SongVault Artist Profile
General Children's Music / Country
A very sincere thank you to all who have voted for me on Songvault.fm. It was fantastic to be the No.1 track in the Children's chart for such a long time with THE BONZA BOBBY DAZZLER BUSH
BAND. Thanks again!
It was a thrill to come in at No. 2 in Children's Songs in Nov. 2011 in the Australian Songwriters Ass. contest.
Gene Foley www.FoleyEntertainment.com is known in the U.S as the man with the golden ear. Gene has given me a perfect score for the lyrics and melodies and near perfect for all other aspects of my songs. "Gene is a much sought after, highly respected first class music executive and author who has an unparalleled understanding of the creative process". I am humbled by Gene's comments.
November 2011. Finalist No.2 in the Australian Songwriters Association Contest, this is a very large annual prestigious event.
2011 has been a very busy year writing and travelling to the U.S. It was an honour to be chosen to record in Nashville by Robert Venable who engineered and produced INXS and many Grammy, platinum and gold award winning artists.
Please see www.bonzabobbydazzler.com
for 2011/12 updates.
March 2010 I loved Nashville!! and had two radio interviews whilst I was there, I am very grateful to be selected for these interviews in the U.S.A
Moody Blues great, the fabulous Mike Pinder has judged me a semi finalist in his contest....I am very humbled to have such recognition for my songwriting.
NOVEMBER 2009 Judged in the Top Ten Runners Up by Gary Allen, NASHVILLE.
OCTOBER 2009 Semi finalist. Songwars (Mike Pinder, Moody Blues) U.S.A.
AUGUST 2009 Shortlist. Australian Songwriters Association.
JUNE 2009 Honourable Mention www.tennesseeconcerts.com
MAY 2009 Honourable mention SONGWARS from the fantastic (Mike Pinder, Moody blues)
MAY 2009 SONGBIRD 4 stars (Top rating)
MAY 2009 TOP TEN RUNNERS UP - Gary Allen NASHVILLE
FEBRUARY 2009 VERY HONOURABLE MENTION - Gary Allen Nashville.
AUGUST 2008 Finalist -Lyrics Australian Songwriters Association.
What a thrill to be given a VHM and to be in the Top Ten runners up by the fabulous Gary Allen from the Charlie Daniels Band (The Devil went down to Georgia) JJ Cale (After Midnight, Cocaine) Gary said he played my music for the neighbourhood kids and "they all danced around and acted silly". Gary is the editor of the 'Music City Beat' and he has toured with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen ZZ Top and many others I am delighted with this recognition, what a buzz!!!
AUGUST 2008 (as a first time entrant) it was thrilling to be a finalist in ASA Australian Songwriters Association Contest 2008-Lyrics having three songs on the shortlist and one equal tenth, I have written the melodies and lyrics on this Australian Children's album and collaborated with a great Melbourne musician Chris Wilson of Chris Wilson Recordings Melbourne. Chris has done the arrangements and plays piano, drums, guitar and has produced and mastered the album. This album has some dreamy bedtime lullabies, some talk of love, others are fun songs and a real foot tapper that tells of Australian animals coming together to form an Aussie bush band which is the title track on the album THE BONZA BOBBY DAZZLER BUSH BAND. There are four vocalists on the album Chris, the lovely voice of Deb Morgan, Nicholas Plant and Glen and there are lots of uniquely Aussie expressions......Enjoy!!