Straight up drumming with hi quality audio stems, and a strong ability to follow your brief to a tee.
I have been drumming, and recording my drums for 50 years, and a highlight was to play drums with Julian Lennon on Australia's Midday Show in 1997. My main influences are Steely Dan and anything with a clean solid sound.
I have drummed and toured with many artists/shows including Julian Lennon (The Midday Show 1997),
Pearl - The Janis Joplin Show, The Life and Times of Stevie Wright, ELVIS - The King in Concert with David Cazalet, as well as playing many local shows with various Blues & Sixties style bands.
In 2013 I was awarded 'Producer of The Year' for my wife and I's album "Trouble Goin' Down",
with me drumming, recording, mixing and mastering the entire album. I have my own YouTube channel with several of my clips which I have recorded and mixed.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Greg Ohlback
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I think our (Liza Ohlback) first album Trouble Goin' Down which won us the 3 Chain Awards - Best Vocal -Best Song - Best Producers. To start from scratch, with all original songs - record, produce, engineer, master, create album cover/artwork and produce accompanying video clips - that was a big one for us. Check it out !!!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Liza Ohlback - upcoming album. An album by The 12 Bar Dudes. Mixing tracks for Sam McNally (Stylus). Jo Elms finalising some original tracks.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Rick Melick. Keyboard player, artist in his own right. Played for Joe Bonamassa and with several of the biggest names you'll hear. Check him out.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. So much work - so little time!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: At least, what you were hoping for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's not a job!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you do this for free?! What???
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: We all (think we) know what each other is thinking? hmm that's a tricky question...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have a cross reference? What style - approach are you looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out the previous work - not just the claims
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Kik, Snare, Crash cymbal, guitar, Solar recording unit
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Age 12 = guitar. Age 13 = brother brought home drum kit from school - the rest is history. A lifetime of playing and recording - including recording 3 original albums with my wife Liza Ohlback. All of which have maintained a high profile in Blues Charts across the world - including 3 Chain Awards for Australian Blues.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clean, solid, subtle.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Donald Fagen.....he understands the drum track like no-one else.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep It Simple.....at first.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly popular blues, funk/rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Years of drumming and listening experience, with the ability to replicate what the artist is trying to portray, in a very quick turnaround time.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Receive the track, have a listen, discuss client requirements - give it a go! Bounce back off client until mission accomplished.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am co-partner in Cannon Sound Studios and have unlimited access to record. We have a great little Live room and control room, all professionally designed with all the latest equip. Presonus, Peach Audio, Midas pre's.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steely Dan, Toto, Foo Fighters, Snarky Puppy
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lay down drums for partly completed songs or tracks. I also mix and Master if required.