10 year old Regan discovered that he could get a day out of lunchtime detention each week by attending guitar & singing lessons.
That same year he was greatly influenced by bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses, Metallica, U2, Nirvana and also musical influences from his native homeland of New Zealand such as Crowded House, Split Ends, Shihad and Noise Works. The guitar then took on a whole new life from the folk songs he was previously learning, igniting a passion for music that has been burning strong ever since.
At 16 Regan began to write and produce his own music and started to experiment with emulating his favourite Rock and Metal singers with his voice. Starting the band ‘Delve’ a year later, the group found themselves with 3 guitarists and no vocalist. Noticing recent vocal experiments a member of the band stated “Regan can sing” and with those words he was thrust in to the world of singing.
Regan gained invaluable knowledge of many aspects of music and performance during his 4 years of tertiary study. Over this time he obtained 3 certificate qualifications and studied 2 years towards a diploma, in which he majored Voice and Guitar.
1 Year – Certificate of Audio Engineering
1 Year – Certificate of Live Sound and Special Event Production
2 years – Diploma of Contemporary Music and Performance
Regan’s accomplishments include performing, writing, recording and producing credits for several studio albums. Regan has toured Australasia, headlining clubs and supporting international artists as the vocalist for now defunk Melbourne band ‘Left For Wolves’. While active this band credited Regan as the sole song writer, manager, promoter and booking agent, boasting an Australian number 1 iTunes charting release with their critically acclaimed EP ‘Real Life’.
Regan is currently lead vocalist, chief songwriter and producer for the progressive, pop, rock, alternative band ‘Cold Words’. This is a melodic and diverse project allowing a lot of dynamic vocal work, showcasing Regan’s vast vocal range, colours, textures and ability. Regan has shared the stage and supported such bands as Parkway Drive, The Acacia Strain and Senses Fail.
Regan under studied singing with renowned VSA Director and Principal Teacher Peter Vox for 3 + years. Recognising Regan’s passion for singing, extensive experience and his love of helping others, Peter knew he would make a great teacher at VSA, putting his all in to giving the best tuition possible.
Regan’s extensive vocal range enables him to teach and help both males and females, adults and children. Regan can sing and teach both clean and dirty singing. Regan teachers screaming in both high and low registers and in true or falsetto voice. Regan has extensive songwriting, music production and
music industry advice that he gladly shares with all of his students.As a teacher, Regan’s personality is positive, respectful, energetic, patient, and confident combining this with his passion for teaching singing him the perfect choice for your singing lessons.
Regans Teaching Hours:
Thursday – Brunswick Studio & Online (12 PM – 10 PM)