Flashpoint Music

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Flashpoint Music is an independent production house and record label based in Australia specialising in rock and pop. Flashpoint Records and Flashpoint Music Publishing are associated companies.

History[edit]

Formed when songwriter / producer Harry Vanda left Albert Productions after a 27-year association, and teamed up with son Daniel Vandenberg to build a recording complex in Surry Hills, Sydney. One of the first projects brought to them was by Nic Cester of Jet who had formed the Australian supergroup The Wrights in 2004. The project resulted in a re-make of the 11 minute mid-70s hit for Stevie Wright, "Evie Parts 1, 2 & 3" which peaked in the Australian ARIAnet singles chart at #2 in March 2005. Later that year Harry and Daniel teamed up with David Hasselhoff, recording and producing the #3 UK Singles Chart hit "Jump In My Car".

Other projects include British India whose debut album Guillotine was nominated for Triple J's J Award in 2007. In December of that year British India won the AIR Award for 'Best New Independent Artist'[1] and finished off the year with two entries in Triple J's Hottest 100, 2007. In July 2008 the band released their second album Thieves which entered the ARIAnet Albums chart at #5.

Selected albums produced or co-produced by Harry Vanda[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop - Ian McFarlane - Allen & Unwin, Sydney - 1999
  • Who's Who In Australia 2006 XLII Edition - Crown Content, Melbourne
  • Evie cd single liner notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIR 2007 Winners". Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2008.

External links[edit]