David Galea (Bass)
David has been playing bass for the past 20 years. As a boy he studied classical guitar to grade 5 trinity college level and then took up the electric when the high school big band needed a bass player.
Since then he has carved out a career playing many styles of music from Blues, and Rock to Jazz and Funk. Of recent times David has been playing upright bass with the Soundscapes Trio, playing on their first album entitled, “Globalectic”, it was released on the 24th May to a packed Brisbane Jazz Club. He has also written and recorded his first Solo album entitled “Bassboy”.
David’s music has been performed at the Brisbane Festival, the Broad beach jazz Festival and also various times at the Brisbane Jazz Club and other jazz Venues throughout Queensland.
David has also recorded with the Brett Fowler group, jelly Kids and Bart Stenhouse two latest jazz fusion albums. He has also performed with James whiting, Peter Cupples, master Drummers Darryn Farrugia and David Jones. As well as many other local artists.
David has of late released his second solo recording entitled “Wood and Wire” which has been featured on many Australian jazz radio programs and has been received.
Cleon Barraclough (Piano)
Born in Yeppoon Queensland in 1984, Cleon was introduced to music at the early age of 3 and his fascination with Jazz music began at age 11. At age 15, Cleon began piano tuition from his now long time mentor and great friend Daniel Rojas, who is a world class concert pianist and composer.
In 2001 Cleon’s first ever Latin composition “Moonlight Mambo” gained 1st place in the Gold Coast young composer’s award. Cleon turned professional at the age of 17 in 2001. In 2002-2004 Cleon studied at Jazzworks (now JMI) where he consolidated his already advanced jazz harmony foundations and in 2003 learnt from Steven Newcomb at the QLD conservatorium where he was submerged into cutting edge jazz harmony and improvisation.
Cleon possessed a natural ability to internalise his musical surroundings which included intense listening and study of some of the greats of jazz piano including, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Art Tatum, Herbie Hancock, Michel Camilo and Gonzales Rubalcaba. Now widely regarded as one of Brisbane’s most diverse performers, composers, arrangers and musical directors, Cleon is proficient in various styles of contemporary music including, Jazz, Latin, pop, funk, soul, r ’n’ b, Mowtown and hip hop.
Cleon’s professional career has seen him perform in countless venues, jazz festivals and hotspots in Australia including The Brisbane Powerhouse, The Valley Jazz festival, The Noosa Jazz festival, The Brisbane Jazz Club, The Gold Coast Art’s Centre and the iconic Byron bay beach hotel to just name a few.
Cleon has performed with numerous bands and musicians including, The Brisbane Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Chukale, La Gran Salsa, Ingrid James, Lauren Lucille, George Washingmachine, Joseph Marchiscella, James Whiting, Helen Russell, and David Galea.
In 2006 Cleon performed in the Jupiter’s Casino Stage Spectacular “Tempo Rouge”. In 2007 Cleon founded original jazz outfit The Soundscapes Quintet, which quickly became a house hold name in the Brisbane scene. In 2011 they launched their debut album titled “Globalectic” to sold out live audiences. Cleon’s original compositions on the album received amazing international reviews and radio airplay on several stations including Australia’s premier radio jazz show “Jazztrack” with Mal Stanley.
Cleon’s performances demand attention, dazzling audiences with blistering runs, rich chordal structures and world rhythms. Cleon’s Latin and Classical training brings to his jazz performances and compositions a unique pot purée of textures and tones. Cleon’s exuberant creativity extends to every facet of this multi-dimensional performer and musical creator.
Luke Pammenton (Drums)
Luke Pammenton graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2008 having completed his Bachelor of Music in performance and Master of Music studies (majoring in Jazz Drum Kit and contemporary music) and is one of Brisbane’s most in demand drummers.
With over 20 years experience Luke’s diverse musical knowledge has allowed him to work with some of Brisbane’s top musical acts in a variety of different styles including La Gran Salsa, The Soundscapes Trio, Paradise City – The Guns and Roses tribute show, and one of Australia’s premier cover bands, Alter Egos.
Luke is also the drummer for the Brisbane based original groups Silence The Sun and MofoIsDead. He is endorsed by some of the biggest companies associated with drums and percussion in the world including Yamaha Drums, Promark Drum Sticks and Evans Drumheads.
In addition to performing live Luke runs a highly successful teaching studio on the south side of Brisbane providing private drum lessons to over 30 students per week.