Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
I was a school boy cellist until I heard Bob Dylan when I was 15 who turned my world upside down; I don’t feel like I understood life until I heard the song Hard Rain. From then all I wanted to do was explore all the different things the world could throw at you and how to turn it into song. I’m still on a journey trying to build on it all and develop my sound and ideas.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Writing music is my only shot at making sense of life. The only way to deal with a thing is to translate feelings into verse or melody that decodes the confusion into something you can sing along to. People all respond to different music, but I listen to the greats like they’re prophets who’ve been there and understand.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
Knowing what the hell to do between sound check and show time.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
I’m pushing to make as many plans as possible, itching to get all over the world, but starting in the UK and see where the album can take me.
Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?
Latest album is a return to the roots of my sound , I went off piste a bit with my first album, having a lot of fun with it but i wanted to get back to the sounds that first inspired me and shook me at the start.
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What has been your biggest career highlight?
Being on the road is continuous highlight – I did 28 shows in 28 days in feb last year which was intense, one to remember. Opening the Rolling Stones Hyde Park show was pretty dope too.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
The badasses who don’t get in line. Like Prince
Any new projects in the pipeline?
I’ve been writing with some exciting people recently. I’m concentrating on this album now but I’m hoping the pipeline will burst and bear fruit when I need it.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
I’ll still be in the same wrestling ring but with a few more tricks and blocks up my sleeve.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
I saw Courtney Barnett last night in London, v cool aussie drawl.
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
I want to maintain the feeling of being an artist, the stage is the place from me, with my guitar in my hand laying out licks and singing to the ceiling rather than watching screens and monitoring progress.
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
Cant wait to meet you, hope I make it down under.