Meet the Band!

The Sapphires

Written & Directed by Tony Briggs

Hamish Jetson – Associate Musical Director / Bass Player

A musician since childhood, Hamish has spent most days since early 2017 working with songwriters and band, while honing his own capacity as a musician and bassist. Music and performing form the one constant thread linking the years of his has been with him from a childhood spent on a farm in the north-east of Tasmania, to performing in the state’s biggest festivals. Central to Hamish’s approach to music is his love for people. For him, the most important aspect of music is not in the experience itself, but the unspoken interactions between performers that make it possible. It is the tight bongs formed, trust build, and vulnerability shared that primarily bring art into existence. 

Joel Macintyre – Guitarist

Originally from Central QLD, Joel completed his Bachelor Degree in Jazz & Popular Music (Specialisation in Guitar) at CQUniversity Conservatorium, graduating in 2012. During this time, Joel performed and toured with various bands around the Whitsundays. Moving to Melbourne in 2014 to further his career, Joel currently accompanies for various corporate and charity organisations & also performs for residences in acoustic duos for seasonal events throughout VIC. Joel released his first original self-titled EP in 2017 and is currently involved in multiple original projects whilst tutoring guitar. The Sapphires is Joel’s musical theatre debut.

Beau Thomas – Drummer

Beau Thomas was raised in Paradise, central Northern Tasmania and developed an affinity for Motown and soul music from a young age. Over a span of twenty years he has played in many and various Tasmanian acts ranging in style from Afrobeat to Zydeco. He loves to play the Blues and is an aspiring sound engineer/music producer. Recently drumming for Claire Anne Taylor and Pete Comelius, he has worked as a sideman for Ian Collard, Fiona Boyes, as well as international bluesman Eugene Hideaway Bridges amongst others.