I was born in Queensland, Australia, but raised in the United States. People often can’t pick my accent, because it constantly goes between Australian and American. I started playing guitar at 10 when I moved back to Melbourne, and then began singing and performing at 13. I started writing songs around the same time, but didn’t perform my original music until I was 16. I have been writing and performing ever since then.
I first started writing songs as poems, and then began learning how to apply melodies and sounds from guitar and piano, to turn the poems into songs.
I never thought that music was an option for a career, so I completed a law degree as my “just in case” haha. I love studying, and learning, especially from a legal persepective. However, music has always been my passion. Growing up, my parents always told me to never give up on my passion. My mum would always say, “the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t, is the ones who succeed never gave up”.
When I started playing guitar, my dad and I would play around with different chords and songs together, and I remember my mum would be at every show cheering me on. I was told I couldn’t sing by modelling agencies in my early teens, so I started getting professional lessons to improve. Now this is my career, so I guess I proved them wrong, haha.
My debut single came out in 2016, ‘Love Like That’, which got to the top 10 on the iTunes country charts. I wrote and recorded the song with Steve Deal, who was based in Sydney at the time. The next single, ‘Soda Pop’ got into the top 40 on iTunes, which was written and recorded with Simeon Shinkfield. I went on to do a 7 song EP with Simeon that has a track that I wrote for my parents called, “A Song For You”.
My recent single, ‘Think Again Boy’ was written and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee. I got to work with John Capek who has worked with well-known artists, such as Rod Stewart. I released a music video for the track in 2020, which had my brother, both my parents, and my husband, as well as lots of friends, all featuring in it. I love involving my family and friends in the process, it makes the music journey so much fun.
Artists and bands that have had a huge influence on my sound and development as an artist include; Missy Higgins, Delta Goodrem, Stevie Nicks, Jewel, Eva Cassidy, Angus & Julia Stone, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Oasis, Shania Twain; and recently, Fairground Saints. However, I am a sucker for punk-rock and rock music such as; Green Day, The Getaway Plan, Goo Goo Dolls, 3 Doors Down, The Cranberries and Nirvana.
I’ve traditionally been writing and recording country and country-pop music over the years. However, I’ve been branching into collaborative work with producers and DJ’s in electronica music and releasing Indie-Pop and Alt-Pop music.
In 2020 I released "Thinkin' Bout You" with Alice Blake (Liz Webber) and Rob Amoruso. The song was written about family members who had been battling with their mental health during the COVID-19 lockdowns. But, it's really a song for anyone battling with depression and anxiety.
The self-made music video for "Thinkin' Bout You" had over 40,000 views in the first 2 weeks, which is the highest viewed music video of all my songs released to date.
My single "23" was released March 2021, and highlighted my disappointments and unmet expectations in pursuing a music career. This song, again, was written with Alice Blake (Liz Webber) and Rob Amoruso. The music video was released in May 2021.
In August 2021, I released my latest single "Two Hearts", which was written with Rob Amoruso in March 2021. This song was about my husband's near drowning in Phillip Island, on Valentine's Day, and realising just how much I loved him, when I thought I was going to lose him.
During 2022, I have been working on an EP with Rob Amoruso, and other co-writers. We're hoping to announce a release date soon, for 2023.
Thank you for listening and sharing in the journey with me, and can't wait to share more stories with you.