Dr Jade O'Regan

Biographical details

Dr Jadey O'Regan teaches into the Bachelor of Music Studies (Contemporary Music Practice) program. In 2014, she was awarded her PhD, which focused on the development of the distinctive sound of the Beach Boys between 1962 and 1966. Her research interests include the musical analysis of pop music, empirical musicology, and the development of visual representations to best represent the unique qualities of popular music. As a musician and songwriter, Jadey wrote, arranged, played, and produced music for her group Jane Vs World; more recently, she has worked as a session keyboardist and performing musician, playing with Michael Carpenter, The Whitlams, Perry Keyes, and Adam Gibson.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • O'Regan, J. (2016). When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys' Early Music. In Philip Lambert (Eds.), Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective, (pp. 137-167). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Carter, P., Englander, S., Munarriz, A., O'Regan, J., Simonow, E. (2015). 'Can't Keep it to Myself': Exploring the Theme of Struggle in the Fleet Foxes' 'Helplessness Blues'. In R. Von Appen, A. Doehring, D. Helms, A. Moore (Eds.), Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music, (pp. 213-229). Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Payola. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Rock Concerts. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications.

2016

  • O'Regan, J. (2016). When I Grow Up: The Beach Boys' Early Music. In Philip Lambert (Eds.), Good Vibrations: Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys in Critical Perspective, (pp. 137-167). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

2015

  • Carter, P., Englander, S., Munarriz, A., O'Regan, J., Simonow, E. (2015). 'Can't Keep it to Myself': Exploring the Theme of Struggle in the Fleet Foxes' 'Helplessness Blues'. In R. Von Appen, A. Doehring, D. Helms, A. Moore (Eds.), Song Interpretation in 21st-Century Pop Music, (pp. 213-229). Abingdon: Ashgate Publishing.

2014

  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Payola. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications.
  • O'Regan, J. (2014). Rock Concerts. In William Forde Thompson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences: An Encyclopedia. California, USA: Sage Publications.

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