A couple of days late for ANZAC day, however still very moving. This piece was one of several I did with on location at the Nixon Room (University of QLD) with Gordon Hamilton and The Australian Voices late last year.
Thanks to the Hilltop Hoods for having me along to mix the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Boondal Entertainment Center for the Brisbane leg of their Restrung Tour 2016. It was a great experience. Also thanks to Peter, Matthew, Vinnie, Heather and all the players from the QSO for being so easy and extremely accommodating during the gig.
Earlier in the year, it was an absolute pleasure to meet, and work with, THE star of the Australian production of Les Miserables to record her debut EP, “Pictures”. Kerrie Anne Greenland was a joy in the studio, and is currently reprising her role as Eponine in the Malaysian production. The other great thing about this project was working with Steven Baker once again – this time, and probably for the first time, without 10 other guys in the room. Although, Daniel Belle does have a brief cameo singing a duet with Kerrie. Check out her video:
It was a great pleasure to be involved as the Sound Designer in the debut performance of The New Black at The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
The New Black is a brand new musical hailed as the next Bran Nue Dae by Cameron Woodhead of The Age.
Jim Kokatha is a young, bright, educated, Aboriginal man on the way up at a prestigious Brisbane law firm. But when his Aunty expects him to represent her at an inquest, Jim is caught between his aspirations and his responsibilities. In trying to reconcile the two, he takes us on an uplifting journey full of comedy, drama, song, dance and spectacle.
The New Black is savvy, professional, urban, ambitious… and cheeky!
Featuring Leeroy Bilney as the young gun lawyer, Ernie Dingo as his father, Robyn Archer will return to the musical stage as the charismatic Magistrate Madeleine Hawkshire. Elaine Crombie who featured in Redfern Now will shine as Aunty Eileen, William Zappa will play Rupert Kerighan. Marcus Corowa has written songs for the production. A Deadly Award winner, his music is turning heads amongst music fans with his catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics and silky smooth singing voice. Drawing on his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander roots, Marcus combines elements of country, pop and funk to create a soulful sound that is distinctly his own.