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Hey friends. My name is Stevie Taylor. Welcome to “The Gig Life Podcast!!” I’m going to get the stories of the musicians, producers, performers and industry people from Australia, NZ and beyond, and bring them to you. I think we’re rolling...

Hey friends. My name is Stevie Taylor. Welcome to “The Gig Life Podcast!!” I’m going to get the stories of the musicians, producers, performers and industry people from Australia, NZ and beyond, and bring them to you. I think we’re rolling...
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Hey friends. My name is Stevie Taylor. Welcome to “The Gig Life Podcast!!” I’m going to get the stories of the musicians, producers, performers and industry people from Australia, NZ and beyond, and bring them to you. I think we’re rolling...




Episode 27: Sam McNally

Sam McNally. Piano/keyboard player, songwriter and composer from Melbourne. Stylus, John Farnham, Air Supply, Tim Finn, Tommy Emmanuel, Marcia Hines and Richard Clapton are to name a few of his previous gigs. Long time member of Doug Williams & the Mix. Episode Music. Intro: Serendipity Samba by Sam McNally. From the Album "Jubilation" Recorded in Homebush, NSW Australia....


Episode 26: Mark Costa

Mark Costa. Bass player, arranger, composer and music teacher from Sydney. Mark has performed and toured with numerous Australian and international artists, this list includes The Temptations, Tom Jones, Leo Sayer, Go West, Chris Isaak, Debbie Reynolds, Thelma Houston, Maxine Nightingale, Marcia Hines, Margaret Urlich, Shannon Noll, Guy Sebastian, Wa Wa Nee, James Morrison, Emma Pask, and John Foreman among many others. Bassist and arranger in the Australian Idol house band. Bassist in...


Episode 25: Marc Malouf

Marc Malouf. Artist, Session Guitarist, Vocalist and award winning Music Producer and Songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Currently with JOY, and Lucy Neville. Recorded in Five Dock, NSW Australia 28/11/18.


Episode 24: Sam Trevethick

Sam Trevethick (aka Sambora) New Zealand producer, DJ, director, guitarist, keyboard player and one of the founding members of Shapeshifter, and Peacekeepers. Recorded on 11/12/2018 Episode Music: Oculus -...


Episode 23: Victor Rounds

Victor Rounds. Fijian born Bass Player from Sydney. James Morrison, Jenny Morris, Marcia Hines, Renee Geyer, Paul Gray, Rick Astley, The Monkees, Tommy Emanuel and many more. One of the coolest cats in town… Recorded in Bexley, NSW Australia 27/11/2018


Episode 22: Jess Ciampa

Jess Ciampa began his musical life as a trumpet player but changed to percussion halfway through a Bachelor of Music Education degree at the NSW Conservatorium. He is a multi instrumentalist at home in a variety of styles of music, ranging from mainstream orchestral through to jazz, latin and commercial. He has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Synergy Percussion, the Seymour Group and the Sydney Dance...


Episode 21: Yanya Boston

Yanya Boston: “Since the turn of the millennium I have spent a lot of time on the road all around the globe as both drummer and more recently drummer/musical director. As a strong supporter of upcoming original music, I'm happiest holding down the backbeat behind some of Australias finest upcoming talent, Thandi Phoenix, JOY, Thelma Plum, Karen Lee Andrews, but I also have had the pleasure of playing for the likes of Tina Arena, Danni Minogue, Human Nature, Ronan Keating, Jess Mauboy, Guy...


Episode 20: Diana Rouvas

Diana Rouvas, most recently known for her appearance on the first Season of the Voice Australia… Has always embraced music as a way of life. Starting vocal training at the age of 4, and writing original material at the age of 8. At the age of 17, Diana joined the multi ARIA award-winning Tina Arena on backing vocals on a tour of France, where she performed to capacity crowds at the legendary Olympia Hall. Diana has been invited to represent her home of Australia at the Annual Australia Week...


Episode 19: Jonnie Adams

Jonnie Adams. Long time drummer for Doug Williams & The Mix, and former staff member of the old Billy Hydes Drumcraft. Recorded in Northmead, NSW Australia 20/11/2018


Episode 18: Fran Kora

Fran Kora. Vocalist, bass player and actor from the bay of plenty in New Zealand. Current front man and founding member of the band KORA, and also a member of the Modern Maori Quartet. Recorded in Auckland, NZ & Sydney, Australia 15/11/2018


Episode 17: Craig Calhoun

Craig Calhoun. Award winning Composer, Producer, multi-instrumentalist, mentor, Music Technologist and creator of Eurofunk. The Supremes, Chris Hinze, Marcia Hines, Wa Wa Nee, Renee Geyer, Kevin Borich, Marks Williams and Erana Clarke to name just a few. Recorded in Forrestville, NSW Australia 12/11/2018


Episode 16: Terepai Richmond

Terepai Richmond. Arguably, Australia's most recorded and toured drummer. D.I.G (Directions in Groove), SWOOP, Professor Groove and the Booty Affair, The Whitlams, Savage Garden, Missy Higgins, Soul Decision, Pete Murray, Guy Sebastian, Poppy Galactic and the Beat and many, many more. Recorded in Cronulla, NSW Australia 11/11/2018 Poppy Galactic and the...


Episode 15: Daniel March

Daniel March is an exciting new face taking his place amongst the independent soul music movement with his debut self titled album. Released October 17 in Japan via a deal with acclaimed label P-Vine and in Korea through Leaplay Records (Angus & Julia Stone, Brian McKnight) the 10 track long player showcases a rich blend of soulful sounds that is both lyrically refreshing and musically appealing. The first single ‘Magic’ from his latest release is a breezy, intoxicating slice of pop-soul...


Episode 14: Dave Goodman

Dave Goodman. Jazz critic John Clare has described Dave Goodman as ‘one of the leading drummers in the country’ and ‘[one of] the most intriguing drummers recording anywhere’. At just eighteen, Dave received an invitation to join the renowned Mike Nock Quartet and, at twenty, came second in the prestigious National Jazz Awards. Today, he is, undoubtedly, one of Australia’s most important jazz drummers. This is evident in the long list of luminaries – both Australian and international – with...


Episode 13: Karen Lee Andrews

Karen Lee Andrews (Formerly known by her stage name Ms Murphy) came into the public’s awareness in 2013, through her soul slaying performances on TV’s hit show, The Voice Australia. Ms Andrews has that rare gift to communicate the unspeakable. Cameron Adams, from the Herald Sun, says, “Ms Andrews has one of those authentic sounds you hear, even through the gloss of TV, you can tell she has lived and loved.” Her sensibility allows the audience to surrender to the music, the experience is...


Episode 12: Darren Mathiassen

Darren Mathiassen. Bluff-born D’s organic grooves are integral to the homegrown flavours of Aotearoa, through groups and artists such as Iva Lamkum, Rhombus, Age Pryor, Bella Kalolo, Charlotte Yates and Trinity Roots (in particular, with the iconic Little Things), but his long-standing bond with sterling soul sista, Hollie Smith, has produced both top selling albums and unforgettable performances. And then auspiciously, much to the excitement of hardcore festival party goers, as of NYE...


Episode 11: David Sleishman

Dave Sleishman. Drummer, and director of Sleishman Drum Co. Following in his fathers footsteps, Dave took what his dad had created and expanded it to what Sleishman is today. Helping develop and create the Twin Pedal and Sleishman Free-Floating System to the Pro Series we see today Dave is always thinking of new ideas and new ways to keep Sleishman Drum Co. one step ahead of the game! Dave also plays for The Never Ending 80’s Show. Recorded at Sleishman Drum Co, Sydney, NSW Australia...


Episode 10: Steele Turkington

Steele Turkington. Drummer, and one of Australia's leading/groundbreaking drum restorers and instrument makers. Founder and owner of Kentville Drums. "I'm often asked... what’s the Kentville story Won't you tell us the tale? Well, I started Kentville Drums with the simple aim of providing the Sydney community with a dedicated drum repair service, and in true Australian form, necessity really mothered invention. While I brought twenty years of experience as a drummer and my existing...


Episode 09: Bek Jensen

Bek Jensen is a Sydney based Singer/songwriter who grew up in an exceptionally talented family with both her parents working as professional musicians in Australia. Always surrounded by live music and wrapped in a blanket of classic soul, blues, jazz, country and gospel music, she started performing at a young age and found that she had an intense passion for the stage. Already established as an in-demand backing vocalist from the age of 16, Bek has recorded and toured nationally with...


Episode 08: John Hardaker

John Hardaker is a Sydney based jazz, blues and rock guitarist, band leader, graphic designer, music blogger and music reviewer for Australian Jazz. He formed and led The JHD Revival Band and now has a new modular group, The John Hardaker Direction which he formed out of the need to adapt to the ever changing Sydney live music scene. Recorded in Croydon, NSW Australia...