Caleb Garfinkel
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Welcome to, website and portfolio for Melbourne musician Caleb Garfinkel. Navigate through the menu on the left or use the menu at the top of the page for specific pages. Click me to read Caleb’s full bio and CV.

O Web

MAS Presents: Damien Rice’s O

Melbourne Album Series presents a one-off performance of Damien Rice’s 2003 album O.
Featuring 5 piece band, string quartet and vocals from Caleb Garfinkel, Georga Byrne & Diana Emry.

Carols by Caleb 2014

Carols by Caleb

Christmas Swing and Jazz Standards Download Sample MP3 This holiday season, enjoy Caleb Garfinkel performing jazz and classical solo guitar interpretations of your favourite festive songs. Driven to highlight the beauty, nostalgia and timelessness of Christmas carols, Caleb has personally created elegant and sophisticated arrangements of his favourite tunes. Performed solo or in duo with Read more

Honey Pot KaDo

Musical Directing

Musical directing test

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HAVEN – Jessi Lewis (2014)

Composer/Sound Designer for Jessi Lewis’ solo dance performance HAVEN.


Alfred Hospital – ED/ICU Soundscape (2013)

Two soundscapes of a hospital Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit.
Produced for the Alfred Hospital, VIC for the Prevention of Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma program (P.A.R.T.Y.).



Performance test

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Melbourne Album Series

One-off performances of pivotal and influential albums.

Dylan Joel – That’s Good

Free Collective/Mixtape album from an exciting up-and-coming hip hop star.

Caleb played guitar on 9 of the 16 tracks, and the album is available for free download.

Kerang Jefferson Quartet

Kerang Jefferson Quartet

Contemporary electric guitar quartet, curated by Kera Jeffery. Repertoire includes film scores, electronica, and original compositions.



Improvised minimalist jazz trio.
Bryce Clark, Caleb Garfinkel, Nathan Power


KaDo Warehouse

In-house musical director for cabaret venue, production house and creative hub, and occasional menagerie.

Acoustic Covers & Originals

Solo acoustic looping covers and original music

Review: Tuba Skinny

Music Review: Tuba Skinny
October 17th, 2014
Melbourne Festival – Foxtel Festival Hub

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Review: The Soul of Aretha

Music Review: The Soul of Aretha
Ding Dong Lounge
October 15th, 2014

Review: Thirsty Merc

Music Review: Thirsty Merc – 10 Year Anniversary Tour
October 9th, 2014
Melbourne Public


Solo laptop/guitar electronic and ambient project.

Honey Pot

Musical director at cabaret venue, production house, and occasional menagerie. A collaboration with Matthew Grant.

Review: Through the Looping Glass

Music Review: Through the Looping Glass by Helen Bower
October 1st, 2014
Feat Theatre, Preston
2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Featuring compositions by: Max Perryment (UK), Grace Hugh Robbins (NSW), Charles MacInnes (VIC), Ade Vincent (VIC)

Review: Veruca Salt

Music Review: Veruca Salt
September 30th, 2014
Corner Hotel

Solo Instrumental Guitar

Caleb performs frequently in a wide variety of solo settings, including acoustic instrumental, jazz and classical. Inspired by trademark greats such Tommy Emmanuel, John Williams and Ted Greene, Caleb performs in cafes, restaurants, corporate functions, weddings, funerals and other functions. Click to download sample repertoire Gnosienne #1 – Erik Satie Night After Sidewalk – Kaki Read more

Review: Jennifer Kingwell – The Ninth Wave

Music Review: Jennifer Kingwell – The Ninth Wave
September 20th, 2014
The Lithuanian Club
2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Review: Pop Will Eat Itself

Music Review: Pop Will Eat Itself
September 7th, 2014
The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne

Review: Nonpoint – The Return (LP)

CD Review: Nonpoint – The Return
Razor & Tie, US
Metal Blade Records, International

Review: Mi-Sex

Music Review: Mi-Sex – Peep Show Tour
August 23rd, 2014
Ding Dong Lounge

Review: Sensaround

Music Review: Sensaround – Isotropes Album Launch
August 9th, 2014
Long Play

Review: Wayne Hancock

Music Review: Wayne Hancock
August 6th, 2014
Ding Dong Lounge

Review: Clockwise – Dancing World EP

EP Review: Clockwise – Dancing World
Released through ABC/Universal

Review: Rita Satch

Music Review: Rita Satch
Ding Dong Lounge
July 9th, 2014

Photo Nicole Cleary

Review: Jeff Lang

Music Review: Jeff Lang Album Launch
July 5th, 2014
Thornbury Theatre

Performance, Pedals and Preparedness

I’ve taken a bit of time away from blogging to sort out what exactly it is I do creatively, and therefore what knowledge I can actually add to the plethora of content that’s already written. Over the past few years I’ve found that my interests haven’t exactly changed, but have found directions and strengthened. It Read more

The Theme From (2011)

Soundtrack to The Theme From

72 Hour Film Festival, 2011

Director: John Erasmus; Writer: Paul Knox; Producer: Wallis Murphy-Munn


Aladdin Jr (2012)

Student Orchestra Arrangement for Sunbury Downs Secondary College performance of Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Mag Oak

The Magical Oak Tree (2011)

Composition and Musical Direction for children’s puppet show, produced by The Puppet Box, 2011.

Triple J and Women in Popular Music

As part of an Honours research essay in 2010 I looked at the role and equality of female musicians in today’s contemporary popular music scene. My initial intent was to focus on female instrumentalists in jazz and contemporary, to assess the gross gender imbalances between men and women in regards to playing instruments, as opposed Read more

Frogs in my Head

Caleb Garfinkel – Frogs in my Head (2007)

Folk, Pop, Rock

With Steven Cannatelli (bass), Jaz Meadows (drums), Yanina Oliver (voice, credited as Yanina Paccioco), Finn O’Sullivan (piano) and Dean Riffatt (didgeridoo)