Ross McGregor

Location: Tamworth, NSW

Challenge: Blind


Ross was born in Sydney; Australia in 1949.

His father ran a motor repair shop and at the age of seven, Ross was ready to start learning the family trade on a Morris Minor engine his father had prepared for him. However at that time, he began losing his sight; and a year later started at the School for Blind Children at Wahroonga in Sydney.

It was here he began learning the piano; which led to a life long love of music. He won many eisteddfod piano competitions and progressed to 8th grade piano AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board).

At age 18, Ross started his professional music career; playing the piano and organ at various Sydney venues.

Four years later in 1972; he opened a small recording studio. In 1975 Ross expanded this to a 16-track; then 24-track analogue system.

It became the well-known "Axent Recording Studio". He operated this studio until the year 2000. At that point Ross sold the business and relocated to the city of Tamworth; approximately 500km North-West of Sydney.

At the time of itís sale; Axent Recording Studio was the longest running independently owned recording facility in Sydney. As founder; Ross McGregor engineered and/or produced over 300 albums in the time he was at the helm.

His work included recording singers and bands in just about every imaginable music style.

Ross has acquired a great deal of experience and knowledge within the industry by specializing in music arranging; album production and mixing.

These days; from his home studio in Tamworth; Ross continues to record his own and other artistsí albums; as well as songwriting and playing piano and piano accordion with local bands.

Ross says "If I can help any young musos coming along, I'd be glad to".

Ross McGregor