Current happenings that are pertinent to my performance schedule as well as website updates - it's all here!
|Posted on March 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM||comments (7)|
Yes, I'm on air at Phoenix 96.3fm in Bundaberg each Wed and Fri morning from 9-12. My program is titled "Morning Jukebox" and I love playing many songs from the 40s especially, when artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat 'King' Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and numerous others made their mark in musical history.
Not only am I on air, but the station is streaming live across the internet 24/7. You can tune in from wherever you are by pointing your browser to www.phoenix963fm.com.au and clicking on the "Listen Now" button at the top of any page. There are options on the website to leave comments, and I'd love to hear from you, even taking requests via the website, so do feel free to drop a line.
Otherwise, my email address for the station is email@example.com.
Swing you later!
|Posted on March 23, 2020 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Hello dear friends and family
Undoubtedly, the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has affected many in the entertainment industry, including myself after already having a number of gigs canceled. No one has any definite answers as to how long the situation will last, but many say many months.
I'll no longer be posting notices of myself regarding availability, because here in Australia, all gatherings are forbidden, and all licensed clubs and venues, restaurants and cafes, cinemas, churches, and virtually all public gathering places are forced closed, which means no opportunity for entertainers either.
I'll no longer be performing at local markets either, at least for the forseeable future, which has no time indications at present.
I wish all my friends, family and musical colleagues the very best in health and safety and to urge the recommended hygiene practices stated by your own governments and medical professionals.
Above all, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay POSITIVE! We will, as a world, overcome this pandemic if we ALL follow procedures.
|Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:20 PM||comments (1)|
Most of you know that I'm on a kind of hiatus from the usuail world I live in, in that I'm spending almost a month in my native Canada. Yes, born in Montreal but have lived virtunately across this wide land, from Nova Scotia to Jasper.
A brief stay in Vancouver around 1975 saw me and my good freind Don Cope saw us travel from Montreal to Vancouver. Little did know then that the western bug would bite me and wouild see me return for four more seasons at Jasper Park Lodge. It was this recent return that made all things come true, so to speak, for me. Sure, a ot of memories from some 40-odd years ago, but a walk up into Staff Services (stil in block C by the way!) and requesting employment information for my 20-year old daughter, made it all so much worthwhie.
But the high light was to meet Don and his wife, after some 45 years of absence! What an absolute joy!
So I think I may have instilled the image of employement while enjoying so much of the wildlife, culture and life skills that Jasper offers so much. I don't expect them to make the same kind of convicted encoounters with Nature and the park itself, I'm hoping i've given Sarah and Clancy the impetus to give it a year and see what happens. A year will come and go none-the-less, but here is a glorious chance to see it come true and chalk it up to experience.
JPL staff member 76-77, 79-81
|Posted on August 21, 2019 at 2:00 AM||comments (2)|
After many months of trial and error, I'm proud to announce the release of my first CD, recorded and produced by The Shed, Bundaberg and expertly mixed and rendered by Rob Elkin, who did such a fabulous job of everything!
For sale here in Australia for only $15, I can have one posted to you for only a dollar more. If overseas, the total cost is $18AUD and you can remit via PayPal.
Otherwise, I'll often have copies with me wherever I'm performing, including Bargara Markets and other venues.
|Posted on August 21, 2019 at 1:55 AM||comments (0)|
I realise I haven't written on my blog for some time, and hope I'll be forgiven. Latest news that Ros, I and Sarah and her boyfriend are off to Canada for the month of September. Actually, Sarah arrived in Vancouver on the 20th of August, we will join her and Clancy on Tuesday the 27th.
This obviously means that I will not be available for the entire month of September, but return on the 27th.
Until then, do take care and I'll see you back at Rick's at Bargara on my return!
|Posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:35 AM||comments (1)|
Since before Christmas 2018, I've been presenting on Encore 96.3fm Bundaberg Community Radio on Mondays and Fridays from 9am to midday. My program titled "Crooners, Swingers and Songbirds" has been very well received, and I get phone in calls every day I'm on with lovely comments from listeners as well as song requests and the like.
We are hoping to stream the radio within the next few weeks, so stay tuned (pun).
In the meantime, you can visit the radio's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Encore963/ and are most welcome to leave a comment.
|Posted on May 27, 2019 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
I haven't posted in some time, but I figured I should advise all visiting the website that I will be unavaliable from about 21 Aug to 21 Sept as I'll be holidaying in my native Canada. This will likely be the last time we will be able to get over there (and back!) so we're trying to get it all in in one month's time!
Roslyn has been busily trying to organise an itinerary, and it's no easy matter as we try to make possible visiting so many friends and rellies across the country from Vancouver to Montreal.
All being good, we'll be back and I'll resume gigging from around the 21st of September.
|Posted on September 6, 2018 at 7:10 PM||comments (1)|
The calendar function on my web page is known at the Gig Guide, which is automatically updated to show when and where I'm performing.
Either way, theases are the easiest ways to find my up and coming gigs, but I'm always happy to take phone calls or emails for specific date requests. The above are simply a quick mehtod for anyone to check and see if a date is indeed available before contacting me to book.
|Posted on September 6, 2018 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Just uploaded a revised edition of my Song List for viewing/downloading. Just a few edits; I'm now well over 800 songs in the repertoire and growing almost daily!
|Posted on May 14, 2018 at 8:15 PM||comments (1)|
It's official now - we are residents of Bargara, near Bundaberg, Qld. Roughly 300 kms further north from our previous residence on the Sunshine Coast, we are now calling Bargara home. This is a lovely area, and we are so close to the beach that we are walking daily to it with Maisey, who also adores her new home.
Moving to a new locailty will require me to re-establish myself and my music business, but I've already performed on Mothers' Day at the Bundy PCYC markets and was very well received. I'm waiting to be called to perform at Rick's at Bargara, right opposite the beach, and is a very popular venue for breakfast, lunch and dinners, featuring live music over the weekend.
In order to get myself known, I'm willing to give venues a trial to see if I meet their requirments at a very special cost, so if you're looking for classy entertainment for dining, "morning melodies" or whatever, please feel free to give me a shout by phone or email, or leave an inquiry on these pages.