John Willsteed was born in Brisbane in the 50s. Since abandoning his architectural studies in 1976 to pursue a life in music, he has played with numerous iconic Australian independent bands. He toured the world through the late 80s with The Go-Betweens and has recorded and performed with The Apartments and Ed Kuepper. He is currently a member of acclaimed Brisbane band Halfway. He is also an AFTRS graduate, and has won national and international awards for his film and television sound work. He is a senior lecturer in Music in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, Kelvin Grove. He thinks he is well loved by his sweetheart and small child but can never be absolutely sure. The human condition.