Animation comprises of a group of bold, energetic, charismatic and world-class musicians, with a style and sound of their own, who are first and foremost entertainers. Consisting of Michael Henry on Guitar and Vocals, Oliver Smith on Bass and Wayne Burkin on Drums, animation is committed to it's originality and diversity. Intricate yet coherent arrangements, but most importantly animation has the drive and ability to excite, entertain and touch the diverse needs of music fans everywhere.
As their name suggests, they have an animated quality; a profound liveliness; endless vivacity; an insurmountable spirit and a healthy enthusiasm for life.
Michael Henry - Guitar, Vocals
Michael first started playing music in primary school, where he learnt the clarinet, saxaphone and piano, before moving onto guitar. He dedicates his early grounding to Lynette Fisher and recently Bruce Reid. His goal is to write music which will pass the test of time.
Oliver Smith - Bass
Oliver has been playing bass for 5 years and in this time has played with many popular artists including James Morrison and has performed all around Australia with various stage bands. Oliver has studied with the likes of Victor Rounds, Greg Olsen and Christopher Miller.
Wayne Burkin - Drums
Wayne has been playing drums for 15 years and has played a number of styles from Latin, Rock, Jazz and avont as well as Electronic. Wayne is highly influenced by Jeff Porcaro and Stewart Copeland and inspired by modern drummers, Danny Carey (Tool) and Carter Beauford (DMB).
Brian Catchia - Guitar
Brian has been playing the guitar on and off for 10 years. He is also a competent drummer and has been playing music since he was 10.
"...these guys hold an open book of variety and energetic presence that'll have you dancin' on the spot" Australian Waves Magazine
"One of the most energetic and inspiring bunch of individuals having graced the stage" Drum Media (Excelsior Hotel, Sydney)
"Familiarity and complacency ...born to be part of everyone, part of the universe." Bassplay.com
"Animation have a great gift of writing the near perfect light pop song..." mp3.com.au