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Roey Fitzpatrick


A founding member of the Guild of Australian Songwriters, I have written many songs over the years, some of which can be heard on this website, at Diamonds and Rain. I have performed in the USA, Australia, South Africa, England, Ireland, and Canada.

My brush with celebrity was being corralled by a passing newspaper photographer and ending up on the front page of the Brisbane Telegraph, at the age of seven. News was slow that day.





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My career was in book publishing as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator, with such companies as John Murray (London), Brassey's (Washington), and Director of Art and Design for Jacaranda-Wiley (Brisbane).

I  had the good fortune to work at John Murray, in London, a company which remained in the same family from 1768 until 2002. They published Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Byron, Goethe, and Charles Darwin.

I was their first work release student, and it helped pay my way through the Brookes University publishing course at Oxford.