On the 24th of October 2007, His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, launched Hear and Say WorldWide at Admiralty House at Kirribilli in Sydney. Honoured to be a guest of the Governor-General, It was my pleasure to film and produce the footage of the launch. The Governor-General is the patron for The Hear and Say Centre . You may wish to see some photo's of the launch and you can read the Governor-Generals speech. The launch of Hear and Say WorldWide coincided with the release of Peter Cupples new Album ‘about time’, Peter graciously allowed me to use some of his music on the production of the films.
On Saturday, October 6th 2007, Peter Cupples performed for a small group of friends at Miss D’s I’ve been a big fan of Peter for decades and was honoured to be able to film and produce some of Peter’s work for Internet distribution. Peter Cupples led the band Stylus, one of Australia's best-known acts, in the 1970s when pop/rock groups Sherbert, ACDC and Cold Chisel dominated. Stylus combined a soul and funk sound with rich harmonies. Eventually the group signed for American giant Tamla Motown, the first white group to sign for the label. Hits included "Summer Breeze" and "World Of Make Believe". One of my favorite albums by Peter was produced by Louie Shelton. In these recordings, Peter performed a combination of his own classics and new material along with some great standards from artists such as Seals and Crofts, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Sinatra. Peter was pleased to contribute his music from his latest album ‘about time’ on the production of the Governor-Generals presentation at Kirribilli. More
Currently, "Internet, Infinity and Beyond' Dr. Vinton G. Cerf's known as the Father of the Internet, and chief evangalist for Google. As well as handling the media and press conference prior to Dr. Cerf's presentation, I am currently finalizing DVD production of his keynote address at the Official launch of Hear and Say WorldWide. Dr. Cerf's presentation is in post production, The DVD will be available soon. You can see some of the previews here. Dr. Cerf's presents the state of the Internet and elements which are appearing on the network and discusses the Interplanetary Internet, An exclusive insight into the thoughts of the 'Internet's Architect.'
On the 5th and 6th of June, at the request of the Consul of Italy, I produced the dance-theatre piece '... Arrivi ... Partenze' which was officially opened by The Ambassador for Italy in Canberra, H.E. Stefano Starace Janfolla. The event was a joint venture between, Multicultural Affairs Queensland, The Italian Government and New Realm Media and featured as part of the official Italian Week 2007. My role was executive producer. The Premiere occurred at the Queensland Perfoming Arts Complex in Brisbane. The dance-theatre piece “...Arrivi ... Partenze” explores the issue of movement and its various meanings: necessary condition for the human being, expression form and communication medium; need of a group resulting in nomadism and migration. The multimedia performance incorporates the use of music, dance, acting, video projections, live music and various other art forms. Watch the film trailers. You may wish to see a photographic slideshow which includes the Rock band TRIM's performance at Suncorp Piazza
Jaider de Oliveira, Brazilian born singer, producer, performer, guitarist, percussionist, teacher, entertainer and my good friend!! Jaider is one of guitar greats, simply listen to his track ‘Baiao for you ‘ and you will need not ask further questions! Clearly I am a big fan and have been for many years. Over the course of those years I have had the good fortune to record and produce some material with the great Jaider, including his live performance at the premiere of ‘...Arrivi...Partenze’ which was opened by The Ambassador for Italy in Canberra, H.E. Stefano Starace Janfolla More
TRIM Italian Rock band direct from Rome, performed in Brisbane as part of their 'Uncut Tour', The concert was held in the Piazza on Brisbane's Southbank Parklands.
I produced the event for the Italian Consulate as part of the Official Opening of Italian Week. TRIM have since perfomed at several other major festivals and events around Queensland including opening for the Black Sorrows at Festitalia. You can see footage of the concert here.
Jo Camilleri and The Black Sorrows performed live at FESTITALIA on the 1st of July 2007 and I filmed and edited the great track 'Chosen One' a great track by the Australian music legends The Black Sorrows. A real joy to see it live.
The Black Sorrows opening act was TRIM - direct from Rome Italy, Australian 'uncut tour'. . Joe Camilleri's Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons were pioneers of the Oz rock scene delivering a a ska and blue beat influence previously unseen in Aussie rock... Speaking of the induction to ARIA Hall of Fame Camilleri offered: "After all is said and done, it's a good thing to celebrate, and a nice thing to recognize, the fact that 30 years ago a band which was true to itself helped shape the distinctly Australian music culture we all love today". See the Clip here