Greg Appel

Perhaps as a punishment for his sins in this indie world, Greg Appel ended up as the producer of the ABC TV rock history Long Way to the Top and has created numerous other music programs and events.  As a guitarist/songwriter for The Lighthouse Keepers in the mid Eighties – his interest in music has often influenced his work. His diverse documentary work has included Awards in Australia and being selected to open the South African Film festival for the 2010 World Cup with The Team that Never Played.  His documentary on Bossa Nova music in 2008, the Sound that Seduced the World premiered at the Sydney film festival and was broadcast on ABC 1 and 2.  He has also produced many feature documentaries for ABC Radio National.  Greg brings to this tale a unique perspective on the music business, public broadcasting and program making.   From putting on family shows at Caravan Parks in his youth, he has come full circle to putting on shows about Caravan Parks in the fraught world of live theatre.