Energetic funk house with killer hooks. Lava's music is a mixture of different styles with strong vocals. They have many more songs in their catalogue.


Darren McDonald and Gerrie Malla are both professional musicians who have been in the scene for many years. They have individually performed with big Australian and overseas acts. They have been writing together for the last 10 years. They're songs are energetic, funky with strong killer hooks. Darren has written and produced album tracks for various Australian artists and has won an Aria award for best new dance track in 1998 as well as the APRA Songwriting competition with an Australian Dance artist BJ for the track 'Diamond'. Gerrie has been a backing vocalist for Australian and international artists. She is also a session singer who has toured and recorded backing vocals for signed Aussie artists. Gerrie was the featured vocalist on the track 'Real Love' by Soul System, a funky bass-driven house anthem which hit top 10 on the club charts in Australia and featured on many compliations including the hugely successful Hed Kandi World Series Volume 1 and on 'Feels So Good' by Soul System, Hed Kandi World Series Volume 3 one of the surprise hits of the 2005 Ibiza season. She toured extensively with Soul System throughout Asia and Australia for the last 2 years. Lava's track 'I'm not the woman' was finalist in the USA Songwriting competition 2005 in the Dance/Electronica category. We're just two hard working musicians making music we love.


I light up

Written By: G.Malla/D.McDonald

'Cause I light up, every time, I see you I open up, every time I'm near you, can't wait to hold you again

Just say the word I will come to you, feels like a lifetime that I've been waitin' for you, you're always on my mind wondering how you are, where has the time gone you're so close but yet so far

I know it's taken me so long to realise that it's you I want baby in my life, I bet you're wonderin' why it's taken me so long I just love being with you baby

When I wake up the first thing I see is you, I'm lovin' every part of this it's all new, you make the darkest days light up when you're around now just turn over honey and give me some of your lovin'

Just can't forget the last time that we met, all I can think about is how good you looked and felt, I'm feelin' butterflies goin' round and round one look in your eyes and I just lose my mind

The sun is shining

Written By: G.Malla/D.McDonald

I love the way you make me feel,
I’ve never felt a love so real
I look at you I start to fall
I’ve never felt like this before

The sun is shining I am risin’ baby,
This feelin’ that I got for you oh baby
I wanna feel your love inside me baby
This feelin’ that I got for you oh baby

Stay with me I’m all yours
We can ride the spiritual high
Everything is wonderful
Nothing could be more beautiful

Tonight's the night

Written By: G.Malla/D.McDonald

It’s been a crazy week, everything’s happened to me
I just can’t seem to get anything right.
I’m lookn’ at the time it’s not goin’ fast enough
I just can’t wait for the day to turn into night

Tonight’s the night, I just wanna have a good time.
Tonight’s the night,
Tonight’s the night, Say goodbye to my worries and stress

Can’t wait to get home and get out of these clothes
Gonna call my girls and put the plan into action
Got my black dress on I’m feelin’ good and lookin’ so fine
It’s quarter to 12 I’m ready to get on down, down, down, down, yeah…..

I just wanna dance baby,
I just can’t wait yeah.
Yeah, I just wanna dance my worries away
I just can’t wait, can’t wait
Just wanna have a good time, yeah
Dance all my worries away