|Sunil De Silva||Sam McNally||Eric Rasmussen||John Adams||Prinnie|
|2Mystik||Aiden Haworth||Jimmy Roach||Hylton Mowday||Ben Gurton|
Sunil De Silva has established a formidable reputation as Australia's premier hand percussionist during the last 25 years. He has been fortunate to have worked with some of the world's most respected musicians and artists, encompassing an enviable range of musical styles. Always the “first call' percussionist, Sunil is at the cutting edge of musical performance. He is the premier endorsee for LP, through the auspices of Garry Hyde and Musiclink Australia. Sunil is also the main percussion teacher at Billy Hydes Sydney, and has nurtured many young musicians into their careers. His resume is like reading a history of Australian Music. He is in demand as both a freelance and session player and his talents have been heard in films such as “Strictly Ballroom” and “Crocodile Dundee”. Sunil has performed on most Australian TV shows, has been recorded on over 400 CD's/albums as well as thousands of jingles & commercials for TV & radio. Sunil has won awards for the Best Latin Percussionist, Best Studio Player, Best Jazz Player and as an Australian LP Clinician.
Prinnie may only be in her 20‘s but her experiences go far beyond her years . Her singing and dancing has taken her into all facets of the performing world.
Prinnie is about to launch her new her solo career and debut album. A songwriter in her own right, backed by this extensive experience and talent, Prinnie takes the stage as the lead where she belongs, showcasing her original tracks and performance skills. She is the pinnacle of grace and beauty and her future is secure especially with her upcoming solo career featuring a new original sound and style rarely seen on the Australian music scene.
Prinnie’s experience comes from a diverse background and she was amongst the best in the movie world when she featured in “Moulin Rouge”. Her musical theatre experience spans over a decade and boasts roles in sellout shows such shows as, “Oh What A Night“, “Footloose“, “Leader Of The Pack” and “Rent” . An established session singer, some of her recent work includes starring and singing the lead role in current Medibank commercial and lead vocalist in some well know jingles heard nationally on our TV and radio such as, Polo, Woolworths, McDonalds and many more. Her vocals can be heard on many of Australia’s favourite TV shows more recently, Strictly Dancing, In Sibyria Tonight and Australian Idol.
Prinnie has worked with the best in the business, International and Local artists such as, Ne-yo, Rahsaan Patterson, Ja Rule, K-Ci and JoJo, Next, Guy Sebastian, Jade McRae and her stage Urban ‘dada’, Doug Williams.
Sam McNally is one of Australia's best and most experienced
pianists/keyboard-players. "Studio Keyboard Player of the Year"
in 1990 (Music Week magazine) and a Top 5 Finalist for "Best Jazz
Artist" (MusicOz Awards, 2004), Sam has worked with Tommy Emmanuel,
John Farnham, Air Supply, Marcia Hines, Tim Finn (Crowded House) and international
acts (sax man) Dave Koz, Seals & Croft, US guitarist Louie Shelton,
and (Canadian) George Fox.
Eric Rasmussen has worked on the Sydney live music circuit for many years playing guitar with a host of artists including The Riva Band, Brothers of Oz, Marcia Hines and Armondo Hurley. He has also performed in the musicals 'Buddy', 'Oh What A Night' and 'Always..Patsy Cline'. Prior to moving to Australia he was a member of the group 'Heatwave' and also plays on the CD 'Lovelines', Karen Carpenter's final release.
Jimmy 'The Rock' Roach, as he is affectionately known by his peers, gained this title by effortless hours performing death metal seminars at local old age homes. For the last 5 years, he has been the driving force behind the Enormous Horns, also playing in his own rock band, 'Cracksquad!' where he performs his originals. Jimmy has also had the opportunity to perform originals with THE MIX.
Originally from the Central Coast, Aiden moved to the far North coast of NSW to study music in 2004 at Southern Cross University. It was while studying here that Aiden's talent was quickly noticed by the music faculty, including ex Sydney jazz guitar legend Jim Kelly (Crossfire) and bassist Greg Lyon (Renee Geyer, Crossfire), and soon found himself sharing the bandstand with these and other great players including Rick Fenn (10CC) and Alan Parks (Sir Cliff Richard).
Aiden completed his degree and moved to Sydney late 2007. Since then he has worked with Clayton Doley (Guy Sebastian, The Divinyls), The Chuck Yates Trio, Dave Panicci (Buddy Rich), Enormous Horns, Katie Underwood (Bardot), Steve Edmonds (Jimmy Barnes, Australian Idol), acclaimed Australian singer Deni Hines and of course, Doug Williams and The Mix.
Aiden furthered his studies and attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2008 where he studied with Sydney's hardest swingin' drummer Andrew Dickerson. Aiden has also studied with Gordon Rytmeister, David Jones, Andrew Gander and Terapai Richmond.
At age 26 Aiden is one of Australia's great 'up and coming' drummers. When he isn't touring South East Asia or travelling interstate in Australia, Aiden keeps busy playing venues in and around Sydney, teaching and raising his two children.
John Adams has been working with Doug Williams periodically since the age of 17. He has worked professionally since then with Steve Edmonds, Erana Clark, Phil Emmanuel, Andrew Oh, Sam McNally and many other artists and groups, as well as some session work. More recently, he has been working actively in the nightclub scene as a drummer/percussionist with the Martini Club, Scott T, and a host of other other DJ's around the Sydney nightclub scene.
Recently moving from Cape Town in South Africa, his CV
reads like that of musicians twice his age, Hylton is however just a regular
fun kind of "saxual" guy. He has played and recorded with the
likes of Peter Gabriel, Al Jarreau, UB40 and has performed and recorded
in London, Sydney, South Africa to even Dar Es Salem! Working as a soloist
with a symphony orchestra to travelling down the "Soul-highway"
with Doug, he is as comfortable and adapts in both!
Ben has worked in a diverse range of fields, playing live gigs with a wide range of artists such as Tom Burlinson, Candela, Tommy Tycho Orchestra and James Morrison. He has also worked in the theatre with "Frank, The Sinatra Story", "Fame", "The Tim Rice Arena Spectacular" and "Shout". In the studio he has been lucky enough to record music for the Disney remake of "South Pacific" with Harry Connick Jr. and Glenn Close as well as recording music for Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge". For television, Ben has worked on Good News Week, The James O'Loghlin Show, This is your Life and the 1998 AFI Awards.
Formed in 1998, with 2 album releases and performances in all major Sydney urban night clubs, 2Mystik now takes on a new form, re-emerging as the leaders in the Sydney Hip Hop scene.
2Mystik‘s lyrical content separates them from the rest, backed by beats that are both new and old school, this group is not afraid to cross all boundaries, talk social issues, deliver meaningful lyrics as well as drop hot party tracks on their audiences. It’s a journey to watch and listen; each individual member brings something to the table, with differing vocal styles from both sides of the U.S, East & West, merging to create 2Mystik.
Currently recording their latest album with Lil JC, the album boasts a mix of hip hop, reggae, soul, r’n’b and rock. Collaborating with Sydney’s own Urban ‘Dada’ Doug Williams, this album is pure in sound, solid in beat, new in style and a must for your Urban collection.
2Mystik is Hip Hop in its purest richest form and joins Doug Williams & The Mix live on stage.
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