In the late 1980s I was a songwriter/guitarist for largely unknown but pretty good Sydney band THE QUARKS along with Ian Neilson (drums), Brett Cooper (guitar), Phil Stallard (bass/vocals) and Mary Anne Slavich (keyboard/vocals). People would ask us what we were called, and we would tell them, and they would say, ‘The Clarks?’ and we would go, ‘No, the Quarks,’ and they would say ‘Uh.
Living in Oxford, UK, I played for a while with Ellen MacAteer and together we were THE BLUE VALENTINES.
After returning to Australia in 2009, I began to experiment with writing primarily electronic music in Cubase, while at the same time joining forces with me old mucker Ian Neilson in a songwriting partnership which eventually became the band ANTELOPE.
ANTELOPE are a Blue Mountains band which had its beginnings in 2010 and features Ian Neilson, Anne Crestani and myself. After some years writing songs in the shed behind Ian’s place, in 2016 Ian and I emerged from our cocoon like bewildered butterflies and began to play live. In 2018 Anne Crestani joined the band as lead vocalist. Since then ANTELOPE has become a regular fixture at Blue Mountains venues and festivals and beyond.
ANTELOPE are currently recording their first album.