Tim Gaze – History description


Education – Teaching


2015 – Continuing – Employed at Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove as instrumental music mentor and advisor


2013 – Continuing – Professional Doctorate of Creative Industries at QUT – Researching the iconic surf film, Morning Of The Earth, and its effect on Australian Popular Culture. Project involving the recording of two new soundtracks, and documentary – projects involving local known and emerging Brisbane artists.


2007 – 2015


Instrumental (guitar, bass, ukulele) teacher


2007 – 2015


Coomera Anglican College, Coomera, QLD.

Teaching students and Guitar and Vocal Ensemble.


2011 – Continuing


St Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane.

Teaching students and Guitar Ensemble.


Private tuition.


Workshop Facilitator – instruction in Guitar studies, and song writing techniques.


2004 – Teaching at UQ Ipswich – 2nd Semester – Course: Digital Tools II –

course coordinator Ralf Muhlberger


1999 – 2000: Certificate III in Information Technology.


Coursework Module :                                   Result:


Operating Systems                                         Distinction

Graphical User Interfaces                              Credit

Create User & Tech Documentation              Pass

Computing Foundations                                  Distinction

Migrate To New Use of Technology              Pass

Software Support                                            Distinction

Provide One To One Instruction                     Pass


1998  – Instrumental Teaching at Narimba TAFE, Sydney NSW


Career History


Facilities management / Audio Studio operation


1989- 2006:


2004 – 2003 – 2006 – 19th Dec – Continuance with 3 year part time contract

Project Officer ACRO broadband project – UQ Ipswich, Qld.


2005: August:

Changed position at UQ to casual due to outside music commitments increasing.


This includes operation of Pro-tools HD, and I’ve been working, editing and recording with Pro-tools since 2000.  Also offered casual radio production Sept 2004 at B105 FM.


2003 – 2004 7th April to19 Dec Project Officer for pilot phase –

ACRA broadband project – UQ Ipswich, Qld.


1995-present: Freelance music production, owner-operator multimedia production facilities.


1988–1995- Skytell Pty Ltd: Director and facilities manager and operator.

Duties include sales,  marketing, engineering, performance, production and composition etc.



New Artist Development, Artist and Repertoire development




1989 – 1990: Warner-Chappell publishing catalogue. Develop, compose, and produce young and emerging artists for publishing companies and recording labels, including Candy Harlots (released on WEA and Virgin), In The Flesh (released on Royal), Strider, Amanda Brown, Serena (charting single with My Boy Lollipop), and numerous others.


1990: Trafalgar Music: new artist development for Gyan (ARIA award for New Artist of the Year, 1989). Released on Warner Brothers label.


1995: Independent Artist Development projects. Corinne Gibbons (singer-songwriter—released on Secret Street); Chris E. Thomas (singer-songwriter—released on ABC Records); Rose Pearse (soundtrack for independent film production); Geraldine Bigalow (soundtrack for short film “Miss Redhead” Tropfest entry, 2002); Steve Francis (2002 featured guitar on documentary soundtrack—broadcast on ABC); Glenn Skuthorpe (Australian indigenous singer-songwriter—tour and television appearance on Message Stick, ABC); numerous others. 


Music Industry Awards


1973 – ARIA ‘Single Of The Year’  for ‘Jamaican Farewell’ by Tim Gaze / Mike Rudd and the band ARIEL.


2008 – CHAIN Blues Award – ‘2007 Male Vocalist of the Year’ from the CD/DVD ‘River City Blues – Tim Gaze and Rob Grosser’


2008 – Le Palmares International Film Festival 2008 – Best Soundtrack Award

For ‘HB Soul  – The Movie’ – Hot Buttered International P/L


Performance artist for major tours and events


1972 – Present:


2015 – Musical Director for Gympie Music Muster Fender Jam, (project manage and artist liason) featuring Ian Moss, Kevin Borich, Asa Broomhall and Martin Cilia, plus workshops and performances with The Bushwackers and The Mercurys.


2010 –  Cotton, Keays and MorrisDynamic live vocal group, featuring Darryl Cotton (Zoot), Jim Keays, (The Masters Apprentices) and Russell Morris (Wings Of An Eagle) – guitarist and band organiser – QLD.


2009 – Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival – Sydney – guitar and vocal performance with Doc Span and his band.


2009 – Blues At Broadbeachsolo performances and guitar player with Doc Span


2008 – 2009 – Morning Of The Earth’ –  ‘live’ event of the classic 1972 surf film featuring Brian Cadd, Lior, Old Man River and Mike Rudd – Sydney State Theatre, Palais in Melbourne. Produced by Amanda Pelman for Chugg Entertainment.


2008 – Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues FestivalSydney – guitar and vocal performance with Doc Span and his band.


2008 – Blues At Broadbeach – solo performances and guitar player with Doc Span.


2008 –  Noosa Festival Of Surfing – featured performance with Tim’s band ‘The Swell’ featuring Bridget O’Donahue, Glen Muirhead, Peter Willersdorf and John Barns – selection of surf music from start of Tim’s career until present day.


2008 –  East Coast Blues Festival – Mongrels Of Passion – guitarist, featuring Vince Lovegrove and Chris Bailey (The Angels).


2007Surf ‘n Symphony – RiverFestSpecial guest guitar performances with QLD Symphony Orchestra, along with Little Pattie, and William Barton, Didgeridoo. Conducted and arranged by Sean O’Boyle.      


2005 – 2006 Jimmy Barnes Australian and overseas touring band guitar player


2003Jon Lord and the Hoochie Coochie Men. National tour with Jon Lord of Deep Purple, including a national appearance on ABC television and a DVD released on EMI Records.


2002Long Way to the Top. National Tour of Australia’s heritage musical acts. Featured on ABC television. Recorded and distributed through ABC stores.

Also received an ARIA award – best Cast DVD/CD 2003


2001- 2004 Gympie Country Music Muster. Featured solo performer.


2003Byron Bay Blues Festival. Featured artist with Gyan.


1986ZZ Top Australian National tour. Toured nationally with ZZ Top as support act (with Rose Tattoo).


1983Stevie Ray Vaughn. Support act for Vaughn’s only Australian Tour (Festival Hall). 


1982—Triple M Summer Hummer. Featured artist (Tim Gaze and the Aussie Rebels) in a concert tour sponsored by 4MMM. Recorded at Channel 9’s Starsound Studios and released nationally.


1977Air Supply. National Tour. 


1972-1973Sunbury Music Festival. Featured at Sunbury 2 with Tamam Shud.

 Featured at Sunbury 3 with Ariel.



Recording Industry credits (Albums)

1970- Present:

Ongoing CD and DVD production, including


2013 – Spirit of Akasha – co-wrote, performed and recorded music for 40th Anniversary Morning Of The Earth film tribute – released through Warner Bros.


2011Secret Spot – Songs For Surfersreleased through Bombora.net


2009: Pictures Of The Coast CD –14 track acoustic instrumental album

featuring Tim Gaze, Peter Howe, Kerryn Tolhurst, Lyndon Gray – produced by Kerryn Tolhurst for Bombora Creative – recorded in Adelaide by Mick Wordley @ Mixmasters Studios. Exec Producer – David Minear. (compose, arrange, and perform)


2008: In Search of Michael Petersen CD/DVD – Director Jolyon Hoff – compose, perform,

record ’live’ soundtrack with Andrew Kidman and Brown Birds from Windy Hill –

recorded and mixed by Mick Wordley and Andrew Kidman.

(compose, arrange, and perform)


2008: Doc Span Blues CD – recorded ‘live’ with Doc Span, Glen Muirhead,

Gus Fenwick and Max Sportelli @ Peregian West, QLD. Recorded and engineered by Gus Fenwick.



2008: Reckless LoveTim Gaze Anthology I – 32 track, 2 x CD set

Compiled by Tim Gaze and produced by Bombora Creative –

distributed through MGM (compose, arrange, mix down, co-produce, and perform)


2008: Blues RemedyCD comp re-release with Tim Gaze and Rob Grosser

Including extra tracks – distributed through OnlyBluesMusic P/L

(compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


2007: Twang The Drumalbum featuring all new material with Rob Grosser

(compose, arrange, record, co-produce, mix down and perform)


2006: Mongrels Of Passionnew studio CD featuring powerfully themed songs by

Vince Lovegrove and Tim Gaze

(compose, arrange, perform, record, mix down, co-produce)


2006: Hot Buttered Soul soundtrack featuring Andrew Kidman and Tim Gaze.

Surfing history of Hot Buttered Group from their beginning up until now.

Eclectic music soundtrack recorded ‘live’ to footage – spontaneous and creative concept. Dur: 50 mins. Released world wide through Hot Buttered.

(compose, arrange, re-mix, co-produce, and perform)


2006: The Hoochie Coochie Men featuring Jon Lord – II – studio album with

Rob Grosser and Bob Daisley, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Gillan, Jeff Duff.

released through Edels Records for Europe

(compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


2006:   Delightful Rain – CD/DVD – recorded at historic Harboard SLSC – definitive Surf music culture recording project featuring Tamam Shud, The Atlantics, Richard Clapton, Peter Howe, The Pigram Bros etc. Produced by Kerryn Tolhurst and David Minear for Bombora Creative.

            (compose, arrange, and performed with Tamam Shud and Peter Howe)


2005: Kahvas Jute – ‘The Quickening’  CD/DVD  – Studio and ‘live’ recording of

legendary ‘70s  Aussie rock band, and re-release of 1st album ’Wide Open’

(compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform) EMI Australia


2005: The Tim Gaze BandMusic /Demos from the soundtrack of the surf film

Band On The Run’ – double CD from – recorded1979

(compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


2004: The Aussie Rebels 20th Anniversary Reunionproduction of ‘live’ music show,

including performance at Brisbane venue – Audio, Lighting, Video etc, for

DVD and CD release

(Perform, mix down, produce)

2004: Tamam Shud – compilation CD thru AZTEC Music.

(Produce, mix down and perform)


2004: TAD Sky – CD – 13 tracks for songwriter Tad Kiemski –

(produce, mix down and perform)


2004: GYAN and Leunig – Billy The Rabbit – CD  recording project featuring singer

Gyan  arranging and performing Michael Leunig poetry

(compose, arrange, perform) Released May 2006


2004: Sydney Basin Blues – CD Tim Gaze and Rob Grosser with various artists

(compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform) release FullHouse records


2003Brisbane Blues Festival ‘Live’ CD/DVD with Rob Grosser

Compose, produce, ‘Live’ Performance


2003: Jon Lord & The Hoochie Coochie Men ‘Live’ @The Basement, Sydney

                (compose, arrange, co-produce, and perform) DVD / CD release EMI


2003: Rivers & Roads (in post-production—for Independent release) Blue Sierra

(compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform)
2003: Limestone (Independent) Limestone CD

(compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


2002: Tamam Shud 1968 – 1972 –  (Independent) re release 1st two albums on CD.


2002: The Hoochie Coochie Men  (Independent) (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co-produce, and perform).


2002: Bushwackers Songbook  (Stallion Records) The Bushwackers

(co-produce and perform)


2001: No Nuts ‘Til Monday (Stallion) The Bushwackers. (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co – produce, and perform).
2000: Greg Page (EMI) Greg Page (The Wiggles) (featured guitar performances)


1998: Blues Remedy (Fullmoon Records) Tim Gaze And The Blues Doctors (compose,

pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).


1998: Silver Jubilee (ABC) The Bushwackers (pre-produce, arrange, and perform).


1997: Tribute To Oz Rock  (ABC Records) The Bushwackers (featured guitar performances)
1996: Redneck Mothers (Independent) Redneck Mothers (featured guitar performances)


1996: Blue Sierra (Independent) Blue Sierra (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co-produce, and perform).
1993: Permanent Culture (Polydor) Tamam Shud. (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co-produce, and perform).
1992:  Rough Trade (Independent) Tim Gaze Trio. (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co-produce, and perform).


1990: Reddest Red (Warner Brothers) Gyan (compose, pre-produce, arrange,

co-produce, and perform)
1990: Sultans 2 ,3, 4 and 5 (Upuze Records) Hot Buttered surf soundtracks

(compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


1989: Every Thing You Like Tries To Kill You (Warner Brothers) Peter Wells

(pre-produce, and perform)


1986: Beats From A Single Drum  (Mushroom) Rose Tattoo

(pre-produce, arrangement, and performance)


1983: Traveller (Mushroom) Big Red (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce,

and perform).


1982: TripleM Homegrown Album (EMI) Tim Gaze and The Aussie Rebels.

(compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).
1979:  Band On The Run (Infinity-Festival) Tim Gaze Band

(compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).
1975: Star Suite (EMI) Mike Rudd and Peter Dawkins (featured guitar performances).
1973: A Strange Fantastic Dream (EMI) Ariel. (Compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform). Also ‘Single Of The Year’ for ‘Jamaican Farewell’ by Rudd/Gaze


1972: Morning Of The Earth (Warner Brothers) Tamam Shud (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).


1972: It’s A Man’s World (Mushroom) Renee Geyer (featured guitar performances).
1970: Wide Open (Infinity-Festival—First Australian Album on this label) Kahvas Jute (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).
1970: Goolutionites And The Real People (Warner Brothers—First album for Warner Brothers Australian) Tamam Shud (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).






Commercial production and/or composition for film, television, and multimedia

1972 – 2015:


2008:  Searching For Michael Petersen DVD – Director Jolyon Hoff – compose, perform, record

’live’ soundtrack with Andrew Kidman and Brown Birds from Windy Hill


2006:  Hot Buttered Soul  –  Surf DVD/CD – in production –

(Compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform)


2006: Chatterposs 2 – educational animation pilot for WorthSeeing Media PL

music composition, recording, Sound Design and FX, audio co-ordination.


2006: AIDA Training DVD  – corporate training DVD for Austar via AIDA Sales and Marketing PL. Includes location filming, pre-production, format design, music and Foley, Production Co-ordinator, with Luke Blair – Superior Producing.


2006: ‘Band On The Run’ – makeover of the 1980 surf film by Harry Hodge which will include

new footage and music tracks. Quiksilver International.

(Compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).


2004:Chattertime – children’s multimedia learning package through WORTHSEEING MEDIA HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED, for broadband application through educational institues – (theme compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).

2003: John Lord: Live at The Basement (EMI) DVD of live performance with John Lord, Jimmy Barnes, and The Hoochie Coochie Men (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).


2002: Redhead (Tropfest entry) – title track for short film (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).


2002: Loo With A View (Seeview Pictures-ABC TV) – soundtrack for documentary on Dunnedoo tourism (compose, arrange, produce, and perform)


2002: The Nugget (Village Roadshow) – song for feature film main titles. (perform).


2000: Sydney Paralympics Opening Ceremony (Sydney Paralympics Committee) – Recorded music for performance at the Opening ceremony. (arrange and perform).


1997: One for the Road (Becker-Channel 10) – soundtrack written and produced for the documentary by film maker David Addams. (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).


1994: Getaway (Channel 9 television series) – original music for the 1994 series. 40 episodes. (perform).
1993: ABC TV Logo (ABC) Music for ABC corporate branding campaign. (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).
1993: All In A Day’s Work (ABC television series) – original  music theme and underscore for two series (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).


1992:  Ski Australia (Channel 9 national television broadcast) – soundtrack for a sports documentary produced by Mike Petrie on Australian ski professionals. (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).


1990: Sultans Surf Videos (Hot Buttered/Virgin Video) – soundtracks for a series of four surfing videos for Hot Buttered. (produce, arrange, compose, and perform).


1989-1991: Birds of Australia (Geo Magazine and The Beyond Group). Series of ten 30 and 60 minute wildlife documentary sound tracks released and distributed by Beyond distribution. Broadcast throughout the world.


1979Band On The Run (Infinity-Festival) Tim Gaze Band (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).
1972: Morning Of The Earth (Warner Brothers) Tamam Shud (compose, pre-produce, arrange, co-produce, and perform).



Music production for advertising



1980 – Present:


2007: Healthy Pharmacy, Agforce, General Motors Holden, Toyota, Fourex, NSW and QLD Rugby League, Streets Ice Cream, IXL, the Australian Tourism Commission, Queensland Tourism Commission, Peters Ice Cream, State of Origin, “Slip, Slop, Slap”, and many other campaigns – ongoing session work in Brisbane etc.