Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Cirque Du Soleil's Saltimbanco opens tonight, in Sydney, before it's enormous arena tour around the world. I'm sending a massive CHOOKAS to my friend Charlie Jones, who is the first Australian singer to sing this particular show, and one of a only a couple of Australian singers working for Cirque. Very proud.

I spoke to Charlie earlier today, and I thought I'd share with you what she had to say:

"It's phenomenal to work with such dedicated people, 
and every day, I am still amazed at what the acrobats can do. 
Their level of focus is admirable.
 Also, singing in a universal language is extremely freeing as an artist."

Sending big love to Charlie and wishing all involved with the production a great opening night and wonderful world tour.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sending love and prayers to Norway

We're living in a sad and sick world.

Above: Political comedian Stephen Colbert attacks conservative media outlets for rushing to blame Muslims in Oslo coverage. How sad that so many media outlets rush to these assumptions and continue spreading hatred, through ignorance and fear. 
Sending love and prayers, to the families and loved ones of the victims of this malicious and vile act, by an obviously sad and sick man. May all affected; the survivors of the attacks heal and be comforted,  and may the 92 cruelly murdered rest in peace. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Last Five Years

Last night, I attended the Stories Like These production of Jason Robert Brown's
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - playing at The Reginald, in Sydney. 
Starring Marika Aubrey and Rob Mills - It's a hilarious and heartbreaking look at 
a relationship, with one character telling their story forwards & the other backwards.
Only on for a few weeks, it's definitely worth getting along to see this production.


Friday, July 08, 2011


Flip set to perform at A Helping Hand: Australia's theatre community will come together on Monday 11th July to raise money for a family in need. 

Giving up their time to help, in a night of song, are Australian leading ladies Debra Byrne and Margi De Ferranti, Ben Mingay (Jersey Boys), Drew Weston (Mary Poppins), Ben Giraud and Mark Hill (both from Mary Poppins) take to the stage. Other industry talents include Kate Maree Hoolihan, James Millar, Kurt Phelan, Flip Simmons and Ed Grey and direct from the Adelaide Cabaret Festival: Michael Griffiths (In Vogue: Songs by Madonna), Josie Lane (Josie in the Bathhouse) and Gillian Cosgriff (Waitressing and Other Things I do Well). 

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Over the course of a year at the Mulhouse & Beauval zoos in France, Eric Isselee, founder of Life On White 
photographed a variety of newly hatched birds, next to what remains of their eggs. 

Only hours old & already outgrowing their old homes. 


Monday, July 04, 2011

Can We Talk?

Tonight, I got to sing with someone I totally idolised when I was a child.
Occurrences like this, I find SO surreal.
I wish that I could go back in time & tease my younger self.
I'd probably sit me down and say "Can we talk for a minute?" 
Haha. I'd be so jealous.