The QUBE Effect expert panel and mentors

Meet the impressive line-up of artists, industry experts and music professionals involved in this year's The QUBE Effect program.

The expert panel will shortlist 24 of Brisbane's brightest emerging musical talents to be part of Council's The QUBE Effect program. From there, the acts will be assigned to an exclusive mentoring program that is tailored to their individual need. This unique opportunity will provide 'money can't buy' experience and knowledge into the inner-workings of Australia's music industry.

Meet the experts


Dr Lachlan ‘Magoo’ Goold

Dr Lachlan Goold, better known as Magoo is a two-time ARIA award-winning producer, engineer, and academic that has worked with an extensive list of Australian artists.  

Producing music since 1992, Lachlan has worked with Midnight Oil, Regurgitator, Powderfinger, Art Vs Science, Custard, The Cruel Sea, Renee Geyer, The Jungle Giants, Saskwatch, Tex Perkins and many more. Lachlan has produced more than 35 Triple J Hot 100 entries and his recordings have sold over 500 000 copies over this time. Lachlan is now the Head of Audio at JMC’s Brisbane campus.

Find out more about Dr Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold

Lachlan’s lengthy career has involved working all over the country as a live sound engineer, and in Australia’s most exceptional studios, in addition to co-owning and operating two studios—including a refurbished church retreat style studio. He continues to spend his time outside of JMC mixing recordings for established artists.

As an academic, Lachlan was awarded his PhD (Space, Time, Creativity, and the Changing Character of the Recording Studio) in early 2018. His PhD involved a thorough investigation into DIY recording and what is gained or lost in using the home as a recording space in direct comparison to the large-format studio. Lachlan presented aspects his research at International Association for the Study of Popular Music in Mackay 2016 and the Art of Record Production in Stockholm, Sweden 2017.



Mark Lowndes

Mark has been described as a combination of Jack Johnson and Stevie Wonder. He is a singer songwriter who delivers a fusion of pop, reggae and soul through honest performances with well thought out lyrics and catchy melodies, when he is on the stage with his band or just his guitar.

Over the past 10 years Mark has established himself as an artist deserving of the world stage. From supporting the likes of Boys to Men and Brian McKnight to a finalist on 2012’s Australia’s Got Talent, Mark has had a huge amount of experience and success in his career to date.

Find out more about Mark Lowndes

While being long considered a phenomenal live performer, Mark has also released three EP’s, performed at various local and international festivals while steadily continuing to reach into different pockets of the world with his indelible style of sound.

Mark’s live show delivers a mixture of his spoken word (slam poetry), songs, a dash of rap and his humility amongst his unique rhythmic guitar playing. His eclectic approach to music is in a world of its own. It is impossible to place this independent artist in one genre alone.



Tyler McLoughlan – Director of The Sound Pound

On her return from London as a music license broker with Ricall, Tyler McLoughlan founded The Sound Pound in 2011 with a mission to connect independent artists and composers to sync opportunities. The Sound Pound is a Brisbane business specialising in music supervision and clearances, composition and sync representation for independent music across advertising, film and TV.

Find out more about Tyler McLoughlan

Working across advertising, film, television and corporate productions she has placed music with brands including KFC, Virgin Australia, Samoa Tourism, Queensland Government, Weis, Pizza Capers and Billabong.

Tyler is a passionate copyright & sync educator for both music creators and music users, leading workshops for creative and business types. Her most recent projects include music supervision for Lunatics (Netflix), Robbie Hood (SBS), Bananas (SBS), Content (ABC), Locusts (feature film) and advertising campaigns for Suncorp, Greyhound and Queensland Government. As a manager, Tyler looks after the international career of tropical roots artist Bobby Alu.                 



Chris Tamwoy

Chris is a self-taught guitarist with a unique playing style and sound. Spending his childhood with his family in the Torres Strait Islands, he now resides in Brisbane, Australia and travels nationally and internationally with his music, as a proud ambassador for his Culture and Country. 

His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand with gigs across Australia, the USA and ongoing media appearances and documentary features.  In 2016 national TV audiences watched Chris make his way through to the grand final of Australia’s Got Talent, and in 2018 he appeared on TV weekly as a judge for All Together Now.

Find out more about Chris Tamwoy

Having played some of Australia’s largest festivals he often surprised crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations. He also represented proudly at G’day LA, G’day USA and in Hawaii, and returns home to the Islands whenever he can.

In 2015 Chris released his debut EP Ngaw Laag ‘My Home’, and the honour of receiving the National NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award.

In 2018 Chris delivered a performance and Acknowledgment of Country and People at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, collaborating with Colin Hay, Aloe Blacc and many more talented musicians. 

In 2019 Chris has been writing and rehearsing for an album set for release.



Kaylah Truth

Kaylah Truth is the moniker of self-proclaimed First Lady of Brisbane, K. Tyson who has been creating hip hop for more than a decade. Kaylah is a Meerooni woman of the Gurang Nation and also connected with the Ngugi people of Queensland’s Quandamooka area. Kaylah Truth combines elements of pop, neo-soul, grime and smooth beats with her solid hip hop style and honest lyrics.

Find out more about Kaylah Truth

She has performed in Poetic Murriz and Impossible Odds. Her time as a solo artist has also seen her supporting and hosting international artists including TLC, Kid Ink, Nelly, Naughty By Nature, B.O.B, Lupe Fiasco, Ciara, J.Holiday and Lady Leshurr, with her most recent performance being at the Australian Women in Music Awards.

Kaylah has worked extensively in remote, rural and urban Indigenous communities teaching song writing for hip hop. She is currently part of the First Nations Programming team at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.


Meet the mentors


Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins is a festival programmer and artist manager with history as a radio broadcaster. She is the owner of Morning Belle, a music services company and holds the position of Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND in Brisbane. She also manages multi-ARIA Award winning party-thrash band DZ Deathrays and crowd favourite, Donny Benet. With her radio hat on, she was Music Director at 4ZZZ before transitioning to the triple j network where she was a presenter and producer for 10 years.


Evan Alexander

Evan is one of Australia’s most experienced and effective marketers in the multicultural and not-for-profit sectors, and has won numerous industry awards for his marketing campaigns. He is the founding director of Heapsaflash Music Media Management, a national music marketing and media management strategies business. It is focused on artists, labels, festivals and events, providing professional music publicity, media representation and strategic expertise.

In addition to his expertise as a music publicist and marketer, he also lectures and mentors students in marketing, arts, entertainment and business at QUT, Griffith University and TAFE.


Bobby Alu

Byron Bay singer, ukulele-strummer and drummer Bobby Alu delivers smooth harmonies, pacific rhythms, and island grooves. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of Samoan log drums, and song-writing that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.

In the past 18 months, Bobby has supported John Butler Trio in Europe, Xavier Rudd in North America, UB40 and Busby Marou across Australia, as well as a range of headline and festival dates all over the world. His third album Flow, released in October 2019, reached number 1 on the Australian Independent Album Charts (AIR) and was Double J Feature Album.


Karl Buoro

Karl Buoro leads Brisbane-based video production company Torn Parachute, that specialises in professional music videos, documentaries, corporate, promotional and wedding videos. Karl Buoro and Torn Parachute are well known Brisbane film production locals shooting videos for young and emerging to established artists in the music industry. 

Last updated:29 November 2019