Famous Australian Composers

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Jimmy Barnes
(Scottish-born Australian Singer )
Jimmy Barnes
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Birthdate: April 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow
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Tal Wilkenfeld
(Musician)
Tal Wilkenfeld
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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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Kate Miller-Heidke
Kate Miller-Heidke
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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.

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 4 
Alison Wonderland
(Australian Singer, DJ, and Electronic Dance Music Producer)
Alison Wonderland
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Birthdate: September 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Phillip Wilcher
(Composer, Pianist)
Phillip Wilcher
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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.

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Lisa Gerrard
(Australian Singer, Composer, and Musician)
Lisa Gerrard
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Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Robert Stigwood
(Impresario, Film Producer, and Music Entrepreneur)
Robert Stigwood
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Birthdate: April 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Adelaide
Died: January 4, 2016
 8 
Molly Meldrum
(Australian Record Producer, Music Critic, Musical Entrepreneur, and Journalist)
Molly Meldrum
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Birthdate: January 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orbost
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Yahoo Serious
(Australian Film Score Composer, Actor, and Director)
Yahoo Serious
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Birthdate: July 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cardiff
 10 
Rebecca St. James
(Australian Singer-Songwriter and Actress)
Rebecca St. James
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Birthdate: July 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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John Williams
(Australian Classical Guitarist )
John Williams
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Birthdate: April 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Andrew Farriss
(Composer, Guitarist, Pianist)
Andrew Farriss
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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.

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Nick Littlemore
(Australian Singer, Record Producer, Musician, and Songwriter)
Nick Littlemore
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Birthdate: May 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney
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John Farrar
(Musician, Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer)
John Farrar
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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.
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Mick Harvey
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Record producer)
Mick Harvey
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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.

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S3RL
(Australian Record Producer, DJ, Musician, and Singer)
S3RL
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Birthdate: December 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brisbane
 17 
Archie Roach
(Australian Aboriginal Activist, Singer, and Songwriter)
Archie Roach
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Birthdate: January 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mooroopna
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Bruce Woodley
(Australian Musician and Singer-Songwriter)
Bruce Woodley
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Birthdate: July 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
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Craig Nicholls
(Singer, Composer, Painter, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Craig Nicholls
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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.

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James Morrison
(Australian Jazz Musician and Multi-Instrumentalist)
James Morrison
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Birthdate: November 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boorowa, Australia
 21 
Conway Savage
(Australian Musician, Pianist, and Organist)
Conway Savage
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Birthdate: July 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: September 2, 2018
 22 
Peter Sculthorpe
(Australian Music Composer)
Peter Sculthorpe
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Birthdate: April 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Launceston, Australia
Died: August 8, 2014
 23 
Samuel Dixon
(Australian-born London-based Musician, Songwriter, and Record Producer)
Samuel Dixon
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Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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Malcolm Williamson
(Australian Music Composer)
Malcolm Williamson
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Birthdate: November 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: March 2, 2003
 25 
Graeme Bell
(Australian Classical Pianist and Composer)
Graeme Bell
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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.

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Edward Jeffries
(Australian Actor and Director)
Edward Jeffries
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Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia