Magoo announces sale of Applewood Lane
Australian Producer/Engineer, Lachlan “Magoo” Goold – renowned for Australian multi-platinum and ARIA award winning albums including, Regurgitator’s “Unit” and “Tu Plang”, and long term partner/wife of 17 years, Tylea have formally decided to auction their family home and recording retreat Applewood Lane, on Sunday October 14 through Jonathon McMahon of Ray White, Ipswich.
The decision to do so is a reluctant and regrettable one, but the move is triggered by the needs of their family. Applewood Lane is a 100 year old converted Catholic Church, 40 minutes West of Brisbane in the small community of Fernvale and 8 kms from the Wivenhoe Dam. Over the last six years, it has not only served as Magoo and Tylea’s family home, but a recording studio and songwriting retreat for Australian and Brisbane musicians.
In that time, Magoo has enjoyed making records for many respected recording artists, the highlights being: Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses, Art Vs Science, An Horse, Sons of Rico, The Gin Club, Sue Ray, The Jungle Giants, The Panda Band, Hey Geronimo and My Fiction.
Earlier this year, Magoo and family relocated to Brisbane to allow a greater workspace for recording artists at Applewood and to accommodate the business more. In their absence, the couple entrusted young Brisbane Producer and former bass player from Yves Klein Blue, Sean Cook (Big Scary) and wife Phillipa to oversee the property.
2012 has proven to be prolific year at Applewood Lane for both Magoo and Sean. Magoo has produced and mixed releases for: Texas Tea, The Jungle Giants, Sons of Rico, Jakarta Criers, Topology, Tin Can Radio, Oyster Murders, The Stress of Leisure, and upcoming project from Perth band Boys, Boys, Boys. While Sean has also produced and made releases in a secondary recording space referred to as “The Barn”. Sean has worked with: Jeremy Neale, Tourism, and Melbourne artists Steve Lane and the Autocrats, and The Stillsons (members of Augie March).
Applewood Lane has also been the home to one of Australia’s most highly regarded and independently run songwriting projects called the “Songs of Applewood”. Project-Managed by Tylea and primarily supported by grants from APRA and Arts Queensland, the songwriting retreats occurred in August 2007, September 2008 and January 2012 and were supported by the participation of the Brisbane music community and respected Brisbane artists and engineers, including Jeff Lovejoy and Sean Cook. The project assisted well over 60 primarily South East Queensland based songwriters to co-write and record music in an effort to build community songwriting networks within the Brisbane community.
Some of the participants artists included: Seja Vogel, Tim Steward, Andrew Morris, David McCormack, Kellie Lloyd, Robin Waters and James O’Brien of The Boat People, Dan Parsons, Jackie Marshall, Chris Pickering, Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music), Emma Louise, Tom Wearne (of Tin Can Radio), Roz Pappalardo, Jhindu Lawrie and Kahl Wallace of The Medics, Ben Salter, Ian Haug (Powderfinger), Taasha Coates (The Audreys), Steve Grady, Q Music’s Deb Suckling, Tara Simmons, Emma Carton, Edward Guglielmino, Eddie Jacobson (Butterfingers), Scott Spark, Sabrina Lawrie, Adele Pickvance, and Glenn Thompson (to name a few).
In a formal statement, Magoo and Tylea would like to express:
“We wish to thank the Australian music community, who have supported Applewood Lane and Songs of Applewood. Applewood Lane represents everything beautiful and special about making music and we are very sad to let the property go. We know whomever takes on Applewood will love it as much as we have. We will miss our life there very much, and have relished this wonderful experience – witnessing and being a part of all the records and songs made. How lucky our family have been!”
The couple’s plan for the future, include relocating back to Brisbane where Magoo will establish a new mixing suite.
Applewood Lane is a perfect and creative location to accommodate songwriters. It is also a brilliant family home, and an exceptional recording environment. Applewood moved to its current site from the township of Lowood over 25 years and was renovated by the Jumelet Family. Magoo and Tylea purchased the property from the Jumelet family around six years ago as a home for their young family. The home enjoys: 10 treed acres, a 13 m tiled swimming pool, a running creek, 3 bedrooms, air-conditioned studio space, self contained flat, 3 bathrooms, a dam, tank and rural water, a wraparound deck, solid woodwork, an open plan living space and a laid back lifestyle. The property is also home to some Australian wildlife including: echidnas, possums, kangaroos, and frogs. Fernvale is a small community situated at the rim of the Wivenhoe Dam in the Somerset Regional Council. It offers a rural, relaxed lifestyle and is serviced by the Fernvale Hotel, a Woolworths, cafes, community sports centre, primary school, day care centre and Sunday Markets.
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For details regarding the sale, please contact:
M: 0400 012 139