Lyndon Wesley is a freelance producer, guitarist and songwriter, collaborating with artists on their music from inception to finished works. Lyndon’s unique understanding of how a song connects with the listener has made him the go-to-guy for artist development at Songbird Productions and Bounce Recording Studios in Melbourne.
Last week I started working with an artist who was a finalist on The Voice a couple of years ago. He had no bag, no folders or notebooks. Just keys and a phone. And he was super excited to be in the studio, finally getting all the music and ideas ‘out of his head’ and onto ‘tape’. I was just pumped to be a part of his next chapter.
As he began singing against the piano track he had just laid down, I was moved by what I was hearing. It wasn’t the words, but it was. It wasn’t the melody, but it was. It wasn’t the tone of his voice, but it was. It wasn’t all of those things or any one of those things. In that moment what I heard was soul. Not soul music. Soul. I heard a man’s soul, setting the singer free. It was beautiful and I felt privileged to be a part of that moment.
He walked in with nothing but left a massive impact on me, a reminder of why I do what I do.
“Without a doubt, Lyndon is such a cool guy to work with, his overall knowledge and professional yet relaxed atmosphere helps bring out the best work from both of us!”
“An exceptional musician, producer and songwriter. His inspiration and overall guidance with my own project has proven to be vital.”
“It was so inspiring to work with such amazing musicians.”
“Easily exceeded my expectations in terms of the finished product and in making me feel comfortable every step of the way.”
“Lyndon helped me fine-tune my songs and make them the best they could be, allowing me full creative control along the way.”
“Creative, highly organized with clarity of vision, he is among the best I have ever worked with.”
Daniel Shaw is an Australian singer, songwriter and musician releasing his first single in 2009 and in 2011 released a full album of original songs. Daniel toured with his album in 2011 in the USA, Canada and in Europe enjoying radio air play, TV and press coverage.
Daniel has been working hard for a long time and it shows. His latest songs are melodic, big and very memorable. They have been honed on the streets of Melbourne, Australia where Daniel has been busking for the best part of a decade. It has been fantastic working with Dan over the past couple of months. His piano playing is effortless and perfect for his style of piano based pop which at times sounds like Chris Martin couldn’t make a Coldplay gig so the band got James Blunt to fill in. I’m really looking forward to this one. So far so good.
Wantaways. Eclectic and always surprising me. I never quite know what’s going on inside the head of Ken, Wantaways lead singer and songwriter. Strange thing is, he knows exactly what’s going on and eventually we all get introduced to the Wantaways world. Ultimately the destination is worth the journey and the journey is always fun.
Mature beyond her years, Annika has a presence that is both calming and mesmersing. I found it easy to get lost inside her songs as my mind meandered around the worlds she created. A gentle yet powerful and emotive singer, Annika is another vocalist who I could listen to all day long.