Sergio Mulet

Sergio Mulet

MUSICIAN RESUME FOR SERGIO MULET
1972 – At age 13 Studied DRUMS with renowned Sydney drummer GARY HAYNES. Studies continued
with several other tutors.
1977 – Joined first band Chicago Sound Machine. The band played funk and soul music of the era
and performed in many Sydney discos during the disco craze of the time. Played with many other
bands thereafter, gaining experience in diverse styles of music from rock to Arabic and RnB.
1982 – Joined first jazz band that performed in several Sydney venues for about two years.
1983 – Began jazz studies at Sydney Conservatorium. During that year Sergio joined his first
professional Latin American group Som Brasil, performing at numerous events and venues across
NSW for a period of 4 years, whilst performances, residencies and recordings continued with several
other artists such as Jose Barroso, Salsation, Maria Cuevas, Jorge Do Prado and Batuka.
1987 – Formed and led well known Sydney salsa group Saoco. This band was instrumental in the
growth in popularity of salsa music in Australia and held two important residencies during the Latin
craze during that time. By 1989 the band had become very popular, playing extensively throughout
Australia. Saoco hit the bigger stages with performances such as support band for the Gypsy Kings
Australian tour.
1989 – Launched teaching career, firstly teaching at several suburban music schools and eventually
teaching at Billy Hydes drum academy, Redlands SCEGGS College Neutral Bay, and Marist Bros
College North Sydney, where he taught for a period of four years.
1992 – Joined well-known Sydney world-jazz group The World According to James, led by trombonist
James Greening. From this time, Sergio continued performing with numerous other artists as well as
teaching until the present day
1993 – Joined renowned jazz group led by saxophonist Dale Barlow.
1995 – Formed and led renowned Afro-Cuban band Sandunga. This band quickly became an
Australian Latin music sensation that was instrumental in the growth in popularity of Cuban music
and establishing a solid market for the genre during the subsequent ten years. Sandunga later
underwent several transformations in both repertoire and personnel, and continued performing
throughout Australia until 2003.
From 2003 until today, Sergio continues performing and recording with numerous artists of various
musical genres.
1997 – 2007 Sergio launched the Manly World Music Festival, an outdoor event which presented live
world music during the month of April every year. This festival ran from 1997 until 2007.
2007 – Sergio was manager of Musica Viva’s renowned multicultural music program Café Carnivale,
where he managed and grew the program to more than 180 concerts per year.