TOML Superband play The Big Red Bash

Located next to the highest sand-dune on the edge of the Simpson Desert - The Big Red Bash was as remote a gig as any of us had worked on. 
Featuring the Time of My Life Superband - the show was situated 40km west of Birdsville set in a truly unique and stunning location with Big Red (the sand dune) as a backdrop.
Lisa Palermo (Premier Artists) & Smasha on-site


View from top of Big Red

Mondo Rock - 33 1/3 Anniversary Tour

Mondo Rock hit the road in June 2014 for the first time in 24 years, but this time with the classic line-up not seen since the Summer of ’ 81. 

Ross Wilson, Eric McCusker, James Black, Paul Christie & Gil Matthews reunited for this very special run of national shows. 

The tour coincided with the 33rd anniversary of the bands breakthrough album, Chemistry, which spawned four massive hits.
Smasha provided FOH mix using AVID consoles and featured McDSP plugins to recreate the songs that have been etched into the memory of so many Australians’. 

Relying on detailed snapshots to ensure each song of the 2-part show was produced with respect to the original releases and offering a contemporary edge to the concert experience. 
What a pleasure to work on!

Mondo Rock @ State Theatre Sydney

Final bow @ Palais Melbourne

State Theatre Sydney - what a stunning old room


APIA - Good Times Tour 2014

Commencing with a performance at the MCG on Anzac Day and finishing 20 shows later in early June, the 2014 APIA Good Times tour was a musical pleasure and mixing accomplishment for Smash’n’Sound. 
Featuring 4 iconic performers, Leo Sayer, Russell Morris, Richard Clapton and Joe Camilleri with a 7-piece band full of Australia’s best players - the tour covered all states with most shows sold-out.
I mixed using mostly AVID consoles and McDSP plugins, touring production was provided by Howard Sound (Melb) unless local in-house production was the only option.

Band line-up
Drums - Johnny Salerno
Drums (Russell Morris) Perc & BV’s - John Creech
Bass - Mitch Cairns
Guitar - Danny Spencer
Guitar - Pete Robinson
Keys - Bill Risby
BV’s - Natasha Stuart

Smasha & Leo @ FOH Sydney Star City


Huxton Creepers w/ The Sunnyboys

So much pleasure to mix the mighty Huxton Creepers when they support the 2nd night of the The Sunnyboys @ The Forum in Melbourne- so many memories - so much great music.
Forum history
Real knobs…mmmmm

Huxton Creepers soundcheck

Mr Bruce Johnston on the Midas

Creepers Paul Thomas rock boxes


Bluesfest 2014

Smash’n’Sound mixes the smok’n hot Black Sorrows and the one & only New York son Garland Jeffreys @ Bluesfest 2014.
The calm before the Black Sorrows storm

Black Sorrows going off @ Crossroads stage

Mojo bigtop @ sunset

Panoramic Bluesfest backstage
Mr Garland Jeffreys w/ The Black Sorrows @ The Juke Joint

Rainbow Bay going off!



Time Of My Life superband follows up its 2013 sell-out tour of Oz with 2 nights @ Moomba closing the days celebrations 
- note mix position on top of container (great sight-lines). 

Great to work with such great musicians, top crew with such an excited crowd.

Time Of My Life Superband

View from FOH

View to FOH

Daryl gets em singing

F1 Melbourne

A quick trip to F1 @ Albert Park Lake
Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks preform @ F1 after practice session - well almost - it is amazing how loud race cars can be compared to a Nexo line array and a band @ 100dBA!


and so it was Christmas…

so this gig officially marks Christmas for 2013 - Monash Carols in the park @ Jeels Park, complete with 40-piece choir, orchestra, fireworks and Santa - all in a days mixing - 


2013 wrap-up

Good-bye 2013 - hello 2014
Some highlights from the last few months of '13 with gigs with Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

A pleasurable visit to the inaugural Airlie Beach Music Festival, 

…return sold-out shows @ the always vibey Caravan Club featuring guest Mr Mike Rudd, 

a memorable high-energy in-ya-face show @ University of Queensland with a mass "Eagle Drop",

 …the same weekend found Smash'n'Sound mixing in the Melbourne Town Hall for the Melbourne Awards. 

A challenging day battling a mix against the elements for both Ross and also Joe Camilerri at Werribee Mansion.

A rooftop Christmas show for Wisewould Mahoney welcomed in the silly season and the end of the year was celebrated in Rockingham WA with a NYE show on the beachfront.