is the very heart of Finding Joy,
and our deepest gratitude goes to all the musicians
who so generously allowed us to include some of their creative sparks
both in the movie and on the soundtrack
The music of Finding Joy came
mainly from musicians in the Braidwood, NSW and Canberra, ACT regions
in Australia. In some cases, like Katyusha, Chrys King (from Newcastle),
Richard Steele, and the Gillespie Girls, we approached the musicians
because we had heard them perform.
found us. Merrilyn Simmons walked into an open audition. We learned
about Malumba when a band member’s mother signed up to be
an extra in the film, then handed Andrew a CD and said “This
is my son’s band. Have a listen.” One of our actresses
knew Rick Grossman, who provided the movie’s title track.
We recorded voice-overs in the studio of David Pendragon, which
led us to his group Tribe.
A special thank-you goes to our Music Director Peter Haydon, who
worked closely with us to bring form and finish to our songs, to
Sound Designer Ashley Klose, who understood deeply what we were
trying to do with the sound of “Finding Joy” and who
mastered this album, and Anthony D’Angio for his fabulous
artwork on the poster and the album cover.