It has been a heart-breaking week for the Adelaide music scene. Late Saturday night, our dearest Disk Edits announced the passing of local Audio Master and Proprietor, Neville Clark. Following this sad news only a few days later, SA punk champs She’s The Band announced the passing of their beloved drummer and influential member of our music community, Amy Cook.
This has been heart-breaking for the whole Music SA team and the extended music community, and we’d like to dedicate our respects by highlighting the awesome impact both of these individuals had on our beloved music scene.
Neville Clark was a globally recognised audio engineer, mixing and mastering with unique attention to detail, some would call perfection. We were lucky enough to award Neville the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 SAM Awards. He famously worked heavily with SA’s Hilltop Hoods, who paid their respects to Neville on Monday stating “We can credit a lot of our success to Neville, who had an ear for sound that can’t be taught or learned.” This is testament to all SA artists, bands, producers and anyone that works in the South Australian music community, or worked directly with Neville and his wife Ros at Disk Edits. They have an endless list of muso’s they have worked with, including the likes of The Beards, The Audreys, Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars, Drapht, The Timbers, Electric Fields, Ollie English, the list goes on and on, it really does – check it out via DISCOGS. Neville was a humble and talented soul and will be dearly missed.
Amy Cook first took to the stage at a young age, smashing the drums with local metal rockers Star Ten Hash (*10#). Following this, she played in a collection of SA riot grrl and hardcore bands Miss Golly Gosh, No Curses, Dana Fairbanks, Church Moms // Temple Dads and forming the power line up of She’s The Band, who went on to release a bunch of hard-hitting albums through Pee Records. Amy was a pivotal member of our music community, but she didn’t stop there. Amy was widely influential in advocating for inclusivity of female, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ people within community radio, TV, education, local music programming and community development. Much loved for her constant supportive nature, fierce advocacy, creativity, warmth and humour, Amy will be leaving a big hole in our hearts.
Both of these members of our scene will be dearly missed and we want to take this moment to say THANK YOU.
Our respects to all family and friends of our dearly departed. #RestInPower