Judges

One new feature of Catapult is to invite the winning artists from previous years to join our judging panel. We've also invited some industry experts to both judge and provide feedback to each finalist.

  • Adam Starr Adam Starr completed his PhD in Composition at the University of Melbourne in 2011. He also has a Masters in Composition for the Screen (RCM, London 2005). Adam has scored... Check out more about Adam Starr...
  • DC Cardwell DC Cardwell is originally from Northern Ireland but now based in Melbourne. A late-blooming singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist, he sealed his credentials by taking out TWO of the top prizes in... Check out more about DC Cardwell...
  • Bec Wolfers Bec Wolfers is a singer, songwriter and bassist. Her band won the first Catapult Song Contest in 2010, which was a huge boost to their career. Bec is now fronting... Check out more about Bec Wolfers...
  • Princess One Point Five SJ Wentzki is probably best known for her work with unlikely co-conspirator, Richard Andrew (Underground Lovers), as Princess One Point Five ; the duo/band/solo project/mass of contradictions that began quite... Check out more about Princess One Point Five...
  • Michael Gambino Michael Gambino 28 year-old Australian singer/guitarist swept away the 2011 Catapult Song Contest winning the Voter's Choice Award for Best Original Australian Unsigned Song for "Travelling Fool (No Melody)."He has... Check out more about Michael Gambino...
  • Paul Barry Paul Barry is a singer songwriter from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Paul has won several singer / songwriter competitions, and was the Voters choice in the Catapult song contest... Check out more about Paul Barry...
  • Peny Bohan Peny Bohan is a Melbourne singer/songwriter with a love for jazz, folk and all toe-tapping music. Peny won the Catapult song contest Peer Choice award in 2011 and has had... Check out more about Peny Bohan...
  • Scott Wilson Owner and manager of Replicat Pty Ltd and the Catapult Song Contest, Scott is also a keen musician and songwriter, with influences including Ben Folds, Tim Minchin, Elton John, Billy... Check out more about Scott Wilson...