About the Makua Beach video

May 21, 2017

The Makua Beach video was shot on location at Makua Beach (hence the song title) in Hawaii by master underwater videographer Ray Hollowell in 2011. We wanted to capture the feel of Hawaii in both […]

New Video: End of Summer from Going to Kaleponi

January 7, 2017

This is a drive down West Coast Hwy, Perth, Western Australia. Starting just north of Hillarys Boat Harbour and heading south, ending with sunset at Cottesloe Beach. Growing up in Perth, especially in the 80s […]

Mentals in New Zealand

September 21, 2016

Last weekend I travelled with Mental As Anything to New Zealand’s south island to play a gig at the Snapafest Festival. This was in Nelson, which is known for its fishing industry. At Wellington airport […]

China, Part 3 – the gig

March 13, 2016

Read: Part 1 & Part 2 After an afternoon sound check to acclimatize ourselves with the hire gear we would be using that night, it’s back to our hotel room for a little rest before dinner. We […]

China, Part 2 – the guitar

March 12, 2016

Read: Part 1 & Part 3 When I found out that a gig in Beijing, China was in the works I thought, how can I play this gig without taking any music gear at all. No guitar, pedals, […]

China, part 1

March 11, 2016

Four plane flights, one gig. I travelled to Beijing, China with Mental As Anything to play a charity gig. The gig was at The Sofitel, as was our accommodation. It took me a minute to get […]

The Original Fender Stratocaster

February 12, 2016

I’m of the opinion that the design of the Fender Stratocaster guitar was 100% correct from the very first released production models in mid 1954. I have an original ’54 (May) Strat and it sounds […]

Lazybones Lounge

September 28, 2015

This weekend the Mentals had a break, so I had a gig with my band at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville. We were supported by the Mighty Surftones. They have a residency at Lazybones on the […]

Charters Towers and Noosa

September 7, 2015

This weekend I had a couple of gigs with the Mentals in Queensland at Charters Towers, outside Townsville, and Noosa at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club. The Charters Towers gig was a festival called Towers Rocks. […]

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