Stuart Day is a composer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has worked in a wide range of musical settings over thirty years. His music has been heard from country pubs and capital cities to the TV screens and theatre stages of the world.

He has composed, performed and recorded music and soundscapes for plays, dance works, installations, documentaries, television, radio and children’s theatre.  Bands he has written for and played in include FAB, Spank You Very Much, Those Kodiaks, The Barkers, Blue Katz, Radics, the Beggars and the South Australian Music Hall of Fame combo. As a writer Stuart has over 300 works registered with APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association).

Commissions include:
ABC Television and Radio
State Theatre Company of South Australia
Queensland Theatre Company
Raymond Crowe – Unusualist
Patch Theatre
Brink Productions
Windmill National Children’s Theatre
Flinders University Drama School
Restless Dance
Leigh Warren + Dancers

Stuart has recorded around 40 albums with various groups including the ARIA nominated The Black Joke by The Barkers (contemporary folk -1997). His 1980s band FAB was named one of the 50 most significant S.A. music acts (Sunday Mail 19/ 06/ 05).

Notable national and international engagements include –

New Visions New Voices -Washington DC
New Victory Theatre -New York City
Skagen Music Festival -Denmark
Children First Festival – Singapore
Shanghai International Arts Festival
AN Creative Dance – Tokyo
Hakashu Butoh Art Camp – Japan
Berlin Country Music Messe
Sydney Spring New Music Festival
Adelaide Festival
Adelaide Fringe
Adelaide International Cabaret Festival
Perth International Arts Festival
Come Out Youth Arts Festival Womadelaide
Gympie Muster
Tamworth Country Music Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival
South Australian Folk Festival
Narooma Blues and Roots Festival
Wintersun, QLD


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  1. Stu, I think that the “Ungawa” song that you wrote for Raymond Crowe in The Illusionist is hard hitting and phenomenal. I know I am not suppose to have my cell phone out but I had to Shazam the song but came up empty. I saw Raymond in Greenville, South Carolina in the US and wrote him about his performance and the song and he said that you had written it and that you were very clever. Anyway, is there any way to purchase a copy of that song. It reminds me of when I was young at a Tarzan movie and he would talk to the elephant. Simba Ungawa! If not I understand. Thanks for your time.


    • Hi Pete. Great to hear from you. The Ungawa track was indeed written as a kind of homage to those old jungle movies. Ray needed a piece to cover his search in the audience for a stage helper – we came up with ‘headhunting’ and the rest is history 🙂

      Now the bad news… I can’t sell you a copy of the music due to my arrangement with Ray. He commissions work from me on the basis of exclusive use. This means that audiences won’t hear the same old sounds that everybody else uses. Sorry.

      Great to hear from an avid fan of stage magic mate. Have a good day


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