82a Sunday Session 12th July 2015


Them what was here: Melanie Eden vocal, Arron Manfield sax bongos, Gypsy Zac guitar R, Peter Busboom guitar L, James Johnston bass, Craig Collinge piano, Craig Forbes percussion, Val Nart piano, Philip Cleary voice, Benni Seidel drums guitarCR drums piano

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07 12 2015 Arron Manfield 07 12 2015 Gypsy Zac 07 12 2015 James Johnston 07 12 2015 Melanie Eden

Track mixed and published 25th May 2016
Melanie Eden vocal, Arron Manfield sax, Gypsy Zac guitar R, Peter Busboom guitar L, James Johnston bass, Craig Collinge piano, Craig Forbes percussion, Benni Seidel drums audio post production


Want to be involved?
Every Sunday
1:30pm – 6:30pm

Sisi Mutlu,Jacqueline Gagno and Natalie Slade from the 5th July 2015
07 05 2015  sisi et al 01
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At the time of writing there had been
11,120 listens on SoundCloud

I’ve had to remix all of the tracks going back to mid January.
The monitoring EQ, unbeknowns to me, had been re-EQ’d for a crappy set of extra bassy DJ headphones by someone who begged me to use my gear.
Thus far I’ve reached back to about March 2015 so you might want to revisit some of those tracks if you thought they sounded like the inside of a bass drum!
Lesson: If someone asks “Can I please please use your gear? Pleeeeeease Mr” Say “NO!”

EXCLUSIVE: Guitarists. Try out one of of Gray Reed’s exquisite pedals
Earth Audio Gray Read drhive
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A 2 stage IC driven, overdrive effector pedal with an interactive fuzz boost. Designed with studio grade components and high grade PCB development. Hand built by Earth Audio.

To guarantee yourself active participation
and to help facilitate technical requirements and the set up of the space
Please confirm & make your needs known so we can accommodate you
Via the OnLine Form

THE SCHEDULE (approximate)
Technical and spacial set up. Any assistance will be welcome.
NB: The space and instrumentation, amplifiers, drum kit etc are set up as an average and for recording. Anyone wanting a radical change or with a complex set up should attempt to get in before 1:30pm, so the changes can be re-sound checked for recording purposes. Otherwise please play it as it is

1:30pm to 2:30pm Sound Check and a period for meeting, throwing around ideas/structures people would like to try. Nothing is recorded during this period
2:45pm to 5:15pm Free and/or structured improvisation and/or/maybe ideas from the 1st period
5:30pm to 6:30pm “VA@82A” = Virtually Acoustic, Free and/or structured improvisation with absolutely essential amplification only

Rules: No alcoholic or soft drinks in the studio, there’s a kitchen. Volume wars will not be tolerated. Please observe the neighbour breaks (usually about 15 minutes)

Step Up Speak Up: What you hear or see when you arrive doesn’t indicate or dictate the whole afternoon. You can make the difference. If you have an idea you’d like to try, be prepared. There’s access into the PA for IPod, IPhone, IPad, laptop, CD and there’s a dedicated laptop, projector, large screen, ‘Band in Box’, a big blackboard, reams of paper and marker pens so everyone can be on the same page!


Yes, it’s free! However a donation towards upkeep and/or munchies will be gratefully received.

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About 82A Sunday Sessions

The 82a Sunday Sessions are every Sunday 3:00pm to 7:00pm in a private studio/rehearsal space in Alexandria Sydney Australia The sessions are open to experienced musicians/performers/artists who're interested in collaborating, experimenting, pushing their envelope and critical dialogue in a cross section of performance arts. Music, spoken word, movement etc. The facilities and equipment are provided free to participants. Originality and critical dialogue are encouraged!
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