Innersoul Live Producer & Songwriter series **LIVE**[TUESDAY – 25.11.2014]
Welcome to a new series of Innersoul Live, titled Producers & song-writers…
In this series we will be taking an in-depth look at the extremely tallented local producers and artists who are writing today’s music…
JHAY C //
Flexible to any producing style, award winning Jhay C is set to take the international music scene by storm with his innovative approach to production and songwriting. What sets him apart from other producers is his musicality and versatility, being a profound vocal guide and the ability to make a good song…..great!
Scoring a Top 10, No.3 Hit on the charts with the Voice Australia’s finalist Sarah De Bono’ s ‘Beautiful”, Jhay C earned his stripes to be amongst Australia’s finest songwriter/producers. Perfecting his craft on the Urban tip, he adapts to any genre from Rock to Dance,to Big Ballads,proving he is the go to guy for all artists no matter what genre.
‘Creative ability,lies in all of us. We just have to learn to trust and believe in it.’ -
JOE FIDOW (KULCHA)//
Write up Courtesy of Paua.
20 years ago, 4 young kiwi friends (3 of Samoan heritage and 1 Maori) who were living together in Sydney, Australia, formed a musical group they called Kulcha. Within a year they’d signed a recording contract with Warner Music and exploded onto the Australian music industry and charts.
Now, at that time in Australia it was pretty rare to hear any artists with Polynesian backgrounds on the radio and even rarer to see them on television…and to sign a multi-album record deal with one of the major companies was unheard of!
So when this group (influenced by American r&b stars of the time like Jodeci,Guy, Teddy Riley, Intro, R.Kelly etc) instantly started making serious commercial noise, people noticed.
For us 4 young guys (aged 17-24), the next 4 years was a massive whirlwind. Constant touring throughout Australia and NZ, hundreds of shows, co-writing and co-producing 2 top 20 album releases & 8 top 40 singles, major tours through Asia & Japan….being asked personally by Janet Jackson to support her on the 3 month European leg of her world tour (which we didn’t do, but that’s a whole story within itself…we would’ve played WEMBLEY maaan!! lol)
…probably the highlight as musicians, was winning 2 categories at the 1994 Australian Music Awards for best new artist and best Australian single. (Kulcha also opened the live television broadcast performing the song ‘Don’t Be Shy’)
….and yup there were some awesome parties lol…but anyway,you get the drift, it was a mega few years…
The reason i’m sharing this is because through it all, the ups and downs, the good and bad…and even until now, 20 years on, even though we haven’t worked together musically for many years…the 4 of us have always and will always remain friends and brothers.
It’s a verrrry different industry to the one that we broke into as young fullas and no doubt it was a mix of talent, perfect timing and then, record company power that helped us get to the heights we did…but beyond and through all that we had the drive, passion and togetherness that i still carry through with my music to this day!
So to my brothers Joe, Richie and Eric…
20 years man…DAYYYUMMM!! haha
Love ya’ll for life!!
WHEN: TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2014. DOORS OPEN AT 4PM. MUSIC KICKS AROUND 8PM.
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
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