Thursday August 28 2014 Junk Bar Brisbane QLD

Friday 29 August 2014 Lift Gallery Sunshine Coast QLD

Saturday 30 August 2014 12,1pm,2pm Queen St Mall Brisbane QLD

Saturday 30 August 6pm @the Cinder & Smoke Brisbane QLD 
(RSVPs essential to hello@mardilumsden.com)

March 4 2014
Hello out there! I will be at the Blue Mountains March in March on Sunday March 16 from 11am (right in the middle of our music festival) along with lots of other members of the Blue Mountains community who will be peacefully demonstrating 
a show of no confidence in the current Abbott government. Perhaps you will be there too :) 

JANUARY 8, 2014
Hello All and a belated Happy New Year to you!  I'd like to kick the year off with these words of wisdom from dance legend Martha Graham: 

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” 

See you at Cygnet Folk Festival!

March 21 2013

Finished recording our 3rd album! I can hardly believe it myself. What a huge week Nigel and I have had in the studio with John Stuart @Soundheaven...And am I excited? You bet I am. I received the rough mixes today and I'm kid at Christmas eager to share what we've done but patience patience. We'll be mixing mid to late April - ready to let the horse out the gate by early May. Grab your vintage cowboy boots,  work 'em like the man in black and stay tuned. Also, we may have jumped genres just slightly but we're okay with it and we hope you will be too ;)

January 30 2013 12:12 pm


That's it!! ALL OVER RED ROVER. Our POZIBLE campaign is done! We couldn't have managed this without YOU - our community record company. Nigel and I want to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who gave us their bucks and their belief to help us turn a little dream into a quickly evolving reality. We will be heading into the studio on March 9 for a week of recording. A week of mastering is scheduled to follow and all of you who opted for a digital copy of the album should hopefully receive it before the end of March or possibly at the beginning of April - apt for our Northern hemisphere dwellers who will be entering into Spring and a rebirth after winter - good for those of you I hope in the Southern hemisphere too who want some warm tunes for winter. Please stay connected with our progress via our Facebook page or through our blog here on the website which I promise to keep updated with news, pics and video as we progress. Regarding rewards, I will be in touch with each and every one of you to talk about the specifics of your choices when we're a little closer to developing the album artwork. That's it for now - Thank you again - I hope you realize what a generous, special, creative thing it is you've done - feel good. :) Much love, Rachael and Nigel


Many many thanks to everyone who pledged to our Pozible project. We  reached our funding goal as of today, the 23rd of January, 7 days early and that means we have enough $$$ to get into the recording studio come March and get down to the business of recording the album! Watch this space for updates!


Pozible.com just approved our project to fund a 3rd album which means YOU can be a part of the process, directly helping us to make it happen. Click on the widget above to visit our Pozible page and find out what rewards their are for pitching in and donating! We will be taking pledges from the 1st of November until the 30th of January 2013.
Many thanks!
Rachael & Nigel

October 17, 2012

We had a great weekend of gigs in Brisbane recently. Really enjoyed Waxing Lyrical at the Powerhouse - so too the private house concerts we played. Thank you Brissie. So, looking ahead, see you at Wingham Akoostik Festival this weekend - the 20th and 21st of October - we'll be playing at midday on Saturday. Hope to see you there.

Happy Trails,

August 25, 2012 

Nigel is currently enjoying some downtime having recently become a dad. He and his lovely wife Barb welcomed their first child,  a daughter, Edina into the world on July 26th. Being a Leo she may well gravitate towards the stage like her father, in which case, as soon as she's old enough to hit or strum something - we're on it.

I too have given birth, not to a child as I already have 3 of those and that's more than enough - no, I have finally put rachaelbrady.com to use and chucked this new site together - mind the craft glue, it's still wet. I couldn't bear the thought of it pointing to myspace anymore as that place is all tumbleweeds and spaghetti western sound effects. We'll be back gigging in October so If you're in Brisbane on Saturday the 13th be sure to come and see us for "waxing lyrical" at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 5pm.

happy trails

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