Bruce “Cub” Callaway is a songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer whose influence on Australian independent music is significant having produced many internationally critically acclaimed albums. Callaway emerged in Brisbane in the late 70’s when punk first appeared having witnessed the emergence of The Saints and The Go betweens. His musical colleague at the time was John Hoey who went on to prominence in Died pretty. Together, they formed a band called the X-Men in the burgeoning punk scene however the band split up in 1978 and Callaway moved to Sydney in 1978.
In 1979, he joined The Saints upon their return from England and toured Australia. After leaving The Saints, Cub then formed The New Christs with Rob Younger and wrote and produced their first single that is now highly sought after. In 1982, Cub formed his own band writing and singing his songs and releasing an EP. Cub made a move into studio production where he worked with Ed Keupper, The Triffids, Louis Tillet, Damien Lovelock and others producing internationally acclaimed classic Australian albums.
At the start of the 90s, he returned to Brisbane where he played in bands notably The Divas but eventually dropped out of the live music scene. In the late 90s, he moved back to Sydney where he playing in churches and started building home studios.
In more recent times, Callaway relocated to the Canberra region and built Broken Knee Studio where he has recorded albums for local artists Waterford, The Fighting League, Danny Mack, The Hovering Spooks and Jenny Spear.
Sensing that the time was right, Cub decided it was time to get back into writing and performing his own songs and has released "Silver and Gold”. This album features original material that draws on influences from the last 30 years of independent music. The album features appearances by many of his former colleagues including John Hoey (Died Pretty), Warwick Gilbert (Radio Birdman), Paul Larsen (Celibate Rifles), Clyde Bramley (Hoodoo Gurus) and Julie Mostyn Gilbert (Flaming Hands).