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Curriculum vitae / portfolio



Music composition, Event production, Academia.


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


Bachelor of Sound and Music Design (First Class Honours)



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.



'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




Radar magazine, Issue 18, 2013



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





  • band leader

  • music producer

  • event team leader

  • workshop leader


  • promotional material 

  • radio stings 

  • high distinction average in university essay writing

  • magazine publication

  • songwriting



  • Logic Pro

  • MS Office

  • Adobe Design Illustrator

  • iMovie

  • Mac


  • English

  • Fluent Spanish


  • Compressors

  • Preamps

  • Equalizers

  • PA

  • Synthesisers (includes modular)

  • Drum machines

  • Sequencers


  • 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


Vincent Sebastian “Satori’ EP

Original work 2016

Composed and mixed by Vincent Labra


Roots Percussion Group

Original Full album 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)


Flying Bird

Original Composition 2015

Produced and Mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Film: A Small Experiment

Commissioned by: Natalie Hunfalvay



Original Composition 2015

Produced & Mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Film: A Small Experiment

Commissioned by: Natalie Hunfalvay


Islamic War Scene

Original Sound Design 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Commissioned by Prairie Dog Films


Alien Shirt Commercial-

Original Sound Design & Composition 2015

Produced and mixed by Vincent Sebastian (Labra)

Commissioned by Tre Media Asia/Sweden


The Deep Dream

Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2014

Film: romancing Sydney

Commissioned by Anmol Mishra


Descarga De Los Reyes

Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2014

Film: Romancing Sydney

Commissioned by Anmol Mishra



Original Composition 2013

Written by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) and Merenia Gillies



Produced by Vincent Sebastian (Labra) 2013


A compiled 2015 sound design showreel of selected works can be viewed at


All career works can also be accessed at and




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.







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) 





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





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





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





Secalo, Watussi, 2015


Echale Fuego, Watussi, 2008,


Tu Te Vas, Watussi, 2011





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.





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

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