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Bleach Festival – Verdi’s Requiem HOTA Gold Coast

2019-06-15T10:17:58+10:00

A Fantastic week spent on the Gold Coast at HOTA (Home of the Arts) culminating in a highly evocative and engaging performance of Verdi’s Requiem, presented by Opera Queensland and The Queensland Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Giuseppe Verdi’s setting of the Latin Requiem Mass is one of the great choral blockbusters, rivalling Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s own Requiem for popularity. Already outsized for performances in most churches, the Requiem will break free of the concert hall in Opera Queensland’s 2019 season, coming to the Gold Coast’s Home of the Arts for an outdoor performance, in collaboration with the Bleach* Festival, that promises plenty of surprises

(Limelight Magazine, April 2019)

Bleach Festival – Verdi’s Requiem HOTA Gold Coast2019-06-15T10:17:58+10:00

Hilltop Hoods Orchestra Mix

2019-06-04T22:28:57+10:00

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.

Hilltop Hoods Orchestra Mix2019-06-04T22:28:57+10:00

Kerrie Anne Greenland – Pictures

2019-06-04T22:23:01+10:00

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:

And of course you can buy the EP via iTunes

Kerrie Anne Greenland – Pictures2019-06-04T22:23:01+10:00

Sound Designer for The New Black

2019-06-04T21:50:51+10:00

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.

Sound Designer for The New Black2019-06-04T21:50:51+10:00

Who You Love – Luke Kennedy featuring Naomi Price

2019-06-04T21:33:13+10:00

Another little mix for Luke Kennedy.  Recorded Live at Judith Wright Centre.

Luke Kennedy:

Every night of my 2013 tour, I performed ‘Who You Love’ by John Mayer. This song is extremely special to me, and it afforded me the opportunity to speak about an issue I am very passionate about. It saddens me that almost two years later there has been little progress in Australia towards marriage equality.

Please watch, comment and share – and let’s keep the conversation going.

‪#‎marriageequality‬ ‪#‎whoyoulove‬ ‪#‎lukekennedy‬

Featuring Luke Kennedy with Naomi Price, Jason McGregor, Andrew Johnson, Mik Easterman and Michael Manikus
Filmed and edited by optikal bloc
Live audio recorded by Jamie Taylor
Audio mixed and mastered by Geoff Mcgahan

Who You Love – Luke Kennedy featuring Naomi Price2019-06-04T21:33:13+10:00

Luke Kennedy and Mark Sholtez – Roxanne Live @ Judith Wright Center

2019-06-04T21:35:36+10:00

I love mixing great music of great artists doing great performances.  Here is some promotional material from a show recorded at Judith Wright Centre.

‘Roxanne’ by Sting and the Police

Featuring Luke Kennedy and Mark Sholtez

Live at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

With Michael Manikus (keys) and Jason McGregor (guitar)

With more and more gigs and performances getting recorded due to digital desks, why not get a professional to mix your material? A great example of what great a great quality mix can do to your sound and help add to your promotional material.

Luke Kennedy and Mark Sholtez – Roxanne Live @ Judith Wright Center2019-06-04T21:35:36+10:00

Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts

2019-06-04T21:49:54+10:00

I had the pleasure of doing Front of House Sound for the inaugural Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts on Royal Caribbean ship, The Radiance of the Seas from 22-27 November, 2014.  It was great working with both old friends and new artists on the week long cruise to Isle of Pines and Nouméa.  This cruise featured the renowned diva of the musical, Elaine Paige from the UK, Tommy Flemming (IRE), Australian Artists such as David Hobson, Teddy Tahu-Rhodes, Marina Prior, Cheryl Barker, Simon Tedeschi, Michael Falzon, Jane Cho and the Seven Sopranos all under the baton of Guy Noble with the Metropolitan Orchestra.  It was a great week of music.  It even featured a mention in Limelight Magazine! Looking forward to this years’ cruise in 2015 Featuring Anthony Warlow, David Hobson, James Morrison, Emma Pask and more! More information from Choose Your Cruise

Bravo Cruise of the Performing Arts2019-06-04T21:49:54+10:00

Make A Wish – Keely Johnsons’ recording with Lee Kernaghan – Turn this to Gold

2019-06-04T21:29:34+10:00

It was a great experience to be involved with Make A Wish’s project the other week. You can hear about Keely’s story and collaboration with Lee Kerneghan here. You can support Keely’s fund raising efforts buy purchasing the song through iTunes

Make A Wish – Keely Johnsons’ recording with Lee Kernaghan – Turn this to Gold2019-06-04T21:29:34+10:00