The arts and music projects that I work on gives me the creative inspiration to bring through to my corporate work. My creative inspiration comes from working mainly with music, film, radio and the arts. During my time here in Taranaki I have gained vast experience in the creative arts and have contracted my services and collaborated with these creative organisations: TSB Bank Festival of Lights, Womad, Taranaki International Festival of Arts, Guitar Festival Taranaki, Parihaka Peace Festival, TSB Bank Fireworks Extravaganza, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Puki Ariki, The Most FM, Access Radio Taranaki and Cruize FM.
MY MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
In 2011 I was a co-producer on the international award winning documentary Hiding Behind the Green Screen. Based on the success of the film I now sit on a Film Trust committed to making a box-set of 5 documentaries which will be of healing benefit to any community. I also have a passion for producing documentaries relating to music and the arts.
SINGER SONGWRITERS CO-FOUNDER
Singer Songwriters New Plymouth was established in June 2005 by Anand Rose & Dave Smith. It provides a unique environment for musicians to play at the New Plymouth Little Theatre on the last Friday of every month. The night brings an attentive audience and an intimate environment with high production values and visuals are projected while the musician is playing.
Singer Songwriters was voted by the Taranaki public in the Top 50 of Things To Do here. The night is helped greatly by its sponsors Freeze Frame Foto's, Chris Foreman Sound Engineer, TSH, Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM, Cruize 105.2FM Jam Solutions and Green Cow :) Link to Singer Songwriters Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/singersongwriters
FUNDRAISING CONCERT ORGANISER
Two events that I am very proud of are: I love the Islands [New Plymouth] and Taranaki 4 Canterbury. Both these events that I project managed on separate occasions help to raise almost $70,000. I love the Islands was a concert at the TSB Stadium which raised money for the people of Samoa who were affected by the tsunami.
Taranaki 4 Canterbury was a concert at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands which raised money for the people of Canterbury affected by the earthquake. Both events were made a success with the help of musicians, technicians, volunteers, local business, local council and peoples good will.
PROMOTING A NEW ZEALAND TOUR FOR DAMIEN DEMPSEY
It was a great honour to work with my fellow country man Damien Dempsey on his first visit to New Zealand. He transformed venues into an Irish village as he sang his familiar hits that I cover in my radio interview with the big man.
Photograph below was taken at the marae on Waiheke Island just after a powhiri, the maori people made the Irish feel right at home and we sang traditional Irish and Maori songs into the wee hours of the night, a special time was had by all. Kia Ora!