Production | Recording | Mixing

Crew

 

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JOEL MYLES

 

Producer / Songwriter / Guitarist / Vocalist / Tracker / Beats / Mix Engineer

Joel Myles is a music producer, composer and artist from Brisbane.  Joel has over 20 years experience in the music industry, he understands the process behind writing, collaboration, performance and the importance of the emotional connection in the music he records and mixes.  Joel has the ability to work in a wide range of genres from electronic pop, rock, grunge and metal, always getting the absolute best from the artist.  He has a talent for top line melody writing, vocal arrangements, production and mixing. 

Joel started Head Atlas a few years back and the music production company is already gaining a reputation for outstanding work.  Local heavy prog rockers SUM OF US have a lot of buzz around them at the moment with their 5 track debut EP and punk band THE WAY WE WERE, who recorded two singles with Head Atlas have received some notable airplay on Triple J and Triple M.  

Joel and Chrispy run Head Atlas out of Studio C at Hunting Ground Studios.  The ethos behind Head Atlas is to not only be sound engineers but song engineers.  Specialising in pre-production and a holistic approach to recording their artists.  They have the ability to re-create the sound in your head through their process;

Understanding - Collaboration - Development - Recording Design -  Capture - Mix. 

Joel continues to perform live and has had a successful career in various rock bands (RVLR, Nightwoods) and his solo project (Joel Myles) over the last 15 years. He has opened for Wolfmother, The Living End, Thirsty Merc, Karnivool, Shihad, played main stage at Splendour In The Grass and received commercial radio airplay.

Joel studied at the Griffith Conservatorium of Music on the Gold Coast, obtaining a Bachelor Of Popular Music with Honours in 2017.

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CHRISPY LAIT

 

Producer / Engineer / Guitarist / Songwriter / Mix Engineer

The past 8 years have seen many highlights for Chrispy's band Osaka Punch. These include playing Big Day Out in 2011, Sounds of Spring 2010, and supporting bands such as Cog, Mammal, The Matches, and Twelve Foot Ninja. 

They've since signed on with PR heavy-weight Tim Price of Collision Course, and Australia's premier prog-rock label Bird's Robe Records. With this team behind them, they've already released the single 'Stonk' to high critical acclaim, receiving airplay on both Triple J and Triple M, toured the East Coast, landed some massive supports with Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus, The Fall of Troy, and Closure in Moscow.

In between the hectic Osaka Punch touring schedule, Chrispy immerses himself in the projects of our artists, imparting the invaluable skills he has learned along the way and uses his experience to enhance the tracking experience and capture great performances. 

 

CODY MCWATERS

Producer /  Engineer / Bass  Player / Songwriter / Mix Engineer

Cody moved to Brisbane in 2012 after he left his hometown in Gladstone to pursue his career as a producer and musician. Having initially started playing the guitar at age eleven, Cody’s musical drive was entirely self-motivated (bar some encouragement from his parents), and he soon shifted his focus to recording and producing music. His distinct passion culminated in a successful period at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music Technology in 2015. 

Being the hard-working young producer his clients have come to know him as, Cody now works out of Aisle 6 Studios in Salisbury, which has played host to a number of successful bands, albums, and recordings over the years. He has refined his skills as a producer as well as a musician, and the multi-instrumentalist also performs in a variety of musical acts, most notably Fresco Kyoto, and Kieran T. Stevenson.

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MICHAEL GRABBE

DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST / VOCALIST

Michael's professional performance career started in 1996 where he started performing as a drummer and vocalist in various covers bands around Brisbane.

Michael joined the then immensely talented originals outfit Miles From Nowhere - where his vocal abilities shone in the groups famous four part harmonies.  Michael HAS CONTINUED TO perform with a number of both covers and originals bands, covering a range of genres from funk and soul, to acoustic folk rock, country, HARD ROCK AND GRUNGE.

Michael is a regular member of bands such as Franky Smart, Stevenson Street and Booster.  Michael is also a sought after session player and has played with the likes of Ned Walker, Martin Gibbons,   Most recently, Michael played with Charles Eston (Deacon Calybourne from series Nashville) to a 20K strong crowd for the 2017 CMC Rocks Festival.

Michael is also a professional drum and percussion teacher at one of Queensland's most prestigious all boys colleges. 

Michael is proud to be sponsored by DW Drums, Meinl Cymbals and Evans Drum Heads.