FOUR ON SIX’S diverse and ever-expanding repertoire includes Gypsy Jazz, Brazilian Choro, Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba, Waltz Musette, compositions from Scandinavia, Beatles and tunes from the Great American Songbook. In short, if they love it, they play it!
The duo’s infectious good humour and passion for what they do create a unique atmosphere. For Gillian and Charly nothing beats performing live, communicating with an audience and sharing the fun and enjoyment.
FOUR ON SIX have recorded two CDs, and delighted audiences from Perth all the way to Sydney and back as Travelling Performers on The Indian Pacific. Gillian and Charly also play regularly with Cathie Travers (accordion) and Phil Waldron (bass) in the ensemble Salma Gundi.
Gillian Catlow, free-lance violinist and founding member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, spent 20 years in Germany and Austria playing with the Salzburg Camerata, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Intermezzo Quartet (Hamburg) as well as recording and touring extensively with the James Last Band. Based in Perth since 1997, Gillian directs the Kaleidoscope Ensemble, performing shows and running workshops for young audiences. Gillian says the shift away from her classical roots to playing the Four on Six repertoire has been the most natural and rewarding move she has ever made in her long and eventful career.
Charles (Charly) Hoernemann began his performing career at 17 as guitarist and youngest member of the Luxembourg Theatre Orchestra. After working as a recording artist in Paris, Brussels and Cologne he moved to Munich, where he quickly became the most sought after studio guitarist. The enormous list of artists he worked for include the Bellamy Brothers, Limahl, Gillian Scalici, Luciano Pavarotti, and he can be heard on dozens of soundtracks such as “Young Indiana Jones”, “Peter the Great” and “The Old Man And The Sea”.
After reconnecting with Gillian in 2009 he eventually moved to Perth with his 26 guitars and has never looked back!