At the age of 10, I was a keen violinist. Mum and Dad-not so keen – offered to buy me any other instrument if I would only STOP playing the violin-I opted for a guitar and they immediately got me one! I started to play and sing. And so began my real love affair with all things music.
I’ve continued to play and sing in pubs, clubs, restaurants, at home ,for friends, – I’ll never stop! I have supported some big names, such as, Mick Fleetwood and the Zoo, Paul Kelly, Daryl Braithwaite and Vika and Linda Bull. I have written songs for World Vision , for children’s stories- for tv commercials ( the altapac add), for Christmas choirs and for other musicians-aussie band Bullamakanka recorded ‘wild horses’ one of my originals and country singer Deniese Morrison recorded a song I co-wrote with my sister ,Louise Bruce, ‘The ballad of KP Nutbrown’.
I’ve been writing songs about my life, loves and convictions- I like to tell a story –my songs are all based on life experiences- I do like to keep it real! I must admit-as the world rushes headlong into further turmoil my songwriting is becoming more and more political and issue based.
Since releasing my songs on sound cloud- I have had over 100.000 plays world wide and early this year my song ‘when I Fall’ was chosen as soundcloud of the day. My song ‘Peaceful Dreams’ is about me and my feelings about war on this planet- it expresses my personal sorrow and my hope that we-the human race can attain peace.
If we all ‘raise our voices and pray from our hearts, I am asking each person to dream peaceful dreams The recording of these songs for my EP ‘The 11th Hour’ was a joy! Govinda Doyle( he produced ‘Big Jet Plane ‘ for Angus and Julia Stone) is a wonderful producer who brings out the natural sounds of real musicians playing together to create an organic, earthy and truly intimate recording. We will be back in the studio to record more songs in November 2014. I can’t thank the musicians who played on my songs enough- love your work guys !