Greg Lyon and the Hip Operation
Greg Lyon and the hip operation are one of the funkiest bands in Australia. Based on the simple concepts of fun, grooves, great music with fine musicianship, the band has been operating around the famed Byron Bay area since 1999. We come to party!! Horns, backing vocals and amazing soloist. This is music to make you feel good.
Combining elements of RnB, Jazz, Funk and soul, The Hip Operation are extremely versatile and perform regularly at wineries, sophisticated functions, and jazz and music festivals both in Australia and abroad. This is a not to be missed musical experience and is a tribute to the depth of talent and experience of the bands members.
GREG LYON. Bass ,Vocals
Greg has performed around Australia and abroad with such artist as Renee Geyer,
Ricky May, Georgie Fame, Randy Brecker and John Cleary to name a few. He was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed ‘Cross Fire’ band and is an Australian musical icon who has educated many of Australia’s best musical talents. Greg has performed all over the world in numerous settings. Greg has appeared on most major Australian television networks as well as several international networks. The rock of the band.
AARON WEST. Guitar,vocals
Aaron is one of Australia’s finest guitarist and side men. He is a multi-instrumentalist
Guitar,bass,drums,piano and vocals. A musical freak of nature. From humble beginnings in country N.S.W. to most major music festivals in Australia and every major tv net work. Aaron has been a side man to the who’s who of Australian music. Aaron recently recorded a solo album, ‘504 Soul’ in New Orleans with John Cleary’s band The Monster Gentleman and has received rave reviews from American critics. He is truly one of Australia’s gems and a must see.
ADAM THOMAS. Sax, B/v’s,percussion.
Adam Thomas has performed with the cream of Australian music. Such artist include James Morrison, Kate Ceberano ,Wilbur Wild and Tom Berlinson to name a few. Adam has recorded and performed for some of the biggest dance music producers in the world including Grammy winner Roger Sanchez. Adam studied jazz at Q.C.M and is a regular side man for touring artist to Australia. Adam has made several appearances on major Australian T.V networks and has played at numerous festivals all over the world.
WIL SARGISSON. Piano/Keyboards,B/v’s
Wil is considered one of the finest pianist to come out of New Zealand. He has performed at every major festival in New Zealand, Australia and in New Orleans. He has played at the prestigious Piano Night in New Orleans alone side the likes of Harry Connick jnr and John Cleary to standing ovations. A true virtuoso of the rag time and boogie piano genre. Will is also a member of Australia’s own, the iconic, Galapagos Duck .Wil was musical director for Marry Coughlans Australian tour that ended with a packed show at The Basement Jazz club in Sydney. He has performed at many locations around the globe.
SCOTT HILLS. Drums,percussion,B/v’s.
Scott is one of the finest drummers anywhere. He is endorsed by Yamaha drums,Paiste cymbals and premier. Scott is an educator at several institues and a prolific performer as the beat behind many icons including Crossfire, Ross Hannaford, Wendy Mathews, Marcia Hines, James Blundell, Barry Crocker, and Shannon Noll just to name a few. Scott is one of the most in demand session drummers in Australia and is a regular fixture at Tamworth music festival .Scott has performed at most of the major music festivals around Australia and has toured internationally also. Scott is no stranger to television appearances having performed on most major Australian networks.