet Plane (John Denver) 
Big Me (Foo Fighters) 
Rider In The Rain (Randy Newman) 
I Like Trains (Fred Eaglesmith)
Hurts So Good (John Mellencamp)
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Bob Dylan)
Diddie Wa Diddie (Blind Blake)
Dallas (Flatlanders)
I'm Only Sleeping (Beatles)