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A veteran professional actor and theatre director, Rod is also one of Newcastle’s best known harmonica players. (Click here to see Rod play blues)

Touring nationally and recording as a founding

member of Grant Walmsley’s Agents of Peace;

featured on harmonica, vocals & sax in swing blues band Hot Rod & the Space, Latin dance band

Pablo Diablo, blues rockers Juke Joint Jumpers and

country swing outfit, Sea of Heartbreak.

(See music page for audio)

He is presently teaching harmonica, recording and performing regularly with Kev O’Hara Duo on vocals & harmonica. (See calendar page & Kev O’hara website)

As one of the Hunter’s leading actors and directors for many years, Rod has specialised in Shakespeare and worked a lot with poetry, new Australian drama, cabaret, mainstage and children’s theatre.

(See full CV and showreel in theatre/film page)


Check the calendar for gig dates and locations.

Rod Ansell

Rod Ansell

Link to Rod's Facebook page