About Magoo

Producer/Audio Engineer/Mixer/ Academic

My production career began while I was studying a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at QUT. After sitting in on a few recording sessions, I decided to undertake a short certificate course in Audio Engineering, and from there I started mixing bands live as a part-time job while I finished my degree.

I was a good boy and I finished my degree, but luckily, we had ‘the recession that we had to have’ (Keating, 1990). The financial repercussions of this meant no work for graduates, and I found work at a local rehearsal room/recording studio known as Red Zeds.

My work as a live sound engineer grew, but it was in the studio that I felt the most comfortable. Many bands I mixed live for, I took into the studio and eventually, the studio became my full time job.

Multiple ARIA nominations and a two-time ARIA award winner, I have worked with some of Australia’s finest acts including Midnight Oil, Regurgitator, Powderfinger, Art Vs Science, Custard, The Cruel Sea, Renee Geyer, The Jungle Giants, Saskwatch, Tex Perkins and many more.

After an extensive career spanning more than 25 years and producing 40 triple J Hot 100 entries, I continue to spend time mixing as well as being an academic as the Head of Audio at JMC Academy Brisbane.

ARIA awards and nominations:

  • 1996 (10th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Regurgitator – Tu-plang)
  • 1996 (10th) – Nomination, Engineer of the Year (Regurgitator – Tu-plang)
  • 1998 (12th) – Winner, Producer of the Year (Regurgitator – Unit)
  • 1998 (12th) – Winner, Engineer of the Year (Jointly for Midnight Oil – White Skin / Black Heart, Regurgitator – Unit, Skunkhour – Another Childish Man Breathing Through My Eyes Opportunist Pulse)
  • 1999 (13th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Automatic – Pump It Up)
  • 1999 (13th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Custard – Loverama)
  • 1999 (13th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Not From There – Sand On Seven)
  • 1999 (13th) – Nomination, Engineer of the Year (Automatic – Pump It Up)
  • 1999 (13th) – Nomination, Engineer of the Year (Midnight Oil – Redneck Wonderland
  • 2002 (16th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Gerling – When Young Terrorists Chase The Sun)
  • 2003 (17th) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Gerling – BadBlood!!!)
  • 2007 (21st) – Nomination, Producer of the Year (Kate Miller-Heidke – Little Eve)
  • 2007 (21st) – Nomination, Engineer of the Year (Operator Please – Just A Song About Ping Pong)