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DAVE SMITH

dave@grooveq.com.au
+61 413 599216

ALISON COLE

alison@grooveq.com.au
+61 413 599216

GROOVE Q

13 Moodie Street, Rozelle
Sydney, NSW, 2039
Australia

PO Box 1520, Rozelle
Sydney, NSW, 2039
Australia

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WE ARE GROOVE Q

WE ARE COMPOSERS & PRODUCERS, SYNTH-HEADS & CLASSICAL MUSICIANS,
 ARTISTS & SOUND DESIGNERS, MUSIC LOVERS & NOISE ADDICTS


Since it’s inception in 2001, Groove Q has earned an enviable reputation for imaginative and beautifully crafted composition and sound design. Groove Q translate the ideas of clients and collaborators into the emotional language of music. Co-founders, Alison Cole and Dave Smith, are loved by clients for their openness, originality, musical range, production brilliance and mastery of tight deadlines.

Over the last decade, Groove Q has achieved recognised success for their clients.
Some recent examples are ...


  • Winner Gold Promax 'Best Music Composition' for LifeStyle EMBARRASSING BODIES 2014

  • Original Score, & Sound Design, STILL LIFE, Winner of the Tropfest QANTAS Award 2014

    Winner Best Short Film, American Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival 2014.
  • Original Score, THE WILDING, Berlin IFF Finalist, Winner of the SBS Award, ST. KILDA Film Festival 2012.
  • Original Score, & Sound Design, CRIMSON ROOM, Golden Palm, Mexico International Film Festival 2012.
  • Music & Branding, WORLD MOVIES AUSTRALIA, World Promax Gold 2011.
  • Music & Branding, LIFESTYLE, World Promax Gold 2010.

Original Composition, Sound Design & Production for...

ABC TV, Adidas, Audi, Australian Government Defense Department, Baltika Brewery, BenQ, BBC TV, BMW, Coca-Cola Amatil, Chevy, Fairfax Media, Foxtel, General Pants, Glaxo Smith Klien, Hahn Breweries,
Harper's Bazaar, McDonalds, Nova Radio, Pacific Brands, Peugeot, Red Bull, SBS Subscription TV, Schweppes, Screen Australia, Subaru, Toyota, TVNZ, UNHCR, Unilever, Virgin Australia, Visa, Volkswagen, Webjet/Zuji,
XYZ Networks.



ALISON COLE

Composer. Musician. Social Media Maestro. Nordic Noir Junkie. Honeycomb Artisan. Queen of Burmesia.

Alison grew up on Cockatoo Island in Sydney harbour, surrounded by industry and the sea. It was a childhood fueled by creativity and imagination. Alison went on to become a classically trained composer specialising in ethnomusicology and, paradoxically, playing in electronic dance bands. After graduating from the NSW Conservatorium of music, Alison entered academia for a time, lecturing in linguistics at the University of Sydney.

Her true passion is music and sound – how it makes you feel, how it can change the tone and ambiance of a picture and create a narrative. Since founding Groove Q with Dave Smith in 2001, Alison has delivered emotive & award-winning results for clients. Creative partners value Alison’s listening & observation skills, technical mastery, & creative advice. (and her homemade chocolate honeycomb – it is seriously good.)

Alison has been invited to serve as a juror for the 4th (2015) AACTA Awards. The awards recognise professional excellence in the film & television industry, including directors, actors & writers. It is the most prestigious awards ceremony for the Australian film & television industry.

You can find Alison on Soundcloud here.
DAVE SMITH

Composer. Musician. Sound Designer. Synth-addict. Pop-Culture Curator. Electronic Pioneer. Geek.


Fascinated with the bubbling electronic sounds in the 1956 film Forbidden Planet, Dave’s formative years were spent listening to Moog Plays Bach, Kraftwerk and The Carpenters. Dave began experimenting with Casio synthesizers and tape loops in his early teens.


His eclectic music career spans two decades. As founding member of the Aria nominated Boxcar – one of Australia’s ground-breaking dance music outfits – Dave toured with New Order & Pet Shop Boys, collaborated with dance music luminaries such as Arthur Baker (New Order) & Francoise K (Kraftwerk & Depeche Mode), released three international albums, & achieved three Top Ten US Billboard hits. Dave has also produced and remixed a diverse range of artists including; Severed Heads, The Models, Single Gun Theory & The Rockmelons.

Dave contributed to the success of two of Sydney’s largest film & tv sound studios, composing for TV dramas Water Rats & Murder Call and numerous award winning TVC’s. Now, as a founding partner of Groove Q, Dave creates powerful, award-winning music for film & television.
Expert, intuitive, collaborative. Dave is renowned for his sonic fireworks, provocative sound aesthetics & world-class technical expertise.

Find Boxcar on Soundcloud here.
OUR SERVICES

We do.

  • MUSIC  COMPOSITION 
  • MUSIC RESEARCH
  • CREATIVE DIRECTION
  • SONGWRITING
  • SOUND DESIGN
  • SOUND EFFECTS
  • AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
  • VOICE OVER RECORDING

For.

  • ADVERTISING
  • BRANDED CONTENT
  • BRANDING
  • FEATURE FILMS
  • INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS
  • MOTION GRAPHICS
  • SHORT FILMS
  • TELEVISION
  • THEATRE & EVENTS
  • CORPORATE VIDEOS
  • WEB