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Rainbow Steps

What a weekend!

Yesterday was the launch of a new song, Rainbow Steps, written in honour of the famous Adamstown Uniting Church rainbow-painted staircase.

The song projects a message of hope while also exploring what the various colours of the Pride flag are designed to represent, including black which was added in 2019 to represent the Indigenous heritage of our land and the Indigenous LGBTQI+ community.

The film clip (created by Adamstown Church’s tech wiz and local music legend Rod Barnes) features myself singing the song, accompanied by Newcastle’s cabaret star and female impersonator Wayne Rogers, and Indigenous dancer Janaya Lamb. A wonderful display of the church’s varied members (young and not so young; straight, gay and gender fluid; ethically diverse and ability diverse; rhythmically gifted and not so rhythmically gifted – no that’s a lie, they were all rhythmically gifted) helps to bring a sense of heart-warming fun to the rest of the clip!

The filming of the clip commenced during lockdown which resulted in a crafty member of the church creating a green screen to allow people to film themselves in a COVID-safe way, instead of gathering as a group in front of the actual steps themselves.

It has really pushed us creatively to find a way around the changing restrictions when creating the film clip, but I think it actually resulted in a magical outcome, perhaps even better than it would have turned out had we not been forced to do it this way. What an incredible achievement for a local church.

The positive and catchy nature of the song is spreading on Facebook where the song has been launched though both the my page and the Adamstown Uniting Church page.

The song will become available from Spotify and iTunes in the next week to allow this happy message to flow further afield.

So please spread the love!

Rainbow Steps sheet music and recording now available!

Song Of Prayer

A song this week for the many friends that need it at the moment. Isolation, distance and restrictions are hard, and it’s getting harder the longer it continues. I intended this song to be very simple, both in its melody and lyrics. I wanted it to be a way of sharing an idea of what… Continue Reading

Carry The Cross

‘Carry The Cross’  Matthew 14:22-33; Romans 10:5-15; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 I chose this song, ‘Carry The Cross’ to accompany the theme of ‘salvation’ within the readings for the week. I feel the theme of this song is an important one to sing about at the moment – a theme of standing with… Continue Reading

‘Come To The Feast’

‘Come to the Feast’ is a new song that I am releasing on VIMEO this week! This song came about after attending a wonderful conference last year, called ‘Common Dreams’. The conference featured amazing speakers from around the world, and from many backgrounds (including Creation Spiritualism, Judaism, Indigenous, LGBTIQ, Uniting Church, Anglican and more). There… Continue Reading

Nature to Nurture

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 This week, to accompany the gospel lectionary reading (The Parable of The Weeds), I’m making my song ‘Nature to Nurture’ available as a single ( – mp3, sheet music and lyrics). I wrote this song to respond to the many references that Jesus makes to nature and plants, and to also write… Continue Reading

Seed of Love: ‘Parable of the Sower’

A song written with reference to Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. I wrote this song in an effort to put “The Parable of the Sower” into song. As a kid, I attended a Sunday School singing songs like “Sandy Land” (by Ernie Rettino / PSALTY) and “The Trees of The Field” (by Stuart Dauermann / Steffi Rubin).… Continue Reading


A response to: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 It took me so long to let go of all the things I still felt I “should” be doing when isolation began. Such a period of adjustment before I could even feel comfortable in my own skin. My discomfort demanded my attention to such an extent, that I had… Continue Reading

I Choose Life

COVID-19 has brought about a big change to life. With a more isolated lifestyle and with so many activities and events cancelled or postponed, at first this time felt so empty. Like an uncomfortable void. As this time has gone on though, it’s really lead me to consider what I actually need within my life.… Continue Reading

Walk the Road With Me

 It has been my pleasure to have some of my music used by various churches and groups to keep their communities together at this difficult time of isolation and separation (due to COVID-19). Adamstown Uniting Church has put together some wonderful videos using my songs. This is one of my favourites called “Walk The… Continue Reading

Spring is here! Songs to celebrate!

Spring is here and it is such a great time to see God’s creations blooming and coming into new life. But here in Australia, we also see that a severe drought means that we need to not only celebrate this creation, but to also care for it and nurture it!   Glance at the sun.… Continue Reading