Church Street Studios are home to a variety of independent music and audio professionals.

From permanent tenants to short term visiting film composers, music producers and sound designers.  Many of our members also teach and guest lecturer at AIM, SAE, AFTRS and The NSW Conservatorium of Music.

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Caitlin Yeo

Past President of the Australian Guild of Screen composers and a graduate of Screen Composition at AFTRS, Caitlin Yeo has composed the music for many film and TV projects including critically acclaimed feature film The Rocket, Priscilla Cameron’s The Butterfly Tree, channel 7 Tele-movie The Killing Field, the TV themes, Tashi and Compass, and The House With Annabel Crabb. Caitlin's musical style comes from a fascination with music from different cultures, 20th century composition and a deep love of telling stories with music. Caitlin has received a swathe of accolades including APRA screen music awards; Feature Score of the Year for The Rocket (2013), Best Music for a documentary for Getting Frank Gehry (2016), and Bomb Harvest (2007), an OzFlix award for After The Apology, and been nominated twice for an AACTA award. The feature Danger Close is her most recent score.

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A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Oscar Gross (aka Oscar Joe) is a singer songwriter, film composer and multi instrumentalist. In 2018 he won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen and already has a number of credits to his name including a co-write for the Australian feature film "A Heart Beat Away", the opening theme for the TV show Village Vets and a number of on-line movie credits. He plays electric and double bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, accordion and most things he puts his mind to.  Oscar also teaches piano and guitar and regularly gigs around Sydney going by the stage name, Oscar Joe.  Check out his youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/oscarjoe

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Eleanor Summers

Ellie Summers is a professional music producer and audio engineer who has worked with prominent bands and artists, both locally and internationally, including Gus & Iggy & Gen Bryant. Throughout the producing process, she highly values creative input from her artists and encourages a collaborative vision for each individual and unique project. Ellie’s musicianship is evident in the breadth and the depth of her technical capabilities as a producer and she is highly skilled in the genres of Indie/Folk, Country/Americana, Pop and Rock.

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Guy Gross

Guy Gross is an Australian film and television composer, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and APRA Ambassador. From his British Academy Award (BAFTA) nominated score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to the US SCI-FI series "Farscape", his film scores cover a huge variety of styles. Testament to this diversity, Guy has received numerous peer awards including Best Music for a Documentary, Children's Series, Short film, Animation, Promotional Video, Advertisement, TV Theme, Song and twice for Best Music for a TV Series. Recent projects include scores for the ABC TV drama series Pulse, and the feature film Swinging Safari.  He is also the founder of Church Street Studios.

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Jason Fernandez

Jason is recognised for his striking and original approaches to films, coming up with distinctive musical ideas that further the narrative in unexpected ways.  Jason has performed varied roles as a composer, score producer and music editor for more than 15 years with directors like George Miller, Baz Luhrmann, Kimble Rendall, Gregor Jordan, Russell Crowe, and many others. A rare combination of musical and technical ability, Jason is also widely sought after for his musical-technical skills, including the testing and development of music software and sounds for most of the leading software creators. In addition to this, he develops his own processes in Reaktor and other software - leading his music into beautiful unexplored sonic territory.

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Matt Druery

Born into a musical family, Matt first touched the drum set as a baby, and has since become a well-rounded and diverse musician. A multi-instrumentalist, composer/songwriter, producer/engineer and bandleader, Matt has performed in some of the most coveted venues locally, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, and internationally, having toured China in April 2013 and the United States in December 2014, the latter as part of the NSW Symphonic Wind Ensemble. After graduating Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2015, Matt has gone on to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and then at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, but is currently back in Sydney to complete the final stages of his debut release of original material.

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Michelle Barry

Michelle Barry is a professional producer/sound engineer from Sydney.  With a great love for music, she started engineering at Paradise Studio in 1990.   This gave her the opportunity to work with many independent Australian musicians of the time before refining her craft in studios at home, London and NYC.  Highlights along the way included US indie artists Jessie Murphy In The Woods, Julian Verlard, The Pierces. UK funk from RnB Junior and G-Nation, and Sydney Hip Hop artists Maya Jupiter, Ebony Williams.  2018, included recording and mixing for folk group The Charm, singer/guitarist Max Gencher, her own initiative Noisygirls, as well as skill sharing through teaching at SAE.

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Oscar Gross

A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Oscar Gross (aka Oscar Joe) is a singer songwriter, film composer and multi instrumentalist. In 2018 he won Best Original Song Composed for the Screen and already has a number of credits to his name including a co-write for the Australian feature film "A Heart Beat Away", the opening theme for the TV show Village Vets and a number of on-line movie credits. He plays electric and double bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, accordion and most things he puts his mind to.  Oscar also teaches piano and guitar and regularly gigs around Sydney going by the stage name, Oscar Joe.  Check out his youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/oscarjoe

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Rory Steuart

Rory Steuart is a sound designer for film, TV & Games. After graduating from the Australian Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Audio Engineering, he began working at King Sound Studios, recording, editing and mixing audio for TV and radio. With a love for cinema and hunger for creation, Rory began work sound designing for screen.

In recent years he has worked with clients such as Sony and the Singaporean Tourism Board. Incorporating his music production and engineering knowledge, as well as his passion for sampling the strange and interesting sounds of the natural world, Rory is able to create original textures and soundscapes to compliment the vision of the filmmaker.

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Sean Carey

Sean Carey is an Emmy award winning music producer, recording engineer, musician and songwriter. He is the music director and vocal producer for acclaimed Netflix series Motown Magic and Beat Bugs and has worked with industry greats such as Cat Stevens, Don Was, Daniel Johns and Skylar Grey in many iconic studios such as Capitol Records, Village Records LA, Germano NYC and 301, Sing Sing and Trackdown Studios in Australia. He is the former guitarist for 5 time ARIA nominated, multi platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

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Blair Slater

Blair is an Academy Award winning foley artist and sound designer and runs his company Longstocking Studios within the Church St complex. He has an enormous credit list (IMDb) with some recent notables such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Deep State, and Picnic at Hanging Rock. He heads up a dedicated team of leading foley walkers and editors.

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