Joe AccariaA graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with an Honours Music and Education degree in contemporary and orchestral percussion, Joe has worked extensively worldwide as a performer, composer, music producer and music director.
Music Direction credits include Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs – 2005 World Tour, London West End 2009, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa 2010-2015. David Campbell – Swing Sessions I & II, Good Lovin’, Broadway and Let’s Go Tours. Human Nature – Australia Motown Tours 2006-2008 and Las Vegas season 2009, Christmas and Jukebox Tours 2013 & 2015. iOTA – Young Hard and Solo Sydney Festival 2012, B-Girl Sydney Opera House 2015. Sydney New Year’s Eve Lord Mayor’s party at the Opera House 2011 – 2014. Velvet – Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Sydney Opera House 2015.
Composition credits include works for – 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, 2o01 Bledisloe Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2013 & 2014 NRL Grand Finals, Tap Dogs New Year’s Eve 2014 and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Joe also performed in the Helpmann Award winning Smoke & Mirrors for Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and Auckland Arts Festival. Written and directed by Craig Ilott, Joe was a co recipient of the award for Best Original Score with iOTA.
Joe is currently Music director and music producer on Velvet featuring Marcia Hines directed by Craig Ilott and is composing the all-female percussion stage show – DrummerQueens – writing with Director, Nigel Turner-Carroll.
Joe has also performed and recorded with Andrea Bocelli, Smokey Robinson, Ronan Keating, Robbie Williams, Cyndi Lauper Anthony Warlow, Tina Arena, Wendy Matthews, Yothu Yindi and Jimmy Barnes.
Nigel Turner-CarollNigel is an award winning actor and director. With Nigel’s recent success as Director and Co-Creator of the musical The Tap Pack, which has been nominated for two Green Room Awards and an Australian Dance Award for Best Musical in 2014, he has become one of Australia’s sought after directors.
He has Directed and Co-Creating Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham’s cabaret, Twists and Turns which has already received accolades in it’s first season at Perth Fringe World 2014. Winner-Best Cabaret and nominated Critics Choice Award, will see the show tour both nationally and internationally.
Nigel has also Directed and Produced Damn Good Divas Australian Tour which started early in 2014 and has a return season set for 2015.
In pre-production, Nigel is teaming up with Composer Joe Accaria to Director the all female drum group DrummerQueens
Nigel is also noted as being the Artistic Director of the Champions Small Business Awards 2013, staging preshow and half time entertainment at the NRL Grand Final 2014 and World Cup Cricket pre game 2015 and Carols in the Domain 2014.
Nigel is a graduate of the N.I.D.A acting degree and continues to work closely with mentor Annie Swann. He was nominated in 2012 and 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards for The Greening of Grace and The Motherfu#$er With the Hat and recipient of Glug Award for Performer On The Way 2013. Other plays Nigel has appeared in include Skylight, Step, The Birthday Boys, Thank you For Being a Friend, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Leader of the Pack, Saturday Night Fever, West Side Story.