Bent Notes Pty Ltd is an Australian company |
(Australian Business No. 12 081 980 314).
Our products include contemporary and traditional blues CDs, music instruction books, many available as DVDs, and music lessons for many styles and instruments. We have produced four CDs to date, all featuring the talents of Peter Gelling. We do not accept unsolicited material. Our books are published by Learn to Play Publications (LTP) and are sold around the world.
The Directors of Bent Notes are Peter Gelling and Lesley Beasley
|Photo by Ashley Starkey||
Peter Gelling is an Australian blues phenomenon. For years he was a popular figure in Canberra, noted for his music teaching and courses on blues history, plus his mentoring work with young musicians, weekly solo nights at Tilley's, regular chats on ABC Radio, and his intense guitar style in the band Blind Freddy. These days he lives in Adelaide, writing music instruction books (over 50 so far), composing, and arranging and producing CDs. Peter has released four CDs to date. Bluestime was nominated for an ARIA award (Australia's equivalent of the Grammys) in the year 2000. In 2003 he won the MusicOz Blues Award for a track from Fortune, and in 2004 he achieved 2nd place in the blues category of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) for another track from Fortune. He is also a regular contributor to Australian Guitar magazine.
- MusicOz Blues Award (Track 10)
- Int. Songwriting Comp (ISC) - 2nd Place (Track 7)
- ARIA nominated
It Seemed Like a Dream (2001)
Blind Freddy (1995)
Single tracks on Real Australian Blues (vols. 2 + 4).
|Lesley Beasley has a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing and an MA in Creative Writing. Her short stories and/or poetry have appeared in the Australian magazines Westerly, Redoubt, Muse and Poetrix. She has reviewed books for The Canberra Times, The Age, and Australian Book Review. In 1996 she was ACT Book Reviewer of the Year. Other awards include the Brian Elliott Prize for Australian Literary Studies (Adelaide University, 1997), the Award for Excellence in Freelance Writing (University of Canberra, 1995) and the Eve Langley Short Story Competition (1997).
Lesley edits our instruction books and is also working on both a novel and a cross-genre history set in nineteenth century Australia.