GIG: 10 Nov at The BUG

Join me on TUESDAY 10th November at Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The BUG)

It’s on every Tuesday at New Farm Bowls Club, 969 Brunswick St, opposite New Farm Park. Tickets are $8/$5 at the door. There is a great restaurant and drinks are at bowls club prices!

7.30pm – Blackboard (3 x 10minute spots)
8.15 – 9.00 pm – CHANEL LUCAS
9.15 – 10.00 pm – 3 MILES FROM TEXAS

Bring your instruments and your voices! The blackboard segment will be first in first served. There is a full bar and food is available at reasonable prices.

Neurum Creek Music Festival

My next show is at Neurum Creek Music Festival. I’m playing around 12.30pm on SATURDAY 13 SEPT.

Neurum Creek Music Festival is a local acoustic music camping weekend held at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat in September each year. The 2014 festival will be held on the weekend of the 12, 13, and 14 September.

Other artists on the 2014 festival include: The Company, The Jar, Cloudstreet, The Poachers, Rebecca Wright and Donald Mackay, Steve Tyson and the New Felons, Stockade and more.

The festival aims to provide an atmosphere of community and inclusion for the south-east corner of Queensland by showcasing the established and up and coming talents of this corner of the world, as well as featuring acts from around Australia.

The main festival area (stage and bar) incorporates a magnificent old tree, atmospherically lit at night. You may wish to bring your own chair or picnic blanket for the concerts.

August: Brisbane Fringe shows


What was the first song you ever learnt? The first song you ever wrote? What song inspired you to become a songwriter? Songs from Brisbane songwriters are featured in this Brisbane Fringe Festival event - Songwriters’ Circle: West End Girls. The August 2014 events feature: Mardi LumsdenO Little SisterKristy AppsHailey CalvertChanel Lucas, and more.


We’ve invited some of Brisbane’s best female songwriters to share their ‘first’ songs with us. The result will be a night of hilarity, reminiscing and awkward songwriting confessions.Join us at The Bearded Lady in West End, Brisbane on WEDNESDAY 20 August and WEDNESDAY 27 August - for some laughs, tears, amazing performers, and inspirational songwriting.
Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at door. Show runs from 7pm-9pm.Bring a picnic or some takeaway (it’s BYO food) and grab a drink from the extensive bar menu. This is over 18′s only (licensed venue).
More info also on Brisbane Fringe Facebook.

Thanks to The Bug and The Pockets

Thanks to Brisbane Unplugged Gigs (The Bug) and The Pockets for a fantastic night of music at New Farm Bowls. It was such a pleasure playing in a listening venue with great sound (Mark Smith).

I loved the old-timey four-part harmonies and ukuleles of The Pockets. Such beautiful voices and gentle songs. Will definitely try to see them play again soon.

Thanks also to everyone who came down on a Tuesday night. You were a fab audience! See you around Brisbane again soon.


GIG: Tues 27 May

Tues 27 May, The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs), New Farm Bowls Club,

969 Brunswick St, New Farm, BRISBANE.  7:30pm, Tickets at door: $8/5.  With ‘The Pockets’

This will be a fabulous gig with stunning vocals and acoustic tunes from The Pockets! I am on first, playing with Tom Roberts. Hope to see you there!

Gigs in May 2014

Got a couple of gigs coming up this month. Hope you can join me!

Sat 17 May, 71st FolkRag Old & New Concert, Danish Club,

36 Austin St, Newstead, BRISBANE. 7.30pm, Tickets at door: $15/12. With Liz Flynn, Sally Harris, Luan Baldwin. 

Tues 27 May, The BUG (Brisbane Unplugged Gigs), New Farm Bowls Club,

969 Brunswick St, New Farm, BRISBANE.  7:30pm, Tickets at door: $8/5.  (Performing with Tom Roberts). With ‘The Pockets’

Grants for emerging artists

A couple of emerging artists’ grants from the Australia Council for the Arts are due soon.

ArtStart – $10,000, due 3 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. Individuals who are creating art (including music). Who have just finished study in 2011, 2012, or 2013. Money is to be used to help develop a sustainable arts career.

Early Career Residencies, due 24 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. For artists in the first five years of their professional practic. Money is to be used for a residency with a host organisation, to develop your skills and arts practice in the context of working with an organisation.

GIG: Sun 1 Sept @ Shucked Lane

My next gig is this SUNDAY 1 Sept from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Shucked Lane, 9 Creswell St, Newstead, BRISBANE.

This is the laneway beside the popular brunch venue Shucked Coffee House in the inner city – near Teneriffe.

The music is FREE and the bar and restaurant will be open! Joining me is folk artist Don Jarmey.

Hope to see you there.