Meet Jimi Maroudas
Abbey Road Institute Australia is honoured to present Jimi Maroudas on our Producers Panel for our upcoming Open Day on September 3rd. Jimi brings with him a wealth of knowledge from working with the greatest artists and producers in the Australian Music Industry including David Nicholas (INXS, Elton John), David Bianco (Mick Jagger, Teenage Fanclub, Tom Petty), Adam Kaspar (Pearl Jam, REM, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana), and Mark Wallis (U2, The Smiths). Jimi will join the likes of Steeve Body and Paul Brandoli at Abbey Road Institute to host a Producer’s Panel focussing on topics such as:
- How would you judge the state of the Australian Music Industry today?
- What are the most important attributes a young producer needs to generate work?
- How did you go about establishing your personal brand and reputation in the Industry?
- What role will Producers play in the digital online space that the Industry is rushing towards?
Jimi Maroudas’ relationship with music was cemented long before these career launching experiences. At age four he began learning acoustic guitar, over time adding bass, drums, vocals and song-writing to his repertoire.
In tandem with his mixing and engineering prowess, this breadth of musicality helped lay the foundation for Jimi’s emergence as one of Australia’s premiere producers.
To date Maroudas has amassed a solid discography, peppered with multi ”“ platinum, award winning artists. Several albums he has worked on, including The Living End’s State of Emergency, Pete Murray’s See the Sun and Eskimo Joe’s Inshalla have reached the highly coveted #1 position on the Australian Charts.
Jimi’s contribution to Eskimo Joe’s Inshalla alongside producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters) scored him an ARIA Award nomination for Engineer of the Year in 2009, whilst his sterling production work on Mustered Courage’s Powerlines saw the album nominated for Alternative Country Album of the Year at the 2014 CMAA Awards. Jimi also produced the single Cameo Lover by the globally lauded Kimbra. The song delivered to Kimbra the 2011 ARIA Award for Best Female Artist and also won the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting competition. Maroudas has also appeared on backing vocals in You Am I’s Deliverance album and played guitar on Olivia Newton John’s Duets record.
Jimi’s versatility and musicianship has attracted artists at all stages of their career. He produced the 2007 Triple J Unearthed winning song Way We Live for the band Number Station and in the last 12 months has been busy producing Melbourne acts Veludo, The Casanovas and Playwrite as well as seeing his work with Darwin based Worldfly gain significant traction in Germany.
Jimi Maroudas’ ability to mine the creative potential of all the artists he works with has earned him the deserved respect and recognition as one of the finest producers in the country.
The Abbey Road Institute September Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you to come and meet Jimi and learn from his expertise in the music production industry whilst amongst world class gear and other world class producers. The passion, drive and knowledge available at the producers panel is surely not to be missed! Register Now!
Jimi Maroudas Works have achieved:
10 x Platinum Sales
3 x #1 Album on Australian Album Charts
3 Aria Awards
8 Aria Nominations
2 x Golden Guitar Nominations
2014 International Songwriting Awards 2nd Place
2011 international Songwriting Awards winner
Triple J Unearthed Winner 2007
Over 15 Million Youtube views