2006: Formed the rocking band Debbie Harwood & the Band of Gold.
2006: Performing the album Soothe Me with a three-piece jazz combo.
2006: Co-Host the Viva Panel on Viva (radio) on Saturday mornings 9am-1pm.
2006: Mentoring young musicians, taking seminars on the NZ music business and firing up Loud Thing - an incubation record label/initiative for young North Shore musicians - 2006.
2005: Production Manager for the design and printing of two coffee table books for Black Pearl Ltd ‘Whanau Korero’ - documenting stories of various whanau through art forms.
2005: Lecturing at Auckland University in Popular Music (Popmusic202) … the Music Industry Module. This is the only music industry module for 2nd year degree students (law/journalism/music/performing arts). The module covers radio/ TV/ copyright/ industry bodies/ recording/ live performance/ marketing/ management and contracts.
1998-2005: Voice radio and television commercials including the Red Bull ads and a campaign for the NZ Police.
2004: Music reviewer on ‘Kerre’s Café’ radio show on Newstalk ZB - hosted by Kerre Woodham.
2004/2005: Record a solo jazz album at Helen Young Studios. Released by EMI Music – titled ‘Soothe Me’.
2003: Publicist for Moana Maniapoto’s album release and tour of Europe.
2002/03: Conceptualise MUSICMAKERS. A corporate team-building challenge where. Corporate groups write, record and perform a song. An alternative to physical team-building activities.
2001/2002: Re-form When The Cat’s Away. Record, promote and release ‘Asian Paradise’ (Sharon O’Neill) No6 on NZ Charts. ‘Asian Paradise’ second most played NZ song in 2001. Record, produce and promote ‘Live in Paradise’ CD with Sharon O’Neill which reaches Platinum status (20,000 approx units sold). Sell-Out NZ Tour of theatres in the winter of 2001 and again in the summer of 2002 (outdoors). Release and market all recordings on my label Peach Records Ltd through EMI Music.
1998-2003: Create ‘The Bus’ Recording Studios in Devonport and produce music including singles, albums and commercials.
1997/1998: Host weekly TV show on MAX TV. Called ‘Famous Flames’ - interviewing dozens of famous Kiwis for two years while Max TV endured.
1997/1999: Host Kiwiyarna – a nationally syndicated radio show chatting with and interviewing great NZ bands/musicians including Shihad/ Headless Chickens/ The Clean/ The Exponents/ Bic Runga and more.
1996/1999: Join Moana Maniapoto’s band and sing exclusively in maori for 4 years … the highlight was performing for the Dalai Lama.
1996/1997: Form Peach Records Ltd … record, produce, promote and distribute CD ‘Peaches – So This Is Love'. Campaign includes the production of TV/radio ads, videos, posters and all media publicity. Finalist for ‘Producer of the Year’ at the 1997 NZ Music Awards for the production on the album.
1995/2000: Join The Wide Lapels with Willy de Wit and Kevin Smith … a corporate comedic retro band.
1993: Form ‘Two Cats & a Dog’ a band with Rikki Morris and Kim Willoughby. (Which one’s the dog?)
1990/1992: Move to Melbourne and join Jimmy Barnes’ and Diesel’s bands as backing vocalist. Tour Australia extensively for two years - ‘Two Fires’and ‘Soul Deep’ tours. Numerous live TV performances/appearing in
videos and the ‘Soul Deep’ Video special. Perform with John Farnham, The Stray Cats, Deni Hines, Kevin Borich and Skunk Baxter.
1990: Perform for Queen Elizabeth II at Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.
1990: Record and perform the official song at the Commonwealth Games 1990 ‘This Is the Moment’ plus perform with ‘When the Cat’s Away’ at the closing party for the athletes.
1989: Co-Host 3.45 Live with Rikki Morris on TV2. Producer: Stephen Campbell.
1988/1989: Co-Host ‘Keeping It Kiwi’ on 89FM. Voted Top Female Jock in Shake Magazine Poll ‘89.
1986-1990: Conceptualise, manage, promote and sing in When the Cat’s Away (Debbie Harwood, Annie Crummer, Kim Willoughby, Margaret Urlich and Dianne Swann). Seven sold-out national tours. No 1 Gold single ‘Melting Pot’. Gold Album ‘When the Cat’s Away Live’. No 5 Single ‘Free Ride’. Melting Pot tour the highest grossing tour by a NZ band playing to over 80,000 people during the summer of ‘88/’89. Top NZ Group at the RIANZ NZ Music Awards ‘89. Top NZ Group at the NEOA Awards ‘89. Best Documentary at the NZ Film & TV Awards ‘89. Write and pitch proposals for major sponsorship for the tours including DB Breweries, Lion Nathan, Smokefree NZ, TVNZ & the Radio Network.
1985-1988: Release two more solo singles ‘Just To Be With You’ and ‘Blue Water’. Receive ‘Most Promising Duo/Group’ Award at the 1986 NZ Music Awards for ‘Blue Water’.
1984-1986: Manage Enz Records Ltd (Split Enz’ record label). Promotions Manager for Zulu Records – marketing albums by Hello Sailor and the Exponents.
1984: Release first solo recording, the single ‘If That’ll Make You Happy’ through CBS. Receive ‘Most Promising Female Vocalist’ Award at the 1985 NZ Music Awards.
1982-1984: Manager of Big Sideways and Citizen Band. Book and promote national tours – book venues, design posters/press ads, book accomm/transport/advertising/production crew/manage the finances and wrangle all personnel on the road. Lighting designer for Big Sideways. Join Big Sideways as lead singer and support Split Enz on their 1983 tour
Release a 12” 3-track single and video on our own label.
1981-1983: Work for Harlequin Recording Studios - Promotions Manager for Mushroom Records (NZ) Ltd. Released and marketed recordings by DD Smash (No1), The Dance Exponents (No6) and Coconut Rough (No5)
Tour Manager for Blam Blam Blam, the Gurlz, the Screaming Mee Mees and the Dance Exponents.
1978-1981: Account Executive for Wood & Mitchell Advertising Ltd – an advertising agency in Napier. Responsible for client liaison/creative concepts/media planning & buying – Accounts included Hammond & NZIG.
1978: Receptionist at Bay City Radio Napier.