Meet the Musicians

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Michael Prizeman

Lead Vocal, Guitars, Arranger

A Guitarist and singer with  50 years of musical performance experience. Michael has played with many famous bands and singers. He has also recorded on many different records. 

 

 A session guitarist for Alberts Studios, recording on many hit singles in the 1970's ; Musical Director for Lester Coombs and also in the resident show band for over a year and a half at Panthers Leagues with the show "Are You Ready For The Country?" Musical Director for the Mo Award nominated Reg Norton. Performing live on the Mike Walsh Show, The Steve Raymond Show. Performed at "Blazers" Nightclub in Windsor London.

Michael has played some amazing venues. Such as the Sydney Opera House in the early 80's to just last year and the magnificent Carols by Candlelight for more than 20,000 people at Jells Park in Victoria

Errol Hatch

Percussion, Arranger

With 50 years of performing every style of music the Cat Stevens Songbook brings a different prospective to playing. Reproducing the 70's style brings back memories, Say's Errol, where every song had something interesting to play. With a wonderful group of musicians we have formed here for the show you can experience a style not really heard  nowdays.

Along with Michael, they have penned the charts to provide a Phil Spector wall of sound for this amazing show.

Mark

Symonds

Bass & Vocals

Left England’s shores in 1977 and settle in Melbourne Australia. Starting out as a telecommunications, sound studio and theatre lighting technician, Mark also ran his own recording studio.

The Tillerman Show project presents an intriguing weave of lyrics and musical intonation. Cat Stevens and his operose work was too good an opportunity to pass up.

Mark has worked and performed in places like Warnambool, Caloundra and Adelaide performing arts centres. As a bassist in the band, the Armchair Critics, Mark worked the local Melbourne pub scene back around the mid 2000s. 

Marks musical preferences come from a wide and varied genre. A mixed bag of; classical, big dance bands, synthetic/alternative, Jazz and of course rock. 
 

Mark is excited at the thought of sharing and bringing to you the amazing music of the Cat Stevens songbook.

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Marcy Taylor

Violin & Vocals

Professional Musician

Violin Teacher

Marcy is also known to country fans as Marcela Koldova, formerly a member of The Country Sisters band.
Marcy is a violinist, performer, singer, composer and a violin teacher classically trained at The Music Conservatorium in Teplice, Czech Republic.

Her passion for music and versatility is evident from the number of different bands she performs with, such as blues, jazz, gypsy, country and celtic ones.

Marcy Taylor's professional success is undeniable. In 2007 she won "The Best Fiddle Soloist" Award in The Golden Fiddle Awards. Futher 3 awards followed.
In The Australian Songwriting Contest 2010 Marcy won with her own composition "Black&White", which is available for purchase as part of her newly released album "Move on".

She has collected further nine accolades both here in Australia and overseas.
In 2010 Marcy won 2nd place at the International Songwriting Contest in Nashville, U.S.A. with her composition "Sand Storm".

Marcy is also a dedicated violin teacher committed to her students. She calls Melbourne home

Mirra

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Violin & Vocals

Mirra Jensen started performing at the age of two. It wasn’t long before this youngster, born for the stage, began performing with the Johnny Young Talent School and soon after their exclusive performance troupe Melbourne Young Company. In these early years Mirra gained a vast array of credits and experiences including; commercials, voice over work, modelling work, television appearances, and live performances at major Australian festivals such as Moomba and The Melbourne Show. These experiences paved the way for leading roles in theatre productions such as Michael Gow’s ‘Away’, Oklahoma, Gigi, Sweet Charity and South Pacific, to name a few. Having gained a coveted place at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts, Mirra completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours, and soon received the Murray Vagg Vocal Scholarship singing arias from opera. Through this time there were many guest appearances; as soloist with orchestra at a series of Bach Cantata’s (2001), at the State Theatre of Victoria, the Melbourne Concert Hall, as part of the Shakespeare festival (2003), and return performances at the exclusive Athenaeum club on Collins (2000). Having embarked upon a European Performance tour through to recording the film score for ‘With What Caution’, and the premier performance of the new Opera ‘Deaths Messengers’ (2002) you realise that Mirra Jensen’s performance experiences are as diverse as they are numbered. After meetings with WMA in L.A. and other agents and attorneys in New York in 2004 Mirra Jensen’s first studio album ‘The Sound’ was recorded in Tuscany, Italy at Le Bozze Studio’s with producers Michael Puskas, Fillippo Gaetani and Sandro Ferrini. Mirra Jensen is an artist who stands alone. She is quickly becoming renowned as an artist with an unwavering work ethic culminating in a respect for her growing artistic endeavours. Mirra’s creativity has a flare for all that is stylish, underlined with an earthy edge, let her music ignite your senses with unbridled positivity and a spark of enthusiasm that is truly contagious…

Tamara

Djordjevic

Cello & Vocals

Cellist / Electronic Music Producer / Composer · Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tamara Djordjevic is Serbian, Belgrade born, Classical/Modern Cellist, with a Masters Degree in Classical Cello Performance, who’s career as a performer spans from many years of playing as a full/part time member in Symphony Orchestras, Chamber ensembles, to a modern/pop/jazz performances such as performances with piano trio in Japan to a NZ Concert tour with Rod Stewart in 2015.

She moved to Auckland, NZ in 2011 where along side her performances and collaborations/recording sessions for other established artists, she started composing music, and with her TNT trio has cowrote their album Fury, produced in Australia. In 2015 she successfully finished her SAE Electronic music production course and, at the moment, she is working on her own new project. Since end of 2016 Tamara lives in Melbourne where she had already had opportunities to collaborate with a lot of great musicians and to perform in the venues like Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Town Hall, Regent Theatre etc. She plays in Melbourne Opera Orchestra since 2017’s premiere of Wagner’s opera “Tristan and Isolde”. She plays classical concerts, operas, also, plays theatre musicals , performs at corporate events and records and perform as a session musician varies genres with different pop/rock/jazz etc.bands such as “Tillerman the show”.

Steph Collis

Keyboards & Vocals

Steph is the latest person to join the Tillerman show line up. Playing keys for the show is a major role. Steph brings with her a wealth of professional experience.

 

"We are so happy to have her on board"  says Michael.