Introducing Greg Appel

Soundtrails welcomes veteran muso and Radio National radio journalist, Greg Appel, who is currently producing the up-and-coming Inverell Soundtrails.

“It’s really just the beginning of a process for me. I’ve made a lot of radio programs and videos about locations. But working on a Soundtrail promises to be something else. I enjoy coming in from outside a town, getting to know the stories and finding characters and stories that bring it to life. A keen fisher once told me how fish like to hang around a structure, like a reef, and that’s where you catch them. I feel buildings are a bit like that. Characters and stories bring them to life. So at the moment I’m fishing.  

Central Inverell is a collage of buildings from all sorts of eras. At the start of the walk there’s a concrete Coles supermarket, with a small plaque indicating a huge ornate theatre stood here till 1975.  Why would you knock it down?  Who were the people that filled a theatre of that size? The people I spoke to love this place, but what makes Inverell…Inverell? I hope these audio stories will bring the old buildings to life, and provide some answers. Wars, fires, characters, change. These streets tell a micro tale of Australian history.” 

Find out more about Greg’s work here.  

April 12, 2022

Introducing Greg Appel

Soundtrails welcomes veteran muso and Radio National radio journalist, Greg Appel, who is currently producing the up-and-coming Inverell Soundtrails.

“It’s really just the beginning of a process for me. I’ve made a lot of radio programs and videos about locations. But working on a Soundtrail promises to be something else. I enjoy coming in from outside a town, getting to know the stories and finding characters and stories that bring it to life. A keen fisher once told me how fish like to hang around a structure, like a reef, and that’s where you catch them. I feel buildings are a bit like that. Characters and stories bring them to life. So at the moment I’m fishing.  

Central Inverell is a collage of buildings from all sorts of eras. At the start of the walk there’s a concrete Coles supermarket, with a small plaque indicating a huge ornate theatre stood here till 1975.  Why would you knock it down?  Who were the people that filled a theatre of that size? The people I spoke to love this place, but what makes Inverell…Inverell? I hope these audio stories will bring the old buildings to life, and provide some answers. Wars, fires, characters, change. These streets tell a micro tale of Australian history.” 

Find out more about Greg’s work here.  

April 12, 2022
Portrait of Greg Appel
Greg Appel, Producer for the new Inverell Soundtrail in development