APRA Screen music awards

Jared performed as a session musician in the Jessica Wells Orchestra for the 2018 (and also the 2017 in Melb) APRA Screen music awards at City Recital Hall Sydney. The orchestra performing excerpts of all the winning composers music for categories including- feature film, documentary, TVC, short film and more

Jessica was the arranger, conductor and pianist for the event and did a wonderful job putting together the live music performances for all the winning composers music excerpts.

A few special highlights were –

  • Performing celebrated Australian composer Nigel Westlakes piece from ‘Alis Wedding‘ with vocalist Lior.
  • Performing a tribute to director Robert Connolly’s film ‘The Boys’ by playing the music of pioneering¬† Australian jazz group The Necks music for film.


Here is some footage of the Jessica Wells Orchestra performing a selectrion of cues from by The Necks.

Jessica Wells – piano. Jared Underwood – drums. Jothathon Zwartz – bass. Julian Langdon – synths. Josh Hill – Percussion. Damien De Boos Smith – Guitars


Date: November 22, 2018