Ross was born in Sydney in 1949 and at the age of 8 became blind.
He then attended the School For Blind Children at Wahroonga in Sydney. This led him into learning music. He learned the piano studying the grades.
The school moved to North Rocks near Parramatta, in 1962 and he continued his piano studies winning many eisteddfods.
After leaving school Ross became a professional musician and in 1976 opened a recording studio, known as Axent Recording Studio.
Ross operated this for 25 years, until selling and moving to Tamworth in 2000.
During this time he recorded and or produced over 300 albums including over 60 albums in the country music genre.
These included 25 albums for the Selection Records label run by the late Eric Watson.
Some of the artist on the Selection label included:
- Owen Blundell
- Evelyn Bury
- Reg Poole
- Glen Jones
- Johnnie Heep
- Leon Lowes
- Norma Murphy
- Don Morrison
- the Sparrows from Brisbane
- the legendary Gordon Parsons
Some of the other artist he recorded included, Peter Code and the Code sisters, Catherine and Elaine Pitt. Mary Schneider. Ian Blundell. Brian K Kelly, and the much loved Ivy Sommerfield.
Eight year old Melinda Schneider did her first recording at Axent studio with Ross, when she recorded with her mother Mary. And Melinda has since gone on to have a very successful career in her own right.
In 1988, Ross was among the finalists in the Gold Guitar awards for the producer of the year category.
Ross has recorded music in just about every imaginable music style, even children’s music where he co-produced 8 albums with the legendary Peter Combe through Polygram records. For these he was presented with 3 awards from Aria (the Australian Recording industry Association):
- Aria Gold Award by Polygram Records for Australian sales of Newspaper Momma by Peter Combe, June 1989
- Aria Platinum Award from Polygram Records for Australian sales of Toffee Apple by Peter Combe. December 1989.
- Aria Gold Award. Polygram Records For Australian sales of Spaghetti Bolognaise and more songs for little kids by Peter Combe. December 1988.
After moving to Tamworth in 2000 Ross continued recording, trading under the Name, The Music Fella, producing several albums for Evelyn Bury, and the Going On Going Strong album for Aboriginal artist Roger Knox.
Ross has also released some of his own albums in that time.
After a break of 8 years Ross is now available again, to produce albums for artists. He brings over 40 years’ of music production experience.
Despite his blindness, Ross has adapted to the modern day computer based recording techniques and is very comfortable working in that medium.
Ross’s current release is an album entitled, “It’s Dusty on my Piano”. It is a piano instrumental album of some of the more popular Slim Dusty songs.