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Studio Gear Brisbane – MEET THE STAFF:

Porl

Porl (AMusA)

Position: Assistant Manager (for Westfield Garden City Location)

Specialty: Music Technology, Studio Recording and Synthesizers/Workstations

Starting his adventures in music at age six on violin and being awarded an AMEB diploma in 1989, Porl’s interest in music technology was ignited when he started sequencing a Casio CZ-1000 synthesizer with Cubase on an Atari ST. A professional producer and musician, he has enjoyed high rotation radio airplay with bands Zephyr Timbre and My Ninja Lover, national tours with Spearhead, Nelly Furtado, Moby and Jamiroquai among many others, performances at international festivals such as Homebake, Parklife and The Big Day Out as well as winning Nokia’s Connecting Beats national competition and the QLD Music Award for Electronica. With his music retail experience stemming from managing Musiclab for seven years, Porl is always happy to pass on production tips and tricks and share his knowledge of music in general.

Top 3 Favourite Bands: Orbital, Röyksopp, Com Truise

Top 3 Favourite Brands: Steinberg, Nord, Roland

Favourite Expression: “There are only two genres of music; ‘good’ and ‘bad'”

Rosemary

Rosemary

Position: Sales

Speciality: Digital Pianos, Arrangers and Home Keyboards

Rosemary is a piano player first, but an arranger keyboard/vocals combination is her favourite set-up. Early in life she studied piano, which directly lead to her becoming a church organist – something she’s still doing forty-five years later. Rosemary has performed as a soloist, a “one-lady-band”, in recording bands and in rock bands at the Hunter Valley Wineries as well as countless wedding venues, pubs and clubs. While she has twenty years experience in the music retail industry, Rosemary also writes and records her own songs, enjoys teaching piano, keyboard and folk guitar and creating tracks on Finale Music. She’s currently working on an exciting new duo project.

Top 3 Favourite Bands: Eurythmics, Cold Chisel and Blondie.

Top 3 Favourite Brands: Roland, Yamaha & RODE

Favourite Expression: “Rock and roll!”

Tyson

Tyson (BA AudioProd & Dip SoundProd SAE)

Position: Sales

Speciality: Music Technology, Studio Recording and Guitars

Tyson has been producing music for over twelve years in ridiculously diverse genres ranging from J-pop to Metalcore. He currently runs his own successful recording studio entitled ‘Studio Truth’ and his clientele have toured worldwide, played on the Warped Tour, have been featured on popular TV show The X-factor and have sold thousands of records. Tyson has enjoyed radio play on national and international stations and has played guitar in many bands to audiences as small as ten and as large as ten thousand. He is always keen to help customers achieve the best and most appropriate studio set-up for their needs and gives the best fist bumps. Ever.

Top 3 Favourite Bands: Hella, Radiohead and The Mars Volta

Top 3 Favourite Brands: Fender, SSL, Universal Audio

Favourite Expression: {A friendly smile}

Sean

Sean

Position: Sales

Speciality: Guitars and Home Recording

Being born into a household of professional classical musicians, Sean’s musical journey began early on. Although he started playing the piano, his passion for music took off after picking up the guitar, which led him to completing his Grade 8 Classical Guitar AMEB certificate as well as playing in various cover and original bands spanning multiple genres. He is currently an active songwriter and performer for He Danced Ivy and Cordeaux. With years of music retail experience under his belt as a manager at Park Beach Music & HiFi in Coffs Harbour, Sean strives to match the right product to the right customer and is always ready to geek out over little musical tidbits.

Top 3 Favourite Bands: Queens Of The Stoneage, Gillian Welch, Steven Wilson

Top 3 Favourite Brands: Paul Reed Smith, Roland, Yamaha/Steinberg

Favourite Expression: “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming”- David Bowie