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Spotty Kites

2019-06-26T10:19:33+10:00

One of my first jobs that I did for ABC along time ago was for a series of Children’s CDs, those first 4 CDs ballooned in number over subsequent years. They are always an extremely enjoyable process to be a part of with carining, passionate people that form the creative basis for amazing musical products that introduce kids to the world of music.  Donna Dyson and Craig Allister Young through Spotty Kites are continuing along that strong tradition of original Australian Children’s music.  With some amazing vocal talent by Renae Suttie and Gregory Moore (along with some others) and players from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, it was great to be able to mix and assemble this project.

Spotty Kites provides a fun, educational song library for infants and primary school children. Classroom and Music Teachers, Choir Directors and Parents all love Spotty Kite’s comprehensive resources.

Spotty Kites songs are featured daily on ABC KIDS LISTEN RADIO and KINDERLING RADIO and are internationally released through MGM Distribution.

You can check out their Spotty Kites, or enjoy some of the youtube videos below!

Spotty Kites2019-06-26T10:19:33+10:00

Voices of Remembrance

2019-06-20T16:47:47+10:00

What a fantastic project to be apart of. We commemorated the Armistice Centenary this November with Voices of Remembrance, a moving musical tribute to the end of the First World War.

Award winning songstress Katie Noonan and renowned New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes will take audiences on an incredible musical journey—through a poignant collection of iconic songs that reflect on the First World War experience and current impressions of the Anzac legacy.

Directed by Daniel Evans and under the musical and choral direction of Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Voices of Remembrance will feature many iconic melodies and modern favourites—some triumphant, others contemplative, but all in honour of our past and present servicemen and women.

The talented leads will be supported by a specially-formed choir of 200 local singers, alongside an orchestra of local players.

A highlight of the evening will be the world premiere of a new piece by composer Gordon Hamilton, inspired by our First World War troops and their selfless sacrifices they made to bring the war to an end.

These performance in Carins and Toowoomba mark the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice – the historic agreement of 11 November 1918 that led to the end of the First World War. It is part of the Queensland Government’s Armistice Centenary commemorations, which help Queenslanders recognise and pay respects during this important anniversary.

Voices of Remembrance2019-06-20T16:47:47+10:00

Eskimo Joe and Camerata

2019-06-17T15:38:16+10:00

Another great gig for Brisbane Festival – My first time working with Eskimo Joe and ably accompanied by Brisbane’s own Camerata.  What a great rocking concert!

Iconic indie rock band Eskimo Joe rocks to the full backing of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Over the past 21 years, Eskimo Joe has had its music released to great acclaim in the US, Canada, Europe and Korea.

With six studio albums and sales exceeding 750,000 in Australia alone, the band has seen three of its albums debut at Number 1 on the ARIA charts and has racked up an impressive 35 ARIA nominations.

Conducted by Vanessa Scammell, Eskimo Joe and Camerata will perform the band’s greatest hits, including “From the Sea”, “Black Fingernails, Red Wine” and “Foreign Land”.

Eskimo Joe and Camerata2019-06-17T15:38:16+10:00

Megan Washington and QSO

2019-06-20T17:02:46+10:00

Megan Washington has a voice that dances with, wraps around, skates across and creates instant melodies. The West Australian

★★★★½ – Don’t be on the wrong side of the history being made at these shows. The Sydney Morning Herald

With her feet once firmly rooted in jazz, Megan Washington burst onto the Australian music scene in 2008 with a unique and evolving approach to indie-pop and alternative rock.

The two-time ARIA Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist and her band will join Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Foreman, performing her forthcoming album in full and a selection of favorites from her previous three.

Don’t miss one of the defining Australian female singers of our age in this magnificent orchestral collaboration.

It was great to work with Megan again after so many years providing the Orchestra Submix.  I remember recording a song for Australia Post that Megan sang on while she was still at school.  She was also a guest vocalist on the Blackwood CD that I recorded, with a beautifully engaging performance of Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.  

Megan Washington and QSO2019-06-20T17:02:46+10:00

Hilltop Hoods Orchestra Mix

2019-06-17T16:13:02+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 Mix2019-06-17T16:13:02+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

2019-06-17T15:53:32+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 Black2019-06-17T15:53:32+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