Simon Kerr

Producer, Musician, Climate Thinker

Simon is the musical driving force of the Simon Kerr Perspective and has had a long history in the challenges of climate change. He taught environmental policy at Lincoln University in New Zealand for a number of years, and has a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Management and a PhD in Political Ecology. He also has extensive experience the research development at the University of Otago, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University.

 

He is a communicator, able to translate the science and politics of climate change into music. Much of his songwriting over the years has addressed the challenges of living sustainably and well on a crowded planet. He also a written songs on many other tpoics, such a his infamous 'Zombie Bride Trilogy'

"Musicians need to rise with much more urgency and creativity to the challenges of climate change. We have the ability to create the emotional links with the science, with issues of social justice, and most of all with visions of a better future"

Christine Parker

Producer, VJ, Law Professor

Christine is the co-producer of Music for a Warming World, and VJ. She is also a Professor in the Law School at the University of Melbourne and an expert on business responses to legal regulation and social responsibilities, the impact of regulatory enforcement on business, lawyers' ethics and the regulation of lawyers.

She is now works on the politics, ethics and regulation of food and its impacts on planetary environmental boundaries and climate change. Christine has a deep interest in the way arts can be used to communicate social issues. She brings a lifetime of commitment to effective communication to this project.

"Most people do not read academic journals. We need to find other ways to develop conversation with people who seek social justice and a better world. In the face of dangerous climate change, we need to engage our artists and musicians to speak into these most troubling of human challenges"

Kylie Morrigan

A highly accomplished classically trained violinist, Kylie played professionally for a number of years, including with Orchestra Victoria, Stevie Wonder and Barry White. She has branched out into contemporary music, and plays with the legendary Mal Webb, the Formidable Vegetable Sound System, and contributes to many other music projects. Kylie has been playing with Simon for over 6 years and is a core and committed contributor to Music for a Warming World

Scott Lewis

A musician who plays keys and comes with a significant musical pedigree including organ composition and three months conducting the Tivoli Gardens Orchestra in Copenhagen, among many other musical interests. In addition he has been involved running an animation festival for some years. Scott and Simon have be playing together since 2012

Mal Webb

A legendary Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and vocal adventurer who has played with many leading musicians and bands and tours regularly to the UK and Europe. Mal is a world-class beat-boxer and has been playing regularly with Music for a Warming World since 2016.  He also produced and recorded the most recent single, 'Won't give my money any more'.

There have been many other wonderful musicians who have contributed to Music for a Warming World Shows since it's inception, including:

Daniel Hook, drummer and percussionist, had played for some of our bigger gigs. A good drummer is hard to find and Daniel is a very good drummer. He played drums on the single 'Won't give my money any more'

Tiya Beggs, Vocals, a superb singer who has contributed to Simon's last two albums and performed extensively with Simon over the last few years

Tim Hollo, Viola, member of the supergroup, FourPlay String Quartet, Director of Green Music Australia and Director of The Green Institute

Will Hoffmann, Button Accordion, graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, awesome player

Rob Wheeler, Bass Guitar and Trombone, based in Brisbane and well known local musician

Emma Lees, piano, key and saxophone, and is based in Byron Bay

(c) Simon Kerr 2019