For those who were wondering what the hell I’ve been up to the last 5 or so months, this be the reason. The lovely peeps at Mushroom Music Publishing (one of Oz’s oldest record companies) and AMPD commissioned me to design, layout, & draw all over the entire 238 pages of this full sized, full colour, coffee table sized song book documenting the history & stories behind some of the greatest Australian songs from Mushroom’s rather extensive back catalogue. It also includes the sheet music to each song so you can smash out the chorus to “I’m Stranded” by the Saints on yer iPhone guitar app simulator while eating your weeties in the morning. JAZZ.
Artists include: You Am I, The Triffids, The Vines, Crowded House, The Loved Ones, Magic Dirt, Nick Cave, Something For Kate, Paul Kelly, Kylie Minogue, The Boys Next Door, The Panics, Split Enz, The Saints and a whole bunch more. The book is available in all places where large music themed coffee table like books near you are sold.
Cheers to everyone over at Mushroom & AMPD for giving me the reins on this project, during which babies were born, studio were moved, and much late night fun was had. Looking forward to the next volume.