The music of singer, composer, performer and producer Steve Balbi mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins. Transcending rock and pop while coalescing sentimentality and soul, Balbi bespeaks Bowie and Dylan in melody and verse, exploring the heterogeneity, refinement and dirty rotten groove of Radiohead. For one of his more high-profile gigs, The Big Red Bash in Birdsville, featuring Midnight Oil, The Living End, Casey Chambers and more, Balbi has decided to record the show with Sony high-res mics.
Balbi explained, “David Green from Sony was aware of my work as a producer, and as a performer as well I suspect, so he approached me at a show one night. We got to talking about recording, of course. Recognising that I’m an inherently instinctual artist, for me recording to be all about feel and aesthetic he became curious to know what I would think about the Sony 100 Series high-res Microphones on that level, in my world.”
That meeting of minds greatly affected Balbi and his decision to use Sony’s unique high-res mics for his future projects.
The Big Red Bash will be held in Birdsville, Queensland from the 16th to the 19th of July. For more information head