Oh yay, oh yay, my third album “Racka Shacka” has been released today!  You can now start getting those feet Racka Shacking to the Ranga Changa beat! You’ve just got to find the right song to listen to 😂!  Just click on the link below to your favourite streaming channel to start listening.  I would love to know which is your favourite track!


There are a limited number of signed physical CDs available for the die-hard CD players amongst you.  Just click on the link below if you’d like to purchase one


On another note, I’m currently in rehearsals for the Christmas children’s production of “Alice Returns to Wonderland.  It will be my second performance with Sorell on Stage, a local award winning theatre group and I’m loving this new stage experience.

In it I play “The Griffin”, which incidentally was played by Spike Milligan in the 1973 movie “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”!  I have to say though that I didn’t get a huge amount of inspiration watching him – who can ever emulate Spike Milligan!  – so I’m trying to channel my own inner Griffin 😄.

Next time I write I’ll share a bit of footage from my first role as the loud and gaudy 1920s cockney pub landlady, Maud, in the musical “Burlington Bertie” as well has share some photos from this latest production.

In the meantime take care,

Laini xx

Oh yay, oh yay, I’m soon about to release my third album “Racka Shacka” and when I do you can learn all about how to start Racka Shacking 😄!  Here’s a little teaser though to give you an idea!

Meanwhile though I have a limited number of signed physical CDs available and as a thank you for all your support I’d like to offer you the chance to purchase one of these before anyone else (and pre-release).  Just click on the link below:

Yes, it’s the old fashioned way of buying a CD – ‘sight unseen’, or probably in this case ‘hearing unheard’ 😜.  However, you have heard 4 singles which I have already released from the album – Dance With The Daffodils, Oceania, Sweet Suffering and Yellow Settee so it’s not strictly hearing unheard.  If you’d like reminding what they sound like, just head over to this playlist on my Spotify Channel here:

Next time I write I’ll give you a pre-save link to the album on your favourite streaming channel. Release date is 16th November.

In the meantime take care,

Laini xx

Oh dear – what a week last week with lots of hospital and specialist appointments all round! I have to admit, this period of recovery for Peter following foot surgery has been quite challenging, not helped by the fact that our gorgeous pooch “Ziggy” has also had to have paw surgery and so I’ve been nursemaid to both.

As spring is around the corner here in Tasmania though and both are healing well, it feels as though we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  My music has been put on hold for a while, but despite that I’ve been able to release a single I finished recording just before Peter went in for surgery. I wrote this song while noodling away on my guitar during our short break in a holiday beach house in Southern Tasmania in February (my birthday treat). It was such a relaxing place and yes, it had a yellow settee 😊. I hope you enjoy it.


Myself and Peter have a lot of musical tastes in common; but, whereas I’ll often gravitate towards the happy and bouncy, Peter gravitates towards the slow and melancholy.  And so, when I was asking friends and family to choose album singles for me, it came as no surprise that ‘Sweet Suffering’ was Peter’s favourite.

And so, as he sits with his foot elevated (post surgery) I thought it only right that I release this today so that he can add it to his “recovery playlist” 😁.

I hope you enjoy listening too. Just click the link below to navigate to your preferred streaming channel


Once again I have to thank Mike Raine for the wonderful production and Peter Colman for the artwork.  I’m so lucky to have these 2 talented people in my life.

Until next time, take care

Laini x