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Shannon-Lee Sloane
Manager + Editor + Writer

Shannon, also known as The Colourful Writer, has a love and passion for music that has been with her all her life. Working as a freelance writer, promoter, artist coordinator, online editor, band manager, social media manager and more for various music sites, bands, gigs and festivals. These include (past and present) Scenestr. Magazine, Dead Of Winter Festival, Overdrive Music Magazine, Cutthroat Folk Festival, Lagerstein and Dirty Brew. She has also previously worked as a publicist for Hard Drive Agency. Shannon's annual music festival, MoonDoll Music Fest is held in June each year. 

Favourite Artists: Kaosis, The Bennies, Foo Fighters, Grinspoon, Motley Crue, Warpaint, Washington, Vika & Linda, King Parrot, PJ Harvey, Melanie Martinez, Suicide Silence, Machine Gun Kelly, Yungblud, The Dead Love, DREGG, Bat For Lashes, Mr. Bungle, Tex Perkins, Triple Kill, Sia, Helmet, Allday, Dune Rats, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Ocean Grove. 

Favourite Local Artists: PistonFist, Odius, TrashQueen, Fox N Firkin, Lagerstein, Descent, Oldtown, Massic, Hammers, Osaka Punch, The Automaton, Gutterfire, Mitch, Please, Slurpee Jerks, These Idle Hands, Butterfingers, Adriatic, Babirusa, Holiday Party. 

First Album: Bangles – Different Light.

First gig: Smashing Pumpkins at Festival Hall

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Elizabeth Sharpe
Photographer + Editor + Writer

Elizabeth Sharpe is a Brisbane based Photographer and writer with an unwavering passion for Australian Music.

Under the Ummagummamumma moniker she’s photographed Australian and international artists. Whether it’s in a homegrown venue or a stadium, Liz’s photos are full of passion and authenticity, and she is now engaged by some of the industry’s biggest publications and promoters. 

Liz is also on the committee for East Coast Originals (Peregian & Scarborough Originals events) and has been a judge for the Gold Coast Music Awards since 2021.

Favourite Artists: Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons Project, Machine Gun Fellatio, K’s Choice, Portishead, Suzanne Vega, 

Favourite Local Artists: Baltimore Gun Club, The Rockefeller Frequency, Patient Lounge, Hope D, Big Whoops, Junior Danger, RHINO, Cub Sport, Massic, Hammers.

First Album: Master Of Puppets - Metallica (on cassette), Rage Against The Machine - (self titled, on CD)

First gig: That’s a tough one… it was either John Williamson at Roma Town Hall - OR John Fogarty at Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Natalie Blacklock
Editor + Writer + Social Media Queen

By day, you’ll find me in a classroom moulding the minds of tomorrow’s citizens, teaching Secondary School English, History, Geography and Legal Studies. But by night, I live and breathe live music! In the last 10 years, I’ve been to close to 1000 shows – so chances are you’ve probably seen me down the front of a stack local and international gigs at least once!

Favourite Artists: Birds of Tokyo, Bodyjar, Ceres, Frank Turner, Frenzal Rhomb, Gang of Youths, Grinspoon, Karnivool, Koffin Kats, Luca Brasi, Millencolin, Nekromantix, NOFX, Parkway Drive, PUP, Rise Against, Saint Killed Her, The Bronx, The Getaway Plan, The Smith Street Band.

Favourite Local Artists: Ball Park Music, Beddy Rays, Butterfingers, Dead Letter Circus, Dune Rats, DZ Deathrays, Jeremy Neale, Mitch Please, Powderfinger, Regurgitator, The Amity Affliction, The Crypt Daddies, The Grates, The Saints, The Wrath, Total Pace, We Set Sail, Velociraptor, Violent Soho, WAAX.

First Album: The Offspring - Americana (1998)

First Gig: Kisschasy, Limbeck & Trial Kennedy @ The Arena - July 16, 2006

Tracey Moyle
Editor + Writer
As far back as I can remember music has been my driving passion in life.  I grew up in the 70’s  listening to my music loving mum play her favourites such as Neil Diamond, Queen, Meatloaf (and several country bands I won’t go into) constantly and found my love of music as varied as hers with my vinyl collection including Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss and more. But Rock, Punk and Metal stole my heart from the beginning.  My favourite era of music is the 90’s as I see it as the rebirth of Rock music with meaning and passion and creating a platform of influence for so many bands of today.   I am a self confessed live music addict and spend most of my time juggling my busy family, a marriage celebrant business and my live gig calendar.  I plan on doing what I am doing for as long as I can, no matter what age 🙂
Favourite Artists: Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Sum 41, Halestorm, Rise Against, Thousand Foot Krutch, Pop Evil, Devilskin, Living End, Grinspoon, Spiderbait. 
Favourite Local Artists: Regurgitator, Violent Soho, The Butterfly Effect, Dead Letter Circus,  Caligula's Horse.  And absolutely love Gold Coast bands These Four Walls and Mass Sky Raid.
First Album: Probably Abba when I 5 or 6 lol….
First Concert:Kiss at Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium)  1980  
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Emily Hollitt
My passion for the local scene really began with my time at Griffith University's Bachelor Popular Music and embracing the local community while developing my own music career under the name Malina Claire. I enjoy everything and anything sad; music that makes you feel something.
Favourite Artists: at the moment are Julien Baker, Montaigne, Phoebe Bridgers and Lady Lamb.
Favourite Local Artists: Tesla Coils, Cub Sport, Peach Fur, KYA, Phoebe Sinclair, Athena Joy, Hazel Mei, Ball Park Music, Sahara Beck, Lucalion- too many to name!
First Album: 'The Secret Life of... The Veronicas' which still BOPS to this day, although I did have a cassette with half Nicki Webster and half Bob the Builder...
First Concert: My first ever was definitely The Wiggles however I was lucky enough to catch Julien Baker at her first ever Brisbane Gig and it was possibly the most beautiful gig I've ever seen. Nothing more magical than a dance floor full of people stood completely still, absolutely mesmerised. 
Carly Gibbs

Black Sabbath, AC/DC, ZZ Top and The Saints were on high rotation in my household growing up which was conducive to fostering my love of rock and metal from an early age.  Heavy metal, punk and other audible obnoxiousness is what I’m really passionate about but I am also interested in anything that makes me feel something or that gets me up and dancing.  I love to support local music and as much as I love a stadium gig, small venues are where it’s at for me. I want to be moved by music and adore that this artform has the ability to do so.  Unfortunately, the music Gods did not bless me with any natural talent but I will support live music until the day I die (or can’t hear anymore) and have probably spent enough money on gigs over the years to have bought myself a small house.  Give me a grubby little dark venue with some live music and I am a happy woman.  

Favourite Artists: Deftones, The Bronx, Alice in Chains, The Restarts, Svetlanas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Psycroptic, Earth Rot, Blackhelm, Sumeru, Black Rheno, Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Ted Maul, Black Breath, Lo!, Truth Corroded, Disentomb, The Black Swamp, Desecrator, Cosmic Kahuna, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Megadeth, Municipal Waste, Tropical Fuck Storm, Alamaailman Vasarat, Bjork, Lamb, Flangipanis, Garlic Nun, Dicklord, Private Function, Mini Skirt, Pist Idiots, Hightime, Frenzal Rhomb, The Mars Volta, Green Jelly, Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams, King Parrot, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, Monolord, Àme Noire, Mooseknuckle, the list could go on forever and changes frequently!

Favourite Local Artists: Hobo Magic, Black Banner, Flesh Torrent, Revolver Revolution, Muules, Filthifier, Warrior Within, New Clear Vision, The Hi-Boys 

First Album:  My first cassette tape was Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s - Hot, Cold & Vicious which surely would have worried my parents when my sister and I were dancing around to “Push it” at such a young age.  The first CD that I bought was Frogstomp by Silverchair and I rinsed it hard! I’d convinced my parents to sign me up to a monthly CD club and found a ton of other amazing bands through there.  Nothing like checking the post every day, waiting for that next album to be delivered for that musical fix.  

First Concert: The first large concert that I went to was Green Day at the Riverstage in 1998.  It was the first time I’d ever been in a mosh pit and I remember it being really intense! By October that same year I saw Madball, Toe to Toe and Throwdown at Surfair in Marcoola.  I came out battered, bruised, sweaty and ecstatic and this is the gig that cemented my love for live music.  

Tam Schilling

Tam has always had a passion for music starting from a very young age playing various instruments in local bands from when she was 10. It was in her teenage years that she discovered her love for live music. Tam is always out either supporting a local band or an International band at least once a week.

Tam Started doing Band Photography one year ago & found a new passion that she could mix with her passion for live music.

Favourite Artists: Cradle Of Filth, Marilyn Manson, Motley Crue, Grinspoon

Favourite Local Artists: Darkcell, Zac BNJMN, Trinatyde & Nick Tart Band

First Album: Cradle Of Filth - Midian

First Gig: Big Day Out 2001

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Isabelle Rickards

I have recently graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Film and Media Production. I have a huge passion for the documentary genre because I am curious to learn as much as I can about anything and everything! For the past two years I have been photographing portraits and live gigs much more regularly and would soon like to turn this "hobby" into a profession.

Favourite Artists: I have a vast number of favourite bands and artists but if I were stranded on a far away planet with only a record player for entertainment I would choose; Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Stevie Nicks, Hole, George Harrison, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Melody's Echo Chamber and David Bowie just to name a few..

Favourite Local Artists: Demi Casha, Zong, Tesla Coils The Cassowaries and Dragonsmead.

First Album: I believe the first album I ever bought on iTunes (back in the day) was probably something lame like Rihanna's "Loud" or something. The first album I ever bought on CD was Nirvana's In Utero at a second hand music store in Nambour.

First Gig: The first big gig I ever went to was actually Soundwave Festival in Brisbane in 2015.

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James Lavel

For as long as I can remember I have always been surrounded by music. I can still hear Paul Kelly, Crowded House and Dire Straits echoing through the halls to this day. The difference is they’re now playing through my stereo in place of my Dad’s. I remember bugging him to re-string his old guitar that had been retired in a corner for years. Once I wrapped my hands around it I knew what I wanted to do. Today, Music is who I am. In addition to supporting the local scene and writing about music, I play Lead Guitar for Swamp Gully Howlers and bass for The Automaton. I also hate myself enough to work full time in between.

Favourite Artists:  Mastodon, Baroness, Clutch, Gojira, Paul Kelly, Blues Pills, Rancid, NOFX, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton…

Favourite Local Artists:  Karnivool, Gutterfire!, Stoker, Shandy, Flangipanis, The Sweet Formidables, Righteous, Brothers Grim and the Blue Murders, Mojo Juju, Cog, Ellis Dewald, Hammers + about a million more.

First Album: I think the first album I ever bought was either double cd pack of Rage Against the Machine; self-titled/Evil empire or Pantera - Far Beyond Driven.

First Gig: The first gig I remember going too was a Grinspoon gig back in 05. I remember Shihad supporting and their live show blowing me away. I can distinctly recall singer Jon Toogood running across the stands of the convention centre to this day.

Brett Ensbey

Whether he was listening to his dad play the guitar, hearing his mum’s old school rock on the stereo or “borrowing” albums from his older sister, Brett was always surrounded by music growing up. But it was discovering Nirvana at 12 years old that made him want to play. After recording their Unplugged in New York performance off MTV, he would watch it daily, rewinding it over and over trying to mimic what Kurt Cobain was playing on the screen in front of him. Now, many years later he can be found still ripping off Nirvana riffs with his band in venues all around Brisbane.

Favourite Artists: Nirvana, White Zombie, Against me!, Rancid, Misfits, The Doors

Favourite Local Artists: Flangipanis, SLOJ, Being Jane Lane, Goon on the Rocks,The Cutaways

First Album: The chipmunks Rock the House

First Gig: (Not So) Big Day Out Acacia Ridge

David Cheney

Hi, I’m Dave and I’m a sound sponge, happily soaking up all the wild music that come my way. I shamelessly protect my eclectic soft spot for mainstream pop acts, extreme heavy bands, experimental producers and anything in between that has colour, tension and energy.

I have a tendency to become completely obsessed with new groups who are grinding away creating honest and expressive music; it’s an itch I never want to stop scratching. The power of live performance is such a thrill to me as both a performer with my experimental alt-rock band ‘He Danced Ivy’ and also as a punter, rocking out and getting a well earned backache in the crowd. Looking towards the future, I can’t wait to be a creaky old man still trying to throw a guitar into the air, maybe I’ll catch it with my walking frame...

Favourite Artists: At The Drive-In, Vince Staples, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Deafheaven, Bon Iver, Slint, Queens Of The Stone Age, Cloudkicker, Christina Aguilera, Nine Inch Nails, Lior, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, August Burns Red, FKA Twigs, Kaytranada, Diplo.

Favourite Locals: Bad Sext, Bugs, The Steele Syndicate, Semantics, Patient Lounge, Opus Of A Machine, Meliorist, Caligula’s Horse, Mecha Mecha, Walken.

First album: Savage Garden (Self Titled)

First gig: Simon and Garfunkel (Final tour, 2009)

Terresa Allen

Based on the Gold Coast, Terresa could well be considered a triple threat – photographer, writer and lover of live music. While her musical tastes now rest somewhere between wide and varied, she first cut her teeth on and still remains very partial to the Australian rock scene. Always on the lookout for a great live show and a spot to dance, if you happen to see her out and about make sure you stop and say hi.

Favourite Artists: Midnight Oil, Divinyls, Waifs, Spiderbait, RHCP.

Favourite Local Artists: Hot Teas, Mason Rack Band.

First Albums: The first one given to me – Huey Lewis and the News - Sports 1983. The first one I brought myself - Divinyls - What a life! 1985.

First concert: WHAM - my mum took me 🙂

Rangi White

Hullo! It has come to my attention that as a result of the incredible music portrayed daily in our local scene, I’d be amiss not to get involved with the like-minded creatives who put in all the hard work into helping the public get a load of it all!! My name is RangI White, I play drums for two of the bands that constitute part of the plethora in Brisbane, “Big Whoops” and “Concrete Palms”, and I can think of no better way of helping myself and the people around me become more involved with local musical happenings than joining GC Lives creative force!  I’m super stoked to be a part of this team, and I advise everyone to keep an eye out for epic things to come!

Favourite Artists: are Slayer, Slayer and Slayer.

Favourite Local Artists: are the ones who’s gigs I can remember.

First Album: ... I can remember loving was “Appetite” by Gunners

First Gig: Violent Soho and Parkway Drive at “Live it Up” 2014…the first of many!!