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Bands & Artists : Debra Manskey
Debra Manskey was born
into a musical family in South Australia. In fact,
for the first ten or twelve years of her life, Debra thought everyone lived in
a home where music was on the menu most nights of the week.
“Growing up, it was a
revelation for me to discover that some families didn’t play music together or
even own a musical instrument. We used
to sit around the kitchen table and just do it!
Looking back, it’s a gift I can’t thank my parents enough for.”
Her older brother Ivan was
a gifted jazz drummer and her father, Charles Manskey was a fine performer,
music teacher and multi-instrumentalist.
Making her debut at age 6, Debra got a taste for live performing very
early that hasn’t ever really left her.
Throughout her long
career, Debra has graced many concert stages and festivals across Australia, including Pt Fairy Folk Festival, Moomba, Cygnet
Folk Festival and Tasmania’s jewel, 10 Days on the Island. In recent years as a solo
performer she has also supported other outstanding artists such as The Stiff
Gins, Neil Murray, Sophie B Hawkins, Mick Thomas and the inimitable Dave
One of the founding
members of Australian 80’s indie darlings Wild Pumpkins at Midnight, Debra’s
trademark, soaring vocals contributed to the Pumpkins’ 1990 ARIA award for
“This Machine is Made of People” (Best Independent Release).
Debra is also highly
regarded as an arts administrator and educator. She regularly conducts specialist workshops
for adults and children in voice, songwriting and music business competencies.
In 2006, Debra has
performed with Sophie B Hawkins, supported The Bat Band, conducted workshops on
King Island in western Bass
Strait and produced
‘Sampler’ – a live CD from The Pea***** Theatre which should be available
commercially in the later half of this year.
booking/scheduling information, please contact:
Phone: 0406 6940662Email:
Tuition : Creative Vision Music School
Creative Vision Music School is a really relaxed, fun
environment where a wide range of instruments and vocals are taught.
The school is located in the South Eastern / Hills part of Melbourne at
20 Collins Place, Kilsyth 3137."
Lessons are taught from Monday through to Saturday.
the teachers are not only excellent teachers but also accomplished
musicians - and their secret to great teaching starts with really
enjoying what they do.
The school offers a first up FREE LESSON to let you try before you buy - and lessons are at a very affordable price.
For more info check out www.creativevisionmusic.com or call Graham on 0409 135 565 or 03 9723 3344
News : New chillout music by HughMiddleton!
HughMiddleton writes"Brand new chillout music by melbourne based musician Hugh Middleton is available now on mySpace!
Please check it out and send some feedback!"
News : Public Revolution launches world first Video Gig Guide for indie artists.
founder writes"See before you go is the is message from new Australian 100% indie
showcase site and online store www.publicrevolution.com. Just launched,
the Video Gig Guide allows indie fans, labels and venues to preview
artist's live gigs before going. The idea was the brainchild of Public
Revolution's IT Director Ini Nam, who also co-designed Public
Revolution's impressive 100% flash site. For fans it's free to use but
only artists/labels that register with the site as members can gain
access to placing their gigs in the guide due to the complimentary
video editing done by PR. Current artists with videos to preview
include The Winnie Coopers, The Kentinos, 8 Ball Aitken, Elation,
Sydonia, and Men In Blues.Other impressive features for indie artists
and fans on the PR site include 24/7 streaming radio, backstage pics
gallery, indie ringtones, reviews, plus the site features other forms
of independent art such as short film previews, animation and a
mini-digital art gallery, and heaps more. See it for yourself at
Recording Studios : Front Room Studios
The Front Room Studio
is the first 24-bit digital recording and mastering studio in the leafy suburb of Surrey Hills, South East of Melbourne.
cater to anyone who would like to make a fantastic quality recording on
a budget - we can offer a competitive sound to today's radio greats, at
prices that you will not find anywhere else.
We also pride
ourselves in 'the complete package' - we can track, mix and master your
songs and create eye-catching CD cover designs to go with your new
Featuring a digital setup
driven by the most powerful PC-based recording software - Cakewalk's
SONAR, Sony Sound Forge and a wide selection of on-board digital
plugins combine to create a soundscape that you can be proud of - we
have recorded artists in many genres - our specialty is acoustic guitar
and piano based pop and rock music, but we are also well versed in
rock, hard rock, acoustic, choir, voice over and musical theatre
environment is a major factor in the recording process, and making a
good recording, and the front room is as comfortable as a big house -
well, it IS a big house! So make yourself a cuppa in the kitchen or
hang out watching DVDs in the lounge while the lead guitarist gets
their solo down.
Please feel free to browse the website
for more information, and don't hesitate to drop us an email
or give us a call for more information!