Six months into an economics degree at Sydney University, Joel Woolf realised he wanted to spend his life making music. Six months later, he was studying at ANU in Canberra majoring in jazz saxophone. After being accepting into UCLA, he moved to Los Angeles and completed his degree studying under Kenny Burrell, all the while soaking up L.A.’s thriving music scene. Joel returned to Sydney and in 2008 he released an album Leaf Blower on Jazzgroove Records with his grunge-jazz band Aunty Richard, which received national radio play and reviews in major newspapers such as The Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald, and toured across the country.
After writing music for the screen for years, Joel decided In 2014 to undertake a Graduate Certificate in Screen Music at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. Joel maintains an active career as a musician, composer and producer. Recent projects include scoring music for Walk To Water – a feature documentary about the water crisis in northern Sri Lanka, writing the soundtrack to the short film Poppy, scoring the podcast of the novel Robot Love, mixing the score for the short documentary Smut Hounds featuring David Stratton, cinema advertisements for Raffles Design College as well as producing an EP for Melbourne-based singer Munro Melano. He’s currently playing in burgeoning new alt-pop band Hollow States.
Jonathan McFeat is a graduate of the Australian National University, studying Composition with Jim Cotter and Larry Sitsky. Jonathan has written the music for a number of short films and stage works, including AACTA Award-nominated Forget Me Not (2011), dir. Emily Dean. From 2012-2014, he has composed original music for renowned Australian theatre directors Ross McGregor and Ed Wightman, working on productions such as Speaking in Tongues, The Memory of Water, and Twelfth Night.
Nominated for awards in theatre and a top ten finalist in Tropfest's 'APRA Tropscore' competition in 2013, he was also selected for the ASCAP | Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop. Whilst living in New York City, Jonathan also completed work experience with film and television composers, and began writing music for advertising. In 2014 Jonathan completed his graduate studies in screen music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.