A founder member of the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Gisèle first found herself in front of a mic as backing Vocalist for Peter
Garrett's ANU college band Devilís Breakfast. At University of Sydney she studied languages and was 1st Violin with the Music Department Orchestra. Graduating with honours, Gisèle took up a teaching scholarship in Paris for a year then moved to London. Translator/interpreter by day, she moonlighted as Vocalist/Violinist/Writer/Arranger with post-punk band The Recruits, soul record producer Ches Haynes, Vega (Their single "Mother Egypt" was a European No.1), Eurogliders, Midnight Oil and Thomas Dolby. Also working as a TV scriptwriter and actor Gisèle became a broadcaster with the BBC World Service
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