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Jeramiah Ross

Jeramiah Ross Aka Module (22.2.22)

Jeramiah Ross was born in 1978 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. From a young age, he showed a passion for music, teaching himself to play the piano and guitar. which lead into classical training. During his teenage years, he wrote and recorded over 100s of songs using multi-track tape recorders and early computers.

In 2003, Jeramiah started the solo project “Module” after performing with local bands, However, Module quickly became his main focus, and he went on to collaborate with many New Zealand artists and bands.

Before starting Module, Jeramiah worked as a production engineer at Radio Control 99.4FM, where he was trained by the Creative Sounds Society (also known as The Stomach). His skills and experience in production have greatly influenced his work with Module, resulting in a unique and dynamic sound.

Jeramiah Ross’s debut album, “Remarkable Engines,” released through LOOP Recordings, achieved national success in New Zealand. It was used in the “Love Affair in Wellington Campaign” and became a landmark in the country’s electronica and classical music scenes. Ross then joined Fly My Pretties, performing his classical compositions “Oh Fair Moonlight & Rain” in sold-out shows across major theatres and halls.

He went on to work on video game soundtracks, including the innovative game “Shatter,” which achieved huge international success on the PlayStation Network and Steam. Many called it one of the best video game soundtracks of its generation. His follow-up album, “Imagineering,” which blended ambient electronica with live instrumentation, took his career to new heights. He followed that with “Love in the Digital,” mixing electronic and digital rock genres.

Ross has worked with many creative companies, including Weta Workshop, RESN, PIKPOK, Activision, Dreamworks, Adult-Swim Games, and Magic Leap. He has provided sound design, audio programming, and music for various interactive and creative projects that were successful in the video game and digital markets, including Robot Unicorn Attack 2, Pudding Monsters, Rise of the Guardians, and How to Train Your Dragon. He has also provided sound design and music for short films, one of which, called “Metta Via,” won international awards and was released via DUST’s YouTube channel, reaching over two million views on Facebook and other platforms.

Jeramiah Ross has collaborated with many talented musicians in New Zealand, including playing keyboards for Rhombus and The Black Seeds. He has also performed and worked with NZ electronica group Pitch Black and toured with composer Rhian Sheehan in Australia and Spain. He has created music with Paul Mclaney and collaborated on various projects with digital artist Matt Pitt (aka redkidone).

Currently, Ross is working on new material with Liz Kirkman (vocals) and Duncan McCann and Andy McGrath (guitars, bass, vocals, production) as part of Module. He is also composing music for film and video game projects in production.

In addition to his musical talents, Ross is a mixed-media artist with a strong interest in synthesizers, microcomputers, software, design, programming, coding, photography, and interactive audio. He incorporates these interests into his classical compositions, songwriting, and electronic music production, as well as his live performances. Ross is signed with LOOP Recordings.

“I kind of see myself as two Artists, Jeramiah the Musician & Module the Producer, It gives me a great way to channel two sides of my creativity both as a technical and emotional person into one thing, whatever that is at the time.


The Studio Lab.

It is constantly evolving really. At the moment it looks like this. A hybrid analog/digital creative space for whatever is going on at the time for anything needed.

So, 16 intel cores, 32 gigs of RAM, 12 GB GPU running a Focusrite 18i20 into Truths B2031As supported by a 400w Earthquake sub. Ensoniq SQ1 master controller for the Receptor 2, Neutron semi Modular, Roland SC-800, Midi in and outs all over the show. ART TPS II 2 channel valve preamp, NT2 condenser, Lots of Guitars, Bass, More keyboards, Roland MC-505, Couple of Amps, Marshall (used for all sorts) and the Fender Blues Junior with an e609 on it, Retro hardware rack multi-effects DigiTech studio twin & GSP 21. The Space Bogan Generator (Pedal Board) APC40 MK2 controller, everything into the 12 channel tracking mixer and then Ableton, Reaper, Mixbus32c DAWs, and lots of plugins.


Collaborators

Andy McGrath

Andy has been honing his craft since the early 90’s.

Originally from Wellington, his Irish family upbringing was all about singing in the early days. He was barely at school when he entered and won his first singing competition at the annual Irish Festival and he’s been entertaining people ever since. 

Initially a drummer, Andy joined forces with an established songwriter in the Manawatu, Robert Thirtle (Cement Garden) with Bassist Kane Haitana, forming the band: The Carousers.  Their gigs were well received and recordings were made for Meltdown Records. When the songwriter left for London, Andy started writing songs, shifting to guitar. 

At the time of the ‘91 Rugby World Cup, Andy wrote and recorded an entertaining song about the All Blacks.  C’mon All Blacks (Andy & the Sprigs) got air time on the National Radio Network.  

Andy then played guitar and fronted the band BDI’s.  For 3 years the band gigged in many towns around the North Island and reached the finals of the Battle of the Bands in Wanganui, where Tony The MacTones drummer was on stage with a different band on the same night back in the 90’s!

After taking some time out to be with family in Auckland, Andy found enjoyment in providing soundtracks for NZ documentaries and TV Series he edited before joining the band, theSlacks.  Good singer-songwriters, the Armstrong brothers meant Andy got to settle in just playing guitar, harmonica and singing backing vocals. 
The 2nd album, Welcome to the Rolling Vibe, was recorded by Engineer Paddi Addison, (Senior Engineer: Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys).  Eventually, the band played festivals (Prana, Luminate, 2017).  At Luminate it rained constantly that year and the wet audience decided to strip off and roll in the mud and dance to the band.

Currently, Jeramiah & Andy are producing a solo album of Songs written by Andy along with working together on show and musical production being hyper audio nerds and having a great old time!

Duncan McCann

Duncan is a musician, creative director and event producer who plays guitars, bass and analog synths in the Module live band. He also plays in Wellington based original band, The MacTones. Duncan has been a touring guitarist with Universal Music artists Before Friday and Dean Chandler,  bass guitarist for acclaimed songwriter and two time APRA Silver Scroll winner, Stephen Bell-Booth, and project manager for multiple Tui Music Award winning albums for NZ classical label, Rattle Records. 

Duncan and Jeramiah’s creative friendship stretches all the way back to the late 90s where he turned up at Jeramiah’s flat with a 8 channel sound card, Nuendo/Cubase 4 and a computer and said “Figure this out”

Liz Kirkman

Liz Kirkman is an actress, singer and craniosacral therapist. She will be providing vocal-scapes for Module.
Liz’s international singing career began in ’99 Australia with Karl Broadie at the Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival alongside such greats as Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo and RL Burnside. She has since sung in Italy, Iceland and Manchester, UK with Matt Ford and the Sandbach School Big Band. A vocalist on multiple albums for Karl Broadie, Steve Asplin, Module, rock work with covers band Nova and a long-time member of 3 piece female trio Avidiva, she has also been part of James Tait-Jamieson’s Sons of Sinatra and staged her own 16-song theatre piece, with 3 piece band, Jezebel of Jazz – Songs and Stories of Anita O’Day at the National Jazz and Nelson Winter Festivals. Musical performances include: Liesl in the Sound of Music, Rosalia in West-Side Story and Sandy in Grease. Stage credits include Rita in Educating Rita, Roxy in Desperate Huttwives directed by Geraldine Brophy, touring NZ as Lady Macbeth, Iago/Desdemona and Cordelia, Goneril, Regan and the Fool in Macbeth, Othello and King Lear. Screen credits include featuring on Shortland Street, Return of the King, Avatar and lead roles in feature films Eternity and Births Deaths and Marriages and in award winning shorts films, Cub, Cleaver, Joel, Emily and playing formidable convict Charlotte Badger in Lisa Reihana’s 3D work, Nomads of the Sea, currently at the Sydney Biennale. 

Jeramiah & Liz have a very long-term creative connection stretching all the way back for over 20 years. As Jeramiah once said: “It just feels right when Liz is there singing away, You know, Complete”