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Danny’s first musical experience was in the womb. “My parents were living in London and while I was incubating they took me along to hear Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen’s famous 1975 Hammersmith Odeon concert and Led Zeppelin.” His career looked bright until he was struck down by leukaemia when he was 19 he eventually won this battle ten years later and returned to music with his debut album “The Transplant Tapes” written during recovery from the bone marrow transplant that saved his life. Danny’s skills on the guitar lead him to some serious session work including playing lead guitar in the touring bands of Bernard Fanning and Tim Rogers. Since then Danny’ has toured the nation with his band The Wilson Pickers and has been busy writing and recording his latest album. Danny's new album is a story of endurance. Find Someone is an album recorded and put together while leukaemia was spreading inside Danny Widdicombe. Danny was touring through Germany, The Netherlands and the UK, unaware of the cancer silently taking hold – until, at the climax of the tour, he collapsed and was rushed back to Australia to receive immediate treatment at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He had already made a start on his new album Find Someone in Brisbane before he left, writing and recording mostly demos of new songs, capturing their essence with first-take recordings. In Berlin he wrote and recorded more songs and finally, as the new twist of events dawned on him, he even laid down some overdubs in the lead-lined radiation room in the hospital between bouts of chemotherapy. As Danny’s health deteriorated, and he started to worry that this was to become a posthumous release, his long-time friend Lachlan ‘Magoo’ Goold picked up the reins and steered the album to completion, adding the final touches and his studio wizardry. More of Danny’s friends rallied behind him – some of Australia’s best musicians added their skills, people like Terepai Richmond, James Gillard, Luke Moller, Ben Salter, Andrew Morris, Grant Cummerford and Mel Robinson. Buoyed by the support from his family and friends, and with his new album to focus his mind away from the everyday monotony of life in hospital, Danny managed to slowly regain some strength and return home to his wife and children. But this is only the background story of a great album. Find Someone is full of well-written songs that range from Crazy Horse-style rock, through Berlin-inspired synthesiser groove pop to intimate, thought provoking nylon-string plucked songs that make it obvious why Danny is an award-winning songwriter and instrumentalist.

Danny’s first musical experience was in the womb.

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 New York based, Australian composer and conductor, Sean O’Boyle, has conducted recordings and concerts with many leading Australian and international orchestras, including the Adelaide, West Australian, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, The Queensland Orchestra, Dortmund Konzert, Lexington Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic and Orchestra Victoria.   His compositions have been performed by all the major Australian orchestras and by International orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.
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Sugar Kane Music is the musical home of producer/composer/songwriter John Kane and  co-producer, recording engineer and musical cohort Mark Walmsley. ABC Music and Sugar Kane have had a very long association dating back to John’s early production work with Colin Buchanan, Jane Saunders, The Kanes, Anne Kirkpatrick and The Bushwackers for ABC Country during the early 90’s. John and Mark have produced and composed songs and music for many releases for the ABC Kids label including a much loved Nursery Rhyme Series culminating in the classic 200 Great Nursery Rhymes for Kids, plus a series of Dance albums including the Gold Record award winning Macarena. A well received series of educational albums followed and more recently they have been the guiding force behind very popular releases by Jay Laga’aia andGeorgie Parker. Along the way they have composed music for the popular ABC TV series Something in the Air and Good Game and composed and produced the music for the latest series of The Fairies and the companion CD and DVD.   John Kane’s background is in acoustic roots music and particularly bluegrass. His band the Flying Emus won ARIA awards and several Golden Guitars in Tamworth and were regarded as pioneers of the new country sound in Australia. He is a highly regarded stringed instrument specialist playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, ukulele and other things with strings. Recently John returned to his musical roots for an album called The Banjo recorded with his Flying Emus partner in crime Ian Simpson. The album has received rave reviews and is nominated for several awards. Mark Walmsley is a talented recording and mixing engineer as well as an accomplished player of piano, synthesisers and all manner of keyboards including the dreaded accordian. Before teaming up with John he produced recordings for Mark Hunter, Glynn Nicholas and worked on several theatre productions. He misspent his youth in several prominent rock bands in the Canberra district. Recent ABC releases to emerge from Sugar Kane Music include Ted Egan’s Saving The Best collection and Jay Laga’aia’s ARIA nominatedI Can Play Anything as well as The Banjo of course. In the works right now is an album of Ukulele music slated for release in early 2012.  
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“I firmly believe Ben Salter to be one of the world's great singers, and if I weren't so goddamn competitive, one of its great songwriters."Tim Rogers 2011 was a big year for Ben Salter. His debut album The Cat was released to glowing reviews including four stars in Rolling Stone and a 9/10 in J Mag, who said: “Ben Salter has assembled a true masterpiece with these twelve tracks.. (they) display an amazing grasp of musical and lyrical wrangling. ...There’s an abundance of gems..  Cheery, teary and damn impressive.” - J Mag - 9/10 Produced by the Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, The Cat was a clean break from Salter’s previous work in acts such as Giants of Science, The Gin Club and The Wilson Pickers. A blend of avant-garde pop, folk and rock, it was at once conventional but also delightfully skewed.  Salter toured the country several times in support of the album as well as supporting Cat Power, Paul Dempsey, J. Mascis and many others. He was awarded the “Most Popular Artist” and “Album Of The Year” at the Queensland Music Awards; performed a duet with Kimbra on SBS's Rockwiz program; and relocated to Melbourne for six months, playing every residency and bar show he could manage to fit into an already busy schedule. Then in early 2012 Salter was awarded a New Work Grant from the Australia Council, his stated project to spend five months in Europe collaborating with as many songwriters and artists as possible. Although he started with the modest aim of ten or so collaborations and perhaps an album's worth of material, Salter ended up writing nearly forty new compositions with twenty five different collaborators across England, Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. He also had a few adventures along the way - climbing a mountain in remote northern Iceland; spending a week travelling through France playing tambourine for Brisbane-based rock band HITS; performing at the Australian High Commission in London during the Jubilee celebrations; playing at an all-night dance party on Italy's Adriatic coast; and getting a guided tour of Madrid’s night life by old friend Bernard Fanning. Salter has not stopped. He has criss-crossed the country several times - supporting Something For Kate, undertaking his own co-headlining tour with Mike Noga, and more recently completing his own "House Music" tour, performing in sheds, loungerooms, verandahs and back yards from Rockhampton to Fremantle. He's also taking part in this year's DARK MOFO festival in Hobart as part of the Vandemonian Lags project, a collaboration with Mick Thomas, Darren Hanlon, Tim Rogers and others for which he has written a number of songs. But in between all this activity he has been racking up hours at Nowhere Audio, a small studio in Brisbane's West End, embellishing and polishing the tracks he recorded on a rudimentary portable studio whilst on his travels. The European Vacation EP is the first fruit of these endeavours. As sonically and thematically varied as its inception suggests; the European Vacation EP flits between genres as steadily as Salter moved from country to country on his travels. There's the atmospheric, harmony drenched pop weirdness of first single “Semi-Pro Gamer”, written and recorded in Berlin with an expatriate Australian physicist, Tom Oates; the ambient electro duet “Tremulous”, recorded in London with German/Australian chanteuse Christa Vi; “The Prophetess”, a paranoid psychedelic rock epic about a 10th Century Icelandic witch (written of course in Reykjavik); and one of the dark fingerstyle folk tunes that Salter has become renowned for in the plaintive “Not Today”, recorded in a Paris apartment after a long night out, and featuring a stunning saxophone solo courtesy of philosophy student Pierre Thevenin, whom Salter met through a mutual friend. That’s not to mention the slow burning indie rock tune “Dark Forces”, co-written with Gin Club bandmate Ola Karlsson in Stockholm; the instrumental “All The Things”, which was conceived entirely in a friend's flat in Dublin; and the eight minute sound-art meditation of “Lecce” which captures the beautiful scorched desolation of the southern Italian town where it was recorded. So the theme of the EP is the journey itself – roaming unexplored territory looking for inspiration and finding it in some unexpected places. Salter toured around Australia in support of his first release through his newly-signed deal with ABC Music, the European Vacation EP.Discography: The Cat (2011)European Vacation EP (2013)http://www.bensalter.com.au/https://www.facebook.com/bensaltermusichttps://twitter.com/SltyDg 

Best known as a founding member of The Gin Club, Giants of Science and The Wilson Pickers, Brisbane, Australia-based

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As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll bands, Tim Rogers has released 10 studio
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Pete Drummond has composed scores for a variety of projects since 2005.

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Lucy Egger has enjoyed careers as an Actor, Moveme

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"In 2010, in a small bedroom in Sydney's Inner-Wes

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David Chapman is an accomplished composer, program

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Kit Warhurst is an active participant in the Austr

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With orchestral players for parents, the boy never

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Jessica Wells was born in Florida, USA and migrate

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Amanda Brown has enjoyed a constant and varied car

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“Westbrook sometimes nails a melody so sweetly it hardwires itself into your memory...”- Pete Best

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Since graduating with a composition major from Sou

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Australian screen composer Caitlin Yeo’s style has always been unique.