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#tbt Way back in 199something I was working with Melbourne funk covers party band Jabulani, they were fronted by 2 brothers and 2 sisters from South Africa. Abby Joyce (RIP) and Joe, Joni and Tess. The bands backing group consisted of a revolving door cast of Melbourne best session musicians of the time, including … Ron Peers , Wayne Jones, Bill Fraser, Claude Carranza, Tony “sticks” Hicks.
I was on the crew usually at the foldback position, sometimes lights, and occasionally FOH. The keyboard player was Grant Mathers who I (along with Steve Romig) joined forces with to greatly expand my contacts, recording studio gear list and allow larger studio projects.
The track linked below was the first song Jabulani recorded, me drum programming a #MPC60 and engineering Grant on all the other instruments and of course Jabulani singing. The band went on to later record an album in the US which you can find parts on Youtube. I don’t have a name for this song, but it certainly about a celebration of Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990. ... See MoreSee Less
Record your band @ Toyland Recording Studio in Northcote Melbourne and receive instant placement in the top 10 of the US charts, #note.. does not include instant placement in the top 10 of the US charts, but you will get a great recording, then anything can happen. ... See MoreSee Less
Looking forward to working on "The Bittermen" continuing album sessions tomorrow night, here is a bit of video from last years sessions. @ Toyland Recording Studio MelbourneThe Bittermen in the studio during the recording of On All Sides. Psychedelic Reggae-Dub inspired Indie Rock. Band Site: www.thebittermen.com Facebook... ... See MoreSee Less