Little Things

My next Australasian cover is Little Things by the wonderful Jessica Mauboy.  Love this song.

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Fall At Your Feet

We’re living in days I never thought I’d experience in my lifetime.  The whole world’s in crisis and we’ve all been affected in some way by this volatile pandemic.

Like many industries, mine has been hit pretty hard.  And in support of the arts, I thought I’d cover a few of my favourite Australasian tunes.  If you enjoy what you hear, it would mean a lot if you’d please like, comment and share.

To kick things off, here’s Fall At Your Feet by Crowded House.

 

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Reflections in Lockdown

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With many of us at home right now having a bit more time on our hands, I’m seeing a lot of messaging on social media urging people to spend their time a certain way.  To do this new thing or that new project…

I just want to sort of counter and diffuse that train of thought, and encourage anyone out there feeling overwhelmed or discouraged: please… don’t listen to those voices!

Sure, for some people it’s the perfect time for working on something they’ve wanted to for a while – the book, the song, the app, the home renovation – whatever it may be.  But for others, it’s also the perfect moment to catch their breath, take care of themselves and to just be…  Both sides are productive, important and valid.

Productivity isn’t measured by works.

So please don’t succumb to the expectation of others today or feel like you aren’t “doing” enough.  Especially in a time like this, what matters most of all is doing what’s best for you.

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Mitsubishi Australia

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Continuing the theme of new things…  You’re looking at Mitsubishi Australia’s newest ambassador!

Part of the world’s largest leading automative alliance, I’m excited to partner with a brand that combines safety, comfort and style so effortlessly.

Time to celebrate!

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Virgin Active Australia

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New year, new things… Stoked to announce I’ve signed on as an ambassador for Virgin Active Australia!

Especially honoured to partner with a global brand that was founded by someone I’ve looked up to for so long, Sir Richard Branson.

Excited to be on board, here’s to lots more new adventures.

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Ned visits Kane

Ned paying Kane a visit, in search of answers…

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Hack Your Health

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Pleasure hanging with the Health Hacker himself Adam Macdougall in today’s Sunday Telegraph, talking intermittent fasting, my workout regime and hacking a positive mindset.  Thanks for having me!

Read the article by clicking the shot above, guys and gals, and here’s the video:

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2 0 2 0

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2020, here’s lookin at you!

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2 0 2 0

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I had the best, most special Christmas.

Happy holidays and big love to all as you head into the new decade! ♡

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Star Spangled Support

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My final interview for 2019, chatting with Florida-based entertainment mag, Starry Constellation Magazine.

I talk about life, my songwriting process, Neighbours and why I chose this song.  Hope it brings someone comfort this holiday season.

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A Soap Opera Situation

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Such a pleasure chatting to California-based entertainment site, Soap Opera News.

Click that Ramsay St sign I’m holding to check it out :).

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A Different Point of View

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Had a great convo with Laura Bennett on her Power Lunch podcast.  One of my favourite, most open interviews.  Click on my suit jacket to have a read or a listen.

Thanks so much for having me, Laura!

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Life After The X-Factor

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Had the pleasure of chatting to Dubai digital mag, Musivv, about life.

Click the the pic above to have a look!

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More Christmas Cheer

Excited to share the video of my holiday single Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

If you enjoy it, feel free to please share it around. You can find the single on Spotify, iTunes and all the usual stores.

Merry Christmas!

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ARIA Music Awards 2019

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Had a blast attending the ARIA Music Awards 2019.

Such a great night!  Big congrats to all the winners and nominees.

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Even made my first ‘best dressed’ list haha.  Thanks GQ!

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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It’s been such a long time, but I’m so excited to finally share some music with you all again!

I planned to do this all year, but when things got kinda crazy I almost didn’t follow through with it!  So glad I did though…  Thanks Rika Setu-Galo, Lara Tenhoorn and Chris ‘TEK’ O’Ryan for helping me bring it to life.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is out everywhere on iTunes, Spotify and all the usual stores.  Hope it makes you feel good and yes, that’s me on Santa’s lap haha x

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FIGHT CLUB

The first rule of fight club is: you do not talk about fight club… 😜

Man, I had so much fun doing this scene!  It’s a first for Neighbours and definitely an experience I won’t forget.  It also totally embodies Kane’s fearlessness and willingness to risk it all.  After filming, I had one of the female extras go, “Are you that cocky in real life?!”.  Haha.

Huge shout-out to my boss of a scene partner Ben Hall for going all-in with me, the legend Chris ‘Cougar’ Wilson for getting us fight-ready and fellow Kiwi Guy Strachan for a killer job directing us 🥊

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KANE JONES

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Meet KANE JONES.

This guy’s a gym rat you don’t wanna mess with.  He’s tough, cocky and totally unfazed by pain or risk. Watch what happens when he invites Ned to an underground fight club…  So much fun playing this character!

Catch my Neighbours debut Nov 15 at 6.30pm on 10 Play here in Oz and Channel 5 in the UK 🥊

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NEIGHBOURS

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It’s been ridiculously hard keeping this a secret… I’m so happy to share that I’ve landed a guest role on Neighbours!

You know, I always say life is unpredictable.  But this happening (and the events leading up to it) has proven that to me so much more.  Even when the odds seem completely stacked against you, you just can’t count yourself out!

Huge thanks to everyone at Ramsay Street, Mcleod Casting and Fremantle… I’m super grateful.  Keep an eye on your TVs from next month.

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