Music & Theatre - I have been singing ever since I was a little girl, firstly around the piano with my brother John and in recent years by myself.
Performed in TV Programmes in New Zealand in the 70/80's - The Entertainers twice and Singer for Asia once which was an experience I wouldn't have missed.
Runner up in Invercargill Star Quest in 1976 (Cheryl Blanchard, Timaru - 1st, Alan Barron & Patsy Rigger - 3rd equal)
Went to Tamworth, Australia in 1976 and competed over there. Was mistaken for a Australian country singer, Emma Hannah who could be my twin! She was part of the 'Travelling out West' country band at that time.
Finalist in Gore Gold Guitars in 1989 (sang 'Sweet Dreams')
Member of Gore Operatic for 8 years in many rolls including Mrs Potiphar in Joseph, and Miss Adelaide in Guys & Dolls.
Formed own group with some friends - Canterbury Theatre Restaurant Company in Christchurch, NZ and performed and acted in their shows until 3 years ago when I decided to move on. I am now a member of Riccarton Players since last year (2003) and have performed many of their shows and pantomimes - great fun.
I play a guitar dobre style and have played at various Country Music groups during the last 2 years as well as entertaining around Christchurch.
One of my dreams has always been to make my own CD with the music I like to sing, and finally last year with the fabulous help of my friend Brian Ringrose from Christchurch - there it was. It's called Moods & Memories because this is what it is - many songs that are special to me for various reasons. I am working on my next CD which has 3 of my own original songs in it plus other original material from Dreamstarmusic in the USA. Hopefully this will be finished later on this year (2006)
FINALIST!!! for the RIANZ (The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand) Tui Awards Country Music Album of the year. The winner was announced at the Gold Guitar Awards in Gore, on Friday 3rd June 2005. - And I was placed joint runner-up with Noel Burns from Timaru.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Galway Bay
2. You're My Best Friend
3. Tennessee Waltz
4. The Rose
5. Sweet Dreams
6. Would You Lay With Me (in a field of stone)
7. I Swear
8. If I Could See The World (through the eyes of a child)
9. The Way Old Friends Do
10. Scarlet Ribbons
11. In The Garden
12. Unchained Melody
13. Danny Boy
14. Shake Me I Rattle
15. Lace Covered Windows
16. Whispering Hope