Special Interview: Tara

theaussieword.com meets up with Tara for a special blog interview…

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Well, it all began when I was 9 years old, saw a man playing guitar in my parents pub back in Alice Springs, and I said to my father, ‘I want to learn that’. From there I got a hunger to learn more and more. A bit of an obsession maybe? Or just a short attention span.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
Firstly my parents, because if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be making music today.
Secondly, Fleetwood Mac inspire me a lot, they’re a band I always go back to no matter how I’m feeling.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
Well the biggest would be to be able to make enough money from my music so I can live off it.
It’s hard to have a full time job in a different field whilst making music as well. But it has to be done!

What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?

More music! I’m releasing an EP at the end of the year so very excited for that.

Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?
This single is a good way to show another side to my style and writing. I would describe my music as a bit weird dark pop.

Success, what is the secret to it?
Oh golly gosh. Well I haven’t arrived there yet, so get back to me in a few years and we’ll see if I know the secret then 😉

What has been your biggest career highlight?
Oooo, I can’t say yet! 

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Stevie Nicks and Kate Bush.

Any new projects in the pipeline?
Just writing a lot! And an EP coming out in September 😀 

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Hopefully eating from music money.

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
At the moment I’m listening to Meg Mac, love her voice. Something for Kate, Silverchair, Gotye

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 believe I’ve adapted to the social media world, I love it to be honest. It’s fun and easy to be able to share what you want instantly.

Thanks for the interview! What final message do you have for us today?
Listen to moi.

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