Rod Pilois is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator.
Rod performs regularly on drum-kit, world percussion, guitar and bass guitar. He has played with a number of artists from various musical styles and backgrounds, from Rock, Jazz, Latin, Reggae and Ska. Projects have been from independent bands to commercial outfits. For media photos, please click the link: https://beatfactormusic.com/home/media-more/
His solo percussion performances as Beat Factor was well received recently at the ’Live and Local’ program presented by Hobsons Bay City Council during December 2021 and January 2022. Rod combines electronic live loops with live percussion to create his unique way of performing with various percussion instruments around the globe.
When Rod (Rodi )is not performing his chill out tunes in Latin-Jazz, Reggae and originals as a solo instrumental guitarist, he can be seen performing with Beat Factor Drum Group (African/Brazilian Drumming) Johnny Longshots (Jamaican Ska Music) Gaia The Band (Classic Bob Marley tunes.
His compositions have received industry acknowledgement, radio airplay and has had band CD’s released in Australia and overseas. Rod’s compositions include a vast array of genres and production styles, which include pieces written for short films, documentaries, children’s show, business promotion and commercial pop tunes.
One of his songs ‘Frozen Heart’ was nominated for song of the year at the Australian Songwriters Association. His other music production work was featured in the short film ‘Pirate’ starring Amy Vellucci and Chris Buntworth, produced by Marian Lee and screened at London Film Festival and Sao Paulo International Film Festival.
click below for some of Rod’s solo compositions and with other collaborators.
Live shows examples:
Beat Factor Solo- Djembe, Cajon
One World (original-Rod Pilois)
Djembe- Oye Coma Va by Tito Puente
Djembe and Cajon performance- Beat Factor solo- Rod Pilois