The Seddonists are an eclectic group of 5 musicians: 3 teachers, an actor, and a guitar maker. All 5 have played with various other bands, in fact collectively they have over 100 years experience making music! This self-titled album was recorded and mixed at the ABC Southbank Studios in Melbourne Australia by engineer Nick Mierisch. The nine tracks cross a number of genres from rock and harmonic pop to blues and country rock. THE REVIEW by Professor Beckett Like a wheelie bin out on the wrong night, parts of this CD rise above the Nature Strip of daily life: 'The Tampa was a case of sink or swim/So they tampered and they tampered and Johnnie got back in'. Other tracks lead to the well-mown/moan close-cropped ephemera of domesticity: 'I promise to fix the fence and I'll wash every dirty dish', which marks life in Seddon and indeed all Australia. Thus the poignancy of track seven, 'My Son (Julien's Song)', is all the more impressive, because you aren't expecting so personal a lament. It's the heartbeat of the collection. Nine tracks (two instrumentals - short, gentle), in the musical style of a walk on the wild side, but, really, all raked around an autumnal pile of leaves from the diary of life. Don't get me wrong. This is no meal for the mulcher, but more a recollection of ideals and ideas slipping into the silvan shades of middle age. Sybaritic? Not at all. The Seddonists put the quot into quotidian; it makes you glad that the wheelie bin knows it's own place - and time. Assoc Professor David Beckett The University of Melbourne THE MUSICIANS Paul McSherry: (Vocals, Guitar, Bass) Paul has a doppelganger: An Argentinian butcher renowned for his spicy sausages. John Murphy (Vocals, Keyboards) John can sing the entire score of Fiddler on the Roof and The Pirates of Penzance when prompted! Nick Carrafa (Drums and Percussion) Nick's acting career includes playing the character of mechanic Tony Romeo in Australia's longest running soap, Neighbours. Andrew Denholm: Guitars Andy makes his own guitars and plays them exclusively on this recording. Sarah Tartakover: Keyboards Sarah's surname is infamous in chess circles for the 'Tartakover Move', a brilliant opening gambit, popularised by the International Grandmaster, Savielly Tartakover.