Band profile – Andrew Arnold – keys

IMG_0492 - Version 3Andrew has over ten years experience performing, teaching and composing music in Australia and Switzerland. He is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter and has worked professionally to compose and produce music for various projects. Andrew has worked on full feature films, audiobooks and advertisements adding up to a diverse and interesting body of work. This year Andrew released his latest EP with his band Canvas Road. As well as playing with Canvas Road, Andrew plays with other projects around Melbourne and will be heading back to Switzerland for some shows in December.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Music, in which he explored an eclectic mix of styles of music and composition for film. His time in Switzerland lead him to discover a new world of music, and a new language, which made him think and compose in a different way. Living and walking amongst the old buildings of Europe gave this musician a different take on what he was creating and has lead to a new direction in his musical life. Some of Andrew’s highlights include an appearance on ABC 774, the scoring of the independent feature film Stillwater with Tomas Strode, the composition of Quoi de Neuf (French audiobooks) and playing at RAW Art’s Scope in September.

Band profile – Geoffrey Worsnop – drums

10524208_730935950314352_7716951178531650760_oGeoff has been drumming ever since his mum said he was allowed to, back in 1996. Since his first lesson with a friend’s brother he has never looked back and has made drumming and music a focal point of his existence.

Starting with with formal lessons on percussion throughout high school, he then undertook focussed one-to-one drumkit tuition throughout an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance and then Bachelor of Music.

Geoff has developed and refined his own style that lends itself to being a prominent and integral part of the rhythm section in many genres of music. Geoff has also obtained a Master of Teaching, specialising in Secondary Music Teaching.

Currently Geoff is playing in 3 bands that vary from Rock and Blues to Latin, Soul and Folk.

Band profile – Oscar Poncell – guitar

imageMusician, composer and educator, Oscar has developed his musical profession in Australia since he moved back from Chile in 2003.

With a strong passion for World music, Oscar has performed in many ensembles crossing a range of musical cultures including European and South American influences on guitars styles and percussion.

His dedication has led him to perform at festivals such as Womadelaide, Woodford Folk Fest, Byron Bay Blues Fest in Australia. He recently was on tour in Germany with the Simon Hudson Band.

Oscar also is gaining strong momentum working at his own The Kitchen studio and Blank Tape Music, where he records, mixes and produces all styles of music.