Perhaps most obvious we've built this place as convenient & flexible hub for all things music & creative. But we would love Simply to be the sort of place where you meet and click with other talented individuals - muso, producers, videographers. We'd love to facilitate the moments where a stranger gifts the missing piece of magic into your project, or where a random jam sesh nets you a new BFFL. OH!! Maybe we should install a campfire and stock up the vending machine with marshm... anyways, we're excited.
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Meet the Team
I’m a drummer, I’m Rachel’s husband, and we have the best kids in the world (sorry other kids). I play in bands all the time and know what it’s like to need a good space to rehearse, especially as a drummer and now I am super proud to say that I am in partnership with these legends in ownership of Simply. It’s like a dream come true for me and so I would love to make it a dream come true for you. ** "a dream is a wish your heart makes..." ** (Rachel sings in the background). Yup.
I’ve been gigging since I was a kid, done a degree in music, and I also run Sammy’s Music School in Kilsyth.
I can’t wait to study more and play more gigs, record and practice more!
What do I do?
Essentially, I work every job but the one I’m qualified for (Education). I currently help run a music school, where I get to be Human Resources, Customer Relations, Systems & IT, Administration & Finance. I manage a cafe. I used to plan people’s weddings. I create workplace administration processes. I sew childrens clothes. And I’m a full time mum of the two most gorgeous kids in the world! I have no time - but I admit that is my own fault.
I wanted to get involved in a business like Simply because I am passionate about meeting people’s needs. I’ve worked/still work a range of different jobs where my primary role has been to fill a need. At one of my current workplaces I have been dubbed 'the gopher’ as I tend to go back and forth, helping make everyones to-do lists shorter, and their ideas happen. Simply was a perfect fit given the industry that my husband Graham is in and know it will be a space that can serve heaps of our creative friends. I am so excited to see what it can become.
I've always been in and around music thanks to my Mum, a music teacher. I'm a drummer, have dabbled in many other instruments the way drummers do, but I'm most talented and interested in production. For many years I worked in audio around Melbourne City while simultaneously running a studio that abounded in amazing gear but lacked in customers.
I left that behind to become a sparky and for me Simply is a side hustle where the three magically meet - electrical, tech, & music!
Hmm, what else... I love the sun, sport & fitness, people, any form of competition and my girl Sara.