VINCENT SEBASTIAN

Curriculum vitae / portfolio

 

Fields:

Music Producer, Event Organiser, Academic, Percussionist.

Short Biography

Vincent Sebastian incorporates his passion for Latin folkloric sound and rhythm into his contemporary electronic music, art, and performances. This is most evident in the work of his music group Oyobi, which blends folkloric concepts, rhythm, and sound with modern machines and technology. This ideology is extended onto his music event- Afro Experiments- which showcase diverse diasporic music, art, and performance from the local Australian music scene. This event depicts his passion for experimentation, collaboration, and originality which surfaces in his own compositions and in his collaborations with local artists and performers. This depth of interest stems from his study of the music of his heritage, depicted in his current doctorate work that investigates the music of ritual and its relevance for music performance and art. 

 

Contact

E : vincent@latinjams.net

P : 0405 473 949

www.vincentsebastian.com

 

Education

 

Doctor of Music -University of Newcastle (2017- current)

 

Bachelor of Sound and Music Design (First Class Honours)

2012-2016

 

Diploma of Music Business

2011-2012 TAFE Ultimo

 

Bachelor of Psychology

2000-2005 Macquarie University

 

 

Employment & Experience 

 

1) Music Industry

 

Professional Musician/ Composer: 2004-Present

This role includes performance, song writing, and local, national and international touring. Other activities include appearing at festivals, video clips, studio recordings, teaching, corporate events, songwriting, promotional work, interviews, and photo-shoots.

 

Sound Designer/Music Producer: 2014-Present

This role includes sound design and music production for theater, film, and music recordings. Example of works can be obtained in the works section.

 

Recording Studio Engineer: 2014-2016

REC Studios, Sydney, 

This role includes setting up microphones, mixing, editing, using outboard hardware and software, and directing talent.

 

2) Events

 

Event Promoter: 2012-current

This includes the initiation and execution of my own events at various events around Sydney. For a detailed listing of all previous events, please see the end of this CV.  

 

Event Production: 2010-2012

AV360  Pyrmont. 

Set up/pack down of PA and AV equipment, organisation of warehouse

stock, office duties, transportation.

 

Entertainment Manager: 2006-2011

Tatlers Kings Cross, 

In this role I worked closely with the owner to consistently create and administer events for the venue. I was given creative liberty to execute ideas and introduce new clients and collaborators to the venue. I was responsible for one of their largest profit margins recorded at the venue, doubling their Saturday night bar takings from $10000 to $20000. I also increased their days of weekly operation. Activities included organisation of monthly entertainment roster, event management, artist liaison, payroll, promotions, and flier designs.

Teaching/Workshops

 

'Junkyard': Kids Percussion Creation Workshops, Casula Powerhouse, 2017

 

Afro-Percussion Workshops, Campbelltown Performing Arts High School Years 9-11, Aug/Nov 2016                                                             

 

Rhythm Workshops, Afro-Latino Festival, Casula Powerhouse, March 2016

 

Corporate Percussion Workshop, Commonwealth Bank, Hunter Valley 2014

 

Ancient Rhythms Percussion Workshops, Dance Central,Chippendale, 2011-2014

 

Percussion Workshops, Bellingen Music Festival, Bellingen, 2012

 

Kids Drumming Workshop, Children’s Deaf Society, Gladesville, 2011

 

Percussion Workshops, Rainforest Music Festival, Kuching, Malaysia, 2010

 

Percussion Workshop, Disadvantaged Schools Initiative, Blacktown High School 2010, 2011

 

Music and Drum Workshops, Glebe Town Hall, Glebe, 2009-2011

 

Afro-Cuban Music Workshop, North Sydney Community Center, North Sydney, Term 4, 2009

 

Team Building Music Workshop, Westpac, Sydney, 2004, 2005, 2007

 

Resident Music Advisor, Oxfam Youth Ambassador Conference, Parramatta, 2006

 

Publications

 

Radar magazine, Issue 18, 2013

Music Reviewer

 

Awards

Inner West Council Grant for New Musical Works and Accompanying cultural performance, ​2019

 

Research Program Scholarship, University of Newcastle,  2017

 

University Medal for Outstanding Achievement, Bachelor of Music and Sound Design (First Class Honours) University of Technology, Sydney, 2016

 

Aria Nomination: Best World Music Album, Tequila, Sangre, Fuego: Watussi, 2008


 

Skills

 

Leadership

  • band leader

  • music producer

  • event team leader

  • workshop leader

Writing

  • promotional material 

  • radio stings 

  • high distinction average in university essay writing

  • magazine publication

  • songwriting

 

Software

  • Logic Pro

  • MS Office

  • Adobe Design Illustrator

  • iMovie

  • Mac

Languages

  • English

  • Fluent Spanish

Hardware

  • Compressors

  • Preamps

  • Equalizers

  • PA

  • Synthesisers (includes modular)

  • Drum machines

  • Sequencers

Instruments

  • Percussion (includes congas, cajon, bongos, timbales, bata, bells, snare, djembe, surdo, rebollo, and more)

  • Voice

  • Music machines (octatrack, tempest, Arturia brute) 

  • DJing 

 

Social Media

  • Facebook

  • You Tube

  • Soundcloud

  • Google

  • Wix

 

 

Musical Works

 

Oyobi “Translations” EP

Original work 2019

Produced by Vincent Sebastian

https://music.apple.com/au/album/satori-ep/1198945122?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

Vincent Sebastian “Satori’ EP

Original work 2016

Composed and mixed by Vincent Labra

https://soundcloud.com/imagenes-co-uk/vince-ep-sc

 

Roots Percussion Group

Original Full album 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

https://rootspercussiongroup.bandcamp.com

 

Flying Bird

Original Composition 2015

Produced and Mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Film: A Small Experiment

Commissioned by: Natalie Hunfalvay 

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/flying-bird-by-vincent-sebastian

 

Melancholia

Original Composition 2015

Produced & Mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Film: A Small Experiment

Commissioned by: Natalie Hunfalvay 

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/melancholia-by-vincent-sebastian-documentary-score-1

 

Islamic War Scene

Original Sound Design 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Commissioned by Prairie Dog Films

http://www.vincentsebastian.com/sound-design

 

Alien Shirt Commercial-

Original Sound Design & Composition 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Commissioned by Tre Media Asia/Sweden

http://www.vincentsebastian.com/sound-design

 

The Deep Dream

Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2014

Film: romancing Sydney

Commissioned by Anmol Mishra

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/the-deep-dream

 

Descarga De Los Reyes

Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2014

Film: Romancing Sydney

Commissioned by Anmol Mishra

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/descarga-de-los-reyes-vincent-sebastian

 

Cochabamba

Original Composition 2013

Written by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) and Merenia Gillies

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/cochabamba-by-reyes-de-la-onda

 

Tupacamaru

Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2013

https://soundcloud.com/vincent-sebastian/tupacamaru-timbo-master-150106wav

 

A compiled 2015 sound design showreel of selected works can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDtbpRoWHfY

 

All career works can also be accessed at www.vincentsebastian.com and www.oyobi.com.au

 

Referees

 

Available on request

 

Career Objectives

 

  • To collaborate with a diverse range of artists, musicians, and performers that inspire me.

  • To accomplish professional musical work and music research that is of a high level of excellence.

  • To share my knowledge and music with the Australian and international community.

  • To continue developing my skills and knowledge of music composition and production, musicianship and performance.

 

 

SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

 

RECORDINGS

 

Oyobi, Translations EP, Imagenes Records, 2019 (songwriter/producer)

 

Vincent Sebastian, Satori EP, Imagenes Records, 2017 (songwriter/producer)

 

Vincent Sebastian, Tonights the Night, Prison Records, 2015 (songwriter/producer)

 

Tribalismo, Muevelo, Vamos Records, 2014 (songwriter/producer)

 

Roots Percussion Group EP, 2016 (songwriter/producer)

 

Watussi, Tequila, Sangre, Fuego, Album, 2007 (songwriter/percussionist)

 

Watussi, 1000% handsome, EP, 2011, (songwriter/percussionist)

 

Watussi, El Olvido, Album, 2011, (songwriter/percussionist)

 

Watussi & Jon Cleary (New Orleans), EP, 2014 (songwriter, percussionist)

 

Watussi, Tu Te Vas, EP, 2011, (songwriter, percussionist)

 

Merenia Gilles, Libertine, 2008, (songwriter, vocalist)

 

Andy Bull, Self titled EP, 2008 (percussionist)

 

All Good Funk Alliance, Avance, Super HiFi Recordings, 2010, (songwriter, vocals)

 

Omegaman, A bailar, Fort Knox Recordings, 2014 (songwriter, vocals)

 

The Posse, Bionic Moses, Ken Oath Records, 2017 (percussionist) 

 

 

LOCAL PERFORMANCES

 

Sydney Opera House, Latin block Party with Los Van Van (Cuba), 2010

 

Sydney Opera House, Vivid Festival curated by Brian Eno, Watussi, 2009

 

Blues Festival, Watussi, 2012, 2014, 2015

 

Woodford Festival, Watussi, 2011

 

Womadelaide, Watussi, 2008 

 

Vivid Festival, Watussi, 2015

 

Earth, Wind and Fire Concert, support, Watussi, 2014,

 

Santana Australia Tour, support, Watussi, 2011

 

Ricky Martin, Acer Arena, Percussionist, 2015

 

Sean Kuti and Egypt 80, support, Watussi, Metro Theater, 2012

 

Manu Chao, support, w/ Oscar Jimenez, Enmore Theater, 2013

 

Oxford Arts Factory, The Posse, 2017

 

Sydney Festival, Watussi, 2007, 2012

 

Sydney Festival, Reyes de la Onda, 2010

 

Sydney Festival, Tribalismo, 2012

 

Peats Ridge Festival, Watussi, 2011

 

Sydney Festival, The Speigel Tent, Watussi, 2008

 

Caloundra Music Festival, Watussi, 2011, 2015

 

Venue 505, Tina Harrod, Percussionist, 2016

 

SHE NYE w/ Ron Caroll,  2012

 

SHE NYE w/ Sandy Rivera,  2013

 

Daybreaker 2019

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

Rainforest festival (Malaysia): Watussi, 2010

 

Bogota Festival De Teatro, Colombia: Watussi, 2010

 

Ulsan Festival, Korea: Watussi, 2008

 

Osaka Kokolo Festival, Japan: Watussi, 2009

 

Ku De Ta, Bali Indonesia, Groove Academy, 2015, 2016

 

Botanic gardens, Medellin, Colombia, Watussi, 2010

 

Bar Anonimo, Bogota, Colombia, 2010

 

Bar Comedia, Bogota, Colombia, 2010

 

Carpa Cabaret, Bogota, Colombia, 2010

 

La Casa, Sao Paulo Brazil, Tikki Tembo, Vincent Sebastian (percussionist) La bodega, Lima, Peru, 2010

 

 

TELEVISION APPEARENCES 

 

ABC, Sideshow, Watussi, 2011

 

Katie Perry, X-Factor, Channel 7, Vincent Sebastian (percussionist), 2016

 

Kerri-anne show, w/ Oscar Jimenez, 2012 

 

EBS Space TV, Watussi, Korea, 2010 

 

KBS TV, Watussi, Korea, 2010

 

 

VIDEOCLIPS

 

Secalo, Watussi, 2015

 

Echale Fuego, Watussi, 2008,

 

Tu Te Vas, Watussi, 2011

 

 

RADIO APPEARENCES

 

Bare Necessities show, FBI Radio, March, Vincent Sebastian, 2017

 

Roots and All, Triple JJJ, Guest Host, 2012

 

ABC Radio National, Live Performance, Latin Block Party, 2010

 

Cocolo FM, Japan, Watussi, 2009

 

Ritmo, 2SER, Radio Presenter, 2010-2014.

 

Cubanismo, Eastside Fm, Radio Presenter, 2014-2016.

 

 

HOSTED EVENTS

 

Afro Experiments, Monthly Events, The Dock, Redfern & Tatler Darlinghurst, 2017-Current

 

Nuyorica, Venue 505, 2015-2016

 

Tatlers Latin Jams, 2005-2010, Tatlers Darlinghurst

 

Club Havana, Lansdowne Hotel, 2000-2005

 

House of Horrors, Oxford Circus, 2016

 

Roots of the Favela, Camelot lounge, 2016

 

Tribalismo, Argyle, 2013-2015

 

Chicana, Tonic Lounge, 2013

 

Roots of the Barrio, venue 505, 2015

2010 - present

2010 - present