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Gene Peterson

Gene Peterson has fast establishing himself as one of Australia’s leading musicians. He is a phenomenal drummer, an exceptional pianist and a prolific composer and producer.After winning both the ‘Australia’s Up and Coming Drummer of the Year’ competition and ‘The Billy Hydes National Drum Play-Offs’ in 2006, Gene was invited to be the opening act at the prestigious ‘Australia’s Ultimate Drummers Weekend’, where he launched his live DVD.Since then, Gene has established himself as a professional touring artist, having played right across Australia, as well as internationally through Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has performed at festivals such as the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the Singapore Arts Festival, the Holland Dance Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Brisbane Festival, and the Sydney Royal Easter Show (to name just a few).Now an accomplished producer, Gene tours his productions regularly, where he features as a soloist and entertainer, alongside word class special guests. His first production 'Gene Peterson Live' has just completed a 2 month national tour, and his latest show 'Loop the Loop' has just confirmed a 50 show national tour, with 2 additional tours currently in the pipeline for 2011!In addition to producing his own shows, Gene works regularly with a number of other companies and artists. He has performed extensively with internationally acclaimed Raw Dance Company (as musical director, percussionist, keyboardist and composer), worked with production house Strut'n'Fret, and has also featured as a special guest with New Zealand percussion ensemble STRIKE. As a session musician Gene was selected to perform with Australian pop artist Cassie Davis, featuring on nationally televised performances on 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'The Astra Awards', and also works frequently with Yamaha Drums Australia, to promote their products.Aside from his successes as a performing artist, Gene is also a:
  • prolific composer (having had his composition ‘Raindance’ performed by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra when he was only 15, & having also won a national film score competition)

  • an in demand clinician (conducting countless clinics and workshops across the country every year)

  • a talented keyboardist/cocktail pianist

  • a sought after teacher, and

  • an experienced recording artist/session musician.

He is sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Sticks & Remo Skins and has been featured in numerous issues of ‘Drumscene’ magazine.



Saia Hanlon

From a young age Saia was thrust into the dynamic world of music, and drumming, and all the influence it has to offer. So-much-so, that after picking up his first set of sticks at 6, by 14 years of age, Saia had secured his first Gold Coast Battle-of-the-Bands win. He is now in demand, Australia and world-wide, securing slots with artists as diverse as 2009 Australian Idol winner, Stan Walker, to musical Jazz legends, The new Galapagos Duck, featuring on stages the likes of Sydney Entertainment Centre, and regularly performing on TV spots, including “Hey Hey It’s Saturday”.


Simon Watts and Andrew Cesan go by the name of ‘Two Man Crew’. The initials ‘TMC’ are also the name of their Hip-Hop crew which they founded in 2006. TMC the crew have been NZ champions twice, and have represented NZ at the World Hip Hop Championships. Simon and Andrew have been dancing together for 11 years and have won numerous dance competitions individually and as a duo in both Tap and hip-hop. In 2007 they were the supreme duo winners at the NZ Group Dance Awards and in 2008 they were close runners up in Prime TV’s ‘New Zealand’s Got Talent’ competition. Since then, ‘Two Man Crew’ have been in demand as guest performers at both dance festivals and events. Their recognition took them internationally to tour many countries in the European Tap show ‘Tap Reloaded’.

Simon and Andrew have a fascination for rhythm in all its forms and a desire to keep taking Tap dance to new levels.

Witness master musician Gene Peterson in this phenomenal rhythmic extravaganza, featuring special guest and percussion genius Saia Hanlon (Stan Walker), and internationally renowned hip hop and tap dancing duo, TMC!

In this exhilarating production the four artists combine astounding drumming with blistering tap-dancing and hilarious novelty acts to present a fun-filled show not to be missed. The talented rhythmatists also make music from kids toys, office equipment, junk, kitchen utensils and household items, taking audiences of all ages on a rhythmic journey exploring ‘found sound’.

With virtuosic drumming, voracious tap-dancing, and a splash of comedy, Gene Peterson Live promises to be a wonderfully entertaining celebration of rhythm!

“It’s fun, ingenious and like nothing you have seen before… a unique musical event for the whole family not to be missed” - Echo, Byron Bay

“A stunning percussion performance” - North Coast Entertainment Industry Association

“An awesome spectacle of improvisation and musical creativity” - Northern Star, Lismore.

Publishing company Cengage has such confidence in the educational value of this production, that they have released an entire multimedia educational resource, based on the 'Gene Peterson Live' DVD:

The Concepts of Music: A Multimedia Resource for Junior Music is an exciting new teaching tool from Nick Peterson, the author of the bestselling An Introduction to the Concepts of Music. Aimed at your junior students, the package consists of a CD of graded worksheets and a DVD featuring performances that will capture the interest of your students and encourage them to examine how the concepts of music are applied within different genres.

All the preparation has been done for you, and each item on the DVD and its accompanying worksheet can be used as a lesson on its own or as reinforcement of a topic. The resource offers a sequential introduction to the concepts through a live show packed with drum solos, beat boxing, tap dancing, original music and innovative collaborations. Used in any way, The Concepts of Music will make an unbeatable addition to your classroom this year.

Key Features:

  • Engaging, contemporary performances to hold the interest of your students
  • Diverse range of material and performance styles
  • Offers the flexibility to choose lessons as needed
  • Meets syllabus requirements of music courses across Australia
  • Worksheets feature true/false, multiple choice and short answer questions, with all answers included
  • Digital worksheets offer Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) and eLearning options


NOTE: The Concepts of Music: A Multimedia Resource for Junior Music is available upon request. To order a copy, please Contact Us, or visit Cengage here

A document detailing previous successful marketing strategies is included as part of the package. 



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