While I enjoy writing and composing for a range of fields/spheres and don’t always relate to the boxes that may come with being a Christian artist, my greatest joy is writing and releasing songs that move hearts towards the bullseye that is Jesus. I don’t always separate the music I release into marketplace and ministry but feel led to both. I feel it is my ‘job’ as an artist to remain vulnerable, honest and authentic if I’m going to have any kind of lasting or transformative impact. The creative arts are so powerful in that they bypass the intellect and hit the bullseye of the heart, accelerating healing and wholeness.
My (musical) journey began in 2006. I spent some time performing with two local bands in and around Cape Town, before slowly breaking out on my own. During this time, I had the privilege of opening for a range of acts, including Cofield Mundi and Wendy Oldfield. I left the music scene in 2009, to work in the counter-human trafficking field with a focus on child protection, victim assistance and network co-ordination. In May 2012, I shifted my focus back to music in my spare time and released my first professional album, Fire Lily, in November 2013. Fire Lily blends folk pop, acoustic rock, cinematic ballads and celtic folk and is available on iTunes.
My husband and I recently made the move from Cape Town to the North Island of New Zealand and are expecting our first child. I have been pretty low-key in the music department as we adjust to our new lives here but the music never stops really.
I try to share often, particularly through unpolished raw songwriting challenges with myself via YouTube and Facebook but did manage to release a more professionally produced single ‘The Holy Hunt’, earlier this year. If you would like to know more, watch the lyric video below and feel free to make contact for further information.