member of Choose Mics
I currently am practicing freelance as a music producer, sound engineer and music mentor/facilitator in both music, creative industries, youth and community development sectors. While I am passionate about young people and using my music as a tool for positive change, I am producing and performing with artists on the current music scene. I have experience in the music industry spanning 12 years, I developed my passion doing local gigs before going on to further education in music.I have worked with various artists local, national and overseas from young early career/emerging artists to established artists. Some of the projects and artists I have engaged, mentored and produced with and for include: Edog, Murs, Action Bronson, Choose Mics, Melanie Rutherford, Hyjack n Torcha, Hilltop Hoods, Bliss n Eso, Quite Nyce, Chelsea Jane, Pegz, Rock from Bootcamp Clique, (Aria-award winner) M-Phazes and many more.I have supported artists as a DJ live on-stage including big artists and names such as Xzibit, The Game, Hopsin, MOP, Bliss n Eso, Jaren Benton, Mobb Deep, Obese Records tour, Planet Asia & Copyright, Mantra, Choose Mics etc. I work across many genres including Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Alternative, Live band, Dubstep and without being limited to, many more.
My music background & experience include (includes my work in community and youth sector space:
2007: Diploma in Music (technology and production)
2009: North Lakes youth initiative Alphacrucis award for excellence
2010: North Lakes Regional partnerships award for best practice in
community working with youth & business.
2012: Training in cross-cultural awareness, creative group work and facilitation
2012: Triple J National Winner of Hilltop Hoods best production remix
2013: APRA Music ‘Hilltop Hoods’ initiative award
2014: Bachelor of Creative Technology (Audio Engineering and Sound Production)
2014: The ‘BlackCard’ Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training
2014: QLD government Award for Excellence Youth 2014 – Regional Award for significant contribution to improving the lives and outcomes of young people.
2014: ReBOOT therapeutic training working with children and young people.
2014: Discover’d showcase for young & emerging artists (live acoustic) producer/mentor
I am an experienced community producer, music facilitator and mentor, I have run many youth & creative industries programs with an objective to skill up people and mentor them through creative and cultural process that enables them to safely engage, learn, have fun and share their expressions through meaningful outlets and outcomes.
My music experience includes: music production, instruments, song-writing, producing, studio & live-sound recording, vocal mentoring, sound engineering (mixing), audio/live sound set up, film editing, DJ-ing etc.
I have the ability and experience to mentor people through structured facilitated program, master-classes and workshops in a flexible way. I am mobile, and have my own resources that I use when I am doing projects, masterclasses or any sort of engagement.
The equipment that I currently own and utilise for community good include: MPC – beat production tool, Several sound modules, Guitars, Mini-controllers, keyboards, Studio monitors, Programs: Pro-tools, Nuendos, Cubase, x5 Audio interfaces, Studios mics, Live mics, mic stands MacBook Laptops, iMac computers
As an individual, I am creative, easy-going, passionate, confident, approachable, punctual, relatable, open, understanding, trust-worthy, social, generous, compassionate and strong.
My objective and goal is to be able to do music full time in any capacity whether I am taking on many different projects, working with an organisation for community benefit to make a positive impact, and sharing my music and craft as a tool for sharing and passing on knowledge.