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Moorooka was a hunting ground for Australian Aboriginal Jagera tribe before European settlement. Within this grounds was a Bora Ring - a place of ceremony, and the process leading up to it, involving the learning of sacred songs, stories, dances, and traditional lore. Many different clans assembled to participate.
Resident Producers | Mixers | Engineers of past and present
Guy Webster is a composer, sound designer, producer and artist working across the mediums of theatre, dance, sound art, installation and new media. His broad body of work has featured in theatres, festivals, live music venues, galleries and conferences throughout Australia, Japan, Europe, UK, USA and China while his live performances have seen him share the stage with the likes of Beth Orton, Ed Harcourt, Powderfinger, The Cruel Sea, Mad Professor and Sarah Blasko.
Guy trained and worked as a dancer & choreographer early in his professional early career while developing his practice as a composer and musician. Within a few years his focus turned towards sculpture and sound to create original instruments and interactive performance works. This refined spacial sensitivity and unique approach to performance led to his initial work as a composer for theatre. He has since worked with many companies and independent artists including Qld Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre Company, Shake & Stir Theatre, The Brisbane Festival, Backbone Youth Arts, State Library of Qld, Out of the Box Festival, Lisa O’Neill, Goat Track Theatre, Stella Electrika, Wilde Applause, Red Shoes.
Guy is also a core and founding member of the new media performance and installation group, The Transmute Collective (1998-2009), whose work, Intimate Transactions received an honorary mention in the 2005 Prix Ars Electronica and featured in numerous galleries and festivals including ICA (London), National Art Museum of China (Beijing), The Performance Space (Sydney) and ACMI (Melbourne), BIOS (Athens).
Guy’s unique compositions utilize traditional vocal and instrumental works combined with field recordings, original instruments and an adventurous approach to production to create new experiences through immersive sound design.
Joel Myles is a music producer, composer and artist from Brisbane.
Joel has over 20 years experience in the music industry, he understands the process behind writing, collaboration, performance and the importance of the emotional connection in the music he records and mixes.
Joel has the ability to work in a wide range of genres from electronic pop, rock, grunge and metal, always getting the absolute best from the artist. He has a talent for top line melody writing, vocal arrangements, production and mixing.
Joel started Head Atlas a few years back and the music production company is already gaining a reputation for outstanding work. Local heavy prog rockers SUM OF US have a lot of buzz around them at the moment with their 5 track debut EP and punk band THE WAY WE WERE, who recorded two singles with Head Atlas have received some notable airplay on Triple J and Triple M.
Joel and Chrispy run Head Atlas out of Studio C here at Hunting Ground Studios. The ethos behind Head Atlas is to not only be sound engineers but song engineers. Specialising in pre-production and a holistic approach to recording their artists. They have the ability to re-create the sound in your head through their process;
Understanding - Collaboration - Development - Recording Design - Capture - Mix.
Joel continues to perform live and has had a successful career in various rock bands (RVLR, Nightwoods) and his solo project (Joel Myles) over the last 15 years. He has opened for Wolfmother, The Living End, Thirsty Merc, Karnivool, Shihad, played main stage at Splendour In The Grass and received commercial radio airplay.
Joel studied at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music on the Gold Coast, obtaining a Bachelor Of Popular Music with honours. Since graduating in 2017, Joel moved Head Atlas into it's new home at Hunting Ground Studios and has hit the ground running with an eclectic array of exciting projects.
Matthew has spent two decades working in many facets of the music industry.
He was the main songwriter / guitarist / lead vocalist and Musical Director in the rock band doogle whilst working through a Business degree in Marketing. That band had Austereo and Triple J radio play and played many sold out shows along the east coast of Australia. They released 2 EPs and a live CD and DVD in a four year period.
Matthew then worked in promotions at Warner Music and was instrumental in the local releases of Albums by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Urban, Matchbox 20, Madonna, Michael Buble and more.
Being a guitar junkie he continued his work and sold high end guitars (Gibson, PRS, Fender) through one of Australia’s largest music stores Allan’s Music. Matt was consistently in the top tier sales people nationally. He also worked for award winning distributor Pro-Music.
After traveling the UK, Europe, NZ, USA, Japan and others Matthew was given the job of Studio Manager at the largest Advertising House in Canada: Vapor Music. As studio manager he was a key leader in connecting the Toronto studio with LA studios, NYC studios and also Italy. He composed and pitched for over 400 commercials writing and producing original music for each. Campaigns included a Superbowl commercial Hyundai with Jeff Bridges, Visa with Morgan Freeman and PSA’s with Mandy Moore and Jessica Alba.
Moving to Melbourne he set up an independent studio and won funding from the Australian Government for his small business. He worked on some Australian films featuring Toni Collette and also campaigns for Australian Cricket and Mazda.
Returning to Brisbane he was active in blues jams in the local community and then joined Neo Psch band Nightwoods as the lead guitarist.
Matthew currently works with a carefully selected handful of songwriting clients in the role of creative director / songwriting partner. He also produces and records original music.
He can be reached on 0466 513 014.
Andrew Threlfo is a producer, mixer and engineer based at Hunting Ground Studios in Brisbane, Australia.
After receiving his BMus in Production at the Queensland University of Technology in 2014, Threlfo immediately busied himself by assisting producer and engineer Tristan Hoogland (Ball Park Music, Cub Sport, Sesame Street) and collaborating with artists in their homes and over the internet. Dissatisfied with the limitations of home studio production, he spent months searching Australia’s cities for a recording space to call his own before settling on Hunting Ground Studios in his hometown of Brisbane.
Whether it's recording a band live in the room or spending months to create a precise pop masterpiece, Threlfo embraces variety and knows how to bring out the best from each artist. Already in his short time working as a producer and engineer he has been lucky to share the control room with such talented artists as Charlotte Emily, Timothy Dale, MTNS, OK Badlands and Vancouver Sleep Clinic. Threlfo’s love for music and the people behind it truly sets this producer above the playing field.
Luke Woollett is a full-time musician, sound engineer and teacher. After graduating from QUT's Bachelor of Music in 2014, he has quickly risen to local acclaim in the Brisbane music scene working with artists such as Mark Lowndes, Graham Moes and Rivermouth. He now works out of Hunting Ground Studios in Brisbane's south alongside Guy Webster and Andrew Threlfo.
Luke has a broad range of experience producing, mixing and performing a wide scope of music styles; from grungy garage rock to hard-hitting hip-hop; from poignant world music to bone-crushing heavy metal. Having the opportunity to jump between projects like these has afforded him a unique style that draws from his plethora of influences.
His endeavours have led him to cross paths with ARIA and Grammy winning producers such as Magoo, Mike Howlett and Paul Bromley, and has gained mountains of experience under their guidance.
Luke's down-to-earth approach to music making and obsessive attention-to-detail is what sets him apart from his competition. Book a session and see for yourself!
Tristan Hoogland is a producer, mixer and engineer based at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia.
Beginning eight years ago with a BMus in Production at the Queensland University of Technology, Hoogland soon completed the degree in 2009 and immediately busied himself by recording and producing artists at Brisbane’s Psi-Fi Studios. In 2011 he became the head staff engineer for one of Australia’s finest and state of the art studios, Gasworks. After a long stint and with many artists under his belt, Hoogland went independent in 2013 continuing his production endeavours in his fully owned and operated facility, Hunting Ground Studios. In 2015, Hoogland relocated to Melbourne where he begun and continues to work out of Australia’s premier recording studio, Sing Sing.
Since he first began at Psi-Fi, Hoogland has already yielded an impressive list of clients such as Golden Vessel, Woodes, Fountaineer, OKBadlands, Huntly, Abraham Tilbury, Mid Ayr, Paul Dempsey, Ball Park Music, Phoncurves, Oh Ye Denver Birds, Malo Zima, Cub Sport and many others. He has also worked under several critically acclaimed and award winning producers such as Paul McKercher (AUS), Steven Schram (AUS), Mick Glossop (UK), Jason Derulo (US), Simon Polinski (AUS) and many others.
In 2013 Doug graduated from the Queensland University of Technology and also completed a year as an intern for Tristan Hoogland at QUT's Gasworks Studio. The following year and a half saw Doug honing his craft alongside Tristan, recording and mixing Brisbane based artists out of their shared studio, 'Hunting Ground Studios'. After having an impact on the local Brisbane music scene, 2015 saw Doug relocate to Sydney, with the intent to continue his passion for Producing and Mixing music while working out of Australia's best recording facilities.
“It all starts with the song. A good song guides you as to where it wants to go and when you’re working with the right act, its a real privilege to be able to help them produce something that really showcases who they are.”
Leaving Australia for The Netherlands in 2013, producer Stephen Bartlett has quickly leapt to the top of the international music industry, adhering to his production philosophy that the song is a canvas just waiting for colour to be added.
His unique sound that shows an uncanny ability to bring out the best in a wide variety of genres, from indie rock successes including Skinny Jean and The Red Paintings in his native Australia, through to his current success at the top of European charts with four top five debuts and a platinum certification in the last six months.
Currently based in the world-renowned Wisseloord Studios in Amsterdam, Bartlett combines a long history working with vintage gear with the latest technology to bring out the best in songs. In Australia, Bartlett was the owner of The Docking Station, a multi-room facility featuring a vintage Neve 5316, creating a niche for great production, leading to various industry awards (MusicOz Award, Australian Music Prize Nominations) and accolades in leading national publications including Audio Technology and The Music Network.
WELCOME to our newest additions to Studio B: Andrew Threlfo & Luke Woollett