Now this was fun. When Kristie Phelan at Nickelodeon asked me to have a go at some music for their new image spot, I just fell in love with the piccys. Editor Andy Shaw had already done a cut that rocked and rolled, and demanded a really dynamic score, and it was my pleasure to grind out some thumping rock to match some sublime and slimy pictures. We went back and forth a couple of times and landed on something really aweosme.
The pictures really capture a primal messy joy more than anything, and it was aweosme to get out the guitar and drums and rock out for this one! Check out the clip over the break.
"Think of it as a self help album for kids" - SMH
"Let's Go Play" (available on iTunes) is a collection of fifteen songs for pre-schoolers focussing on issues like Road Safety, Diet, Being Sunsafe, Anxiety, Bullying, Friendship, Cybersafety and a whole gamut of songs to entertain and educate your little person.
The songs were written in collaboration with a whole gamut of stakeholders from across the country including Brainstorm Productions, Kids and Traffic, ACMA's Cybersafety, Victoria Health, NSW FACS, and Victoria's Cancer Council. It was a privilege to work with so many passionate advocates of these important issues, and I’m really proud of the songs we made for this project.
Total Bucket List - Music for Cookie Monster and Elmo. Tick!
When Cookie and Elmo made a visit to the land of Giggle and Hoot, I was chuffed to be able to provide some score for the segment.
I've been a massive fan of Sesame Street all my life - and I reckon in it's heyday Sesame Street was so good it actually justified the existence of Television.
When Jimmy Giggle and Hoot the Owl find a special magic ticket in the Surprise-a-lat-or, little do they know they’re soon going to receive the most magic fruit and vege box there ever was – The Gigglearium!
Home to Cosmo Carrot, Bessie Broccoli and Tommy Tomato, the three most singingest veges ever, the Gigglearium present awesome songs loud, slow, solo, country and opera while the veges dance up a storm.
If ever there was a gig I was born to do the Gigglearium is it. I know I always say I had a ball on all my gigs (and I do) but this was just so much fun to put together, with the amazing Giggle and Hoot team, and Clare Gerber in particular.
Talking Friends is the hugely successful Outfit 7 Franchise that has spawned Talking Tom, Talking Gina, Talking Ben - a whole menagerie of delightful animated characters you can play with on your phone. My kids were huge fans of them - usually making Talking Tom sing a Michael Jackson song or something like that.
Anyhoo - When Disney Online and Outfit 7 teamed up to create a new web-based animated series based on the characters, I was lucky enough to get the call to provide music for the series.
Was stoked to get the gig to write and compose a new song to celebrate the third birthday of ABC 3 and Studio 3. The brief was to create a song, for a film clip, about throwing pies, starring the ABC 3 Hosts including Prank Patrol's Scott Tweedie, Stay Tuned's Joel Phillips and Nicole Singh, Good Game's Steven "Bajo" O'Donnell and Stephanie "Hex" Bendixsen, as well as the four amazing Studio 3 Hosts - Amberley Lobo, Olivia Phyland, James Elmer, and Kayne Tremills.
Didi and B is nominated for a Logie for Best Children's TV! And I'm totally dazzly chuffed to introudce the six new songs I composed and wrote for Nick Jr.
Didi and B is the new "utterly charming" interstitial series for Nick Junior. It stars Didi - an energetic hyper positive butterfly and B - a bumbly friendly cuddly spelling bee. They live in a beautiful, magical garden where they play, craft, joke, sing and dance.
Check out the videos over the break!