Caleb Colledge, Percussion

Caleb Colledge is composer, musician and producer working on Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi land. His work focuses on the intersection between acoustic, electronic, found sounds, environment and community with mission to create visceral and honest emotional experiences at the heart.. He is the co-founder of Brisbane music label and concert series MADE NOW MUSIC (MNM) and performs as a percussionist and drummer in various Brisbane based ensembles and bands.


As a composer Caleb has been commissioned by numerous Brisbane based musicians, artists and festivals including percussion and prepared piano duo Clocked Out, visual artist Peter Breen, Piano Mill Festival and Brisbane Experimental Arts Festival. He has released his debut album Yarns on MNM and numerous singles and EPs of his works.


Caleb is currently in various Brisbane groups including experimental percussion/trombone duo Blotto, improvised trio Iff A, minimalist contemporary classical quartet Pedal, the Luke Cuerel Orchestra, reflective jazz ensemble Cowbird, soul-space-jazz outfit Matts Mates, improvised drum set and vocal duo Linchpin and the CitySounds Percussion Quartet.


As a percussionist Caleb regularly performs locally, nationally and has toured internationally to China, Europe and New Zealand. He has premiered over 30 new works for solo percussion, chamber ensembles and orchestra. Caleb has worked with many national and international contemporary musicians including Lisa Moore, Nicole Lizée, Mark Applebaum, Kroumata Percussion, Jaap Blonk, Clocked Out, ensemble interface, Nonsemble, Ba Da Boom Percussion, Argo and CitySounds Percussion.


As a drummer he plays with various Brisbane acts including acoustic prog trio Last Lakes, indie-rock band Prince Peace, prog jazz trio Smoko Trio, cello songstress Monique Clare, folk singer-songwriters Jo Davie and Georgia Rose, contemporary folk quartet The Mulberry Collective and indie rock band Sundown Jury.


Caleb also works as a producer and engineer with an array of Brisbane based bands and ensembles. He has produced songs with Jo Davie, Monique Clare and Prince Peace and has engineered albums for Meridians, Downend and The Mulberry Collective. He also has produced numerous solo beat tapes under the monika SEA SEA.