Mylee & Ozzie
"Ozzie and I met in his family Home on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Our mum's had recently become friends. They met through a neighbour of theirs who would repair my mum, Maria’s guitars. I was around Ten years old and Ozzie was several years older. Ozzie’s Mum, Cathy would regularly host dinner parties that my sister Jo, Mum and I would attend. Her house always smelt like patchouli and delicious cooking. It was full of interesting objects and colour everywhere. Ozzie’s Dad had recently passed away and my parents were going through a divorce. I realise now it was a time where both our mums were a great support to each other. Their home was an open door to unique characters whom I met way back then and are still friends with now. Little did I know these characters would form an integral part of our story.
I remember the first moments of witnessing Ozzie’s huge jovial smile that certainly gave me butterflies. His whole face would sparkle and light up when the grin appeared.I was painfully shy as a child but somehow my mum convinced me to sing to a dinner party crowd, ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight‘ from the movie, The Lion King. Ozzie recalls it being one of the sweetest things he’d seen.
I have a vivid memory of mum coming into my room one day and telling me Cathy told her that Ozzie said he'd marry me if I wasn't so young. I remember wishing badly that I was older. It wasn't until my 21st birthday party that we shared our first kiss.
By my 22nd birthday I was pregnant. This came as a shock which brought on some pretty intense emotions. Ultimately, We were ridiculously in love therefore came forth our first born, Rocky River Wright. We then spent years with our child travelling, surfing, writing music and playing in our band that consisted mainly of Ozzie and myself. Occasionally my mum, Maria would join us on stage along with various drummers and players who we’ve collaborated with over the years. Our first band name was ‘the love land band‘ which was born from the countless love songs we wrote in the early days which we recorded in the DIY home recording program ‘Garage Band’. Music is not something we’ve ever taken too seriously but it’s deeply apart of us and we still strive to weave it into our daily routine.
We initiated a move to Byron Bay a few years ago. I felt we needed to shake off some stagnancy that came with still living in the same town we both grew up in. Life on the North Coast has been a vital ingredient to the next phase of our family and us as individuals. I see in our two children that music and art is ridden in their bones. Living in a community minded and creative town surrounded by nature definitely supports this. They have also inherited the same jovial smile from Ozzie which will surely travel with them through their own unique journey."