Reparatio - MusicNSW

Former program coordinator/co-presenter for Radio Skid Row’s (2RSR 88.9FM) ‘Move on Up’ weekly dance music show and an old school DJ/Producer (aka DJ Astroboy) in the Sydney underground dance music scene of the late 80s to mid 90s. Specialising in minimal, trip hop, acid lounge, chillout, downtempo, ambient dub – tending more to music which has an emotive quality.

What was the first band you saw live?
Kiss, supported by the Cats at the Sydney Showgrounds in 1980 – I was about 13 or so.

What’d you learn from them?
Performing live, music isn’t everything – it’s just one (integral) part of the complete package called showmanship.

Got any pre-gig rituals?
Check, double check, sound check – I find that a smooth, unhurried setup makes for a more relaxed performance.

What do you think the most important issue affecting artists in NSW is?
Personally, I found it difficult as an independent artist to find clear and concise information about self-publishing.

If you weren’t a musician, what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Probably sitting behind a desk somewhere with a phone in my hand trying to solve someone else’s problems.