About the Band
Gerry Smith is a Melbourne singer-songwriter whose indomitable spirit and positive energy is an inspiration to all who meet him.
Gerry has merged his screen writing and poetry skills with his love of jazz singing. His debut album comes later in life for Gerry, due to accessibility issues earlier on in his career. Creating his enriching and life- affirming album, which draws on his experience of growing up in the 60's and 70's and his experience of living as a man with cerebral palsy, is a wonderful insight into a unique life, well-lived.
Bringing his vision together with his APRA award-winning collaborators, Gerry has more than 20 songs to choose from to make his debut album.
Busking his own original songs on the street, Gerry has truly taken music to the people and the response has been awesome! There is great anticipation for the release of his album, slated for later in 2023.
Jessica Paige is a Melbourne singer/songwriter who has won many awards including the JB Seed Award, an APRA Songwriter Award and an APRA nomination for Best Song Composed for Screen.
She is currently writing for her next releases for film and TV as well as having several collaborative projects on the go.
Her previous major project was the passing on songwriting skills with her massive "Songwriters Helping Songwriters" initiative. This has lead to her initiative with the Well-Oiled Machine project and the development of the TV Series.
ARIA nominated and APRA Award winning iconic songwriter and musician who adds his incredible guitar and bass skills in addition to his master songwriting and musicianship to this project. Eris has worked with notable Australian singers and bands including Richard Clapton, Mark Seymour, Ross Wilson, Tania Doko,heavyweights such as Mondo Rock, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, Hugh Jackman, Renee Geyer and more, and has had his songs covered by John Farnham, Rick Springfield and Lucy Durack. He is well known for his hits including “Come Said the Boy” and “State of the Heart”.
A twice ARIA nominated and APRA awarded songwriter, Jake Mason is a leading light in the Australia Music Industry. Bridging jazz/soul & pop, Jake has released 15 albums! Just in brief, Jake’s song, ‘This Girl’, has over 1 billion streams, earning him a special recognition from APRA.
Screen work includes TV as diverse as Love Island and MacGyver and in advertising, Jake’s music has featured in campaigns for Just Jeans, Westpac (Australia), Peugeot (Europe), Samsung (USA, played at the Superbowl), Vogue, Victoria’s Secret and the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Jake has featured with artists including Tex Perkins, Richard Clapton, Josh Teskey, Mark Seymour, Clare Bowditch and Hugh Jackman.
Jake is excited to contribute to the dynamic momentum of Australian music and the Well-Oiled Machine project with Gerry Smith.
Bobby Bright has been a part of the Australian pop music scene for over fifty years.
Discovered by Johnny O’Keefe when he was 13, he soon became well known with frequent appearances on TV and at local dances.
He had hits in his duo “Bobby and Laurie” as their first release was soon hurtling up the charts. More hits followed on the charts during the sixties and they toured around Australia and featured on TV shows.
Bobby was a regular in the old Crawford Productions cop shows like Homicide, Hunter and Division 4. He was in the live presentation of the rock opera “Tommy “at the Myer Music Bowl and appeared in the award winning film “Only the Brave “ and in the ABC series “Phoenix “. He has been one of the top voice-over talents in Melbourne since the seventies.
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