Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr Greg Ham (1971)

Greg Ham, a founding member of the successful Melbourne band Men at Work was awarded a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1982. The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the USA National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, for outstanding achievements in the record industry.

In 1982 their single Who can it be? became a huge hit as did their debut album Business as Usual. In 1983 the band became well known for their hit single Down Under, which reached No 1 on the music charts in Australia, the USA and England simultaneously.

Greg who plays the saxophone, flute and keyboards has had a long career in music. He has performed nationally and internationally, and has pursued a career in film and television. His performances and music credits in films include Pandemonium and Backstage; he has been Musical Director for 3 ABC series, has written corporate themes for a number of national organizations, and he runs his own audio production facility – Secret Garden Studios.

Greg has combined his composing, producing and performing with teaching and examining music at Secondary and Tertiary level, and he has been a member of the Victorian Ministry of Arts Music Advisory Panel.