Famous Australian Composers

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 1 
Jimmy Barnes
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Jimmy Barnes
4
Birthdate: April 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
 2 
Alice Englert
(Actress)
Alice Englert
3
Birthdate: August 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 3 
Tal Wilkenfeld
(Musician)
Tal Wilkenfeld
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Tal Wilkenfeld is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She developed an early interest in music and graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music. She is the bandleader of her own bands and has also performed in collaboration with artists including Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Prince, and Mick Jagger. She is a regular practitioner of meditation. 

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 4 
Molly Meldrum
(Music critic, Record producer, Composer)
Molly Meldrum
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orbost
 5 
Alison Wonderland
(Record producer)
Alison Wonderland
3
Birthdate: September 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 6 
Phillip Wilcher
(Composer, Pianist)
Phillip Wilcher
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camperdown

Phillip Wilcher is a pianist and composer. He is credited with co-founding the popular children's music group, The Wiggles. Wilcher achieved popularity early in his life as he released his first classical composition at the age of 14, becoming one of the youngest Australian classical composers. Over the course of his career, Wilcher has released more than 100 piano-related works.

Kate Miller-Heidke
3
Birthdate: November 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gladstone Central, Australia

Award-winning Australian singer Kate MillerÔÇÉHeidke specializes in both contemporary pop and classical music. Apart from releasing multi-platinum hits such as Last Day on Earth, she has also composed the opera Rabbits and performed at various international music festivals. Her album O Vertigo! became the fastest crowdfunded project on Pledge.

 8 
Lisa Gerrard
(Most prolifically using the yangqin)
Lisa Gerrard
3
Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 9 
Robert Stigwood
(Businessperson, Record producer, Film producer, Manager, Composer)
Robert Stigwood
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: January 4, 2016
 10 
Yahoo Serious
(Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Composer)
Yahoo Serious
3
Birthdate: July 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff
 11 
Rebecca St. James
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Rebecca St. James
3
Birthdate: July 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 12 
John Williams
(Guitarist, arranger and composer)
John Williams
0
Birthdate: April 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 13 
Andrew Farriss
(Composer, Guitarist, Pianist)
Andrew Farriss
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth

The cofounder of the Australia’s iconic rock band, INXS, Andrew Farriss also serves as its main songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist. Opening his first band, Doctor Dolphin, while in high school, he later joined The Farriss Brothers before cofounding The Vegetables, which later became INXS. Winner of many awards, he released his debut album at the age of 62.

 14 
Mick Harvey
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Record producer)
Mick Harvey
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester

Mick Harvey is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and arranger. He often collaborates with his longtime friend and fellow musician Nick Cave, with whom he formed the bands The Boys Next Door and The Birthday Party. He also has a successful solo career. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including many ARIA Awards.

 15 
Nick Littlemore
(Singer, Record producer, Musician, Composer)
Nick Littlemore
3
Birthdate: May 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney
 16 
John Farrar
(Musician, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)
John Farrar
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne
Australian music producer, John Farrar, was a former member of several rock and roll groups including The Mustangs and  The Strangers. As a songwriter and producer, he wrote number-one hit singles like Have You Never Been Mellow, You're the One That I Want. Farrar also produced the hit single, I Honestly Love You, which won a Grammy Award in 1975.
 17 
S3RL
(Disc jockey, Record producer, Composer)
S3RL
3
Birthdate: December 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brisbane
 18 
Archie Roach
(Composer, Singer, Songwriter)
Archie Roach
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mooroopna
 19 
Bruce Woodley
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter)
Bruce Woodley
3
Birthdate: July 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
 20 
Craig Nicholls
(Singer, Composer, Painter, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Craig Nicholls
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Best known as lead singer and solo continues member of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, Craig Nicholls developed an early interest in music. He opened his band, then called Rishikesh, in 1994. Later he changed the name to Vines and as it started playing gigs he began writing songs for it, also painting covers for several of its album.

 21 
James Morrison
(Jazz musician)
James Morrison
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boorowa, Australia
 22 
Conway Savage
(Musician)
Conway Savage
0
Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: September 2, 2018
 23 
Peter Sculthorpe
1
Birthdate: April 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Launceston, Australia
Died: August 8, 2014
 24 
Samuel Dixon
(Songwriter, Record producer)
Samuel Dixon
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
 25 
Malcolm Williamson
1
Birthdate: November 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: March 2, 2003
 26 
Graeme Bell
(Composer)
Graeme Bell
0
Birthdate: September 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Australia
Died: June 13, 2012

Graeme Bell was an Australian classical jazz pianist, band leader, and composer. Bell is credited with popularizing jazz in Australia by bringing many American performers like Rex Stewart to Australia. In 1997, Graeme Bell was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the 11th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards.

 27 
Bernie McGann
(Saxophone Player)
Bernie McGann
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Birthdate: June 22, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Granville, Australia
Died: September 17, 2013

Bernie McGann was an Australian musician and alto saxophone player. McGann, who led the famous Bernie McGann Quartet and Trio, was also active as a composer, recording artist, and performer till the end of his life. Between 1993 and 2001, he was honored with four ARIA Music Awards. In 2008, McGann was inducted into the Graeme Bell Hall of Fame.

 28 
Edward Jeffries
(Actor, Director, Musician)
Edward Jeffries
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia