// Singer, Songwriter, Musician
// Origin: Australia
// Genres: World music,
// Years Active: 1996-Present
I have been performing and writing songs for many years, running healing groups and playing in original music bands whilst following the path of Buddha Dhamma.
This website is a portal into my world of music, sound healing, poetry and living a life with kindness and wisdom.
Life is short. There are no guarantees, therefore live each moment mindfully with care, awareness and nurture the flowers in your heart.
I graduated from The Centre For Performing Arts with a Diploma in Performance (Acting) in Adelaide, Australia, before moving to France. Drawn by a love of French writers and cinema I gained entry to and received a Diploma in Drama from Paris' L'Ecole Florent, two Certificates in Mime and Mask from L'Ecole Jacques Le Coq and later studied singing at Le Conservatoire Niedermeyer.
I have studied harmonic overtone throat singing since the mid 90s with many people; from running a weekly healing group to working with a psychotherapist in New York, using sound as a catalyst for unlocking blocked emotional paths.
I worked in theatre as well as indie and short films, and wrote music with a local folk artist who later moved to Martinque. A descendant of the English Chaplin family, I received the attention and interest from Mexican artiste Bertha Dominguez whose producer husband Alexander Suskind allowed her to make art films with friends such as Peter O'Toole and Omar Shariff. I was engaged to work on Bertha's next film in Morocco; the title role in Antigone, however, I had to return to Australia for personal reasons.
While living many years in France I became a Buddhist in the Tibetan school of Kagyupa, later Drukpa-Kagyu. I became involved in Tibet Support Group; a charitable group of Australians who worked to find sponsorships for Tibetan refugees living in India, after meeting Tara, the group's founder at a Free Tibet concert that I organised. Working with Tara we became involved with The Buddhist Society of Western Australia and started The Buddhist Society of South Australia, following the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Mun through the great work of Ajahn Chah and his western disciples.
I have been performing and writing songs for many years, running healing groups and playing in original music bands whilst following the path of Buddha Dhamma.I began performing music as the lead singer for world music group MANDALA and have worked in collaboration with the band's main song writer and multi instrumentalist ever since. The songs featured here are songs I have written over the past few years, combining folk songs with harmonic overtones and songs of compassion.
Music, singing, sound healing and writing has been my expression of wisdom and compassion within the world, my contribution to creating a better world. For me, protecting animals is a large part of that. Reference - Ban live export and close affiations with freedom hill.