1. What was the first band you saw live?
Celibate Rifles at Dee Why. What an eye opening night for a bunch of clean cut kids from the suburbs
2. What’d you learn from them?
Not to encourage a room full of drunk surfers to stage dive, kick over your pedals, knock over mic stands or stumble into the drum kit.
3. Got any pre-gig rituals?
Make sure all pedals and other gadgets have fresh batteries (I dont follow this ritual as strictly as I should).
4. What do you think the most important issue effecting aritsts in NSW is today?
It would be nice to have more grants/funding opportunities for artists to cover the manufacturing and distribution costs of independent releases. In particular, some opportunities for small independent record labels to access funding/support with distribution and promotion – an abundance of productive smaller independent labels will be a great help to many local artists.
5. If you weren’t a musician what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Im harboring a dream of running a buffalo farm on the NSW south coast.