What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
I became aware I could move others with music when I picked up a guitar for the first time and made up a song. My mate ran down the stairs and asked me what I was singing and I told her I just made it up.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
Slip Stream from Death of the Surrenders was designed in a music jam session at the top floor of Tweed Creative Studios NSW. I had never met the band before and everyone was keen to make up an album and go their own way. I hired the best session musicians in Australia to recreate the vibe from recordings with the jam musicians. So there are many layers and forms of originality to the garage rock album as I have never heard of any other band creating this way.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Patti Smith, Rodriguez, Melanie Safka.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
Originality and storytelling is the key to my music. I’m trying hard for a timeless finish rather than quick cheesy addictive one line songs that attract people as quickly as they move on.
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
My favourite desert would have to be along ‘oodnadatta track’. The best island is ‘Espiritu Santos’. My favourite album of all time would have to be ‘Movement in still life’ by BT. My favourite series is ‘bottom’. And the only book that ever grasped my attention of ‘Sword of shannara’ by Terry brooks.
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
I am a studio musician for many reasons. Many venues and listeners have become over sensitive in this opinionated time. Venues are clicky. Its not what you play its who you know and I will not degrade my art by begging or becoming false friends with people to acquire gigs.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
Being drawn to record in Allan Eaton Studios was by pure luck. It just happens to have a long history in Australian music and film. Recording there has really made my musical journey worth a lot more than just my poetry.
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
Every single track I endeavour to release will be just as unique as the next. Lets say Slip stream as this is the song you have featured 🙂
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
I’m recording my first solo album this year. ‘Fill the Void’ It will be recorded entirely in a forest sounded by birds. I want the album to be meditative and also for nature to interact with each song. It will be a truly magical experience. All songs were two years in the making. So this next album will truly be the most profound of all my releases so far.
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
Have you met a lot of other musicians who display signs of post traumatic stress disorder?
Yes, yes I have.
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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