2015 Speakers

Cash Savage (Musician)

Cash Savage is a country and blues singer/songwriter and a darling of the Melbourne live scene. Backed by her band the Last Drinks, Cash rose to notoriety in 2010 following the release of her debut album, Wolf. Cash took to the stage at Meredith Music Festival in 2011 and played to a sold-out Spiegeltent in Melbourne in 2012. The band’s second album, The Hypnotiser, launched in July to critical acclaim (5 stars in Herald Sun, four stars in the Age). Read More

JOEL STERN (Artistic Director, Liquid Architecture)

Joel is a curator and artist based in Melbourne. He is the Artistic Director of Liquid Architecture, an organisation that presents projects, festivals, performances and situations of the worlds leading artists working with sound. He is the co-founder of OtherFilm and The Instrument Builders Project. As a curator, Joel has been responsible for festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts in Australia and internationally for more than ten years. Joel appears on the Face The Music 2015 session:… Read More

Bryget Chrisfield (Editor, The Music)

A lifelong love of music and writing consolidated when Bryget Chrisfield started penning live reviews for Inpress (now The Music) while studying professional writing and editing at RMIT. When she graduated, almost eight years ago, the national street press title offered her a full-time job as staff writer. If more than a couple of gig-free days go by, Bryget worries about spontaneous human combustion. And it is through interviewing musical geniuses that Bryget finds true happiness. Website: www.themusic.com.au… Read More

Alice Ivy (Artist)

In less than one year, Melbourne’s Alice Ivy (aka Annika Schmarsel) has toured the UK and Europe, supported great local artists such as Remi, Banoffee and Stella Angelico, and launched singles ‘Charlie’, ‘Mean Man’s Bite’, and ‘Paint Me Blue’ to great success. Alice’s live set not only incorporates electronic & sample based elements, but showcases her musicianship with live instrumentation such as guitar, percussion, & vocals. This creates a distinct electronic/soul sound, influenced by artists such as J Dilla, The Avalanches, Klo and Little Dragon. Website:… Read More

STUART GRANT (Lecturer , Monash University / Musician, Primitive Calculators)

Dr. Stuart Grant is old enough to know better but too stupid to listen. He is the singer/guitarist with noisepunk legends The Primitive Calculators. He is also a site-specific performer with the Urban Water Performance Group. He lectures in Performance Studies at Monash University, specialising in performance phenomenology and ecological performance. In his spare time, he waits to die. Website: www.primitivecalculators.com Stuart appears on the Face The Music 2015 session: Berlin: City of Exiles… Read More

PAUL CASHMERE (CEO, The Noise Network)

Paul Cashmere is an Australian rock music journalist and media executive. In 1994 he co-founded the digital music CD-ROM magazine, Undercover, with Australian photographer, Ros O’Gorman. In September, 2011 Cashmere and O’Gorman founded the Noise Network and launched Noise11.com. After conducting his very first interview for 2 Double J in Sydney with Finch in 1976, Paul worked in regional and syndicated radio for 15 years, in 1991 becoming national program director of syndication for Austereo. In 1995, Cashmere and O’Gorman… Read More

Anita Nedeljkovic (Programming Director, Venue Collective)

Anita is part of The Venue Collective, an independent programming / marketing entity working with venues nationally. These include The Corner, 170 Russell, Max Watt’s, Woolly Mammoth, Shebeen and Northcote and Newtown Social Clubs. She also programs the St Kilda Festival, is a former host of RRR FM’s only drive time Australian/New Zealand show Test Pattern, and is the curator of Brisbane Festival. Anita appears on the Face The Music 2015 session: Ecology of triple j… Read More

Prue Thomas (Marketing Manager, Moshtix)

With over 10 years’ marketing experience, Prue’s role at moshtix is to help feed the appetite for live music events and ensure Australia’s leading ticketing provider constantly contributes to the live music eco-system. Dedicated to innovative marketing and ticketing services for music and entertainment events, moshtix continues to help artists connect with their fans by removing the barriers to ticket purchase and allowing artists or event organisers to use ticketing to make data-driven marketing decisions. Prue appears on the Face… Read More

Sharlene Harris (Entertainment Manager, ALH Group)

Sharlene started out in pubs and clubs back when the Seaview was the Crystal Ballroom, and has managed venues with live rooms across dozens of suburbs over the last 30 years before finding herself in the engine room of the ALH Groups Entertainment space in Victoria. She has closely collaborated with promoters to re-tune the Croxton into a viable alternative for live acts in Thornbury, and develop the Urban Spread brand in key suburban venues to bring cool acts across… Read More

ADAM DE CATA (Artist Manager, Run It Wild)

Adam’s management roster includes Owl Eyes, Client Liaison and two singer-songwriters Flynn Francis and Tim Metcalfe. He has experience in marketing at Warner Brothers with studio licensing and in events with The People’s Market. Adam places high importance on branding, marketing and the live show with his roster. Adam appears on the Face The Music 2015 session: Sounds Australia: It’s A Showcase, Not A Show… Read More

Chris Maund (Managing Director, Ivy League)

Chris Maund has been in the music industry for over 15 years. He currently occupies two positions, one as the Managing Director of independent label, Ivy League Records (home to the likes of The Rubens, Cloud Control and Alpine) and the other, Director of Business Affairs for the Mushroom Group of Companies. Prior to his time with The Mushroom Group, Chris was an artist lawyer at Brett Oaten Solicitors. Chris appears on the Face The Music 2015 session:… Read More

Simon Winkler (Music Coordinator, 3RRR)

Simon began as a writer and reviewer for street press in Sydney before moving into broadcasting at FBi radio station. He went on to work as a producer, music director and executive editor on the SBS youth arts, music and talks program Alchemy for 5 years before working as a freelance producer in London and Berlin for six months. Returning in 2008, Simon began his dream job at Triple R. Simon appears on the Face The Music 2015 session:… Read More

Tom Byrnes (Booker, Oxford Art Factory)

Tom is the head bookings manager at the Oxford Art Factory, overseeing all aspects of venue management, marketing and event production. Most recently helping to bring the Volumes music festival to life on Oxford Street as well as producing the Sydney events for Kele and the upcoming tours of Kelela and Empress Of. He has worked in many different roles within the music venue industry in Sydney since 2007, where his career began at Century Venues (Enmore, Metro and… Read More

ANDREW PARISI (Venue Booker, Croxton Bandroom)

Andrew has three decades’ experience in the entertainment industry. He was editor of Beat in the early ‘90s, when he discovered The Living End. He went on to book the HiFi Bar & Ballroom and was promoter for several international tours. He later managed a series of successful Australian acts including 1200 Techniques, Rail and Automatic. In his time away from the music industry, Andrew ran film distribution and game development companies. Recently, he has overseen the rebranding and… Read More


Chloe completed a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry at RMIT graduating in 2014. During the final year of her degree, Chloe interned at Music Victoria, Chapter Music and The Old Bar. Recently joining Music Victoria on a full time basis, Chloe also works for feminist organisation LISTEN and has recently co-founded LISTEN Records, a feminist record label. Chloe also continues to work for Deaf Ambitions record label featuring Melbourne bands Leisure Suite, Zone Out and Crepes. Chloe appears on the… Read More