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Gareth Hudson has established a remarkable early career as a composer, performer and record producer. Initially, Gareth studied classical piano and composition at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (1999 – 2002). Simultaneously, he formed and led The Good (1999-2006), releasing an EP and three albums, including Move Along which won an ABC Award in 2004. After completing his music degree, Gareth toured the UK and Europe with The Good, performing at festivals such as: The Edinburgh Fringe, The Whitby World Music Festival, and Milan’s Dolce & Gabanna International Fashion Show.

Currently he performs and composes for Hudson Arc, and has performed venues and festivals around Germany, The UK, France, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and well as various tours and radio appearances in Australia. He is also a key member of the award winning Buddy Knox Blues Band. Buddy’s blues band has been featured at events such as the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Woodford Folk and Dreaming Festival, Wintersun, Darling Harbor Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Blue Mountains Music Festival. Gareth owns and manages the Hazy Cosmic Jive recording studio, and has produced and recorded with artists including: The Hilltop Hoods, Buddy Knox, Auriel Andrew, The Last Kinection, Amy Vee, Daniel March, Riley & Donna, and many more.

The album Buddy’s Blues won best male vocal at the 2011 Australian Blues Music Awards, for the song Buddy's Got The Blues Again, co-written by Knox, Hudson and Higginbotham. Gareth received “Best Producer” nomination for the 2008 Australian Blues Music Awards, and best producer for the ABC Newcastle Music Awards in 2008 and 2009.

Gareth’s musical theatre work began with The Shining Isle: A Rock Opera, co-written with librettist Nick Higginbotham, which had it’s world premiere season at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, October 2006. The show had a sellout season and a song from the show, Voyage To Khe Alohi Lani, won an ABC music award in 2006. His music has also underscored plays: The True Pheonix (Carl Caulfield, 2007); In A Mosh Pit No-One Can Hear You Scream, (David Brown, 2003); Shakespeare’s Fools (Carl Caulfield, 2010) and Mermaids of Mull (Nick Higginbotham, 2010).

Gareth received a 2007 SPARK grant from the Australian Arts Council and Youth Arts Queensland to compose for a major theatre piece with Nick Higginbotham, James Cook: Between Worlds. He won a City Of Newcastle Drama Award (CONDA) for his lead performance starring alongside Jon English in Buskers & Angels in 2009.

Gareth is a co-creator of the Rockin' The Black Dog band comp, which raises awareness about mental health issues, and gives young bands the opportunity to showcase their music, through recording time and promotion. Gareth has donated a 3-track recording prize to the winning bands since the inaugural year in 2009. Gareth has been actively teaching piano, guitar, bass and music theory for over 10 years. Many of his students annually participate in Australian Music Examination Board exams.

Genres Acoustic, Pop, Rock
Phone EAO Entertainment: (02) 4962 1855
Email info@eao.com.au
Location Newcastle, NSW Australia

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