I love Mish Songsmith’s new album. Mish adorns her catchy, piano based, heartfelt pop ballads, with an authentically beautiful, powerful and soulful voice. ”

— Parissa Bouas

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Mish Songsmith is totally hooked on making the most inspirational, honest, wise, melt your heart, jazzy-pop-folk songs so she can plant her wise, healing lyrics on a loop in your brain for you to live the most exciting existence that you possibly can. Repeat: ON

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Mish Songsmith is a gifted songwriter. She’s won two North Coast Entertainment Industry Awards, been a finalist in The Australian Songwriters Awards and won many performing awards over the 18 years that she has been uplifting people through her music. 

She has recently fulfilled her dream of making music a full time career, the timing is oh so auspicious, being March 8, 2019 on International Womens Day. 

Mish has played hundreds of gigs and festivals including Palm Creek Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Bentley Blockade, Wollumbin Festival, and the Lismore Lantern Parade.  

Now in her 40’s, Mish is even more determined to rise above the social norms that can play against her in the structures of a patriarchal world, as a mature, queer, female artist in the Music Industry. Yet as she says in the lyrics of her song ‘Something Wonderful’ “although I see sometimes, a detour in the road, I’ll ride over each bump and dance over each stone”. 

Mish is a contagiously positive Pixie Queen with warm undertones of emotional honesty and self-reflection. 

If she inspires you in some small way today then this is fulfilling her vision. 

 Be Yourself 2018 Album Review – Mish Songsmith 

I recently had the pleasure of going to the launch of local artist Mish Songsmith’s new album Be Yourself at the Gollan Hotel on May 26th. What a treat to go and see a good friend’s event go so well. Mish was in fine form, beaming radiantly and treating us all to her beautiful voice and consummate piano skills. There is something enamouring about her sound and delivery. I guess it’s the attraction of seeing a performer have so much fun. She was surrounded by a group of talented friends supporting her musically. The audience was full of good friends as well making it a true love fest. The performance was polished and interactive. I’m still singing the chorus of the great Lismore Flood story ‘Flood’ “Thunder, Rumbles in my shoooooes”. I was hooked from the moment I heard it. To top off the night we got to take home a copy of this wonderful album. 

Be Yourself has been in heavy rotation in my car ever since. Mish is a true storyteller with every song being a heartfelt sharing of part of her life. The overwhelming message or feeling I get from this album is love and gratitude. I find it very up-lifting and just the thing to put me in a good space on the way to work. Musically it is rich and strong and it makes me proud that there are works of this calibre coming from our area. I love the confidence Mish displays in the minimalistic production of songs like ‘A Cup Of Tea’. The truth is she has the chops, both vocally and on piano to carry such a lean  arrangement and make it sound amazing. 

Be Yourself is Mish’s fifth album. It has been a full ten years since her last fully produced vocal album Something Wonderful and six years since the instrumental Pure Piano. She would have liked to release more music but life got in the way. The recent death of Mish’s beloved father was impetus for her to seize the day and make this album. She started work in February 2017 and mastered 21 songs in December. In chatting with Mish she described the tough process of choosing tracks to be on the final album and balancing musical compatibility with interesting variance. Ten songs made the cut. Some of the tracks have waited up to 15 years for release and some such as ‘I Want To Love You’ and ‘You Bring Me Home’ are fresh offerings. My personal favourites are ‘Flood’ and ‘A Cup Of Tea’ but I think all listeners will find melodies and messages that speak to them in this beautiful work. The good news is that Mish still has eleven mastered tracks up her sleeve so watch this space, there will hopefully be more to come soon. 

Check out www.mishsongsmith.com to buy the CD and learn more about her. Be Yourself can also be purchase through Itunes or accessed through Spotify.

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At home in Tuntable Creek.

At home in Tuntable Creek.

Mish Songsmith Duo

Mish Songsmith Duo

'Be Yourself' Album Launch 7-Piece Band @ Club Mullum

'Be Yourself' Album Launch 7-Piece Band @ Club Mullum

I Want To Love You

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