Rod Pilois is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator. Rod 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:

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.

Rod’s other live performances have been at international  events such as Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australian Grand Prix,  and other major events such as AFL Grand Parade, Moomba Festival, Fringe Festival, Brunswick Festival, Bayside and Williamstown Festivals.

Overseas performances have been in Montreal, Canada and in Bali at various venues

Rod regularly performs with Jazz/Funk and Reggae bands in inner city clubs, such as Bar Oussou, in Brunswick. In 2019 he joined ‘Gaia The Band’as the band’s drummer, where they performed at the Jamaican Music Festival in Williamstown alongside international artists ‘Horace Silver’ and ‘Mad Professor’. Gaia The Band was the headline act for the Big Bob Marley Birthday concert in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel in 2020 and 2021. His love of Ska music re–emerged from his days with Melbourne’s underground Ska band ‘Loin Groin’for many years. Rod currently performs with Melbourne’s Ska outfit Jonny Longshot, and past performances have been at the Esplanade Hotel, The Prince Bandroom, Transit Bar, Federation Square, The Lomond Hotel, Post Officer Hotel and the Dogs Bar in St. Kilda.