National tour of ‘Grease’

I have been offered to play guitar in Ben McDonald’s production of Grease. We will be going on tour for approximately 5 weeks and have around 2 days of rehearsals. I will be starting off in the Bruce Mason Centre up in Takapuna and then making my down the North and South Island playing in a different location every night for most of the duration. Then the final week will be in Sky City in Auckland.

The setup for the band is Keys 1 and 2, Guitar, Bass, Saxophone and Drums. The musical director for the show is Laughton Kora and musical supervisor is Paul Barrett. I have  also had to give measurements for a costume which means that we are on stage for some parts of the show.

We start on November the 3rd and finish December 12th – looking forward to meeting everyone on the team.

Mamma Mia Regional Tour NZ 2016 Pictures and Video

Had a great time playing in Mamma Mia with fantastic cast/crew/musicians. The season flew past really quickly and really enjoyed playing through all the tracks every night. I managed to get a couple of pictures with the band mates and also put together a quick video (link under pictures) of the first act of the show, giving you an idea of what I had to play:

Mamma Mia First Act Guitar Orchestra Pit

More FM Radio

Happy New Year all!

I’m hopefully going to try upload smaller ‘news’ posts more often rather than just uploading large updates to catch up with everything after a long period of time.

Here is a little video I recorded a couple of months ago for some fun. It’s the solo from ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by Thin Lizzy. A simple little solo, but has a great groove to it:


I also recently played at the More FM radio station with Jazzi Axton, which was a lot of fun! We played a mashup of “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Bust Your Windows” as part of the breakfast show. You can see the full performance below: