Kalju Tonuma

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Kalju Tonuma
Background information
GenresRock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic Folk, Electro-Pop, Electronic, Alt-Country, Metal
Occupation(s)Record Producer, Audio Artist, Performer, Songwriter
Years active1985–present
Associated actsMEJU, Megan Bernard, Ollie Olsen, The Mavis's, Deadstar, Effigy, Boom Crash Opera, The Sharp, Hunters and Collectors, Taipan Tiger Girls, Trial Kennedy, Khristian Mizzi

Kalju Tonuma is an Australian music producer, songwriter and performer of Estonian descent. He is one half of the production team MEJU which he founded with Megan Bernard in 2014.

He began his career in 1989 at Platinum Studios in South Yarra, Australia. He has been nominated for a number of Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards. These include 'Engineer of the Year' (1994) for This Is The Sharp by The Sharp, ‘Engineer of the Year’ (1999) for Kid Indestructible by 28 Days; Felicity Hunter's "Hardcore Adore"; and The Mavis's "Puberty Song",[1] as well as ‘Engineer of the Year’ and ‘Producer of the Year’ (2001) for Superheist’s The Prize Recruit. In 2007 he completed a Master of Music Degree (M.Mus.) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Gold and Platinum Records[edit]

  • 1995 - The Sharp - GOLD (album) - This Is The Sharp
  • 1997 - The Mavis’s - GOLD (single & album) - Cry/Pink Pills
  • 2000 - 28 Days - DOUBLE PLATINUM (album) - Upstyle Down GOLD (single) - Rip It Up
  • 2005 - Bodyjar - GOLD (album) - How It Works
  • 2009 - The Temper Trap - PLATINUM (album) SILVER (UK album) - Conditions
  • 2009 - The Living End - DOUBLE PLATINUM (album) - White Noise
  • 2010 - Superheist - GOLD (album) - The Prize Recruit

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1994 - Nominated for Engineer Of The Year (ARIA Music Awards)
  • 1999 - Nominated for Engineer Of The Year (ARIA Music Awards)
  • 2001 - Nominated for Engineer Of The Year (ARIA Music Awards)
  • 2001 - Nominated for Producer Of The Year (ARIA Music Awards)


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1999: 13th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2010.