glasshouse mountains musos club

A great night was had by the 30 or so people who attended the inaugural Glasshouse Mountains Musos Club at the Sport Club last Thursday. Amongst the performers were Duo Classique, who included a magical performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, the rich harmonies of Champagne, Leanne Zadkovitch, who shared five originals with us - which we’ll look forward to hearing again, Paul Fagan, who showed what a versatile singer / guitarist he is, a number of more than competent backing musicians who willingly got up to support us (thank you Neil for your harmonies and bass), and yours truly who presented some foot tappin’ “swamp rock”.
There is little opportunity in the region for musicians to publically perform in an “open mic” session, meet their peers and develop their skills in a friendly non competitive environment. So if you’d like to get up or just see what other musos are doing, you’re encouraged to come along to the next night on Thursday June 16, between 7 and about 10pm. And if people bring a couple of extra chord and lyric charts with them, they are sure to find a few willing backers.
We encourage all styles of music, but with an emphasis on folk, blues, world, jazz and all forms of improvisation, country, bluegrass and theatre music. Please join us in encouraging music making in our region. You can contact us on facebook:

peter and the good doctor

Peter and the Good Doctor is a new live music duo performing their album Picture This
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the sound space

The Sound Space is a music business – primarily a recording studio, which operates in the Glasshouse Mountains – in the Sunshine Coast, and Townsville. As well as offering excellent quality recording and production services at very affordable rates, we offer small PA services with sound engineer, Arts Event Management, Workshop Facilitation, Production and Consultation - especially for world, blues n roots, folk, alternative DJ, jazz and classical musicians, along with sound art for galleries, dance and theatre.
How do we work?
My raison détre as a studio producer and engineer is simple: help my artists realise the music they want to hear, or even better – to realise music that is beyond their wildest dreams! From the outset however it is important to deal with basics: what is the artist (be they an individual or a group of people) hoping to achieve with the recording / project, what sort of skills do they have, how long do they want the project to take, what is realistic given their budget, and how much do they want me coordinate / produce the project for them. Timelines are driven by the artist’s need and resources. Some projects need a result tomorrow and some are looking at perhaps a 6 months period. Each artist is at a different career stage. Some know exactly what they want and in which case my role is very simple, others are looking at the opportunity to develop as a musician and songwriter, so we might work on things that develop their skills such as basic musicianship or chart writing, or arrangement techniques, or even professional career development. Through it all the artist remains the final arbiter and focus of the project – if they like the vocal up, it goes up, if they want more reverb, or a louder album, we achieve it.