Waldo Fabian Garrido

A bassist, composer, singer, re-mixer and producer who has worked with various pop, latin and jazz bands plus various outstanding musicians. 

Waldo Fabbian was a founding member of the Catholics. He is a bassist, composer, singer, re-mixer and producer who has worked with various pop, Latin and jazz bands and musicians such as The Party Boys, Floyd Vincent, Disco Montego, Delta Goodrem, Swoop, Anthony Copping and Robin Loau as well as having two solo albums to his credit  (Dejame Tocarte, a South American release through Sony and Loco Festival/Mushroom records).

Waldo has enjoyed No.1 single status on Chile’s premier station, Radio Corazon with two songs. His song Fiesta Latina picked at number 12 in the Aria Club Charts in Australia.  

An active writer, Waldo is currently getting ready to start promoting his brand new album Groovy Cumbia due out in September 2012 through MGM plus completing a jazz album and writing and producing dance songs for the new Australian dance label Komplex Sounds.

His versatility also includes writing film scores including Random 8, winner of a Bronze Palm in the Feature Narrative section of Mexico International Film Festival and on Emma-Kate Croghan’s film Strange Planet

Waldo is currently finishing his PhD at Macquarie University under the supervision of Dr Andrew Alter where he also lectures and tutors in a number of units in music. He also held tenure as an associate lecturer at Southern Cross University and his results of his thesis will be released as a CD and published as a book.

As an academic, Waldo has written and published a number of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presented various conferences on popular music, small island studies and music psychology. He is working on a number of publications with world renowned academics like Professor Philip Hayward, Professor Bill Thompson, Associate Professor Mark Evans, Dr. Nicholas Bullot, Dr. Dan Bendrups and Sandra Garrido amongst others.

Waldo is currently writing a book on the history of music publishing in Australia as well as conducting a number of research projects on popular music, small island studies, music production and music psychology.


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