MEET OUR PODCAST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Genevieve McGuckin

    Genevieve McGuckin

    These Immortal Souls

    Genevieve McGuckin is an Australian musician, songwriter, film producer and graphic designer who was born in Brisbane. In 1986 she was a founder of These Immortal Souls on keyboards and has collaborated with fellow founder, and sometime domestic partner, Rowland S. Howard, and with his earlier band, The Birthday Party, on their album, Prayers on Fire (April 1981).

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Phill Calvert

    Phill Calvert

    Drummer - Boys Next Door & The Birthday Party

    The original drummer with The Birthday Party. Still actively drumming & producing young bands for his label Behind the Beat Records and others. Phill is also one half of the collective Kitty Calvert producing assemblage sculpture in a collaboration with his wife Julia Brampton.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Mick Harvey

    Mick Harvey

    guitarist, drummer - boys next door & the birthday party

    Michael John Harvey is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his long-term collaborations with Nick Cave, with whom he formed The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Paul Goldman

    Paul Goldman

    Filmmaker, director - nick the stripper & shivers videos

    Paul Goldman is an Australian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Goldman was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and studied at Swinburne Film and Television School. He was cinematographer on the 1988 film Ghosts… of the Civil Dead, co-written by Nick Cave and directed by John Hillcoat.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Lucy Maclaren

    Lucy Maclaren

    Filmmaker, producer - Nick the stripper & shivers videos

    In 2000 Lucy produced her first feature film 'STRANGE FITS OF PASSION' which was accepted into Critic's Week at the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2008 Lucy has been producing documentaries including ‘LOVE LETTERS FROM A WAR’, the three part series for SBS ‘IMMIGRATION NATION’ and the award winning ‘INSIDE THE FIRESTORM’, ‘UTOPIA GIRLS’ and ‘SUBTOPIA’ for the ABC. In 2015 she produced the one hour documentary ‘THE DIPLOMAT, THE ARTIST AND THE SUIT’ for the ABC, and in 2018 ‘AFTERMATH: BEYOND THE FIRESTORM'. In 2018 she co-produced the feature film ‘MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS’ and is in production on a feature documentary ‘CARBON – AN UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY’ and ‘REBUILDING MALLACOOTA’, a six part series.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Rob Griffiths

    Rob Griffiths

    the fiction, little murders

    In 1978 Rob Griffiths was the lead singer of The Fiction who were one of the first Melbourne punk bands and one of the first bands to play at the legendary Crystal Ballroom. In 1979 he formed Little Murders who released a classic of Australian punk rock in “Take Me ‘Im Yours” on the fledgling Au Go Go label and was their first big seller. In the the eighties Little Murders morphed into full on Mod Revival. instigated by Rob’s return to his homeland in the English winter of 1979/80, thus becoming one of the leading Mod bands in the country. In the mid 90s he formed a record label Swerve Records which released albums and singles by amongst others Quincy McLean and Phil Calvert. He also used the label to resurrect Little Murders who began releasing albums again in 1996. Band work was sporadic until joining Off The Hip records and releasing a series of albums from 2009 to the present. In 2018 Off the Hip released the debut album from the Fiction which brought everything around full circle.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Jane Sims

    Jane Sims

    Fan, Ballroom punter

    My conservative friends could not understand at all my interest in The Birthday Party. I had the records and I remember one guy at work was trying to analyse Deep in the Woods. I'd play nick the stripper as it was so different to the mainstream music and I liked a lot of English bands. I am appreciative of Nick Cave's music now and am glad he is very well-recognised talent but back in the 80s when I could pay $8 to see the band at the club or at the Ballroom on New Year's Eve ( man or myth tour) it was a special time.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Andy Griffiths

    Andy Griffiths

    Gothic Farmyard

    Andy Griffiths messed around in bands in Melbourne’s early '80s underground and later became a children’s writer. He is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997. Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • John Durr

    John Durr

    The Editions

    John Durr moved to Melbourne in the late 1970s, and was a founding member of The Delmatics ('78 – '79) and post-punk band The Editions ('79 – '83) where his skills as a guitarist and developing songwriter came to the fore. From there he progressed and performed in many different musical combinations from folk to blues, and increasingly utilised his musical knowledge away from the stage, with an eye on producing new acts. In 1991 John established Black Market Music, an Australian Blues and Roots record label. He feels fortunate that his passion became his committed full time job, being employed in the music industry for most of his working life (40 plus years). John is widely recognised and highly regarded for his work with blues artists, winning a long line of awarded achievements including National Australian and Victorian Blues Music awards, and an ARIA in the Blues/Roots category for his produced album “More Gravy” by Collard Greens and Gravy. John will release his first solo album project late in 2021.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Rob Wellington

    Rob Wellington

    The fiction, international exiles

    Rob Wellington has been making films and music since the mid-1970s, heavily involved Melbourne’s punk, new wave and post-punk scenes. He made film clips in the second half of the 1980s, which led to work at Apple US. Rob has won Australian and international awards for his work and is still making new media, music, and films. "In 1984 I was watching Countdown with my flat-mate, Sean Kelly of Models fame, and spat at the screen "I could make a better film clip than that!". Sean responded, "OK. You can make our next clip." Big On Love had Models nominated for Best Performance at the Countdown Awards and my next clip was their hit Outa Mind, Outa Sight."

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Hugo Race

    Hugo Race

    Plays with Marionettes, The Wreckery, Nick Cave: Man or Myth

    Hugo Race, internationally based producer, composer, performer and author, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock. In the arc of three decades Hugo has left a mercurial trail of musical works spanning his many own releases and multiple international collaborations across studio albums, film and theatre productions, touring and festivals. In 2016, Hugo’s first book was published by Transit Lounge (Australia), describing his musical journey across three decades entitled Road Series He also appeared in Dogs in Space and co-wrote and appeared in Ghosts of the Civil Dead.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.

  • Bronwyn Adams/Bonney

    Bronwyn Adams/Bonney

    Singer, violinist, songwriter - Crime & the City Solution

    Bronwyn performs a one-woman music show with sel- orchestrated backing tracks, live violin and vocals, and storytelling. She also offers mentoring and works as a somatic therapist.

    Features in Episode 1 – Nick the Stripper.