Simon ditched his dreams of being a professional cricket player to clean speakers in a warehouse. He also turned down his first road gig with Lionel Richie. Gaining ranks in the audio world led him to working with artists such as Usher, Mariah Carey, Brian Setzer, and Michael Jackson immediately before his untimely death.
Born in Perth, raised in Essex, England, then back to Australia, Pete tells me about cutting his teeth playing cover songs in clubs with his dad. Eventually ending up in Melbourne where he decided to only play original music with artists and bands. This lead to landing jobs with internationally known singer-songwriters and being called by producers for studio session work.
Rob talks about his animosity towards playing the violin at a young age. Buying a bass guitar on a suggestion from a friend. Signing a label deal with his first band after a showcase at the legendary CBGB’s, disbanding, then relocating to NYC playing with international touring singer-songwriters.
Recorded May 16, 2017
Brian tells me about how he was challenged at Manhattan School of Music, traveling through Brazil to learn other styles of music, then ultimately ending up in NYC rocking out with bands.