B.J. Ferrier has had an interesting musical career with some fascinating credits to his name.
He has had a prolific theatrical background which has included acting in the original Aussie production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat" in Sydney, and has written several musicals and an opera on the life of Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor, which have been performed and recorded.
He worked as musical director and composer for several years at the Queensland Peforming Arts Centre in Brisbane including a ground-breaking multimedia performance in the Concert Hall entitled "Dreams & Machines".
He played bass with chart-topping 70's pop group the Ferrets.
He has opened for and for Ry Cooder (with David Lindley, at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne), and blues legend John Hammond, as well as supporting eminent Australian acts including Cold Chisel, Icehouse, Dragon, the Black Sorrows, & the Divynals with his group Giant Steps .
He was musical director / guitarist for the legendary Eartha Kitt on her 1992 Australian national tour, which included a nationally televised live performance at the Gold Coast International Jazz & Blues Festival.
He has also backed Nathan Cavalieri, Dobie Gray, Gordon Waller of "Peter & Gordon" fame, and worked with Stevie Wright and John Paul Young.