“There are so many ways to perform and record your guitar digitally these days – Line 6 is the only place I turn to for digital sound and functionality with analogue tone, feel and enjoyment. Nothing I have ever used live or in the studio has come close to what Line 6 produces.”
Michael Paynter has been a significant part of the Australian music industry landscape since first appearing in the clubs of Melbourne in 2005. He has been an international recording artist with Sony Music Worldwide, culminating in several top 20 singles and the multi-platinum Love The Fall (feat. The Veronicas) in 2010. He has recorded albums at such iconic places as Ocean Way and Sound City in Los Angeles and and written and worked with the best of the best the world over. Since retiring from his solo endeavours, he has toured extensively in Australia and internationally, supporting artists such as The Script, Miley Cyrus and Seal on their stadium tours, as well as legends such as John Farnham and Hall and Oates. After more than a decade of creation and achievement, his name has become synonymous with quality, consistency and passion.
Currently Michael is the music director for The Veronicas, touring with them all over Australia/NZ, Europe, US and Asia. He is a full time member of the classic Australian band ICEHOUSE, and performs live with Delta Goodrem, Reece Mastin and many many others. When not on tour, he is one half of MSquared, the Melbourne based songwriting and production team currently making waves in pop music the world over.
Michael is passionate about the freedom and opportunity that technology brings to musical creation, both live and in the studio. Line 6 and Yamaha continue to partner exclusively with him as he pushes boundaries with what is possible in the world of technology and music.