DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #8

January 5, 2022 0

SURRY HILLS BOOGALOO Wrote this one in about 1988 after a stint down the road from the Hopetoun Hotel where Leopard was working. A low time for me as I felt no record companies were […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #7

January 4, 2022 0

We often opened or closed with this crowd pleaser. I remember Ross Stapleton when working at Virgin Records in London said when he first played it the whole office stopped and said it was the […]

Dave’s Australia Day Advent Jukebox #6

January 3, 2022 0

BEER A previously unreleased track but one I think is fun – Australian country style recorded 1988 at JJ Studios in Sydney as part of demos for what became the Surplus and Dearth album. Two […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #5

January 2, 2022 0

LONELY SAILOR was one of my earliest songs, written I think about 1974 or early 1975 on my Tiesco in my Bicton bedroom.  Is it particularly Australian? Well, I think the line ‘I’m a rockout […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY JUKEBOX #4

January 2, 2022 0

It was 1980 and I found myself in Los Angeles looking for inspiration for my fourth album. My third album ‘Correct Weight’ had been largely ignored by media and radio, although ‘Wimbledon’ had done quite […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #3

December 31, 2021 0

For those of you just joing my advent Jukebox, the idea is that every day up until Australia Day I will publish a Warner song that is Australian in content or theme. Seeing as it […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #2

December 30, 2021 0

Bicton Breezes – an early one. Wrote this one in my little room in Brixton in 1975. It encapsulated my whole idea of creating original music that sprang from the mundane features of Australian suburban […]

DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX # 1

December 29, 2021 0

Many acclaimed `Australian’ artists have never written more than a handful of songs about being Australian. Most probably not even one. I on the other hand, can run a whole month of songs of mine […]

2020 – A YEAR IN REVIEW

November 30, 2020 1

JANUARY 2020 – the year is flat out from the get go. I arrive back in Sydney from NYC after doing last minute research on my next novel OVER MY DEAD BODY.  The first murder […]

BALLBURSTER out now!

June 23, 2020 0

An album of 50 AFL footy songs by Martin Cilia and me, Ballburster is now available for download and streaming on all services. There are tracks for every AFL Club. Not all the songs are […]

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