Life life life.


Ah dear. This music project sure keeps me busy. The first two tracks are up! Make sure you go and listen and let me know what you think:
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Currently the tracks autoplay: you’ll need to pause one to listen to the other, etc. I’m working on this!

I also have some fun and meaningful entries to post, will hopefully get onto those tomorrow. I love these weeks when I work mornings. The afternoon shifts take my entire day away and tire me out completely!

I hope you are all well. Talk soon,



Operation Melody


From Friday the 1st of June I am launching a project where I write a song a week!

I will be writing a song, whether it is 30 seconds or 3 minutes long, whether it’s amazing or sucks. It’s a way to get me writing more, a way to correct my failings and a fun way for you all to take part – I need your input! Each week I will be asking for suggestions of:

a) Genre –and or–
b) Theme –and or–
c) “In the style of…”

So! You can suggest a Rock song. Or you can suggest a Rock song about monkeys. Or you can suggest a Rock song about monkeys that sounds like U2 might write it. Or just the monkeys. Or just the U2 influence. It’s up to you!


– I have to be able to sing it. SO I can’t really accept Hiphop or Rap as a Genre.
– I will be picking at random. I may pick your genre, someone else’s theme, and someone else’s style, or just go with a style for the week that I think works.
– I appreciate your suggestions, but don’t see this just as a push or challenge to me .. I of course am looking to push myself and encourage writing, but it might just be too hard for me to write a U2 Rock song about monkeys.

So go to it! email me at or comment here. First songwriting session begins Friday June 1st.

It’s here.


album coverKAT MCKENZIE: Hiding

A soulful and often haunting blend of pop and rock.

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More retailer links coming soon.. as well as the new website. If you’re from NZ or Australia, drop me an email and we’ll sort it all out.