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A special event happened this month – I sold my 250th of sheet music. Cesar Barrera from Colombia was customer #250. The last time I blogged a milestone like this......

Last night was opening night for the GRADS Society production of Macbeth – which I had the honour of composing the music for. I also got my feet wet in......

Last week I received some sad, but not entirely unexpected news – I will no longer be teaching music classes at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. I truly......

Greetings! I see it has been quite a long time since I have put up a blog post. Needless to say I am working a new project that is going......

Well well. The semester has flown by. I had intended to write this blog at the beginning of my semester at University of Notre Dame Australia back in February, but......

6 weeks ago I had the privilege of recording some new big band music in NYC, for my upcoming EP. Having recorded The LA EP last year, I was keen......

I am privileged to be a part of the latest Summer CD Sampler put together by JAZZIZ magazine. Disc 1 includes ‘Choose Your Own Adventure‘ from The LA EP. Thanks......

The Perth Symphony Orchestra, a relatively new arts organization, recently put a notice on their facebook page (which they have since deleted) asking  for local composers to submit music for......

Greetings everyone, Recently I put together this track for a private project, and had a lot of fun doing it. It features Benn Hodgkin on trumpet, Sean Little on tenor......

On Monday 29 Feb I had the privilege of attending a Q & A session with Icelandic film composer Jรณhann Jรณhannsson. Here in Perth for the Perth International Arts Festival,......

Seasons Greetings to everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ The discs for The LA EP have finally arrived! *Hands in the air* Special thanks to Grant Salinger at Motionlink for the Blu-Ray authoring and......

Here are the videos from my recent recording session in LA at United Recording ๐Ÿ™‚ Special thanks to Alex Chaloff and Ricky Chavez at Buckets Moving Company for all their......

Last month I had the privilege to record some new music in Los Angeles. We recorded at United Recording Studios with some of LAs best jazz and classical players. What......

Completed music work on this promo recently – ScreenWest celebrating Indigenous film production in Western Australia ๐Ÿ™‚ Put together by Siamese...

WAYJO was my training ground as a jazz writing student. I can’t overstate how much they helped me learn and grow as a musician. They have moved bases recently, and......

New tune – this time having a go at some pop infused drum n bass, inspired by Ellie Goulding ๐Ÿ™‚ Vocals – Cass Luxton...

New tune – special thanks to Mel Kay on vocals ๐Ÿ™‚...

It is with great sadness that I inform you that my Mum passed away 1 week ago today. Luckily for me, Mum always supported my music and my career. Not......

Spanish Fusion inspired by Cirque Du Soleil – beautiful artwork by Richard Young ryoung-art.com...

Special day today! Sold my 100th copy of sheet music, BIG thank you to JR Music in Tucson, Arizona! Also a special thank you to Ranko Shimizu of Kentucky who......

When it comes to plane crashes, I know most people are talking about flight MH370 right now – but I found this memorial to UTA flight 772 very moving, and......

Some things are better slowed down....

Greetings! Here are some rehearsal and performance photos from the recent Piรฑata concert, special thanks to Carl Harper (trombone), Katie Thomas (Marimba) and also Louise Devenish for organizing the event......

Greetings! Do you live in Perth, Western Australia?? My duo for marimba and trombone Pair Up will be performed next Friday, Feb 28 at the Piรฑata concert! I will attend......

I have been incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to travel, and 2013 was a big travel year for me! I was very fortunate to visit two cities that have......

If anyone wants to follow me on Twitter, here it is ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I am late to the whole Twitter thing, it is handy for updates that are short and......

TS310 – the Music in Theatre unit that I teach at University of Notre Dame – thanks for a fun semester guys!...

Originally wrote this whilst studying at U.M! Re-recording it has given me a great chance to work on my recording/mixing/production skills. Special thanks to Paul Millard (pictured), Adrian Kelly, Joshua......

Very excited to be writing dance music again for choreographer Ellen McCarthy and The Dance Collective ๐Ÿ™‚ These performances will take place from November 1-3 and will be part of......

I was lucky enough to recently visit L.A. (in June….took me a while to get photos organized!).ย  I think for many musicians…..not all, obviously, but many…..Los Angeles is kinda like......

It can’t be over-stated how much WAYJO (West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra) brought to my musical education. WAYJO, along with Graeme Lyall (who was responsible for linking the jazz composition/arranging......

My Mum has a pen-pal in England, named Valerie.ย  It’s an interesting story as to how they became pen-pals….Valerie’s parents and my Mum’s parents were pen-pas and when they passed......

Recording vocal parts with the lovely Liyana Yusof for my friend Samita Nandy’s dance tune ๐Ÿ™‚ Music to be posted soon!    ...

Choral works are now available via the sheet music page if anyone is keen ๐Ÿ™‚...

This semester’s batch of Music Appreciation recruits at ND. ๐Ÿ™‚...

Lately I’ve been revisiting a lot of old tunes – ‘old’ as in, pieces that I wrote 5-10 years ago or more. Digging into the Myles Wright archives, blowing the......

Greetings! I’ve been recording more horns recently – Mark Underwood (trumpet) and my very first saxophone teacher, Paul Millard (saxes) for a big band chart called Warm Cafe. This is......

Skate is finally finished ๐Ÿ˜‰ Featuring the horn talents of James Sandon, Ricki Mallet, Carl Mackey and Jeremy Greig, this tune is inspired by (you guessed it) skate boarding. Each......

Here is the video from the recent choral recordings ๐Ÿ™‚ Special thanks to everyone involved for such a super-duper production!...

Very excited to have the audio for the recent choral recording! Video coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I Love Thee (Words by Thomas Hood) I love thee – I love thee! ‘Tis......

Way back in 2002, I attended a very cool 6-week summer workshop called The Henry Mancini Institute. At the time, HMI was running at UCLA in Los Angeles and what......

A few nights ago I was privileged to have a fantastic choir perform some new choral works that I have written. The St Georges Cathedral Consort conducted by Joseph Nolan......

Happy 2013 everyone! I received a lovely piece of feedback from a harpist in Switzerland recently. Little things like this make it all worth it. I hope everyone’s new year......

Happy Holidays! I do hope that anyone reading this has a happy, safe and inspiring holiday season and new year. Thank you to April77 for providing me with a great......

Just updated my demo reel for film/TV work – it now includes a TV commercial I did for 303LOWE on mental health, for the Government of South Australia. Cheers to......

Some more pics from recording sessions this week – super-excited to have Jeremy Greig (trombone) and Carl Mackey (alto sax) playing on Skate. Carl also played on a tune called......

Recently I’ve had the privilege of recording some of Perth’s finest horn players, Ricki Mallet (trumpet) and James Sandon (tenor sax) for an up and coming jazz/fusion tune called Skate.......

Tonight is the opening night of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare) put on by PAANDA (Performing Arts Association of Notre Dame Australia). I’ve written some short musical cues for......

Ever heard soul music mixed with drum & bass? Check out this bomber of a tune (music starts at 1:10)....

Yesterday I had the privilege of chatting with Italian composer Enrico Melozzi, who has composed music for the WA Ballet’s new production of Pinocchio. It was fascinating to learn about......

Here are some pics from this morning’s dress rehearsal, concert is tonight. Special thanks to everyone at St. Hilda’s for all their hard work!...

I found this on facebook the other day (click on the image to make it larger): I do hope people feel something of what is said here, when they buy......

So…as well as news about what I’m doing musically, I enjoy writing about concerts/gigs that I have been to, the ones that inspire me! It was a while ago now,......

HI everyone! Welcome to my new website – hope you like it! I’m really excited – my new home encompasses so much more and I can update it whenever, which......