I am a singer/songwriter from New Zealand with Samoan/Scottish heritage. Whilst living in the UK I found work as a backing singer with Sir Bob Geldof, Duran Duran and Matt Bianco.
I signed to Warner Chappel Music Publishing UK Ltd and went on to release my first self-penned album ‘Falling Through a Cloud’ selling 80,000 copies worldwide and achieving critical acclaim. It was produced by David Kershanbaum (Tracy Chapman/Sheryl Crow) in LA and named Best Top 100 albums in the UK’s ‘Q’ magazine. My second album ‘All the Colours’ followed and was produced by Jazz musician, Jeff Lorber.
I’ve had many great experiences including; Joni Mitchell joining me on stage in LA for a very unexpected jam session; being hired to sing at Jack Nicholson’s birthday party; eating dinner at Bryan Ferry’s castle (baked beans followed by bread and butter pudding) and David Gilmour playing harmonica while I played piano at an impromptu jam during a Pink Floyd after-show party, to name only a few.
I love all genres of music and my love of the human voice has led me to accidentally singing Opera in Italy, learning the guttural style of singing with the Gypsy Kings in the South of France, studying Mongolian ‘over-toning’, chanting in India to exploring musical therapy using the voice as a possible means to healing.
I have recently returned home to Wellington, NZ. I continue to write songs, record, perform and help create opportunities for New Zealand’s new musical talent.
I love writing songs and am currently working on my third album which will be released in 2018. I am producing young talent who are about to embark on their own musical journeys. Updates on my Facebook page.
MENTORING AND SINGING LESSONS
I work as a singing coach and mentor. I love watching talent come into their own and find the whole process very rewarding. I am passionate about helping and finding New Zealand’s talent through my management company with a couple of exciting artists in the pipeline. Email to chat about singing or mentoring sessions
I have always loved singing. If you need any help I am happy to record vocal sessions, be a featured or ghost artist on your track or perform live with you – feel free to email. At present I perform locally and gigs are updated on this website and Facebook.