theaussieword.com catches up with RJ Thompson.
Going way way back my parents bought me a toy drum kit when I was only about 4 or 5. So my early years were spent learning how to annoy the neighbours! I was well into my teens before I picked up a guitar and started writing music.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
My one and only goal is to write, record and release music that means something to me and that hopefully resonates with people. If that takes me to big or small crowds, I don’t mind. I want to be able to look back at my musical life down the line with pride knowing that everything came from the heart, and hopefully meant something to people.
Success, what is the secret to it?
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Great question… hopefully a few albums down the line with people wanting more. That would be ideal!
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?
The industry is in an interesting state right now… and everyone is trying to keep up with new ways of doing things. I hope, and believe, that ultimately there is longevity in focusing on the music itself and the artists vision for it. It is an incredible feeling when something you have poured blood, sweat and tears into finally sees the light of day.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
Tell us a bit about your latest record, how would you best describe your music?
Do you have any new projects in the pipeline?
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?