A brooding show of emotive themes and ambient pleasance, 'Broken' explores the soul and expects answers to be lacking.
"From 'Alone', about a solitary state following my first breakup to 'Hide Behind The Stairs' a personal account of parental spousal abuse, 'Broken' is a difficult path that I had to walk in solitary motion. A path I fear I will always be walking..."
"Whenever I feel downtrodden or degraded I put this catharsis art before me, the emotions held within express unequivocal truths and forebearing memorabilia that, without this work, I could not move beyond. This album saved my life."
Throughout the last few years there have been people that have helped me get through the hard times contained, either by offering an ear for my troubles, a shoulder to cry on or an audience to share my experiences with...these people inspire me and without them this album would not exist:
.Kay-Lee Woolley-Naylor - For more things than I can mention, for the range of emotions that you bring to mind, for the memories that inspire me and for the gift of your voice throughout my childhood.
.Peter James - For his tireless energy regarding this work. His bottomless wisdom has helped me become a better musician, a stronger songwriter and I am better off for knowing him.
.Susan Carter - For being the impetus that emphasised my need to record my work. Your belief and eager nature started this journey for me...there are no words...we are strangely similar though, I'm not saying this is always a good thing, Susan. Your continued friendship and support is held in high regard here.
.Neil Munro - It all started with those demo's you helped me with.
.Odin Kyoshiro Magni, Russell Beckett, Richard Phillips - Every day with you was an honour and a privilege, just knowing you has made my life richer and fuller.
.Stephen Woolley, Graham Thompson, Vanessa Woolley - You are family and like it or not I bloody love you.
Stephen, for being a close friend.
Graham, for being there, in spite of everything.
Vanessa, for being emotionally exceptional.
.Cayn White - For being you, relentlessly.
.Connie Orrell - For the main verse riff that inspired Bad Company and for basically being a friendly person for as long as I've known you.
.Stubbing Wharf's Open Mic Surgery - For being a friendly environment week in, week out. Without the friends I have made there I wouldn't be who I am today, performing for you is the highlight of my week; I worship all of you and it is a shame that you are too numerous to list as the art I use to express my soul is carved around your ears.
.Joyce Wilson - My great grandmother, matriarch of my family and the only hero I ever need to have. You are the best person I know, hands down; I sculpt myself around your image.
- Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Ambient