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Singing my heart out at Club Mullum for my Mullum Album Launch on May 19.

Singing my heart out at Club Mullum for my Mullum Album Launch on May 19.

Welcome to the official website of singer songwriter, musician, composer, environmental protector and music educator Mish Songsmith

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May your moments be filled with creativity, peace, harmony, abundance, love & happiness xxx 

"Do what you dream you can. Boldness has genius, 
Power and Magic in it. Begin it now." - Goethe

BIG FUN playing on the BIG stage at 2017 Lismore Lantern Festival

BIG FUN playing on the BIG stage at 2017 Lismore Lantern Festival

Well spring is here and with it she brings many gig bookings and weddings as the flowers burst into being-ness! Its been a successful month of October gigs in The Northern Rivers; Awesome fun playing on the big stage at The Lismore Show as a Trio! ACON's International Lesbian Day went off at Brunswick Heads community centre even though it was a rainy day! Nimbin Bowlo was packed and it was a heart warming moment when the audience jumped up and started swaying, holding hands and singing along to 'Let It Be' and 'Imagine'! Mental Health Month Gig at Summerland House Farm was fun and filled with happy faces and people dancing on the grassy area infront of the stage! The heat has followed the rain and we're in for a 33 degrees show this Sunday at The Channon Tavern where Vonstar and I will be playing some Jazz and Popular songs that'll keep your mind off the swelter before the storm!

I was blessed with some positive feedback about my 2018 Album 'be Yourself' - 'Hello my gorgeous friend, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your music. Your latest CD has been on constant repeat in my car and I find your music very healing and grounding! It puts me in such a beautiful frame of mind, every time i listen to it! You are a true sound healer! Thank you!!’

Check out 'A Cup of Tea Offical Music Video' on youtube!

‘Mish Songsmith’s album is like a gathering of old friends who meet to encourage, express gratitude & remind each other that the world is a joyous place, all the while conversing over cups of tea in backyard garden settings. It’s comparable to a conversation where one friend in the group pauses to self reflect, another to share of their romance, another to make you laugh, tap your feet and sing along to a song you think you’ve known your entire life, though are actually hearing for the very first time. 
Slide on your headphones & visit the joy, warmth, love and talent that is Mish Songsmith’.
- Donna Dyson (APRA-ASA 2016-17 Australian Songwriter of the Year)

“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 (Singer/Songwriter/Hottentots) 

“Can’t stop listening.” Rhiannon Rees (Global Gurus Top 30 Life Coach) 

NEW SINGLE RELEASE 'DREAM LOVER' is coming soon :)  

For those beautiful, excited gay couples out there who are planning their wedding!! Email me for bookings... fancy a few sets of your favourite love songs for your wedding?mishsongsmith88@gmail.com

Previous events

Mish Songsmith Duo

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The Channon Buttery Tavern, 51 Terania Street, The Channon

Dynamic, heart felt ballads, old time jazz covers, funky originals and popular covers that you'll love to sing along to.....Mish on piano, guitar, trumpet and vocals and Vonnstar on sax, cajon and percussion...lifting the energy of an already vibing afternoon after the monthly Channon Craft Market....all in a backdrop of gorgeous green and sunshiny clear blue sky....a perfect afternoon of good friends, cool drinks and soul stirring, free live music....see you there :)

'Mental Health Month' Chill Day at The Farm

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Summerland House Farm, 253 Wardell Road , Alstonville NSW 2477

A day of fabulous entertainment for Mental Health Week. I'll be playing for 1 hour alongside other fantastic performers, bands, poets and dance groups. Its going to be a wonderful day out for all the family. POSTER coming soon!

Oct21

Mish Rocks Sphinx Rock Cafe!

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Sphinx Rock Cafe, Sphinx Rock near Uki, NSW

Soothe into the healing, inspirational, jazzy pop-folk songs of award winning, local Songwriter Mish Songsmith. Mish is a powerful, heart-warming female vocalist and passionate piano player. Its a Lunch time gig in the sun at this gorgeous Cafe in the hills with a great view of the magic Sphinx Rock and a lovely little creek and a big green flat patch of grass for the kids to run and play on. Yummy food and an awesome vibe for all the Sunday drivers and passers by having a chill day and soaking up some heart filled tunes...

Mish Songsmith and Friends

Lismore Car Boot Market, Uralba Street, Lismore

This twice a month market is busy and full of thriving second hand and new, local goods, trash and treasure, delicious healthy food and lots of pumping live music!! I'll be playing solo on piano, guitar, trumpet and vocals yipppeeee!!! Throughout the day my talented friends will be joining me! You're welcome to come and play or sing if you have your instrument!

The Mishfits

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Byron Fresh Cafe, 7 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Funky, fun, unique duo, ‘The Mishfits’ combine the beautiful yet powerful vocals of sparkly, award-winning songwriter Mish Songsmith on piano complimented by talented session drummer Vincent Bashford grooving out on Cajon. ‘The Mishfits’ play songs that get you dancing along an awe inspiring journey through pop, jazz, rock, blues and reggae cover songs and spicy originals. This popular, much loved Duo adds light-hearted mischief to any venue or event.

Rise For Climate March

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Anzac Memorial Precinct, Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads

Northern Rivers & Gold Coast “Rise for Climate” March & Rally on Sept 8 “Rise for Climate” is a worldwide, annual day of action organised by 350.org. This year there will be thousands of rallies in towns and cities all around the globe, including most Australian capital cities. Community groups in Tweed, Byron, Lismore and Gold Coast are collaborating to have one at Tweed Heads. Our collective purpose is to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that puts people and justice before profits. The State is in the grip of one of its most severe droughts. Wild fires and heatwaves are happening in the Northern hemisphere. Climate change is happening. It’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all! We are at a crossroads. By 2020 net greenhouse gas emissions must begin to fall globally in order to mitigate the climate crisis. In the days following the worldwide rallies, cities, states, businesses and civil society from around the world are gathering in California for the Global Climate Action Summit. The Summit has invited every mayor, governor, and local leader in the world, whether they’re at the summit or not, to make a bold climate commitment to help the world reach the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Northern Rivers and Gold Coast “Rise for Climate” rally is an opportunity for concerned citizens to come together and demand a fast, fair and just transition to 100% renewable energy and an immediate end to new fossil fuel projects. Our“Rise for Climate” rally will take place on Saturday 8th September from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Anzac Memorial precinct, Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Tweed Heads - near the Wharf Street - Bay Street corner. There will be a street march, an assembly with speakers and musical entertainment. Bring the family, a picnic and sun protection. You can register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/rise-for-climate-rally-and-street-march .

Michelle and Mary's Wedding

PRIVATE FUNCTION

Mish is SO EXCITED to be playing her first Lesbian wedding since it is now legal for the GLBTIQQ community to marry. Love is love xxxx

The Mishfits

Byron Fresh Cafe, 7 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Funky, fun, unique duo, ‘The Mishfits’ combine the beautiful yet powerful vocals of sparkly, award-winning songwriter Mish Songsmith on piano complimented by talented session drummer Vincent Bashford grooving out on Cajon. ‘The Mishfits’ play songs that get you dancing along an awe inspiring journey through pop, jazz, rock, blues and reggae cover songs and spicy originals. This popular, much loved Duo adds light-hearted mischief to any venue or event. Enjoy the delicious local food and vibrant atmosphere of this busy, Byron Bay Cafe just a few meters from the stunning ocean.

Mish plays The Blue Moon Cabaret 2018

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Blue Moon Cabaret at Nimbin Town Hall, Cullen Street, Nimbin

The venue is open a 6pm. The show starts at 8pm. Wear your finest outfit and bring some cash for delicious local food. The show will be incredible! I'll be playing 2 songs after interval at 9.45pm on the grand piano :) OH YES! Other details TBA ASAP!!

Ilona Harker, Mae Wilde & Biggest Little Town Choir

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Mullumbimby Foodbox, Dalley Street, Mullumbimby NSW

I'll be playing a few of my songs at this fabulous fundraiser....more info..... Ilona Harker and her gal pal Mae Wilde like to keep their public careers very separate, so how have The Biggest little town choir managed to coax them on the same stage the same night!? This is the 1st and only time the 2 have appeared together on the same program, and it's for a good cause!

Mae Wilde is just back from CARACUS, she's been intercepting violence in the world's most dangerous city Ilona Harker Music is heading into deep dark lush country where her voodoo consumes you and The Biggest little town choir is heading to Sepik River Crocodile Festival Wewak to make a film about it's beauty, culture and music https://anywayinaway.com/papua-new-guinea-sepik-river-crocodile-festival/

Also playing great music this night are

Mish Songsmith Award winning songwriter who has a heART about as big as the universe, and songs that remind me of a more loving world like when Carole King reigned and guns were for cowboys.

Peter Lehner & David Martin known as the director a number of choirs in Lismore, Ballina and Mullumbimby, and the town bike, tonight they will be crooning jazz

Kerrie Ferguson mesmerizing heart presence with a voice i can't help falling in love to

Linda Meades cheeky, infectious, jazzy and drop dead gorgeous ♥

Wendy Mahoney like a Disney princess and wicked queen morphed in wonderland

PLUS grab a bargain at the charity auction (great items donated by kind choir members)

PNG fundraiser before we head to PNG - only three and a half hours by air from Brisbane, but not too many choose it as a holiday destination. By a stroke of luck or magic, that’s where we are headed - to sing and to live in a village on the Sepik River (over one thousand ks in length) for two weeks. There are around 14 of us going at last count - mainly from Mullum and Lismore. Peter has a friend called Manu who grew up in the village of Korogu on the Sepik and he has been our main source of information and encouragement for this trip. He says the villagers are very excited about our visit!!.

We will be based in Korogu - we get there after a flight to Wewak on the north coast of PNG, then 5 hours in a bus (or truck!) to Pagwi on the Sepik, and then via canoe to the village. Canoe will be our mode of transport while we are there. You should see the canoes...hollowed-out massive logs... no outriggers We will sing at Korogu and other villages along the river, go to the Crocodile Festival, visit schools and cultural sites and learn much about our neighbours as we share the lives of our Sepik hosts for two weeks.

We will be accompanied on the trip by documentary film -maker, Jimmy Malecki who will record our stay in PNG and document what is sure to be a really interesting and valuable cultural exchange.

The difference between our lives and those of the villagers is enormous. The vast majority of Papua New Guineans are subsistence farmers. By all accounts the women have a pretty tough time - are still regarded as the possessions of their husbands and are the beasts of burden who collect the fire wood, tend the vegetable gardens, bear the children, mind the pigs etc, etc Life expectancy in rural areas is low by our standards - under 60 years of age. Infant mortality is high as is maternal death around childbirth. Literacy and attendance at school is low by western standards. Education and health facilities are limited in rural areas. So.. we would like to contribute to the community in some way. Manu has suggested such things as exercise books and pencils for school age children, towels, kitchen knives, basic medications such as analgesics for the adults. Also we will buy food supplies in Wewak which we will share with our hosts.

Proceeds from our fundraiser would be put towards the purchase of these gifts and also to support the production of Jimmy’s film, which, we anticipate, will raise awareness of the beauty and uniqueness of the Sepik River and the vulnerability of its environment in the face of 21st century pressures.

PNG became independent of Australia in 1975 and has had an Australian-style government grafted onto what was ( and still is) a tribal society. Governing is hugely challenging, particularly as parts of the country are almost inaccessible except by air.

It has rich natural resources - minerals, gas, timber - and PNG has a huge challenge in managing the extraction of these resources without destroying the natural environment in the process. The lessons of the government- owned Ok Tedi gold and copper mine on the Fly River are harsh - thousands of people in the riverside villages downstream from the mine have had their livelihoods severely impacted by contamination of the river by mine waste.

Thinking ahead to our trip... and as we prepare it feels like we are going to another planet… In our village there is no electricity, no cars, no beds! (we have been advised to BYO bed, sheets and mozzie nets), no potable water. Diseases like malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent and need to be taken very seriously in our preparations. And then there are the crocodiles…. We are bracing ourselves for a challenging, extraordinary and totally amazing trip. It will be challenging, but most likely extraordinary and totally amazing.

COME CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT ALL OUR ENDEAVOURS ! Mullumbimby Uniting Church, corner of Dalley and Whian Streets, Mullumbimby

Thursday July 26, 6 - 830pm $28 Indian Feast & show $12 show only option

PNG Fundraiser - The Nobel Prize & Winsome Community Choir

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The Winsome Hotel, 11 Bridge Street, North Lismore

I'll be playing a few of my original songs at 7.40pm at this wonderful event in Lismore.....for more info check out..... https://www.facebook.com/events/225617894726606/ - see fb event

Singer and musician Laura Nobel is an astonishing and passionate performer who brings a soul feel to the jazz songbook. She regularly features as a guest artist with big bands and with top Northern Rivers musicians. Drum-whisperer Ray Arnott is one of Australia’s most respected drummers, having played and recorded with Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes. Brad Lewington plays blues-inspired guitar with a unique sensibility and sensitivity. Virtuoso jazz pianist Harry Freeman loves to accompany fabulous singers and instrumentalists. Dr Harry feels he has found everything that his love of music could bring to him – indeed, a Nobel Prize – in the company of Laura, Ray and Brad.

Also playing great music this night are Judd Brennand & Robynn Goddard Dynamic duo with beautiful harmonies and soulful interpretations of favorites like James Taylor and Carol King

Mish Songsmith Award winning songwriter who has a heART about as big as the universe, and songs that remind me of a more loving world like when Carole King reigned and guns were for cowboys.

Peter Lehner known as the director a number of choirs in Lismore, Ballina and Mullumbimby, he is also a singer/songwriter. Tonight he will be crooning jazz

Jatika - Karen Connors, Timi Bell & Janie Conway Herron Effervescent and subtle, vulnerable and strong, these three women will take you travelling with their mixture of original and cover songs.

Camp Davey Folk Friends sing-a-longs for us to join in, warm the heart and feed the soul

Denise Smart smart chick songwriter and super nan

Helen Coyle Poet, songwriter and activist from the heart

Raymond Parry poet artist and laugh

Moppy Chiring Chuden nana gaga of lovemore

PNG fundraiser before we head to PNG - only three and a half hours by air from Brisbane, but not too many choose it as a holiday destination. By a stroke of luck or magic, that’s where we are headed - to sing and to live in a village on the Sepik River (over one thousand ks in length) for two weeks. There are around 15 of us going at last count - mainly from Mullum and Lismore. Peter has a friend called Manu who grew up in the village of Korogu on the Sepik and he has been our main source of information and encouragement for this trip. He says the villagers are very excited about our visit!!.

We will be based in Korogu - we get there after a flight to Wewak on the north coast of PNG, then 5 hours in a bus (or truck!) to Pagwi on the Sepik, and then via canoe to the village. Canoe will be our mode of transport while we are there. You should see the canoes...hollowed-out massive logs... no outriggers We will sing at Korogu and other villages along the river, go to the Crocodile Festival, visit schools and cultural sites and learn much about our neighbours as we share the lives of our Sepik hosts for two weeks.

We will be accompanied on the trip by documentary film -maker, Jimmy Malecki who will record our stay in PNG and document what is sure to be a really interesting and valuable cultural exchange.

The difference between our lives and those of the villagers is enormous. The vast majority of Papua New Guineans are subsistence farmers. By all accounts the women have a pretty tough time - are still regarded as the possessions of their husbands and are the beasts of burden who collect the fire wood, tend the vegetable gardens, bear the children, mind the pigs etc, etc Life expectancy in rural areas is low by our standards - under 60 years of age. Infant mortality is high as is maternal death around childbirth. Literacy and attendance at school is low by western standards. Education and health facilities are limited in rural areas. So.. we would like to contribute to the community in some way. Manu has suggested such things as exercise books and pencils for school age children, towels, kitchen knives, basic medications such as analgesics for the adults. Also we will buy food supplies in Wewak which we will share with our hosts.

Proceeds from our fundraiser would be put towards the purchase of these gifts and also to support the production of Jimmy’s film, which, we anticipate, will raise awareness of the beauty and uniqueness of the Sepik River and the vulnerability of its environment in the face of 21st century pressures.

PNG became independent of Australia in 1975 and has had an Australian-style government grafted onto what was ( and still is) a tribal society. Governing is hugely challenging, particularly as parts of the country are almost inaccessible except by air.

It has rich natural resources - minerals, gas, timber - and PNG has a huge challenge in managing the extraction of these resources without destroying the natural environment in the process. The lessons of the government- owned Ok Tedi gold and copper mine on the Fly River are harsh - thousands of people in the riverside villages downstream from the mine have had their livelihoods severely impacted by contamination of the river by mine waste.

Thinking ahead to our trip... and as we prepare it feels like we are going to another planet… In our village there is no electricity, no cars, no beds! (we have been advised to BYO bed, sheets and mozzie nets), no potable water. Diseases like malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent and need to be taken very seriously in our preparations. And then there are the crocodiles…. We are bracing ourselves for a challenging, extraordinary and totally amazing trip. It will be challenging, but most likely extraordinary and totally amazing.

COME CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT ALL OUR ENDEAVOURS ! The Winsome Hotel, 11 Bridde St, Nth Lismore

Wednesday July 25, 6 - 830pm $10 Fundraiser Door Entry (kids free entry) $10 warm variety of soups/bread all u can eat $5 homemade chai and cake

Please also donate gifts to be delivered to our host villagers in the Sepik River. They live in isolated villages with basic living conditions and a scarcity of things we take for granted. Things such as: Light weight Items, sharp kitchen knives, hand towels, exercise books and pencils (plus sharpeners and erasers) for the children, aspirin, bandaids and wind up or solar charging torches.

The Mishfits

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Byron Fresh Cafe, 7 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Funky, fun, unique duo, ‘The Mishfits’ combine the beautiful yet powerful vocals of sparkly, award-winning songwriter Mish Songsmith on piano complimented by talented session drummer Vincent Bashford grooving out on Cajon. ‘The Mishfits’ play songs that get you dancing along an awe inspiring journey through pop, jazz, rock, blues and reggae cover songs and spicy originals. This popular, much loved Duo adds light-hearted mischief to any venue or event. Enjoy the delicious local food and vibrant atmosphere of this busy, Byron Bay Cafe just a few meters from the stunning ocean.

Mish Songsmith Solo

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Dunoon Sports Club, Cowley Road, Dunoon Village

Come and have a sing with me, bang a drum or play some guitar. I'll be flying solo tonight, playing my originals songs and some old covers that you'll know and love. The food is delicious! See you there.