John Paul Young
John Paul Young is an Australian music icon, vocalist, performer, song writer and recording Artist with a career spanning over four decades and is one of the most popular male performers in Australia. His records are hugely success overseas and topped the charts in Europe, the USA and South Africa. In 2009 John joined the Australian music industry elite when he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Chris Duncan, Aria award winner for Best World Album, is our foremost exponent of Scottish Fiddle, he is the master of his art. The definitive expert of the strathspey, and today, it would be a formidable pursuit to find a Scottish fiddle player in Australia, established or new, who not once has been inspired and influenced by the unprecedented talent of Chris Duncan.
My vision was to produce a cohesive record of diverse, accomplished artists with the music being accessible, sophisticated with a global sound. As the composer and arranger, I love hearing James Morrison playing Latin and Arabic trumpet lines on "Dancing Sands" and having that sit effortlessly alongside pop icon John Paul Young singing with my guitar ensemble. Having all of these world acclaimed artists bring my music to life has been such a joy and soon that musical joy will be able to be shared with everyone.
The name “James Morrison” is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all round entertainer. Aria award winner, his recordings are best sellers and James works with the cream of the world’s best performers. Ray Brown called him “The Genius” and Dizzy Gillespie called him “One of The Best” but Wynton Marsalis summed it up: “Man, James Morrison can play!”
Australian flautist Sally Walker has been hailed as “a young master of both the early wooden as well as the silver flute…atmospheric, fine musicianship” (Hamburger Rundeschau); “a godly flexibility and colouring in her most soul-stirring tone formation … breathtaking musicality“ (Die Rheinpfalz); “sustained brilliance” (Canberra Times)