- Pitch Session
Monday : 1:20pm – 2:20pm
In the early 70s, Les Gock took leave from the dispatch department of a major ad agency to become a rock star. As lead guitarist with HUSH he went on to earn 12 gold records in just five wild years. After the band broke up, Les set up business and offered his musical skills to the ad industry with phenomenal success.
The company grew to become Song Zu, a music and sound design Mecca in Sydney and Singapore that attracted some of the cream of Australasia’s composers and song engineers. Les’ work at Song Zu ranged from film soundtracks for Bruce Beresford and Steve Hopkins to the television series Water Rats.
From award-winning Qantas children’s choir ad campaign to the production of the debut album for Scandal’Us (2002 winners of the TV show Pop Stars of which Les was also a judge).
Things came full circle for Les when the album hit platinum and earned a coveted ARIA award as one of the highest selling Australian singles of all time.
In 2003, Les sold Song Zu to develop an exciting new direction. Today, Les Gock Sound Thinking, housed in The Cooperage at Jackson’s Landing, is a respected audio branding consultancy that plays and integral and vital part in the communication and management of leading Australian brands.