team fuse

all media to be directed to:

Chrissie Vincent Publicity
chrissiev@cvp.net.au
sarah@cvp.net.au

alistair cranney – director

Background:
The Australian Representative for The Great Escape and director of SongFront – an artist management agency and is also is the event manager for the Fuse Festival in Adelaide South Australia since 2005. Alistair’s background is principally as an artist manager winning an ARIA in 2006 for one of his acts. He has a special interest in music export and has consulted to The Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation & Austrade.

First album ever purchased:
DEVO – New traditionalists

Best concert experience:
Being side of stage watching Patty griffin & John Hiatt play back to back sets at Bluesfest in Byron Bay in 2008.

Claim to fame:
Drinking 98 Grange with Bono… seriously… having hopefully made a difference for people aspiring to achieve their creative dreams!

Favourite Aussie artist:
Midnight Oil for their sheer brilliance as a live act who never compromised their principles.

What album in your collection is your secret shame?
Dr Hook’s Greatest Hits (so uncool)

I don’t get…
Why Australian TV shows, Airlines etc don’t play Australian music as their primary source of music. Why do we get force fed a largely American diet of music when Canadians get force fed Canadian music, The Brits get force fed British music and so on…anyone reading this in Australia should write to anyone not using Australian music and register your complaint!

I wish…
It was possible for more great musicians to be financially sustained form making music!

carrie johnson – project manager



Background: 

I graduated from the Adelaide Conservatorium in Jazz Sax and spent a few years gigging, recording and teaching before deciding to pursue my marketing ambitions at RMIT in Melbourne and Vietnam. Upon graduating from RMIT I spent the next two years working for a digital marketing start up in Melbourne whereby I helped launch the world’s first permission based mobile marketing system. In 2009 I moved back to Adelaide and continued to work alongside dedicated entrepreneurs at Innovate SA, a not for profit organisation that offers high impact services that accelerate the growth of South Australian enterprises. Whilst I have found my experience in marketing to be both rewarding and forever challenging, I am ready and raring to pursue my passion for music and combine it with my experience in business.

First album ever purchased: 
Arrested Development – 3 years, 5 months and 2 days in the life of…

Best concert experience: 
The Gorillaz – a truly unique band that manages to fuse live with digital and contemporary with traditional….not to mention the soul sisters/brothers, all-star horn section and captivating audio visuals. All up a mind blowing experience! Damon Albarn is the business.

Claim to fame:
I was the lunch time piano playing duke box during high school. Every lunch time for years on end, 20+ girls would congregate in the music room request songs from Greese, Clueless and Boogie Nights all of which I would transpose into the key of C Major and belt out on the mini grand piano. I was a karaoke MACHINE!

Favourite Aussie artist:
Harry James Angus

What album in your collection is your secret shame?
Enya – Sherperd Moons. Great for study…and Insomnia.

I don’t get…what snoop has been trying to achieve in recent times.

I wish…People became more accustomed to paying money for music.

kate fabbian- event & marketing coordinator

Background:
I spent 4 years at the University of South Australia studying ‘Communication Studies’ submajoring in ‘Film and Electronic Media’. At University my creative outlet was film and I began to become quite involved in producing short films. This was until I got employment at Adelaides music, arts and entertainment street press dB Magazine as their Advertising Manager. Throughout my 5 + years at dB I gained an exceptional insight into media and the music, arts and entertainment industries working together. I also had the opportunity to assist in dB special events and sponsorship events. Whilst at dB I completed several Ausmusic management courses and from that developed a music event company ‘Freefall Sound’, which I was one of four partners. Our aim was to showcase emerging artists on a monthly basis and expose them to the local industry, venues and punters etc. After this venture I became involved in the development of a local Adelaide band in artist management, co-ordinating marketing/publicity and organising national and international tours for the band. My time as an artist manager was exceptionally rewarding, particularly seeing the band progress and gain a lot of support in New Zealand.

Throughout my whole life I have often picked up the pen and worked as a freelance music journalist – this continues to be a great passion of mine. Recently I have spent time travelling throughout Europe and the UK and attending awesome music festivals like T in the Park, Rockwercher and discovering overseas music talent. In the later part of 2010 – 2011 I gained employment at a marketing media buying and planning agency where I assisted in developing national brands and their marketing strategies. Music has played a huge part in my life, so for now it’s great to back pursuing my goals in the music industry and working in an industry I truly believe in!

First album ever purchased: 
Martika – Martika’s Kitchen

Best concert experience:

It’s a toss up between being front row of ‘The Gaslight Anthem’ on a 43 degree day at ‘Rockwerchter’, Belgium last year and being side of stage at Unwritten Law a few years back. Scotty Russo still has it!

Claim to fame:
Not necessarily a claim to fame, but I loved meeting Henry Rollins at a café once and having a chat about music, politics, travel and his life and music experiences. I could listen to him for hours, days, months and never get bored!

Favourite Aussie artist:
Right now, The Getaway Plan, Calling all Cars and the Mission in Motion. For old times sake Grinspoon!

What album is in your collection is your secret shame?
Jenny Morris – Honey Child – I can never part with any of my music!

I don’t get…why so many people are fans of ‘Muse’.

I wish…more Adelaide bands/artists got more ‘break throughs’ in the music industry

kevin van der zwaag – fuse intern

Kevin has a background in artist management, musical performance and record production. Strongly involved with the Adelaide music community, Kevin keeps himself busy playing with The Transatlantics, The Shaolin Afronauts, Encarta, Max Savage & The False Idols, The Atlantic St Band and The New Cabal, in addition to other freelance work. Outside of his management of The Transatlantics and The Shaolin Afronauts, Kevin dreams of one day packing it in, buying a pick-up and taking it down to LA.