From a young age, nationally revered singer and The Voice (2014) Runner Up Jackson Thomas is considered one of Australia’s best vocalists. Touring alongside Ricky Martin, opening for Robbie Williams and currently on his extended Beatles celebration tour alongside Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Rai Thystlethwaite (Thirsty Merc) and Ciaran Gibbons (INXS), Jackson is considered both as a rare vocal talent and now as a major contributing force in the next generation of singer/songwriters as one of our key vocal experts.
2 x Double Platinum selling albums and counting, Aussie pop sensation and ARIA nominee Taylor Henderson is no stranger to the spotlight. Touring Australia many times over, Taylor is a seasoned professional singer/songwriter who still feels he is just getting started. Collaborating with other artists such as ARIA winner Dean Lewis & Grammy nominee Jon Hume, Taylor (now independent) couples invaluable insight with his charming brand of cheeky humour for the serious Singer/Songwriter.
International performer, songwriter and producer Josh Needham spent nearly 20 years on the keys before representing Australia (‘14) in Beijing at their live annual Spring Gala for over 750 million people. Since then Josh has been working steadily alongside a number of artists as music director, keys player and content producer, touring Australia many times over the last few years with such artists as Nathaniel, Harrison Craig and ARIA nominee, Taylor Henderson. Now as Founder of Sing It Out and partner of Clique Records, Josh also speaks to youth across Australia about the benefits of music for mental health whilst searching the country for Australia’s next best up and coming artists.
Emerging Dark-Pop Singer Songwriter Luna Vexa is not only making a name for herself in Australia but across the world. As an independent artist with millions of streams behind her, Luna has successfully crowdfunded her own album, surpassing her goal within seven days. Luna’s independent experience, innovative thinking and laser focus offers up and coming artists invaluable insight for their own success.
37 years as a musician and counting, all-star artist, vocalist, producer and manager Michael Stangel is a proverbial weapon of the Australian music industry. 3 x Platinum Album and U.S. Billboard charting Producer, Michael combines his vast experience with his gritty, down-to-earth, practical advice for up and coming Australian talent. Having worked with artists such as Shannon Noll, Vanessa Amorosi & The Veronicas (and plenty more), Michael’s casual charm is only outweighed by his wisdom gleaned from his nearly four decades on the road, studio and stage.
Winning drum competitions from an early age, platinum-selling Australian producer and Sony-endorsed backing vocalist, Daniel Kelaart, also the Managing Director of Clique Recording Studios and Lead Producer is a formidable talent. As a multi-instrumentalist, Dan's examples of work include being part of the Australian Eurovision team for Portugal in 2018, as well as producing/performing on a large number of records including receiving an ARIA for his production on the hit song by The Paper Kites 'Bloom'.
Many more artists, professionals and working musicians feature on our comprehensive Industry courses. Our instructors have the experience, knowledge, skills and secrets to what it takes to make it in the music industry. You wont find any stuffy Tafe lecturers here. Just passionate professional Music Industry Insiders. (Photo of Erika Ascenzo, leading Melbourne independent artist / songwriter)
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