Linsey Pollak is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, Nth America and Asia since 1996.
He has also performed at most major Festivals around Australia and recorded 32 albums (solo & with various groups). He has devised many large Festival pieces such as “BimBamBoo!! (Woodford and Brisbane Festivals) “Sound Forest” (Qld Music Festival) and “The Dream of Zedkat Nabu” (APRA Performance of the Year - Qld 2013).
He has worked as a musical instrument maker for 40 years and has designed many new wind instruments, having a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms and bins. First developed in his solo show “Bang it with a Fork” and further in the acclaimed children’s show “Out of the Frying Pan”, this line of musical inventiveness has ultimately led him to spearhead Live Looping and develop his solo shows such as “Knocking on Kevin’s Door”, “Playpen”, “The Art of Food”, "Making Jam",“Cycology” and “Live & Loopy”.
Linsey’s current musical projects include his solo show “Carrot Man”, World music Balkan influenced band “The Balkanics” , exciting new duo project with singer Lizzie O'Keefe - "Dangerous Song" and the Community Balkan Gypsy style street band "The Unusual Suspects".