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Monday, 24 November 2014

Post 542 - The Mal Green Sound - Follow Me - The Quando

Mal Green’s music path began in London UK, where from the age of 16, he started playing professionally. He collaborated, toured and recorded with countless groups and musicians including: The Honeycombs, The Love Affair, Octopus, The Chequers and Split Enz.When he was then invited to join Split Enz in 1976, they were based in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. They recorded and toured across Great Britain, Europe, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand achieving international recognition with their hit singles and albums including “I Got You”, “I See Red”, and “History Never Repeats”… to name a few.  Albums he played on include Dizrythmia, Frenzy, True Colours and Corroboree/Waiate. In 1980, he released a solo single “Follow Me” b/w ”The Quando” with Mushroom Records. He wrote, arranged, produced and played all the instruments, with the exception of the bass guitar of Nigel Griggs and a few keyboard tracks from Eddie Rayner. Music was written by Mal Green and lyrics by Dave Osborne. Guest guitarist on ‘The Quando’ was none other than Red Symons. In 1981 he left Split Enz and Melbourne to base himself in Sydney. The diverse mix of fellow artists and groups with whom he recorded and toured from 1982 to 2008 include: James Blundell, Dave Warner, Dave Skinner (Roxy Music), Allan Caswell, Martin Cilia (The Atlantics), Steve Flack, The Hippos, The Henrys, Nigel Gavin, Rick Robinson, Chris Bailey, Steve Hunter, Peter Blakeley and Gumbo Fever. He has composed music for documentaries including National Geographic’s My Australia with Dick Smith. Mal designed and built GreenSoundMusic Studios with designer/builder Tony Stacey. Currently he is recording/engineering, producing and co-producing clients and composing music for documentaries and also playing drums on the occasional live gig.

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