As at 22nd March, 2021
Hi, my name is Iain Carlin but people call me Cutty.
Below you will find a heap of information about me like my hobbies and what I do for a living.
At a glance…
- Name: Iain Carlin
- Nickname: Cutty
- Location: Hallett Cove, South Australia
- Occupation: Senior Software Architect
- Employer: VersaDev Software Solutions
- Marital Status: Married, 2 kids
- Qualifications: BSc
- Height: 6′ 5″ (196cm)
I listen to a variety of styles but my favourite artists are Pink Floyd, Dire Straits and Redgum.
As I get older my taste is swinging more towards Australian Country music, mainly because you still get the stories and lyrics that are missing from much of the modern rap/hip-hop/rock-n-roll material that comes out these days. So I also like Lee Kernaghan, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey and Keith Urban.
I play guitar and sing, and one day I will finish recording my own original material and will be putting it up on this site for criticism/acclaim. I was in a band called Southern Reign, but we folded in October 2007. From 2015 – 2018 I was a member of “The Groove”.
I am a writer member of APRA.
In 2015 I took up Lutherie, doing an Instrument Making course at Tonsley T.A.F.E. for the next 3½ years before I had set myself up to be able to build guitars at home.
In 2012 I was invited to fill a temporary vacancy as Vice President on the Board of Directors of South Australian Little Athletics. In 2015 I was elected President and became a member of the Board of Little Athletics Australia as a result. I only served one term and resigned from the SA Board in 2016. I was previously heavily involved with my kids’ Little Athletics Club (Hallett Cove Little Athletics Centre) and am a Life Member.
I drive a 1970 VF Valiant that I bought in 1987 and restored a few years later after an electrical fire in 1992. In 2010, I bought my second Valiant, a 1979 CM Station Wagon, we affectionately call Jaffa due to it’s colour. In 2012 I inherited two Chrysler Galants (a GC and a GD). I’m trying to restore them in my spare time (very slowly!). I am an active member and former President of the Chrysler Car Club of SA and I look after the Club Library. It’s a great Club, very friendly and informal. In 2012 I was chuffed to be made a Life Member.
Check out my Chrysler page for more on my love of all things Chrysler.
I attended O’Sullivan’s Beach Primary School from 1970 to 1977
I then went to Westminster School from 1978 to 1983
I went to Adelaide University in 1984 but failed out.
Did an Apprenticeship with Telecom Australia from 1985 to 1989.
Did my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science by correspondence with Murdoch University in Western Australia from 1992, graduating in 1998.