Bachelor Of Music (Performance) Newcastle Conservatorium
Gareth Hudson has established a remarkable career as a musician, composer, teacher and record producer. Gareth studied classical piano and composition at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music (1999 – 2002).
Gareth has been teaching piano, guitar, bass and music theory for 15 years, with students ranging from beginner to advanced, from all ages, and covering all styles of music (classical, jazz, pop, blues, rock). His focus is on providing each student a solid music education through learning to read music notation and studying theory, as well as allowing the student to have fun whilst learning. Many of his students annually participate in Australian Examination Music Board exams. If your looking for a piano teacher, guitar or bass guitar teacher, music theory or HSC tutor in the Newcastle area contact Gareth!
He formed and led indie pop band The Good (1999-2006), releasing an EP and three albums, including Move Along which won an ABC Award in 2004. Gareth toured the UK and Europe with The Good, performing at festivals such as: The Edinburgh Fringe, The Whitby World Music Festival, and Milan’s Dolce & Gabanna International Fashion Show.
Gareth’s current original band Hudson Arc, has been featured at venues and festivals around Germany, Netherlands, UK, France, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as various tours and radio appearances in Australia. He is a key member of the award winning Buddy Knox Blues Band. Buddy’s blues band has been featured at events such as the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Woodford Folk and Dreaming Festival, Wintersun, Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival, and the Blue Mountains Music Festival.
As well as original projects, Gareth performs in various cover ensembles in solo, duo or band format, performing at weddings and functions in Sydney, The Hunter Valley Vineyards and the Newcastle area.
Gareth owns and manages the Hazy Cosmic Jive recording studio, and has produced and recorded with artists including: Amy Vee, The Last Kinection, Briggs (feat. Gurrumul), The Beards, Jaytee, Hilltop Hoods, Buddy Knox, Auriel Andrew, Daniel March, Kirsty Larkin, Ben And The Sea, and many more. The album ‘Buddy’s Blues’ won best male vocal at the 2011 Australian Blues Music Awards, for the song Buddy’s Got The Blues Again, co-written by Knox, Hudson and Higginbotham. Gareth received “Best Producer” nomination for the 2008 Australian Blues Music Awards, and best producer for the ABC Newcastle Music Awards in 2008 and 2009.
Gareth’s musical theatre work began with The Shining Isle: A Rock Opera, co-written with librettist Nick Higginbotham, which had it’s world premiere season at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, October 2006. The show had a sellout season and a song from the show, Voyage To Khe Alohi Lani, won an ABC music award in 2006. His music has also underscored plays: The True Pheonix (Carl Caulfield, 2007); In A Mosh Pit No-One Can Hear You Scream, (David Brown, 2003); Shakespeare’s Fools (Carl Caulfield, 2010) and Mermaids of Mull (Nick Higginbotham, 2010). Gareth received a 2007 SPARK grant from the Australian Arts Council and Youth Arts Queensland to compose for a major theatre piece with Nick Higginbotham, Between Worlds, which is currently being workshopped for performance with director Jason Langley. He won a City Of Newcastle Drama Award (CONDA) for his lead performance starring alongside Jon English in Buskers & Angels in 2009.
Gareth is a co-creator of the Rockin’ The Black Dog band comp, which raises awareness about mental health issues, and gives young bands the opportunity to showcase their music, through recording time and promotion. Gareth has donated a 3-track recording prize to the winning bands since the inaugural year in 2009.
These details were last updated on October 20, 2014