theaussieword.com goes one on one with Marshall from The Tin Man.cterkrpwyaeo1yv

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?

Music has been in my life as long as I can remember. I grew up taking piano lessons, singing in church musicals, and listening to the Beach Boys on my parents’ record player. My mom would sing to me a lot growing up too, so there was always music in my life.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?

I’m influenced by all sorts of things in the realms of relationship and life experiences. But the motivation question is particularly interesting. As an only child I’ve always felt slightly out of place. Like I never quite fit in. But when I’m playing music I’ve written for an audience, there’s a deep connection that happens. One that makes me feel a part of something bigger. Sharing our hopes and struggles. That’s a big motivation for me to keep doing this.

 What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?

I don’t have massively grandiose goals as an artist. Ideally I want to be able to tour the US selling out 500-600 capacity venues. I’d also love to have a song or two licensed in a movie since I’m a big movie buff. And while we’re at, opening up for someone at Red Rocks wouldn’t suck either. Continue reading SPECIAL INTERVIEW: The Tin Man