Song(s)/Music from your childhood: The Gypsy Rover, The Scottish Soldier, Sunday School songs
Song(s)/ Musos from your teenage years: INXS, The Police, A-Ha, Paul Young, Culture Club, Michael W Smith, Kenny Marks, Keith Green, Elvis, Don Francisco, Robin Mann, Kairos Youth Band, Dire Straits
First live concert you attended: sat outside Sting concert at Memorial Drive, Adelaide
Songs your parents sang along to: Mum – opera, operetta etc Dad – country & western, Irish/Scottish folk songs.
Song(s)/Music your grandparents sang/played: Grandma – classical and opera all the time, I liked some of the classical but not the opera.
Did your family have sing-a-longs at home or a neighbours: We all sang on car trips – as I said before The Gypsy Rover, A Dashing Young Stockman Lay Dying etc. and around the piano at Christmas.
Did you have a musical instrument at home: A piano all us kids had piano lessons, my sister learnt the Trombone for a while and then the recorder – she was very proficient and played Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Sopranino recorders.
What instruments do you play (if any): Flute (failed at Piano LOL)
What instruments do you wish you could play: Saxaphone and Piano
Do you/did you play in a band or orchestra: Played my flute and sang in a band called Guiding Light – played for churches, concerts, Senior Citizens etc.
Do you/did you sing in a choir: have sung in a few choirs
Music you fell in love to/with or were married to: late 80s early 90s pop
Romantic music memories: wish there were lots
Favourite music genre(s): too many to list – pop, classical, spiritual, hymns, Christmas Carols, rock, folk music, folk rock/pop, country, country/rock, contemporary Christian music.
Favourite classical music: Vivaldi, Mozart
Favourite opera/light opera: I LOVE Gilbert & Sullivan
Favourite musical: Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar (was in a production of this great show)
Favourite pop: Beatles, Dire Straits
Favourite world/ethnic: African Gospel music
Favourite jazz: none
Favourite country or folk: The Seekers, Josh Woodward, Kasey Chambers,
Favourite movie/show musical: Grease
Favourite sounds tracks: The Little Mermaid
What music do you like to dance to: pop, Aussie – for Bush Dancing
What dances did you do as a teenager: the Madison, Thriller, bush dancing
Do you use music for caller ID on your mobile: No
What songs do you use for caller ID:
What songs do your children like or listen to: pop, rock, contemporary Christian music
Favourite live music concerts as an adult: Don Francisco, friends’ bands and friends who are solo artists, Anthony Callea
Silly music memories from your family: my daughter’s funny mondo greens (mishearing and singing the wrong lyrics)
Silliest song you can think of: Peter Coombe’s Spaghetti Bolognese
Pet hate in music/singing: music tooooooo loud and I have to turn my hearing aid off.
A song that captures family history for you: Christmas Carols
If you could only play 5 albums (assume no iPods or mp3) for the rest of your life, what would they be: Best of Damien Leith, The Murphy Brothers, Vivaldi Flute & Recorder Concertos, Best of Michael W Smith, it’s so hard to choose Best of Simon & Garfunkel.
Favourite artists (go ahead and list as many as you like): These are the ones I haven’t mentioned yet – Beatles, Chris Tomlin, Courtney Murphy, Murphy’s Lore, The Murphy Brothers, Cold Play (I’m listening to them now), Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, The Fureys, Billy Thorpe, Simon & Garfunkel, Third Day, loads and loads more…… Megan Washington, The Cockroaches, The Wiggles, Mike & The Mechanics, Genesis, Phil Collins, Pete Murray, Split Enz, Crowded House, Guy Sebastian, Redgum, Midnight Oil, Ry Cooder, ABBA, Elvis, Andrew Lloyd Webber (writer), and more …………………..