1. Since when have you been into music?
I started playing piano when I was around 10 years old. When my mum discovered that I could play by ear she sent me to piano lessons.
2. So what other instruments do you play?
In addition to piano, I can play the electric guitar, acoustic guitar and I just started bass. I'm not rhythmically inclined so I can't play the drums at all.
3. What are your biggest influences?
Coldplay, U2, Bob Marley, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran.
4. How would you describe your songwriting process?
I usually just write the melody by humming something accompanied by acoustic guitar. I save it to my voice notes on my iPhone and then just work on it and polish it until it becomes a song with actual lyrics. If I were to show you the beginning of most of my work it would sound like unintelligible mumbling with a nice melody. Takes a while for me but I usually get there.
5. What inspires you when you write your music?
I haven't been genuinely inspired in a while but usually its world events or life experiences. For example a breakup, a loss, an injustice of some sort or sometimes I write myself a pep talk so that when I go out and play and I can't get a vibe I here the words and it builds me up. I'm really into protest songs like Bob Dylan stuff. I'm also really in that dude Alec Benjamin and the way he can fit unusual words into sentences.
6. You are touring around Australia, what was the craziest thing that happened at a gig?
One time this dude came up to me complaining that I wasn't playing because I was using a loop pedal. That's about it. People are usually quite respectful to me. Since that happened when I'm playing original music I do a part in the show where I demo my loop pedal and show them what it does so that people
7. What are your plans for 2020?
I've just had another kid so I'm taking it back a bit. I would love to write a song for some people and collab in the downtime. If there are any artists out there who need music, hit me up I've got hundreds.
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