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Bryce Easton

Bryce commenced his career in music at the age of 9, studying guitar privately, until he entered secondary school and commenced advanced training in classical guitar. He made his debut as a performer while still in high school, playing both classical and popular music to a wide range of audiences. He continued his studies at the West Australian College of Advanced Education (Edith Cowan University), at the same time as teaching classical guitar to undergraduate music students. After graduating from university, Bryce commenced his career as a full time music teacher with the Western Australian Department of Education, where he remained for 18 years. Bryce has been an active member of a number of different groups, including concert bands, guitar ensembles and popular music groups.He is now an administrator with the Western Australian Department of Education, and instigated the formation of Smooth to give like - minded musicians an opportunity to perform in a vibrant and challenging environment.

Catherina Bremner

Cat has appeared in Smooth in a number of guises, initially as a sax player, and then developing her skills  as a back up vocalist. She now shares the role of lead vocalist with Julie, and her powerful solos continue the fine tradition that she has set as a performing musician. Cat and Julie's duets contribute beautifully to the music that is Smooth.

Paul Easton

Paul completed his studies of  music at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2003, after studying music at Perth Modern Senior High School. Paul has been a member of many different groups nationwide and internationally, including jazz bands, orchestras, wind orchestras, various vocal groups and Smooth. Paul has expanded his skills in Smooth, arranging much of the playlist for the horn section of the band. Paul runs our affiliate sound reinforcement business, About Sounds, which provides the PA equipment that helps Smooth with its unique sound.

 

Martin Ruck

Martin first played guitar at the age of fourteen, and has continued playing in various bands throughout Western Australia. He has also previously in bands with Bryce, including the band Details. Along with his son Ashley, Martin provides the rhythm guitar section of Smooth.

 

Michael Robinson

Michael learnt to play the Drum kit whilst in the Royal Australian Navy, and for a short time was a percussion teacher at the RAN school of music. After he retired from the navy he joined the WA Education Department and is now teaching percussion techniques to students in the Perth South Metropolitan area. He keeps his performance skills up to par by playing in bands like Smooth and the Armadale City Concert Band. He also runs a small business repairing most percussion instruments.

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