Ani di Franco
Billy Bragg
Cat Stevens
Fleetwood Mac
Gillian Welch
Iron and Wine
Joni Mitchell
Kate Bush
Michael Jackson
Nick Drake
Peter Gabriel
Stevie Wonder
Tom Waits
Vega, Susanne
Xavier Rudd
Young, Neil

So many amazing artists have influenced me. I could do this list 26 times. Well, 25 to be honest – outside ZZ Top I don’t have 25 ‘Z artists’ that have inspired me. There’s an opening!

You can probably tell from the list – my early influence were singer-songwriters. Songs with great lyrics moved me. Since becoming a 5Rhythms teacher something I once despised (dance music) has become a new fertile field of learning. Leftfield nudges Lloyd Cole (a hero of my student years) out of the L-spot. Wow.

So it is a lyrical miracle that years later I would be involved in making a dance album. Please come along to the launch events this week. Tonight – Monday at St Brigids (7pm) and for the Tuesday Tsunami (8pm). I’ll be in Castlemaine Friday (6pm) and the Royal Talbot Sunday (10:30am) doing the same. These nights begin with warm up waves featuring some of my favourite artists. Then after a short welcome – the dance to the Reveal Album follows.

Prelisten to purchase album or individual tracks here


Gifts for Dancers

Moving Essence Gift Vouchers 

Give the gift of dance, up to $100.
Purchase at the Front Desk at class or by email:

Raven Recording

Gabrielle Roth’s record label are offering 25% off all their 5Rhythms-related CDs, DVDs, Album Downloads, Books, Apparel and Accessories until 2nd January 2018.
Visit and at checkout use the code RAVENDAY to get 25% off your entire order.

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