Mark Smith

Mark started out as a drummer in Darwin bands Drum Drum and Culture Connect. He later became manager of both groups, taking Drum Drum on a tour to over 13 countries, whilst Culture Connect received national attention through triple j and Channel V. Mark later took on management of Darwin duo Sietta – the group…

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Liz Archer

Whilst pursuing a career in youth and community services, music has remained central to Liz’s life.  She studied classical piano at Elder Conservatorium in the late 70s and has performed piano and keys solo, as accompanist and in bands at private and community events along with singing in community choirs.  For a decade Liz produced…

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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy has extensive experience working across the creative industries with over 11 years’ experience working on complex placed-based activations, festivals, exhibitions, performances, and arts and cultural infrastructure projects at both small and large scales. As a former professional musician and with over 20 years’ experience performing, producing and facilitating music projects Jeremy shares  a deep…

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Phillip Eaton

Phillip has a Diploma in Contemporary Music from Charles Darwin University (CDU) and has been an active member in the NT music industry for more than 15 years. He is a skilled musician, previously bass player and percussionist for WildWater, Drum Drum, Cinco Locos, and has been involved in countless multi-cultural music and performance collaborations.…

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Shauna Upton

Originally from the South-West of WA, Shauna relocated to the Northern Territory upon completion of her Masters in International Relations at the end of 2017. Prior to her move, Shauna worked for her beloved West Coast Eagles as an event coordinator, organising an extensive variety of events during her 3.5 years with the football club.…

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Tom Jones

With over 25 years as a professional bassist, Tom Jones’ career has seen him tour extensively nationally and internationally and performing at Australia’s most iconic venues and festivals. His experience across the industry includes promoting and managing events, bookings, and music education. In recent years he was the driving force behind turning The Marrickville Bowlo…

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Jessie Grainer

Jessie Grainer is a Kuku Djungan/Muluridji Women from FNQ who has lived throughout the Northern Territory over the years back and forth from Mareeba her hometown to other towns in the Top end and also the Desert in the Northern Territory, but now calls Alice Springs home. Seeing the music scene in Alice motivated her…

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Jeremy Conlon

Jeremy Conlon, freelance sound recordist – sound engineer, musician, and composer, has had over 25 years experience in many facets of the music industry. He was a member of Adelaide band The Violets, and has continued his electronic persona Cooperblack for the last 20 years. Jeremy has a degree in Classical Composition, and enjoys arranging…

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Fiona Carter

Fiona obtained a Bachelor of Music degree (trumpet) from the Canberra School of Music, in addition to a Masters in Management and Cultural Policy from the University of Warwick (UK). She was Marketing Manager of Norfolk & Norwich Festival before moving to Darwin in 2000. Fiona has managed several arts organisations since arriving in the…

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