Like so many of us during the lockdown, Ross and George tried their hands at various activities with their newfound time. Crocheting just wasn’t rock and roll enough, the banana bread was burnt and having brand practice over zoom made us more John Cage and less Rage (Against The Machine). Continuing to chat through the pandemic about all thing's music and entertainment, whilst noticing that the world obviously needs more podcasts, they thought it could be fun to record some of their discussions. Taking inspiration from their punk rock heroes, they set up shop with a DIY set up in Ross’s living room and with that, they were off…
George’s love of all things music was kick started when in his first year of junior school; the school’s drum teacher gave a performance in assembly. The rhythms being displayed unlocked something in George that made him realize he had to learn to play the drums. Since that moment many years ago music and drumming have been key to George’s development as a person. Combining his love of sound and horror, he did extensive research on how sound design can be used to effect our perception of horror films during his final year dissertation at University… how spooky. Professionally George is starting to carve a path for himself in the world of audio production, working in a variety of jobs from sound engineer to trainee on a number of TV programs including Silent Witness. A unique highlight was his time playing fake crowd noises out over the empty stadium coverage of the premier league during lock down for Sky (where he also worked on coverage of cricket, golf, NFL and even “Fish’o’mania” (which much to his disappointment turned out to be nothing like Wrestlemania?!)). In an early “full circle moment”, he had a very brief stint as a very low level drum tech (the gig was at a pub in Camden)… aim for the moon because even if you miss you’ll still be amongst the stars, apparently.
Ross started working in vinyl record shops from the age of 12 and started gigging as a bass player at 15 Ross also created the first daily music news channel for ITN available on IPTV and Mobile Phone Services worldwide. Ross also worked on Al Gore’s “Live Earth” global show with MSN, as well as working live and filming a cross section of artists live involving press and supplying archive footage, licensing, and interviewing and writing music and entertainment news stories not only for ITN but also at The Associated Press. He has covered everyone from Led Zeppelin to Harvey Goldsmith to Keith Jarrett to Rhianna to Philip Glass. His knowledge and expertise of music business and music production, publishing and song writing has and is always a great asset for any project, he has recorded, produced, written, published, mastered promoted and toured as a musician and songwriter, project co-coordinated artists such as -Roger Daltrey, The Strypes, Steve Marriot, Myleene Klass, Ronnie Spector, The WHO, Ian Hunter, Jerry Lee Lewis, William Orbit, Joan Armatrading, Maroon 5, amongst others. credited on approximately 120 albums that are commercially available and numerous TV and Film documentaries that are broadcast regularly, including The Beatles, Robbie Williams, The Twenty greatest Rock Deaths.
Callum has always been around music; he got his first guitar when he was 7 and has been an avid enthusiast since. Callum had his first performance when he was in primary school, playing a grade one guitar piece on his own in front of a hall full of kids and parents. Since then, he has performed on numerous occasions with a wide range of musicians and has always loved it. From performing in pubs and clubs and even some busking, his love of performance has always been prominent. During high school besides playing guitar, he learnt to sing and even play a little bit of Piano which he is alright at (maybe?). His music creation and collaboration skills further grew with the formation of the The Yarras, an independent rock band, with three of his high school friends. His first show with The Yarras, where they sold more than 200 tickets, would definitely be one of his career's high points to date, him and the band were only really expecting maybe a few friends and parents to show up, but when the band saw the size of the queue they were pleasantly surprised and flattered. As for his (not so far away) future, Callum is now at University studying music composition and sound design for film, tv and maybe even some work for video games (he hopes especially).