Since releasing my debut album ‘Amalgamation’ in 2016, I have continued composing, whilst pursing other large projects with some of my ensembles.
2017: “Shanti Fire’, an ensemble I am in that fuses Indian Classical with Jazz, Funk and Pop, recorded and released a self-titled debut album.
2018: “Arrebato Ensemble”, a contemporary flamenco quartet I am a member of, recorded, released and toured their 3rd album ‘Sofia’s Dream’ in Sydney and the east-coast of Australia.
What does 2019 and beyond bring?……on top of continuing to tour regional and east-coast Australia with Arrebato Ensemble, I am focusing on composing flamenco-classical inspired instrumental music for piano, string quartet and percussion. Some of these will be performed throughout the year with Peter Garrity’s string quartet at various public events. I’m looking forward to recording these works in the studio later this year – ole!
Having spent the first 14 years of my professional music career collaborating on other projects and writing with different bands, I finally decided to create some music of my own!
My vision for AMALGAMATION was to finish writing and recording songs that I had started over the years, featuring many of the amazing musicians I had worked with along the way. I selected specific musicians and instruments that take each piece of music on the journey it needs to sound complete.
I decided to call the album ‘Amalgamation’ because the music you will hear is pretty much a big melting pot of genres and instruments.
It was an extremely fun process recording these songs and bringing them to life – as they have existed only as phone (and cassette!) recordings for so many years!
In December 2015, I released the debut single ‘Piano Dance‘ from ‘Amalgamation‘, together with a music video for the piece. In 2016, the ‘Piano Dance’ film clip received TOP 10 in the ‘UK SONGWRITING COMPETITION’ (out of thousands of entries!)
On October 6 2016, I officially launched ‘Amalgamation’ at Venue 505 in Surry Hills Sydney. The evening featured 32 musicians and dancers performing the repertoire on the album to a SOLD OUT audience! It was a very special night!
My second single from the album, ‘Fuego Nocturno’ also scored a top 5 ranking in the INSTRUMENTAL section of the the 2016 Independent Music Awards (MusicOz). This song was a co-write together with life long friend and musical colleague, Luke Koteras. We were stoked with this result!
On June 24 2017, I produced ‘Amalgamation RE-VAMP’ appearing again at 505. This time, I performed some re-arrangements from Amalgamation to keep it fresh for audiences, and once again, it was a successful SOLD OUT event!
Following the success of my Amalgamation shows, I will continue to host these exciting festive evenings, performing and collaborating with many amazing musicians around Australia!
My debut album is now complete - ready for your listening pleasure!! Click here to purchase it on iTunes. OR.....if you would like a personalised signed copy of the album,…
Next week, just before the live AMALGAMATION Album Launch, I'll be releasing 'Fuego Nocturno' the next single from the album. This is an instrumental tune written together with Luke Koteras.…