Guitar ability: Expert
Vocal range: Alto
Percussion ability: Intermediate
Composer ability: Intermediate
Vocal ability: Lead singer
Influences: Tinaka Vass, Crowded House, Andreas Vollenveider, Bonnie Raitt, Stephane Grappelli, Tina Arena, Elton John, Eva Cassidy, U2, Michael Jackson, John Williams,
Vocalist / Rhythm Guitarist / Songwriter for 20+ yrs.
Interested in working with other guitarists and/or singers with the view to gigging in Perth, possibly elsewhere. I have a new interest, namely working with choirs. Also VERY interested in writing songs for others - recently composed theme song for local short film "Restare Uniti", a documentary some years ago, as well as theme song for local tv programme. I also compose instrumental pieces on guitar or keyboard. I have composed approx. 120+ songs and 20 instrumentals, and am currently working on recording 1 of several cd's.
I am a proficient, experienced guitarist. Rhythm guitar is my strength but can also do finger picking styles and basic riffs. I'm able to play most genres. I have a reasonable range vocally, alto - soprano, approx. 2.5 octaves. My voice has been described as "lovely", "like Janis Ian", "bluesy". I'm expressive and able to harmonize well. Have done a lot of solo work in cafes and restaurants around Perth over the years. Have been involved in 2 duos + 2 bands for short periods. Have been involved in and with choirs - basic sight-reading ability but have great "ear/s" !
Play mostly by ear and chord charts. I pick things up quickly and am very versatile and creative.