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"I saw Mishful Thinking at the Rage Against Howard gig a week or two ago and I loved their funky, original tunes with front woman Mish playing and singing up a storm. She blows her own trumpet and so she should with some really good songs written by her and spicy arrangements from the band - which should go down a treat at this week's herb Festival. They're playing this saturday, August 21, from 3pm on the main stage."

The Northern Rivers Echo, Lismore - The Northern Rivers Echo


Mishful Thinking - EP release Byron bay 2004... all sold out...a new solo album is now on it's way!


Feeling a bit camera shy


My songs flow freely, often, and with deep feeling. I guess they are sometimes almost cabaret with a philisophical edge, so a sound engineer once said...that makes sense, considering the life I've led! I spent my early years listening to Bread, Queen, Eagles, Tori Amos, 80's hits, Riki Lee Jones, Madonna, Michael Jackson to name a few...and playing trumpet and singing since age 7, the great jazz masters never passed me by; Dizzy, Ella, Miles, Billy, The Duke...big band, orchestra and concet band days brought in other influences as well...
I spent my childhood thinking I'd be an actress, performing in musical theatre, or a poet, then went overseas at 23, stayed for 3 years and learnt that I could actually put my words to music and soon fell in love with the piano...since then there has been no greater love...I haven't heard any songwriter similar to me, in that I'm trying to stay positive in my intensions to 1. get off my chest what I need to & 2. keep it hopeful for the listener so to spark something in them (and me) that connects them to an inner power/knowing...cause...we are all one right?
ah in raving about my songs, words do me no justice...listen, keep your heart open and trust yourself. Do what you dream you can...is all I want to ever say and sing about! Ah yet the life I choose re-moulds me...and never one moment stays the same...

MY BIO BELOW...from the very beginning...

love and gratitude xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


• SINGER/SONGWRITER WINNER - 2006 Kites and Bikes “Solo Songwriters Sessions� Competition at The Brunswick Heads Hotel, NSW.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Friday/Saturday nights, Manly Corso at Cristals Seafood Restaurant, Sydney, Jan/Feb 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Function Room, 89th floor, Eureka Tower, Melbourne, April 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL COVERS - Private parties and functions, Melbourne, April/May 2007.
• PIANO/VOCAL ORIGINALS/COVERS - Northern Rivers Venues and South QLD - Brunswick Hotel, Nimbin Pub, Local Cafes/Restuarants, The Rails, Richmond Hotel, Fortitude Valley Mall Stage, Brunswick Street Mall Stage, The Soma Bar.

• SINGER in Jazz Restaurant, ‘The Naked Turtle’, East Sheen, London, 1997-1999.
• LEAD VOCALIST, TRUMPET with band ‘The Buccanears’, Melbourne, 2000-2001.
• SOPRANO 2 with ‘Isabella A Cappella’ (8 part vocal ensemble), 2002-2006.
• TRUMPET with ‘The Southern Cross University Big Band’, 2002-2005.
• LEAD SINGER/SONGWRITER with own band, MISHFUL THINKING, 2003-2005 - played at local pubs/events in the Northern Rivers of NSW, and landed airplay throughout Australia.
• TRUMPET with ‘The Lismore Symphony Orchestra’ from 2003-2007.
• DRUMMER, TRUMPET, VOCALS in 4-piece girl band ‘The Rubato’s’, Dunoon, NSW, 2006.

• The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Willoughby Town Hall, Sydney Entertainment Centre and the Capitol, State, Zenith, Theatre Royal, Glen Street and Belvoir Street Theatres, Sydney. Hiroshima City Hall, Lismore City Hall, The Star Court Theatre, Lismore, Tokyo Bay Grand Meridian Hotel, Tokyo, Hayman Island Resort, Hamilton Island , Byron Bay Community Centre, The Railway Friendly Bar, Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads Hotel, The Nimbin Hotel, Bangalow Hotel, The Yamba Pacific, The Winsome Hotel, The Tatts Hotel, Lismore Show, Lismore Herb Festival, and “Reclaim The Night� in Lismore/Byron Bay.

• TRUMPET PLAYER - Bangalow Jazz Festival, September 2005 with SCU Big Band, NSW.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Yeppoon Peace Festival, July 2006.
• TRUMPET PLAYER/PERCUSSIONIST - Woodford Folk Festival with ‘Sprocket’ Street Funk Percussion Ensemble, December 2006.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Higher Ground Theatre and Thursdays at The Brighton Metro, March 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER WINNER - The Apollo Bay Music Festival, “Best Street Musician�, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, April 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Palm Creek Folk Music Festival, Townsville Shire, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - The Northern Beaches Festival, Townsville, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Shoal Water Bay Peace Concert, Yeppoon, QLD, June 2007.
• SINGER/SONGWRITER - Wollumbin Dreaming Festival, Mt Warning, NSW, Oct 2007.

• DUO - Singer with Piano Accompanist through Norway and on the Norwegian Luxury Star Ship, July-Sept 1999.
• DUO - Singer with Piano Accompanist at The Piano Bar on the Canary Islands for a month's residence, November 1999.
• MOPED - Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as a singer/trumpet player with funk band, 2001.
• ISABELLA ACAPPELLA - Japan for 21 days, November 2003.
• ISABELLA ACAPPELLA - Hayman & Hamilton Islands, May 2004.
• SOLO VAN TOUR - Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, QLD, NSW, Dec 06 - Aug 2007.

• VCA (The Victorian College of The Arts) Melbourne - Completed 1 Year Foundation Degree in classical/jazz based Music C