Muz grew up in the northern NSW town of Moree playing Saturday morning footy, Sunday morning cricket and hanging out with his mates.
He spent 5 years at Sydney's Barker College, worked in Sydney for Amoco, then for Caltex and TNT in Tamworth before stumbling into journalism with the Northern Daly Leader after winning the inaugural Bush Poetry competition in 1987.
He went full-time with his entertainment career in 1996.
Through his extensive travels around Australia Muz has met a vast and varied collection of remarkable Australians. They are the inspiration for his stories.
People like the late Northern Territory station-owner and legend Billy Hayes, former world champion surfer Mark Richards and The Hog Whisperer, Scotty Parker, Muz’s mate from Queensland.
His story “Rain From Nowhere”, written in February, 2007, addressing the issue of rural suicide, has touched the hearts of people Australia-wide. It is already being spoken of as one of the most significant pieces of Australian verse in recent memory.
With Fox Sports Presenter Jimmy Callinan, Westpac Chopper GM Richard Jones and Beanies for Brain Cancer founder Mark Hughes.
Soaking up the atmosphere at Nimbin’s Mardi Grass Festival with the Pack Bong and Throw champion of The Hemp Olympix.”
Muz's diet story "A-Z", directed and animated by Zenon Kohler, made the final 16 of the 2007 Sony Tropfest short film festival.
In 1999 his poem Turbulence made it into the Top 20 of Australian Country Music charts – a unique feat for a piece of Aussie verse.
Muz throws great characters into a blender with funny situations, adds a big dash of poetic license and a whole lot of humour, flicks the switch and it all comes out in rhyme. It's a good recipe.
Things We Love book launch
Trust me with your freight
Hanging out at Milguy Silo with the Trans4m Rail crew
Big fan of the Aussie Men's Shed Charity
Cooking up my Bacon Bones Soupy Stewy Thing with a soothing Bundy
The Great Gilbert
Live at the the Old Manly Boatshed
How to bog a tractor
Doing the board for Terry Picone at The Birdsville Races
Muzes in Stereo. With NZ Herald Editor Murray Kirkness on a Kiwi adventure
Getting a bit off-centre with Tom Lawton
The Banana Splits – Muz, Andy Bartholomew, Woz Ditchfield and Mike Brown aka Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork
Hangin' out with Sally Fitzgibbons and a couple of grommets
With Tim Evans at The Murray Hartin Lounge in Moree's Royal Hotel