katie (vocals)

Katie = Shoes

Second to her shoes, Katie is perhaps best known for her enthusiasm. Bounding around at a million miles per hour is all part of Katieís day which she loves to fill with a variety of random and not so random stuff.

Katie debuted as a singer at the age of 2 singing ABBA tunes and also dabbled in percussion - banging her mumís saucepans. Her more formal tuition began when her music teacher at her new primary school gave her a recorder book and asked her to join the school choir....

Growing up in sunny and beachie Perth gave her a great foundation in all things musical and was where she first studied voice at University. She also studied voice at universities in Illinois (USA) and Melbourne. Katie has performed as a soloist in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, USA, Hong Kong, UK and New Zealand. She is also a choral director and has been the manager of Tankstream Quartet (now the Australian String Quartet).

Saying that, the most important thing about music for her is that it speaks the unspeakable - what you darenít tell anyone else. It transports you to other places - situations, perhaps scenarios, in one reality that you would never go... but in another...

Ollie (her maltese poodle or multipoo) is nice enough to let Katie live with her in her Melbourne home. Katie feels obliged to say something nice about Gareth and their collaboration at this point... hmm...

gareth (music)

Most of the time you could be forgiven for thinking that Gareth may not actually exist...

But when he does emerge, his dry stream of witty banter makes you forget exactly why you were trying to find him in the first place. Gareth makes you feel at ease immediately and you feel like you have known him for your whole life.

As a musician, Gareth has indulged in a wide variety of modes to express his love of beautiful music. From an early age, he has learned, written, and performed music in many styles - from classical to electronic. He started writing/arranging music from the first time he picked up an instrument (a much-loved and chewed plastic recorder in prep) and since then has studied piano and trumpet. He decided he had had enough of playing the trumpet when he left it on a train and realised that maybe that wasnít a bad thing.

Since then, Gareth has studied composition at University and written music for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Garethís other love is the environment which is a big influence in his music.