I’ve been living here in the beautiful city of Adelaide for a few months now, so its pretty exciting to be gearing up for performing my show Mindfulmess right here in the Adelaide Fringe. When I tell people, Aussies especially, that I’ve chosen Adelaide out of all possible places to live in Australia, they often seem slightly vexed (why not Sydney or Melbourne?) but, aside from the pleasures of living in a medium size city (all the mod cons sans the stress) the fact that the Adelaide Fringe is the largest festival in the Southern Hemisphere is a significant feather in its cap.
Having already performed my show in both the Edinburgh and Melbourne Fringes in the last six months its been interesting to see the show develop – honing the best possible set list drawn from my albums Valentine Court and Mindfulmess and also noticing an overarching narrative begin to emerge. The way its played out is that Im opening with some of my meditative piano music to create a nice, relaxed and focussed mood, before moving into songs exploring themes like friendship, authenticity, creativity and the search for meaning and value in the modern world. The mood builds as the show goes on, moving through the gears towards my more upbeat songs such as Everything and Nothing which expresses the joy of realising there are different ways of looking at life. Finally I close with Completion, a really energetic and epic number which finishes the show in a great, lively mood.
The venue is Higher Ground East – on the corner of Grenfell Street and Frome, right in the heart of the Fringe, just around the corner from the legendary “Garden of Unearthly Delights”. The guys at Higher Ground have won a number of Fringe awards in the past, so Im hopeful it will be a delight to play there.
My shows are every Saturday at 3pm from 16th Feb through 16th March, more info and tickets here.