Slade Gibson and Melissa Gill

Slade Gibson and Melissa Gill are both proud former students of The Gap State School, learning music under Mary De Vries.

Slade started his professional career as a touring and recording musician with artists such as Savage Garden, Lavish, Pty Ltd and Mishelle Bradford-Jones before opening a studio focused on music and sound design for film and television, composing music for Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter on The Discovery Channel, as well as international advertising campaigns for brands such as VISA, Kelloggs and Accor. He is also a Gold Walkley-winning audio producer and composer for podcasts both independently and for The Australian.

Melissa has over 20 years of experience as a professional singer and performer and is currently studying a Master of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy at the Queensland Conservatorium.  With an extensive musical background that includes acts such as Brisbane-based bands Tongue and Groove, String Diva, and The Latin Quarter, Melissa also counts soloist roles at the Australian premiere of Havergal Brian’s Symphony number 1 in D minor, ‘The Gothic’ and the Brisbane premiere of ‘Street Requiem’ by Dr. Jonathon Welch, Dr. Kathleen McGuire and Andy Payne as career highlights.