Kieran’s repertoire of original music will take you on a journey of humorous accounts of Whitsunday adventures to poignant reminiscence of the high and lows of Airlie Beach. The collection is a self confessed tapestry of different muso’s, producers, and studios that have all contributed to various styles heard throughout the series of recordings.
Recorded in the summer of 1996 at Newmarket Studios in North Melbourne this album contained a few lingering “Road” songs but tackled a number of Social and Psychological issues as well.
The title track won an award in a Reconciliation category and Wrecked Again became a local anthem for young people not realizing (or caring) it was meant to be a sad social comment on Airlie Beach and not a party song. Any way for a song that was written in 3 hours and nearly not recorded, it certainly helped sell the album.
The term “Mr Monsoon” was popping up in a lot of songs so this Album was named after whatever he is. Recorded in the summer of 2000 at the Soundhouse Studios in Melbourne, it was the result of 4 years since marriage breakdown with all its trauma, freedom, romance and reflection.
With Kerryn Tolhurst replacing John Dallimore (both legends) as leading musician, Mr Monsoon has a much more acoustic feel. Once more the “nearly didn’t make it” track, Backpacker, became a standard.
Blue On Blue
Blue On Blue was a departure from the standard practice of rehearsing a band of session musicians and being locked in a studio for a week. Various tracks were farmed out to different producers, the idea being to do a local album. In The Long Run was recorded live on a laptop in the lounge room. Too Easy was recorded pretty much live in Airlie’s Irish bar. Damon Stone became the engine room when after 18 months the wheels were starting to fall off.
In all 6 different producers were involved and numerous musicians. The album took 2 years to produce but it’s probably my favourite.
This was an album project produced entirely by Damon Stone and myself and I love it.
Damon’s mastery of protools and “great ears” meant that a lot of this could be done around my kitchen bench and refined in Damon’s Melbourne studio.
“Baby, What Happened” was written by old mate Paul Hazelgrove and there’s a reworking of “Blue on Blue”
The Album was written and recorded throughout 2011 and 2012.
One for The Road
Although released in 1994, this album was the result of 4 small recording sessions over 4 years which were released on cassette. Most of the sessions were at Curtain St Studios in Melbourne.
It is very much a “Road ” album resulting from 5 years of touring between Byron Bay and Broome. 4 of the tracks won State song-writing awards— Daniel Was a pioneer, Christmas in Queensland, Northern Bound and Don’t Look Back. The album became known as the “hairy album” as I was sporting a mullet on the cover.
Flash As A Rat
This album is the result of 2 years of sporadic late night recording sessions around my kitchen bench in Airlie Beach with good friend and constant motivator, Damon Stone. Good Fun!
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