Running on about 3 hours sleep, I miraculously managed to make my 6am flight to Melbourne on Saturday morning for Ultimate Wingman (such is my dedication to a good cause, and to partying). After catching up with some beautiful friends during the day, followed by a wee snooze, I made my way to Fitzroy Bowling Club for more friends, more fun, music, dancing, and being a voyeur as 80 speed-daters did their thing (the sexual tension was palpable).
The team led by Oliver did an incredible job of organising every last detail, so that the night ran without a hitch. I think the true highlight for me was watching the incredibly nervous Oliver being auctioned off for a dinner date. How much? $162.50. The man has courage. Oliver Happy met his Miss Wright that night (true story).
Not only was it a huge success for our speed-daters and all involved in organising the event, but most importantly, the night raised over $4,000 towards the incredible work of Atma <www.atmaaustralia.org.
I’m expecting some great photos, and will post when they’re available. Until then, it’s time for some serious sleep.
Are you single? Yes? Read on.
Are you attached? Yes? Read on.
I’m heading to Melbs for the Ultimate Wingman on Saturday, 22nd September!
It’s speed dating, it’s music, it’s partying, it’s my mate’s birthday, it’s a silent auction, and it’s fundraising for ATMA Australia (www.atmaaustralia.org).
The basic gist is this:
If you’re single, and want to try speed dating, go to Ultimate Wingman Tickets. Tickets are $20 each, and 100% goes to ATMA. You’ll rock up at 6.30pm for an hour of speed dating, followed by live music and a night of entertainment.
If you’re attached, bring your mates, come along from 8.00pm, and enter by gold coin donation.
Venue: Fitzroy Bowling & Sports Club at 578 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North.
Now… I will definitely be playing some songs for you, but I’m probably a little chicken for the speed dating. However, I strongly encourage you to, so you can tell me all about it (and give me tips on dating)!
So I made it to Newie, along with a whole bunch of my stuff (it’s frightening how much one person can accumulate). I’ve managed to play a couple of gigs, and have been warmly welcomed by the local musicians (there’s a LOT of talent here!), in between enjoying the beautiful beaches, amazing food, and finding my way around (not my strong point).
Before I left Melbourne, I got together with a bunch of friends at The Thornbury Local for a farewell beverage, and ended up doing an impromptu song or two. Here’s a couple of photos.
If you happen to know of any venues in Newcastle that might be keen to book a girl and her guitar, please write to me.
Thanks and hope to see you soon!
It’s with a heavy heart that I’ve made the decision to leave my beloved Melbourne after 10 years to move to Newcastle! In the 3-and-a-bit years I’ve called myself a musician, I’ve met so many amazing people – musicians, publicans, cafe owners, all the cool people who keep these places running, and people who just dig what I do! I’ll miss Melbourne and all it has to offer, but am also so excited by a change, and I won’t be too far if you want to make a gig in Newcastle or Sydney (I’ll keep the site updated with gigs as usual)!
Thanks for coming to my gigs, offering encouraging words, and for just getting what I do. M.
Thankyou to Mocha and Lime (www.mochaandlime.com.au) for being such BEAUTIFUL hosts and for looking after me so well today, as always!
One of my favourite things about playing gigs is some of the fascinating conversations I have after playing, with people who enjoy my music. Today was another one of those days! Big love all round!!!
After 5 months of careful planning and hard work by Deb Herbert, A Night to Remember was a great success! So much amazing talent, and so many beautiful people turned out to donate time, raise awareness, and raise money in support of the amazing work being done by the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
I hope you remembered to tune in to Inner FM 96.5 at 8pm last night! Deb spoke about “A Night to Remember” on 24 September, and we gave away some free tickets. The talented young boys Wilk & Heath and I took turns playing a few songs, and had lots of giggles in the process.
Massive thanks to Ilana for having us on her program “Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven” (every Saturday from 7pm).
You can still get tickets to “A Night to Remember” here.
Here’s a photo of the 6 of us crammed into the studio (that’s me squished in the corner, singing away).
What a cool night last night!!! Beautiful tunes from Oli & Heather and Muckle Pup, as well as some collaboration between the four of us. So much fun!
The Melbourne premiere of award-winning There Once Was An Island with special guests The April Maze, Jude St Jude, Kate Walker, Dru & The Intentions & Me.
There Once Was An Island (Te Henua e Nnoho) is the story of 3 people on the Pacific Island of Taku (near Papua New Guinea) who face the real possibility of rising sea levels washing away their homes. The documentary will be shown in the fireside comfort of Melbourne’s Wesley Anne, 250 High Street, Northcote, with local bands either side.
THE LINE UP:
3.00 Kate walker (solo)
3.30 Mandy wragg (solo)
4.00 There once was an island (doco)
5.30 The April Maze (band)
6.00 Jude st Jude (band)
6.30 Dru & The Intentions (band
This is a Missing Kat event, meaning 100% of donations made through purchasing tickets (excluding booking fees) will go to the community of Taku. This connection to the Taku community is arranged kindly for us by the On The Level Productions, producers of There Once Was An Island.
More info: www.thereoncewasanisland.com.
I’m so proud and excited to be part of this event!!!
Not only will it be my first ever theatre gig, but I’ll be playing alongside Abby Dobson, Sally Chatfield, Ben Jackson, Amanda Grafanakis and NEVA2L8.
If you’d like to support a great cause, and have a great night out in the process, tickets are available here: http://thornburytheatre.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=21727 A Night to Remember