Slapdash Song Night! is your delicious tasting plate of music, musicals, cabaret, musical comedy, and more from all around Sydney, Australia. Cut loose with your host, Keira Daley, for some toe-tapping, head-bopping, rollicking variety night mayhem. Warning: Dangerously catchy. Find out more…

Original Flayvah!

I’ve been writing songs since I was a teenager. In high school, I wrote a (deeply embarrassing and delusions-of-grandeur-y) rock anthem called Lemmin Lighted Halls, which I performed with shameless gusto in my show Keira Daley Vs The 90s. Aside from that, my very worst stuff (that I needed to write in order to improve and/or not go Read more…

#8 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

We’re back! Apologies for the delay – we’ve been getting our live show up and running again. In this episode, we make our escape, talking planes, trains, automobiles, and all else in between. Pack your bags and get moving with….

2:07 Slapdash theme
5:14 Blake Erickson
22:47 Cover Me, Bro!
28:34 Special secret guest
35:21 Fiona Pearson
43:02 Songwriting Battle intro
45:21 Pete’s song
50:18 Keira’s song
58:40 Audience vote
59:41 Joanna Weinberg
1:15:31 Closer

Songwriting tips from a clueless enthusiast

This is an unpublished piece but it includes what are hopefully helpful ideas in listicle form.   I have been songwriting since I was a teenager. This does not make me qualified. But it does mean I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Oh, how I loved my songs back then – back when they were Read more…

Deadlines = Lifelines

“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready – it goes on because it’s 11.30.” – Lorne Michaels, via Tina Fey in Bossypants How do you become excellent as an artist?  Is it about freedom to fail?  Is it about pure, reflective practice or constant feedback?  Is it about trying new things regularly or doing the same Read more…