Artist Representative Election - Information on Candidates

Information on candidates in the PPCA Artist Representative Election

For the two years commencing January 2019


Paul Christie

  Paul Christie    

Bass Player

Mondo Rock 



‘How To Survive & Succeed In The Music Industry’

Program Designer | Lecturer

NSW Government Ministry for the Arts

January 1991 – December 1993 (3 years) Sydney

Conceived and convened 'The Rock Music Initiatives' seminars for music industry starters for Arts Minister Peter Collins


Australian Institute of Music

January 1992 – December 1992

Mentor | Coach

For non-professional musicians who wish to perform live, I mentor in how to play cohesively as a band, together.

Road Crew

Part of the first JANDS technical team in the early ‘70’s, the best preparation one could have ever had prior to becoming a touring musician.

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Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke   

Acclaimed multi-ARIA Award winning acoustic troubadour Josh Pyke is one of Australia’s most respected and successful musicians, with an extensive career that has taken him across the country and around the world.

Josh has released 5 ARIA top ten solo albums, and won 4 ARIA’s  in a career that has spanned over 12 years. 

Most recently, Pyke realised a long held dream in early 2015 when he played two special Sold Out shows at the Sydney Opera House backed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The live recordings of this performance was released in 2016 and had 3 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Classical charts, and went on to win an ARIA in the 2016 ARIA awards.

Josh has always used his public position to remain a staunch advocate for the arts. With his work as an ambassador for APRA/AMCOS, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, as well as his own project for young musicians, The Josh Pyke Partnership, Pyke has endeavored to not only raise funds and awareness for the arts, but offer his insights and mentorship from his experience as a working musician. 

Josh has also been a Patron for the PPCA, and was the elected Artist member representative on the Board of Directors for the PPCA in 2016.


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