Brett Fitzpatrick has been involved in the music industry since the early 70’s. Starting his career in New Zealand, working for Flight 77 and Split Enz, and the Nambassa Music Festival in 78, 79 and Sweetwater 80, to name few, he began his life long passion of the production side of the business.
Crossing the ditch to Australia, in late 1980, he adopted Australia as his home. He soon established himself here and continued to expand his knowledge and experience and skill set. From printing band posters in Sydney, to starting WAZA Lighting, and working for Jands Concert Productions in the early years.
He moved to Brisbane and managed Mothers Lightworks, and later went on to work on 2 world Expos. Brett was one of the founding owner/ directors of Stagecraft, after Expo, and not long after he sold out of his share, he moved to Canada and has continued to add his unique talents to many shows and productions.
Earlier this year, Brett was diagnosed with Oesophageal and stomach cancer. After chemo, radiation and major surgery, his initial prognosis was looking very positive. Unfortunately, the cancer has returned and sadly his condition has been categorised as terminal. Brett has been a member of our entertainment industry family for 40+ years.
The financial strain that this has placed on him and his family is not helping his or their mental health at this difficult and trying time.