About Creativity

The songwriter was born in Canada during the winter, was taught never to lick cold metal door knobs, wore bell bottoms without thermal underwear at -30d and studied Anthropology for 6 years while it snowed. He now thrives in northern NSW, Australia, where winters are green.

 

Check out LHMWATH (literally! Buy the album!) on Bandcamp 

http://stopkickingmydog.bandcamp.com/album/lane-hog-mind-with-a-timid-heart home grown music music and musicians

Almost

Talk about talent!  Nothing "almost" about these musicians home grown music music and musicians

So Easy

It IS so easy if you are kind, music and musicians and accepting

All The Men

This is a soaringly beautiful ear worm - and hear it below with Val's Band Of Toddlers. music and musicians

Val & his band of toddlers

Want to have a laugh? If you have children/grandchildren, the process of them learning to sing is... hilarious and wonderful. music and musicians home grown music

Val Ockert & Stop Kicking My Dog - Some Lascivious Lady

Val and SKMD performing Some Lascivious Lady at Anthony Lycenko's memorial gig at Bangalow. Vale Anthony.

Julianne ©2018. Written at Coorabell

Have a listen and take a look at Iceland.  There is something magical about mini-icebergs on a black sand beach next to an icy sea. If I could travel from Iceland through the centre of the earth, I'd almost music and musicians home grown music be at home in the Byron hinterland.

Cry For The Children - Bangalow Hotel, Nov 14th, 2017

Music by songwriter Val Ockert; bass by Peter Cook, guitar by Tim Annis-Brown, piano by John Hill, sax by Andy Thompson, snare by Stu Eadie. home grown music music and musicians

Lay Your Burden Down live at Bangalow pub, 14 Nov 2017

Presenting Val Ockert and Tracey Stride at Anthony Lycenko's memorial night. Listen to Pete Cook's closing Music duo for parties, lyrically beautiful original songs for sale harmony.... beautiful. music and musicians home grown music

Purchase CD 'Lane Hog Mind With A Timid Heart' from Bandcamp

Check it out (literally! Buy the album!) on Bandcamp 

http://stopkickingmydog.bandcamp.com/album/lane-hog-mind-with-a-timid-heart


You can also stream me on Spotify;

 Apple Music; Deezer home grown music music and musicians Music duo for parties, lyrically beautiful original songs for sale

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