What Is Musicland?
Musicland really is - Built by Muso's for Musicians.
It was meant as a creative Haven for Live Music, Musicians and Music Lovers, a place to create, a place of great sound, warm ambience, pure vibe, a place to heal, feel relaxed, safe, a place of laughter, friendship, a place with no boundaries, a place for every age, every genre, everyone who loves and plays Live Music in all its forms, and I think they all say we succeeded.
In The Beginning...
There's a story about how it began....As you may or may not know, I Michael Rohotas, am a business man and was and still am a lead guitarist. About 20 years ago, Cathy my wife, decided I was working way to hard, she wanted me to be 'balanced' and insisted I get back into Music. After rehearsing in our home for a number of years, she eventually threw me out to practice somewhere else, and there, MUSICLAND was born, With an empty warehouse, a lot of imagination, lots of hard work, laughter, and help from my Muso Friends, we literally created MUSICLAND from Nothing. It was my 'hobby' which turned into a business.
After 5 years of being very underground, the Council came in one night, and literally closed us down on the spot. We were given a LONG list of things that would need doing from Traffic Control assessments, EPA readings and reports, New Toilets, Water, Disabled Toilets, etc, etc, etc. I would be lying if I said I didn't think about turning the key and walking out. But how could I?? I'm glad I didn't, 12 months and lots of money and hard work later, we have a better MUSICLAND, it still has the same vibe, just an updated Version.
Since we have re opened - MUSICLAND has taken on a life of its own, it continues to grow, outwards and upwards, and will continue to improve and evolve. Muso's still help, and i've decided its "the little things" that sets MUSICLAND apart, the little things that only muso's get. Over the years, all the help has been done with the love of music at the forefront and thats what gives it the vibe as you walk inside, but most of all, its Built by Muso's for Musicians.
Thanks To The Following....
A Special Thanks to some of the Muso's that have Helped Build Musiclan, If I have forgotten anyone, forgive me, all I know, is that with each nail, each splinter, each Groan and Laughter, we have all left our mark in the emotional Vibe...that is MUSICLAND
Ash Warner - Drummer
Jason Meracis - Bass Guitarist
Dave Hellion - Musician, Sound Engineer
George Nikolovski - Tech Engineer (RIP)
Wally Bishop - Industry
Bronnie Gordon - Singer
Steve Georgiou - Industry
Huey McLean - Engineer (RIP)
Graham White - Drummer
Dave White - Bass Guitarist
Minnie Hutchens - Sound Engineer
Peter Thomas - Singer Guitarist
Terry Bedingham - Music Lover
Ray Moon - Keyboardist, Engineer
Nathalia - Guitarist
John Farrugia - Guitarist
Joe Gigliotto - Guitarist
Mars Smarelli - Guitarist
Smokin Sam Salzone - Singer Harp Player Hume Blues Club
John Williams - Guitarist Singer
Brendan Mason - Guitarist, Tech Engineer
Peter Deske - Drummer/TV Producer
Luke Hart - Sound Engineer
Chris Bull - Drummer/Architect
Gary Kilby - Bass Guitarist/Engineer
Glenn Roche - Drummer
George Argyriou - Lead Guitarist
Anita Donlon - Industry
Rodney Griffin - Drummer (RIP)
Sonya Tracevski - Photographer
Michael Valentino - Singer
Spudda - Promoter, Music Lover
Neil Carroll - Guitarist
Peter + Syd Grondman - Industry
Anita Monk - TV Producer
Soozie Pinder - Radio + TV Personality
Sam Milan - Agent + Singer
Peter Hoffmann - Band Manager
Wendy Stapleton - Singer, Compere
Deb Starr - Singer Compere
Peter Howes - Music Lover
Anthony Calleja - Guitarist
Claude Celano - Singer
Red - Music Lover, Lighting
Jon Powers - TV Producer /Editor
Richie Laird - Engineer
John Higgins - Cameraman/Editor
Wendy Mason - Promotions, Music Lover