Nigel grew up in Adelaide and immersed himself in the music scene, either playing bass in a band or sound engineering. Armed with his bass rig and the shirt on his back, he chased a bigger dream in both Sydney and Perth, before settling into Brisbane in 1985. He then launched into a sales role at Smithys, before purchasing the business just 6 months later. With ambition to burn and a passion for the industry, Nigel expanded into the hire market, and Smithys became Brisbane Concert Sound in 1986. The business moved from Roma Street to Fortitude Valley in 1990 where he teamed up with a partner to create Musicworx. Sensing an opportunity, he moved away from musical instruments and into entertainment technologies. With hire and sales rapidly growing, Brisbane Concert Sound relocated to a larger premises in Bowen Hills, expanding its service portfolio into repairs and installation.
In 2004, the building became a victim of the inner city bypass development, and the business now affectionately known as Brisbane Sound Group moved down the road into a central location. With a strong foothold in sales, hire, service and installation, Nigel still had an itch to scratch, and made the bold decision to expand into production on a larger scale. Now specialising in sound, lighting and vision, a second premises was required to house the production department. With the business now bursting at the seams, the decision was made to triple the foot print, and settle into the perfect home in Northgate in 2016. Nigel is the embodiment of hard work and determination. He runs his business with integrity and passion, and is a respected leader to his loyal staff.
Michelle has over 20 years’ experience with BSG and has been instrumental in the company’s growth over the years. Highly focused with a comprehensive knowledge and practical understanding of operations, business and finance, Michelle has streamlined processes across all areas to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience. Michelle served as Sales Manager for seven years before moving into a management role. Her organisational skills and industry experience are a highly valued resource. Michelle’s background includes a Bachelor degree in Music (Sonology), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Armed with over 18 years of practical experience with lighting design and operation, Sam brings to the business a wealth of knowledge in delivering on client expectations. Sam spent 12 years at the forefront of lighting design for concerts, theatre, corporate and broadcast. As Sales Manager, he has overseen a rapid growth in product ranges offered and has been instrumental in the expansion of our Lighting and Audio Visual departments. With Diploma qualifications in Marketing, Business, Management, Stage and Theatre Production, Sam initiates our digital media promotions and marketing. With a loyal client base and exceptional attention to detail, Sam is a respected and valued member of the sales team.
John is a motivated and customer-focused member of our team with over 32 years of industry experience including 9 years with BSG. John has a well-established history in music retail, with over 20 years of store management roles in Melbourne and Queensland across Musical Instruments, Pro Audio, Recorded Music and Consumer Electronics. John is an avid live and session musician who is still performing and teaching in his spare time. John has completed studies in Management, HR Management and Music. His attention to detail and exceptional customer service are a highly valued resource.
Having worked professionally for over 16 years, Rob’s deep technical knowledge of audio and studio equipment and applications has evolved into a highly focused customer support role at BSG. Rob started out working in corporate production in Sydney, and spent 8 years at IJS in Brisbane as an Audio Engineer. In that time Rob was also a Project Manager for festivals, concerts, touring and theatre. For the past 11 years, Rob has provided invaluable IT and technical support at BSG ensuring a positive outcome for our clients and exceptional customer service. Rob is an Avid Pro Tools and Avid Venue/S6L Certified Support Representative, has Audinate Dante Certification and holds a Certificate IV in Technical Production.