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Music and Lyrics - Shaun Simmons
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Wefo Studios by Leo Dale
Catherine McQuade - Bass, BVs
Shaun Simmons - Lead vocal and guitars
Helen Mountfort - Cello
Tanya Kwan Simmons - Keys, BVs
Leo Dale - BVs, Soprano sax
Nick Hermanus - Guitar
Tony Floyd -Drums
Shaun and Leo recently met in February 2023 in Magod India, through a mutual teacher at Shanti Mandir. Leo was traveling with his soprano sax at the time and played with the local Indian musicians. Shaun and Leo affectionally joked, we should record some music together sometime.
In the month of May, Shaun returned to Perth, Australia and contacted Leo with the excitement of a new guitar to begin the conversation of a collaboration.
Shaun, being of the Noongar Aboriginal peoples, felt a deep yearning to record the music on his homeland,
Leo, based in Melbourne, was on Shaun's way to the Americas. So a week of play and recording in the "house of fun", so affectionately named, commenced.
Leo assembled an awesome band of local musicians, to collaborate and create what is now known as the BE HERE release.
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