My seventh album ‘A Light To Follow’ is out today.
It has been three years in the making.The writing, arranging, recording, editing and mixing has all taken much more time than I’d ever imagined.But I know it wouldn’t be the record it is if any of the steps along the way had been different.
The songs on this album are all pieces of my heart.I hope they bring you some joy, some comfort.
I am hugely grateful to Shane Nesic, Sarah King and Dan Lyons for adding their creativity and talent to this record.Thank you to Nigel Butler for helping us yet again.Above all, huge and heartfelt thanks to my husband Christian Dunham for listening to my umpteen demos, and engineering, mixing and producing ‘A Light To Follow’.I couldn’t do it without you.
CDs will be dispatched from the UK and Australia.If you don’t have a CD player you can still support my music by ordering the digital album from Bandcamp.The album will be available on all streaming sites including Spotify.
If you would like to know more about the story of the album, we’ve published a book with behind the scenes photographs, lyrics, works in progress and my own personal notes on the inspiration behind each song.This book comes with an album download card.
Both the CD and book are available in my website shop. You can listen to clips from the album here.
We’ve just released today a short film about my new album ‘A Light To Follow’ which was recorded here at Shaktu, our home on a goat farm in a place known as ‘the back of beyond’. The documentary includes footage of our life here – the farm, the animals etc. It also includes behind the scenes footage of recording and interviews with me and my husband, producer and bass player Christian Dunham. The album ‘A Light To Follow’ will be released next week (28.02.23).
The release date of my seventh album ‘A Light To Follow’ is getting very near – it will be out on Tuesday 28 February. If you’re on my mailing list, I’ll send you an email to let you know when it’s out.
The album launch will take place in Bundaberg, Australia at Oodies Cafe on Thursday 2 March. Doors open at 5.30pm, the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $35. Book now if you’d like to be there.
My tour of northern New South Wales finished at the weekend with gigs at Pearces Creek Hall and Jiggi Hall followed by an impromptu house concert in The Channon, thanks to the lovely Terri Nicholson.
Big love and thanks to all the hall promoters and everyone who came to see us play in NSW – we had such a fantastic time and will definitely be coming back… if you want me to let you know when, please join my mailing list.
I am continuing on my mission to bring live music to small halls in rural communities (inspired by Woodfordia’s brilliant Festival of Small Halls). Tickets are now on sale for my next tour in February-March when we’ll be playing halls in south-east Queensland – click here for all the info. Please spread the word if you have friends or family in the area.
The first single ‘Sunshine’ from my new album ‘A Light To Follow’ was played for the first time on BBC Radio 2 yesterday on ‘Good Morning Sunday’ which felt very apt as Aled Jones gave me my first break on that programme.Here’s the link so you can listen again (scroll to 1:23:05):
My recent tours of Australia have included some very memorable gigs, such as performing last Friday night at Eatonsville Hall to an audience that included two possums and a koala!
We’ve just been asked to do a very special, intimate house concert in The Channon as the final date on the tour. Tickets are $20 available from https://www.trybooking.com/CENSS. For more info, please call 0400 394 373 or email email@example.com.
So these are my last gigs for 2022… please spread the word if you have family or friends in the area:
Friday 2 December, 7pm
Pearces Creek Hall (near Lismore)
It’s 13 years since I wrote this song and Greenpeace used it for their Copenhagen climate change campaign ‘Love Letters To The Future’. It’s now COP27. Has anything changed since then except the climate?
This is us performing ‘Woke Up’ at my recent show at The Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Australia.
I’m also looking forward to returning to The BUg (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs) at New Farm Bowls Club in Brisbane next Tuesday. Also playing is Andy Penkow. The blackboard starts at 7.15pm, we’re on at 9pm. Tickets are just $10 on the door.
Thanks to everyone who came to see us play The Majestic Theatre in Pomona last weekend. We had such a great night. I’m looking forward to doing it all again at Eudlo Hall tomorrow night and Maleny Community Centre next Saturday. Tickets are on sale now – please spread the word if you have friends locally you think might enjoy my songs.