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

#7 Cover Me, Bro! Special

Everybody take cover for our COVER ME, BRO! special – songs that probably haven’t been covered before, probably for good reason… as voted by YOU!

LadyNerd and Slapdash to appear at FRINGE WORLD 2015!

Hurrah! I can finally tell you the awesome news that I’m heading back to the wild west! And piano nerd Mark Chamberlain is venturing with me, the ever-trusty musical sidekick/mandatory eye candy that he is. We’re flying over to perform Keira Daley: LadyNerd and what I’m egomaniacally naming Keira Daley’s Slapdash Song Night! (so they appear side-by-side in the Read more…

Slapdash brain junk

Slapdash Song Night! 2014 finale show is in a little less than two weeks away. To date, I have written nothing. But in the lead-up, this song is in my head for no reason, with no relevance: And I may have lost an entire day last weekend here: But I’ve at least listened to our COVER ME, BRO! Read more…

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This is an unpublished piece but it includes what are hopefully helpful ideas in listicle form.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…

Slapdash moves house

It’s not the sort of thing you expect to happen when you go to work. Sure, maybe your job is in itself unpredictable – maybe it’s someone’s birthday and you’ll have mudcake, maybe shit will hit the fan in accounts, maybe you’ll get sacked for reading blogs on the company dime. But one thing you probably Read more…

Slapdash fun times ahoy!

7pm March 2nd is our second monthly Slapdash Song Night! live show and podcast. To mark the 86th Annual Academy Awards, occurring the day after the show, the theme for this month is “At the movies”. Come down to The Record Crate (upstairs at 34 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe) and meet your very own guests: Read more…