Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?
I went to my very first concert when I was nine years old. We went to see Keith Urban. I loved his energy, how he interacted with the audience, the stories he told, everything about his performance was amazing! I remember looking up and y mum and telling her that’s what I wanted to do.
The next few years I participated in local eisteddfods and performed with my sister at local markets and events. It wasn’t until Christmas of 2016 when I got my very own guitar, a mini Maton.
I leant three songs to head to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2017. I carried my guitar up and down Peel Street every day (just to make it looked like I was a professional musician).
Ever since then, I’ve been hooked. I love the stories country music tells and the beautiful melodies to compliment that.
I always wanted to release music in 2020 and am super happy and proud to now have two of my original songs out into the world…with many more to come.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
I want to release music that I’m proud of and that people can relate to. I love listening to songs that have this effect on me and asking myself ‘Why do I like this?’, ‘What makes this a great song?’. I learn something every day on my music journey.
It has always been important to me to have a few traditional country music instruments in my songs (mandolin, banjo, pedal steel).
Today we are influenced by so many things with social media, television and the people around us that sometimes it’s hard to find ‘your own thing’. For me, these influences guide me with things that I like and don’t like, so I then include that in my own music.
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I would love to make a full time living out of music. I love being able to share my story and connect with people on a different level. I love to have a positive impact on people’s lives, making their days a little bit better when they listen to my music.
One of my biggest dreams has always been to play on a stage in Nashville. I’d love to play on festivals like Stagecoach or CMA Fest.
Success, what is the secret to it?
I think they’re so many different definitions and interpretations for ‘success’. We need to celebrate the little achievements just as much as the big ones.
Working hard and believing in yourself, to me, is the first step. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. You just have to remember that.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
In February of 2020 I performed my first headlining show in my hometown. The first show sold out, so we hosted a second that also sold out. It was important and meant so much to me to have the show in my hometown.
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
I grew up listening to Shania Twain, Graeme Connors, Fleetwood Mac, Keith Urban and so many other incredible artists. I have always found them inspiring.
I’ve discovered artists such Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and Chase Rice. I love keeping an ear out for what these artists do next.
Over the last few years, I have appreciated and been inspired by songwriters and artists such as Josh Kerr, Spencer Crandall, Julia Cole and HARDY.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Five years from now I would love to have released an album, be playing on festivals around Australia and have completed my own tour.
I would love to have visited Nashville (at least once) and be writing even better music.
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 have never quite been able to wrap my head around social media completely…but I’ll get there. I think it definitely helps artists reach a larger audience more quickly, although there is so much content on social media platforms that sometimes it can be overwhelming for viewers and therefore harder to connect with your desired audience.
I am extremely proud of both of my tracks and am so grateful for the positive response I have been receiving for them. I am looking forward to plenty more to come.
Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
At the moment, I am loving Andrew Swift, Darlinghurst, Bec Lavelle and Brad Cox.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
Over the next few months, I am focusing on songwriting to work towards an EP. I am planning to have another song out towards the end of the year also.
I do gigs most weekends up and down the Mid North Coast, but I would love to plan a ‘Country Pubs Tour’ in the future.
Tell us a bit about your latest single, how would you best describe your music?
A friend of mine described “One More Kiss’ as ‘the ultimate summer love story’, and I think that fits with the song beautifully.
‘One More Kiss’ is my bucket list song. I have a very long bucket list, so not everything made it into the song but I do believe that sometimes the little things can be even more beautiful and special than the big things. Things like kissing in the rain or riding the Ferris Wheel can create some amazing memories and moments.
Don’t get me wrong, things like skydiving and bungee jumping are definitely on the list too!
My genre is country pop. I’m loving the modern elements of new country music, although for me it is important to balance this with some of those traditional elements too.
Do you have any new projects in the pipeline?
There are always thing going on behind the scenes! We are working to have a new and exciting release happening towards the end of the year.
Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
Thank you so much for your support!
Just remember to appreciate the little things and the small achievements. I get up each day and make my bed. Even though its only something small, I have already achieved something today, it sets the tone for the rest of the day.
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