Edward Guglielmino is a musician in Brisbane, Australia.
Edward Guglielmino is a musician, DJ, public speaker, academic and a blogger, however he is best known for his music career. Guglielmino has toured Australia extensively and has played selected shows in New York, Berlin, and London. He has received National airplay in Australia, and selected radio play in Berlin Germany, Guglielmino has released two critically acclaimed records Late at Night and Sunshine State - aside from these records he regularly uploads demos to his Soundcloud.
Guglielmino writes quirky guitar pop in the Brisbane tradition of bands like Custard and The Go-Betweens. Guglielmino has also participated in Brisbane community music events such as The Songs Of Applewood (2009) project and the Independent Music Project (2011 & 2013) In 2007,2012 and 2013 he was shortlisted for the esteemed Grant Mclennan Fellowship. In 2013 he won the inaugural Grant McLennan Song Of The Fellowship Award.
In 2014 Guglielmino completed a Masters of Arts via research at QUT, he was then hired by the college Music Industry College to teach their business program and has worked at QUT as a sessional academic for three years, currently lecturing in 'The Music Industry'. His thesis 'A qualitative study of small-scale artist run "Indie" music business in Brisbane' is available online via the QUT ePrints facility
Guglielmino has caused a number of controversies, in 2007 a band he fronted were thrown off stage in the Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley for causing a public disturbance. In 2009 he was threatened by General Electric who asked Guglielmino to change his logo, which was a parody of the General Electric's logo. Guglielmino complied, only to reveal a Lucky Goldstar parody logo. The story featured in City News, on ABC radio 612 breakfast show, and also in the weekend edition of the Courier Mail.
Guglielmino was also notorious for his online commentary, his blog; littered with grammatical errors and misspellings has been re-posted on online music sites such as MTV Iggy,Who The Hell, Mess and Noise Music Feeds and Trend Setter. In particular his critique of the Australian music industry caused a particular stir in 2010.
2003-2007 Formative Years:
Whilst doing his undergraduate degree at QUT Guglielmino composed the soundtrack to three plays: 'Speak Truth To Power' (2004), 'The Ruling Class' (2004) and 'Modlovex' (2005) as well as two short films: 'Giraffe' (2003) and 'Love Coincidence' (2004). Early on in his career he was pursuing multiple artistic endeavours, spending time studying visual art in New York in 2005, it was here Guglielmino played his first solo shows. Guglielmino started to become infamous in Brisbane for his stage antics and his prolific online persona in 2006 having a large following on the website Myspace with celebrity subscribers of his blog including Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Angie Hart of Frentie!. During this time Guglielmino also released many DIY albums on CDR., In 2007 his notoriety was further fuelled by a controversial publicity stunt involving Lost Of Love, a band which he co-fronted and co-founded with James O'Brien of The Boat People and solo musician Jackie Marshall. The band were thrown off stage in the Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley for causing a public disturbance in early 2007. Later in 2007 he released a home recorded EP Tacky Ep, and soon after he traveled to Berlin and played a number of shows with Berlin solo artist Kurt Kreikenbom. While in Berlin the single off Tacky Ep was played on indie music radio station Motor FM.
Selected songs from this era of music are on Guglielmino's Sound Cloud.
2008-2009 Late At Night:
In 2009 Guglielmino signed to Management Label Mucho-Bravado since then he has released three records and four singles commercially, firstly his critically acclaimed album Late At Night (2009) which is available though MGM Distribution. Two singles off this record 'Fail With Me' and 'Rhythm of Life' were played on Triple J and received simultaneous B rotation on FBI, spot rotation on 3rrr and Edge FM. Also Late At Night was in the 4zzz 102.1 fm top ten most played for two weeks and the clip for 'Fail With Me' was played on RAGE. During this time Guglielmino also played selected shows in Berlin and London.
2010-2011 Live At Cori's:
He returned to his DIY roots when in 2010 he released an online only live album titled 'Live At Cori's', a live concert, which was also filmed an many of the videos directed by Jaymis Loveday are on Vimeo and YouTube, soon after this release Guglielmino traveled to New York and played a number of solo shows. In 2011 he released a single 'In The Morning' touring Australia and doing solo shows in Berlin and London. It was in Berlin Guglielmino met Sydney musician Richard Cuthbert who is probably best known for his band 'Cuthbert and The Night Walkers.
2012 Sunshine State:
In May 2012 Guglielmino released his second full length record Sunshine State on Vinyl, CD and WAV, the launch at the Judith Wright centre was listed at one of the top five gigs to attend in Brisbane by Noel Mengel of the Courier Mail Soon after the Judith Wright show Guglielmino toured the East Coast of Australia with his band 'The Show' 'Sunshine State' received critical acclaim in Time Off Magazine, where it was album of the week, Rave Magazine, and local newspaper The Courier Mail. Key tracks received extensive play on the radio station 4zzz where it was the number one most played album in late May and continued to be in the top 20 for the next 8 weeks. On FBI Sydney radio station 'Swam in the Water' received C rotation and on national radio station Triple J 'In The Morning' and 'Walking My Way' both received numerous plays whilst these tracks and 'Death Of Me' also received rotation on digital radio station Triple J unearthed.
Guglielmino's tour to launch the record included a notable show where he supported Brian Chase from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Flinders Bar in Sydney. He also recorded a live track with the renowned Australian musician Kate Miller-Heidke for the web program 'Press Record'. At the end of his 2012 tour it was announced that Edward Guglielmino had been shortlisted for the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowship. In December 2012 Sunshine State was listen as one of the top ten records from Queensland in 2012 by Noel Mengel in the Courier Mail.
2013 Duel Cassette with Richard Cuthbert:
After meeting Richard Cuthbert in Berlin in 2011 Guglielmino started planning a cassette only release with Cuthbert. The release was delayed due to several setbacks involving Cuthbert and Guglielmino's management firms who both disagreed with the intended format. Cuthbert's training as a lawyer eventually allowed both artists to receive approval from their firms for release, with a slight compromise, the cassettes had to include download codes. The press release for the cassette and tour was revealing of the internal frictions including quotes from their management firms criticising the release.
Edward Guglielmino & The Show:
Guglielmino has worked with a number of musicians in his band 'Edward Guglielmino & The Show', which has a rotating line up of, notable past members include Matt Redlich, Sam Schlencker and Luke Foran. He currently plays with a number of musicians who are also in the bands Skinny Jean and Little Scout earlier in his career much of his band were members of The Boat People.
Solo artist Rowley Cowper joined the band in 2010 to play bass and keys.
Guglielmino is currently playing and collaborating with Grammy award winning producer Mike Howlett, in a band called Scavenger Panda.
The Thin Kids:
In the late part of 2009, Guglielmino started a project with British journalist Everett True (responsible for unearthing such artists and bands as Nirvana, and Daniel Johnston) labeled The Thin Kids. Also starring Maggie Collins and Scotty Regan of The Gin Club the band received attention from Mess and Noise, NME and various other music journalism magazines and street press
It was announced that The Thin Kids would tour with British top 10 artist Kate Nash. In early 2012 the band released a double a side vinyl with Kate Nash for record store day in the UK, then again in 2013 The Thin Kids released another double A-side with Kate Nash.
Lost Of Love:
Lost Of Love is a band which Guglielmino co-fronted and co-founded with James O'Brien of The Boat People and solo musician Jackie Marshall. The band were thrown off stage in the Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley for causing a public disturbance in early 2007.
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