A personal calling

A personal calling

In my days as an emerging artist, I spent a lot of time attending live events and got to know several movers and shakers in some sectors of the record business. On one occasion, I met a musician of the same age range as me. After discussing a range of issues related...
Am I right?

Am I right?

Being in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing is rarely a situation that can be contrived. Knowing one’s self can be helpful in reaching a point where a person “hits the spot”. When the relevant factors coalesce in a magical moment, there is no...
The truth in what we see

The truth in what we see

“Never judge a book by its cover”, the saying goes. It could be a sweeping generalisation to regard this statement as absolute truth, because there are times when our subconscious minds tell us exactly what we need to know about what we see. On the other hand there...
Diverse approaches in telling stories

Diverse approaches in telling stories

Thinking of the various ways that humans can tell stories to each other in performance brings to mind the words of a well known and respected pianist and vocal coach who constantly told emerging singers off when they didn’t think in theatrical terms about their...
Time to describe the vibe

Time to describe the vibe

I have been asked by several colleagues whom I hold in high regard, why I have chosen to describe my new piece King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba as a music theatre piece and not as an opera. There is a long back story about my development as a composer and singer...
Taking in useful information

Taking in useful information

One of the benefits of living in an era when one can conduct research by trawling through search engines and social media platforms is the possibility of easily coming across nuggets of information that could have the potential to transform ways of seeing the world....