• Meet your SCALA board

    Alexander Black

    SCALA Board Member

    Alexander Black is a 23 year old musician and SCALA Award winning songwriter. Incredibly passionate about about the craft of songwriting, he has a strong connection to the Adelaide original music and songwriting community.

    Des Wade

    SCALA Board Member

    Des was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Australia since 1976. He describes his songs as a sort of celtic & western - some floating off into the misty twilight while others could be just as close as the next bar stool. He has won several awards in SCALA FOOMs.

    Emma Grieger

    SCALA Board Member

    Emma is one of SCALA's newest board members! She is a local singer-songwriter and recently formed her band under the name 'Emma Jayne'. Emma completed her Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium in 2017 and is now excited to work with SCALA, a key interest being in the areas of social media and marketing.

    Geoff Hastwell

    SCALA Board Member

    Geoff has been writing for a long time, with (from a distant memory) his first 'proper' lyric in mid-1969, looking to a certain 'lottery' when he turned 20 later that year. The number didn't emerge, but more songs did. He joined SCALA in 1987, always grateful for help offered and he hopes to 'keep on keeping on' as his late father often exhorted.. 

    Greg Wright


    Greg joined the SCALA board in 2016 and became secretary following the 2017 AGM. He coordinates production of the SCALA CD, tries to manage FOOM, and writes succinct yet erudite meeting minutes.

    Greg maintains a keen interest in local music, and has excellent applauding skills.

    Jack Moore


    Marta Bayly

    SCALA Board Member

    A passionate supporter of the Adelaide original live music scene and long-time active participant, with a background in scientific research, Marta brings an array of talents to the SCALA team. Our dedicated SCALA membership database administrator also manages member communications and is part of the bookings and event management team for our fortnightly events at the Wheaty.

    Noni Espinosa

    SCALA Board Member

    Paula Standing

    SCALA Board Member

    Paula Standing studied music in Queensland and spent many years performing in musicals and plays, while teaching voice. Paula has sat on boards and committees for a few different creative organisations over the past 30 years and is pleased to serve on the SCALA Board.

    Ronnie Taheny

    SCALA Board Member

    From witty turns of phrase to classic 1-liner’s, conservatorium of Music lecturer, Ronnie Taheny, whips-up energetic publicity that incorporates her expertise from 25 years of running a record label whilst running around the world touring. She also curates our live showcases and our Radio Adelaide programme. ronnietaheny.com

    Rowena Garcia

    SCALA Board Member

    Rowena Garcia is a local Adelaide songwriter and performer fronting local band ‘The Tangerines’, and as solo performer ‘Yvie G’. Currently studing Graphic Design, Rowena promises to bring enormous amounts of glitz and pizazz to SCALAs marketing team.

    Simon Molloy

    SCALA President

    Simon has been playing music in Adelaide since the 1980s in a variety of original and cover acts. In 2002 he began setting up and fine tuning a PC-based home studio to help both his recording and song-writing. In 2008 Simon released a CD from this venture, and is currently working through a backlog of songs for a subsequent release. He brings years of commercial experience working as an independent economic consultant to the SCALA Board.

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