Where’s the music in that?

Where’s the music in that?

Turns out the music biz includes a lot of biz. In fact it feels like there’s more biz than there is music… It all starts pure, with years of learning your craft, which is where the seed is first sewn.

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Lyrically speaking…

Fyerfly writing in her song book

Writing a song can be a deeply personal experience. To use a current analogy, it’s like zooming in on a photo you’ve taken on your smart phone. Of amplifying the subject, of analysing the colours, the flavours, the textures and the emotions. And then what happens if you use a filter? Are you changing the levels, the contrast, the brightness?

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Throwing my hat into the ring

First day of Autumn (my favourite season) and I’ve just come out of a pretty full-on short season of recording and then writing submissions for the next phase of this magical journey.

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The vocal booth of broken doors

When I first started recording my own songs a few years ago, my ‘studio set-up’ was so far from ‘studio’ that I managed to shock many-a-folk with the quality of my recordings at the time. Including myself. But I had a secret weapon… The vocal booth of broken doors…!

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Face the Music & find your place

Face the Music summit 2017 - find your place

A couple of months ago I submitted an application seeking a rural scholarship to attend the Face the Music Summit in Melbourne. And as luck should have it - I won it! With only two weeks to make it all happen, it was a mad scramble to get shit sorted in time. As a mother of two young ones, and during 4th school term, it’s not possible to just duck-away for a couple days during the week.

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Time to seek guidance

Over the Halloween period a few months ago I experienced a particularly emotional song writing trip away that drew out some super-charged, life-changing surprises.

I was blessed with perfect weather as well as penned a couple of my new favourite songs - one of which I’ve just had produced and recorded. On my last day away I packed my gear up with a heavy heart - torn between my everyday life and my music writing head-space. Usually I come home super charged with love and light but this time was different.

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My first recording sesh...

It’s amazing how much your life can change in the course of one week. And it just keeps happening!!

Those of you who are following my story already know that last week I had the very great pleasure of working with a small group of highly skilled individuals to produce and record my first three tracks (no one knew that part).

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Mark this day

“Mark this day James”… Today I begin a milestone I didn’t know I’d be achieving a few years ago.

When I started writing my songs, the next big thing I could see was to build and record in a new music studio. Living in rural Victoria (Australia) it meant that once complete, I could arrange and record my own stuff right here, then get it mastered and released as a high-quality ‘home job’. Pretty cool huh?…

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When it all changed

Lior and Fyerfly 2014

It was just after Easter 2014 and I'd experienced a string of family deaths. My health was shot and I felt overworked and under-appreciated. I ran my own business Phunkemedia, managed staff and overheads as well as a home and family with two adorable children under three. My creative spark was fried.

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Where it all began Pt.2

After moving towns and finally settling into my new life, I kept making friends with girls that knew how to play piano. Some of them were even taught by my Grandmother, a local legend in the classical music scene, and I started wishing I had been offered the opportunity myself.

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Where it all began Pt.1

When I was 3 year old tiny-tot I joined my local Calisthenics Club. Brave and bold, I stood proud with my chest held high and feet spread in a wide spread V. I was taught to project my little voice to be heard at the back of the room and move my bendy body into all kinds of creative poses over the 7 years at the club, before I moved to a new town.

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