With Pressure Drop at Simbar Cafe, Melbourne 2014

Music Projects

I currently play guitar with the Melbourne Reggae-Dub band – Pressure Drop. I formed that band with others in 1978 after moving on from a reggae band (the first in Australia) called The Flying Saucers. I moved back to Melbourne and reconstructed that band as Pressure Drop.

The band was one of the early pioneers of rock steady, reggae and dub in Australia and was popular around the live music scene in Melbourne in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band had a large following across the city and down the surf coast and offered a new sound to the dance and soul crowd in Melbourne.

By the early 1980s the band was experimenting with live dub using on-stage echo chambers and mixing techniques that were new to the Melbourne scene. Those sounds still sound contemporary today.

In addition to Pressure Drop I am working on a number of studio projects in collaborations with other players. As time permits, I will make the outputs of all these efforts available here.

Playing with my mates in Kyoto

On November 5, 2022, I did a gig with my friend Satoshi Fujii and his band in Kyoto at the famous 'live room' - Jittoku(拾得)

Here are two songs we played. We had never done them before but had fun trying.

Get Back - Beatles

Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

Some recordings of my songs

I wanna feel your lips

A love song - written in 1978, recorded here in 2014.

Peace Dub - June 2011

Written in 1978. Video shot during the recording of the band's 2011 CD - aLIVE 2011.

Mother Earth - February 2012

The climate disaster! Song written in 2011.

Remembering Chile - September 11, 1973

Commemorates CIA-attack on the Chile's democract in 1973. Song written in 1978.

Video - Take Me Higher

The following video accompanied Pressure Drop's single release - Take Me Higher - (April 8, 2016).

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