The Music Magazine Brisbane
How long have you been performing? I’ve been playing guitar for a long time but this is the first album I’ve put out sole and the first time performing my own songs in a stripped-back way.
You’re on the tour van – which band or artist is going to keep you happy if we throw them on the stereo? I like the old blues saying that we’re not happy until you’re not happy. So Some old blues or Townes Van Zandt. Any Townes album will keep me happy or Neil Young and Crazy Horse. I could drive forever listening to Neil.
Would you rather be a busted broke-but-revered Hank Williams figure or some kind of Metallica monster? I’d have to say the busted broke-but-revered Hank Williams figure. I don’t think I’m made for the monster.
Which Brisbane bands before you have been an inspiration (musically or otherwise)? Ed Kuepper – I saw Ed last year on his solo tour. He was great. He came out wearing his bright orange joggers playing a strat and took requests all night. I love the way he plays guitar, very original.
What part do you think Brisbane plays in the music that you make? Its got pretty rich soil and a spirit of adventure I like.
Is your music responsible for more make-outs or break- ups? Why? I guess that depends on how heart worn you are! I have a friend that keeps saying he wants to play a certain song on mine at his wedding… I’m not quite sure we are on the same page with that one!
What’s in the pipeline for you musically in the short term? I’m launching my album The Keeping at the Junk Bar on July 9th. After that I’m hoping to play some more shows and continue sharing my music.