23 Sep 2018

Very proud to share the many wonderful raves on Social Media...

23 Sep 2018

I should have published this ages ago.  The good thing is that I am true to my word!  We did produce "Crazy" and we have booked "Radio Ga-Ga" for next year (2019) in August!  

Back in 2016 I pulled together Mark Wilson (piano), Luke Belcher (upright Bass) and Marcel Rodeka (Drums) together for a weekend at the studios of the Performing Arts Centre to record nine songs chosen from the past 20 years of my writing. The result was extremely sati...

7 Jan 2016

Last September Jeff Newton visited Queenstown courtesy of The Songstars Trust and took time out to speak to a group of aspiring songwriters and students from Wakatipu Highschool.   The purpose of his visit was twofold; we wanted to show Jeff that there was a thriving a...

5 Aug 2015

Another fine year for churning out 10 exceptional artists.   Loving the vibe we had this year, no doubt set by our fantastic winners; Tom Maxwell and Jazzmin Pearse.  Two very humble amazing artists.  Tom's song "Bad Dreams" haunting and expertly crafted, and Jazzy's s...

27 Jun 2015

Oh my God, that was the easiest rehearsal we have ever done!   These people are awesome and amazing.  Theo, Sarah and Fee did their thing Weds at my house/rehearsal space.   Three different levels of artists; Sarah, a seasoned professional with a stint at music school...

So here I am in Auckland with my daughter Violet, Mika Scaggs (another local highschool student), Charlotte Graf and Marty Grounds all set to perform at A Strange Days Night at the Auckland Town Hall tomorrow night.  Im so very excited by the symetry here as it is Mike...

A big big thank you to Lisa Moore (Coordinator), Fi Stephenson, David Oakley, Charlotte Graf, Rebeca Barnes, Thomas Brinsley, Sam Maxwell, Nicole McLean, Caroline Van Ashe, Victoria Keating, Melanie Grindall, Sam Hillman, Holly Hoogvliet, Paul Halsted, Kate Moetuau, Qu...

26 Sep 2014

What we love about SONGSTARS is the benefit of watching the expansion of an artist.  Like Sam Maxwell last year, this year the excitement of taking the very talented Tai Forrester from his normal day and giving him the opportunity to hang out in a recording studio for...

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