ADJUDICATOR: BILLY JAMES
Billy completed his music studies at the Elder Conservatorium, graduating with honours, in percussion and music education.
Since then he has taught music in schools and is currently the director of percussion and sound technology at Brighton Secondary School, a Special Interest Music School in Adelaide.
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Billy has over 25 years experience in the Australian Music industry. He started performing gigs with bands at the age of 13 and has toured, recorded and performed extensively with many original and cover bands.
He has worked with various record labels and recorded with various producers including Pete Farnan from Boom Crash Opera.
He has been involved with main stream bands, TV stations, radio stations, magazines and newspapers in various capacities: for example, sound engineering, support bands, tours, radio airplay, interviews, music reviews and performances.
As well as teaching music, percussion and sound technology Billy also performs regularly as a DJ, running his own successful DJ business, Adelaide DJ Services. Billy also mixes live bands and performs on percussion and drum kit in various local Adelaide bands.