We have worked with a range of artists across a many different genre's, backgrounds and ability levels. No matter where your band is at the team at Future Artist Development wants to help you to reach your goals as an artist!. See what our previous clients have to say below.
Coach Cannatelli's passion for helping guide musicians is evident in his work. Whether it’s shedding light or direction on a musical side or business side, he’s always willing to lend a hand and guide you, helping take your music goals to the next level. Coach Cannatelli is only ever a phone call away when I need to rely on him for advice.
Jonno Panichi, DRUMMER AT Stand Atlantic
From looking to how we perform now compared to a year ago, the difference is staggering! Coach Cannatelli has given us a new level of confidence on and off stage. We perform so much better and we play a lot tighter. All the hard work the Coach put us through paid off when we went on tour with The Faim. The tour was over four days with dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. I did about 90% of the driving which were overnight drives. Sydney and Brisbane I was performing on about 4 hours sleep over the whole tour. Coach Cannatelli’s sessions taught me how to push pass being sleep deprived and put on a good show. If you are looking to kick-start your career, or further develop it you cannot look past Future Artist Development. I can't express enough how lucky we are to have something like this in Australia.
BRADLEY CRONAN, DRUMMER AT YOURS TRULY
VOID OF VISION
Coach Cannatelli helped us take our live show to the next level and accelerated our knowledge and operations from a local band to a touring one. The knowledge and tools he shared with us are things that we constantly use and reflect on throughout our career. Coach Cannatelli's involvement in our formative years was invaluable!
James Mckendrick, GuitarIST AT VOID OF VISION
There has been a significant improvement in our overall live performance since working with the Coach. Every aspect of our individual presence as performers was touched on and shaped into a full performance which we are all now extremely confident in and feel that we can build on from touring regularly in future. We couldn’t recommend Future Artist Development highly enough for the work that he put in to help improve us as artists.
MATT VAN DUPPEN, GUITARIST AT THORNHILL
Working with Coach Cannatelli has been an absolute pleasure! When the idea came up to work with him at first I was very against the idea. I thought our stage presence was great, we had never gotten any complaints and I really thought it was our strong point. I was worried that bringing someone else in would ruin the vibe and would just be a waste of time.
Literally within five minutes of our first session I realised how wrong I was! Steve doesn’t come in and change you, he comes in works with you on what vibe you want to create; and he helps mould and direct you to achieve that. The first points he gave us from our previous live shows instantly clicked in my brain and I all of a sudden saw all these flaws in our show. I was gobsmacked, this dude was the real deal and within one session our live show had instantly improved.
There are so many things that he taught us from that one session alone that I'll carry on and use in my playing forever. Working with Coach Cannatelli regularly is now a must for me. It’s all about developing the overall picture of your live show, giving clear direction and tasks for your own playing and performance; and bringing the whole band as a team together. My performance and my mental preparation for performing has never been more on point; and that is all directly thanks to The Coach. I’m being very sincere when I say that working with the The Coach at Future Artist Development is one of the best things to happen to my band and myself as a performer. But don’t listen to me, find out for yourself!
Daniel Marinakis, Guitarist AT Belle Haven
The Beautiful Monument
Coach Cannatelli was a pleasure to work with and fun to have around! A high level of engagement that really helped us immensely with a side of life coaching as well.
Andrea Skoumbri, Guitarist AT The Beautiful Monument
STORM THE SKY
Having worked with and known Coach Cannatelli since 2012 he has always had a great eye and ear for up and coming artists. As part of ‘Storm The Sky’ we first brought The Coach into the rehearsal space during our preparation for the debut ‘UNIFY - A Heavy Music Gathering’. He acted as a critical part of perfecting those one percenters. Whether it be a crucial drum fill, entries or exits through certain parts of the songs or how we conducted ourselves on the stage. Coach Cannatelli would pick up on all the little things that would make a world of difference. If there’s anything that has stuck with me through working with The Coach it’s “PICK HARDER!”. My strings didn’t know what had hit them and my guitar had never sounded so good.
Lachlan Avis, GuitarIST AT Storm The Sky
I cannot overstate just how essential having an impartial presence in the rehearsal room or your touring party is. In the same way every pro team has a coach and every orchestra has a conductor, enter Coach Cannatelli. Never afraid to tell it how it is and give you the hard truths but only ever to build you up and get the most out of you. The Coach has an uncanny knack for nurturing and developing young talent and helping people reach their potential, a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, not to mention a sense of humour that can turn yet another 24-hour van trip from a chore into a riot. He has been instrumental in shaping both my musical career and personal growth and I’m proud to name Coach Cannas as one of my closest mentors and friends.
ALEX TRAIL, Former Drummer (2011-2016) AT STORM THE SKY
Having Coach Cannatelli come into the practice room with us very early on was such a huge advantage for Harbours. Having someone there to give us an honest and critical opinion on any matter whether it be music related, performance related or personal. Adding on top, The Coach coming out with us on our first few tours and showing me how a tour manager should operate has given me the confidence and experience to do that role myself. I could not recommend this service any higher.
Kyle O'Shea, Bass GUitarIST AT Harbours
We started working with Future Artist Development at a crucial time of Pridelands. We had an unreleased EP waiting to go out independently and a few very daunting months ahead. As soon as Coach Cannatelli started working with us he immediately made us all feel stronger as individuals and as a unit. By the end of the very first session, we all knew what needed to change with Pridelands. The Coach and the rest of the team at FAD were there every step of the way. The Coach sparked new ideas, redesigned old ones and pushed us to think of unique ways to approach the performance and operation of this band. He was there for live shows, music video shoots and even helped us with logistics of the band. It was the first time we have ever had an external opinion that was so important and so beneficial to how this band worked. As a drummer the Coach honed in on my tightness, stamina, performance and creativity and together we worked out something that worked better for me, for the band and for the audience. I have never felt so comfortable with my performance. I urge any band that feels like they need an external opinion on performance, image or logistics of the band to reach out to Coach and the team at FAD and see what all the fuss is about.
JOE LIPSHAM, DRUMMER AT PRIDELANDS
Coach Cannatelli a started working with us as part of a band mentoring program with Arkive in mid-2016. The Coach immediately identified areas in which we could improve and clearly explained to us what it would take for us to get from where we were to where we wanted to be. Coach Cannatelli worked us HARD because we needed it.
For me personally this was the a huge part of learning about what it actually takes to bring your band from a rabble of musicians into a tight unit. Because of The Coach's guidance and mentor-ship we were able to see improvements after only a few sessions. Most importantly I think Coach Cannatelli got us to start thinking like a band, like a cohesive unit.
At the same time The Coach supported us to find our individual roles within the band. Once we did this we were able to be a lot more productive and things started to run smoothly. After spending eight months with The Coach we really saw our work paying off. We were offered Australian tours with international bands and have recently been invited to play our first shows overseas. I can say without a doubt that would not have happened without Future Artist Development's intervention.
On top of it all, Coach Cannatelli is just a really great guy. We consider him to be a part of our family and we will always be thankful for the time and belief he has had in our band. I would recommend Future Artist Development to any band that wants to do better; to any band, young or old who want to have an honest third party dissect their operation and support you to build resilience; find your sound and take the next step in your musical journeys.
Court Walters, Vocalist AT Arkive
Working with Coach Cannatelli was a hugely transformative experience for myself and the guys. From the first session his passion and enthusiasm for working with bands was on display. We were all ecstatic with our development as a band while working with FAD. We were honestly in awe at how much the Coach was able to help us improve our live performance which has boosted our confidence as a band out of sight! His knowledge of performance and the industry is invaluable information for a young band and I’m very grateful for all that Coach Cannatelli was able to teach me, let alone for being an incredibly fun and nurturing personality to have in the rehearsal room. I couldn’t recommend FAD's coaching program any higher, and I would highly advocate for any young band looking to improve their craft to book in for some sessions with the Coach! Lachy Lydiard, Drummer at Stuck Out
LACHY LYDIARD, DRUMMER AT STUCK OUT
Within the first two weeks we already felt a difference among the stage dynamic in the band. Coach Cannatelli fast tracked our growth and self-confidence to a point that would have taken us years to achieve ourselves. The band as a whole is much more cohesive and versatile on and off stage and has continued to receive assistance and value from The Coach after we completed all our sessions.
DARCY LEADOUx, BASSIST AT TERRA
THE GLOOM IN THE CORNER
Coach Cannatelli goes above and beyond with the bands he works with. He is a teacher and a mentor that stands out in the industry as somebody with your best interests at heart. His faith in us and what we are capable of developed our confidence immensely. After our first session it was clear that Coach Cannatelli's methods had improved us already. Our live show quickly began becoming all that we had hoped for. What he offers is more than just performance enrichment, he caters his program to fit your collective vision of who and what you are. Working closely with someone who has an external opinion of your art is an invaluable asset everybody can benefit from. My overall personal experience with The Coach is that he is someone who only cares about helping others. When trying to achieve all we can I feel he has been essential in giving us the best chance possible.
MATT STEVENS, GUITARIST AT THE GLOOM IN THE CORNER
The 8 weeks we spent with Coach Cannatelli were, to say the least, insane. Our time wasn't without casualties; we broke cymbals, strings and sticks, made it through hot sweaty sessions. I worked so hard I threw up, our bassist David dislocated his knee, sometimes our bodies took days to recover after sessions and we even heated the Hydra Rehearsal Studios room so much it literally started cooking my dinner one night. But god damn we would do it again in a heartbeat! The distance our band came in only 8 weeks was astronomical, results we honestly wouldn’t have ever dreamed of, so for that we thank The Coach and Future Artist Development for showing us our full potential as a band, setting us on the right path to success and installing belief in ourselves.
JAKE KERSHAW, GUITARIST AT EARTHBOUND
Canna-tell you about Coach Cannatelli? This program has helped us in more aspects than we had imagined. We came in hoping to learn how to tighten up. When we had finished, not only were we tighter musicians, we were tighter as a unit, more confident in our performance and abilities and we left with some of the most valuable advice we could have asked for. We'd happily recommend Future Artist Development to any band or artist who are looking to further themselves and hope to make the most of their craft.
All MEMBERS AT VATIC
Coach Cannatelli has worked with Steadfast from our early beginnings helping us to shape our live performance as a band and as individuals. The guidance and services FAD offer are invaluable to young bands trying to cut their teeth in a ruthless industry. It’s a much needed breath of fresh air in a country that seems so okay with offering nothing towards the arts. Truly a great program that should be supported and pushed.
JOE LARWOOD, DRUMMER AT STEADFAST
The eight weeks with Coach Cannatelli is definitely an experience like no other. I went in not knowing what to expect not having heard of band coaching at all, but his catalog of bands is definitely an appealing one so I was sure it’d be worth it. Coach Cannatelli caters to what you need, he turns your live show on its head and tells you about a bunch of things you didn’t even know you were doing wrong, whatever you need help with; live show, marketing, show booking you name it and the Coach knows it or knows the person to help. The main benefit we got from working with the Coach is a life long friend who’s main interest is what’s best for you and the band. Get onto this man before he’s booked out for the next 5 years because every band that works with him makes such a big improvement, the only downfall is that he’s only one man and we all have to share him.
JAKE MANDALITI, VOCALIST AT Furious George
We got in touch with Coach Cannatelli in the lead up to one of the most important shows of our careers \ to help us ensure that our performance was the best it could be. The sessions came highly recommended, and did not disappoint! Coach Cannatelli’s processes and exercises are hugely helpful, and really transformed how we approach our live performances. From the mindset we take in the lead up to a set, the way we rehearse, to how we move and interact with each other on stage.
Coach Cannatelli’s enthusiasm for his work is infectious, and while the sessions might be physically challenging, he is a breeze to work with and exceedingly thorough. No stone is left un-turned in the assessment of your band's live show and how to make your performances better. His knowledge and skills are a great resource for any band looking to take their show to the next level. Needless to say, we consider our performances have improved since having worked with Coach Cannatelli, and if you are in need of someone to help you add a professional sheen to your band and open your eyes to some practices and processes that can help take you to the next level, Coach Cannatelli is your guy!
To say there was a lot of scepticism in the band going into that first session with Coach Cannatelli would be an understatement. However by the end of that first rehearsal every ounce of doubt in the room, along with seventy percent of our bodily fluids, was gone. It was clear to every member of the band that this was a man who could help us to break in to the next level.
Look, he’s not a miracle worker. He can’t make you something you’re not, and he can’t help you if you aren’t willing to work. But if you are willing to put in the effort then he can and will pull the absolute best out of you. Coach Cannatelli will push you hard. I came out of each session believing I had been pushed to my peak, and then, without fail, a week later I found myself reaching beyond it. Our playing is tighter, our transitions smoother, and our movement more passionate. Because of The Coach our live show has become more than just a bunch of guys playing some songs. It’s a genuine performance.
The knowledge and experience Coach Cannatelli brings to the table is unrivalled and he wants nothing more than to share it with fellow musicians. Beyond the performance aspects of the work he really helped us to understand how it is that this bizarre industry functions and how it was that we could fit in to it. Coach Cannatelli brought a fresh perspective to our music, our image, to everything that is SVCRED; and opened our eyes to avenues we would never have thought of.
I genuinely feel as though we will look back on working with Future Artist Development as a defining moment for the band. Coach Cannatelli’s assistance has elevated us as musicians and helped to give us direction. I cannot recommend working with FAD strongly enough. If you’re on the fence, just try it. Set your doubts aside, leave your ego at the door, and reap the benefits.
JAMES HAIR, VOCALIST AT SVCRED
LETTERS TO AMARA
Working with Coach Cannatelli was definitely an amazing experience to have undertaken. We didn’t know at first how one person could coach a bunch of crazy personalities like ours into anything! But after the first session I saw a dramatic change not only in my band, but in myself too. I personally went in not knowing what to expect let alone how to feel, and I came out feeling like a more confident performer. I have now gained a life time friend who I can always count on for advice. Not only did the The Coach improve our live show, he gave us advice on anything we needed and took the time to make sure we could all see our higher potential. I wholeheartedly recommend you join his 8 week program before another band snags him up! Your band's future will thank you!
TIM CAMPEY, GUITARIST AT LETTERS TO AMARA
Working with Coach Cannatelli has been fantastic. At first when the idea of hooking up with FAD was floated to the rest of the band, I was a bit sceptical, unsure if the process would work for us, but within the first session I realised how wrong I was. Coach Cannatelli works with you, not to change the band, but to make you into the best version of the band that you can be. Whether it is advice on stage movement and positioning, performance, playing style or when to bring intensity or pull it back; every bit of advice we have gotten from the Coach has only worked to better us. Coach Cannatelli has a library of wisdom for any band at any level. He’s not the type of coach who comes in, preaches, then leaves and you don’t hear from him again. He always takes the time to offer advice when asked. I feel that since working with FAD our live show has improved dramatically, not just in energy but in our own confidence. Coach Cannatelli and FAD are worth all the time you can give.