Connecting Song Mentor

Adalita

Adalita

A multi-award winning modern Australian rock icon, Adalita began as front person for seminal Australian indie rock group Magic Dirt. Magic Dirt was one of the most successful bands to explode out of Geelong in the 90s. She has toured internationally and now is a highly respected ARIA award-nominated solo artist. Adalita is an integral part of the Australian music scene, garnering a passionate and loyal following and countless accolades.


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Jet is one of Australia’s biggest international success stories and Geelong’s own Mark Wilson is the bass player. Formed in 2001, Jet went on to have a stellar career touring all over the world in their own right and with mega artists such as the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, selling in excess of 6.5 million albums. The band dissolved in 2012, reforming in 2017. While Jet was on hiatus Mark was snapped up by record label Warner Music to join their A&R team.


Mick Thomas

Mick Thomas

Mick Thomas is an Australian singer- songwriter, producer, guitarist, playwright and music venue owner. Thomas was the founding mainstay of Australian legends, Weddings Parties Anything (1984–1998), and leader of Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing. He is also an ARIA nominated solo artist. Amongst international tours Mick has won multi-ARIA awards, including the highly coveted Song Of The Year. He has also co-written tracks with Paul Kelly and produced albums for the likes of Nick Barker and Ruby Hunter.


Tim Neal

Tim Neal

Blues & Roots

Tim has been a professional musician for 35 years, playing his first ever gig at GPAC. Since then, Tim has become one the most respected and prolific Hammond Organ players in the country touring nationally and internationally sharing stages and studios with artists such as John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd,

Kate Cebrano, Ross Wilson, Joss Stone, Dr John, James Taylor and many, many more. He is a producer and engineer and teaches many instruments and is a core team member of the Blues Boot Camp.