Scott Wise has been making guitars, mandolins, violins and other stringed instruments in South Western Australia since 1978, using the best Australian and exotic tonewoods.
From years of experience as a musician and luthier he has developed a comprehensive overview of lutherie principles and deep appreciation of how great, complex guitar sounds are made. Clients include Eric Bibb (guitar), Del Rey (ukulele), Loudon Wainwright (ukulele) Douglas Tolentino (ukulele) , the West Australian Mandolin Orchestra, Dave Mann and The Pigram Brothers
With 8 records, 1000+ performances and over 10 years in the industry, you could say that music is Dan’s jam.
Frontman, Composer and Manager of Margaret River based Fluid-Groove act Blue Child Collective, Dan has toured extensively and supported major touring acts such as Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire, Sticky Fingers, San Cisco and many more, working closely with some of Australia's and Europe’s finest musicians in the project’s 5-year lifespan focused on promoting a #cultureofconnection.
Applying his managerial and organisational talents to projects outside of the Collective has seen Dan curate music and events with Emergence Creative Festival and Creative Corner, and share his knowledge and experience as part of panels and presentations for industry bodies such as APRA/AMCOS, WAM, Operation Next Gen, high schools and more.
An avid freediver, surfer and collaborator, Dan is notorious for his commitment to his craft, and his close involvement in the South West Music Strategy is evidence of his passion for the growth of the artistic community and the nurturing of artistic expression.
Tash Birch is a high energy marketing professional with 25 years’ experience in event marketing, planning and managing a wide range of successful events, from intimate stakeholder cocktail functions to large community festivals.
Tash is extremely passionate about the creative sector and has recently been appointed as the South West Creative Corner Hub Manager. She has previous experience as a Marketing Consultant for several hospitality businesses and events across the region,
including Settlers Tavern, Augusta River Festival and the Augusta Whale Song Festival. Tash is an Executive Producer of several community WA theatre productions as well as a cast member in the Margaret Theatre Company’s production of ‘Disenchanted’ last year, and currently pursuing her love for music, singing and performance arts.
Tash is now bringing her inimitable style and can-do-attitude to Strings Attached – with a fresh new marketing approach!
Dixie is an experienced Publicity Manager with a demonstrated history of working on successful events both music and non-music related. Clients include EMI Music Australia, Chugg Entertainment, City Of Perth, Live Nation, Frontier Touring, Joe Satriani, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Tom Jones, Fatboy Slim, Kiss, Robbie Williams, Troye Sivan, Empire Of The Sun, Paul Dempsey, Neil and Tim Finn, Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Angus and Julia Stone, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Dianna Krall, Bob Dylan and many more.