Friday, January 26, 2007


What and where is NOISE?
NOISE is a new Sydney based company specialising in music for film, TV & advertising with an unmatched breadth of creativity and experience, based in Pyrmont.
Who are NOISE?
Dan Higson - after achieving moderate success in England playing bass in 80's Jazz Pop band Matt Bianco his attention turned to advertising music. He worked in London for a few years before being noticed by Australian music and advertising legend Les Gock, who brought him out to Sydney to work as Song Zu's Executive Producer. He worked there for the last 10 years and had the pleasure of working on some of Australia's most memorable, successful and expensive ads ever!
Kyls Burtland - Kyls is best know for her ABC Station IDs which include the current ABC Theme on air, 2006/7, which won an American Gold Promax in the 2006 Awards and an Australasian Promax. She won 'Best Score' upon graduation from the AFTRS where she studied Screen Composition with Nigel Westlake, and also has a B mus in Orchestral Composition under Peter Sculthorpe. Subsequently she was nominated Emerging Talent of the Year, '03 by the Film Critics Circle, and became in house composer at Song Zu for three years where she won such TVC campaigns as Sunsilk (America-wide), Visa, Sony, Suncorp, Volvo, etc. With her seminal art-rock band, Trout Fishing in Quebec, and as a solo artists, Kyls has toured with The Beastie Boys, Primus, and The Tea Party, performed at two Big Day Outs, three Byron Bay Festivals and two Livids, and performed on three continents.
Bruce Heald - Bruce has been has been playing music since he started school. Luckily, Bruce is better at music than he was at school. Even though he didn't realise it at the time, his education at the NSW Conservatorium High School, combined with years of playing/recording since has equipped him with a relatively rare set of skills in the applied music sphere. Saved from his day job by Song Zu in 1999, he has been at the forefront of music in advertising, producing some of Australia's best known scores and was one of Song Zu's most prolific composers for over 7 years, having worked on many award winning commercials. For instance Bruce was responsible for the score to Qantas "I Still Call Australia Home" working with an orchestra of over 80 people.

Contact: Dan Higson, Producer
T: 0411 420 884
127 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
PO Box 470, Pyrmont, NSW 2009


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those guys are really good and people should use them and stuff but, what up with that photo? Is it supposed to be faux-ironic-but-not-really or something?

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the Matt Bianco guy come to Oz to escape the shame of that famous kids' TV moment?

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, he's not listed on any of their records as having played bass in Matt Bianco

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tsk tsk. Whose side are you on?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan Higson his Hot Licks.

Anyone geddit?

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait 'Half A Minute' I've found him. That bloke from Noise prancing about on Top Of The Pops! It's 'More Than I Can Bear'!

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't mistake being on Top of the Pops with actually being in the band

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little know facts about Matt Bianco: the guy playing sax with them in the Top of The Pops clip is none other than Jazz legend Ronnie Ross. Ronnie played the sax solo at the end of Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side". However, he too was confused and thought he was in the band as well. In fact none of the people in the TOTP clip were in fact in Matt Bianco. They were all stand-ins. The real Matt Bianco shrouded themselves in secrecy, only appearing in public when they 'popped down the shops for some fags'. Sadly Ronnie died in 1991 from cancer but he remains one of the World's all time great saxophonists ( Right, glad that's all cleared up. Anyone fancy a pint?

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More left overs from Song Zu. Anyone who says that they're connected to Matt Bianco is DESPERATE!! Photo is contived and sooooooo 80's. Still Call Oztrayliah Hoime is one of the all time BAD campaigns of Australian advertising

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Sally Hill said...

Oh dear, Mr 5:07pm ... Leftovers? These guys are great.

Re: The Matt Bianco connection, I suggest you look up the word "irony".

Next, I hear the 80's are quite the thing these days ... Scissor Sisters anyone? BTW what is 'contived' (sic)? Did you stumble over your own smart arse remark? And lastly ISCAH, bad advertising? Right. OK. And you are? Oh yeah, you are Anonymous and shall remain so. Come out, come out whoever you are. Actually don't bother. F**k off!

What's happened to your famous laconic sense of humour ... you really should get out more.

I wish you all the best Noise

Sally Hill

10:24 AM  

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