Tom Ugly - MusicNSW


1. What was the first band you saw live?
Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, when I was about ten.  Im eighteen now.

2. What’d you learn from them?
Because it was my first real live show, I learnt all the basics of what a live shows all about.  I still learn heaps from every show that I watch these days but now its all about the nitty gritty details and what makes a great performance.

3. Got any Pre-gig rituals?
I try to keep my voice working smooth so sometimes I have a shot of Jager before we play. Its probably just an old wives tale though.

4. What do you think the most important issue affecting arists in NSW is today?
Major issues like Internet downloading are affecting musicians all over the world, for better or worse. So I guess in terms of NSW, things like finding an appropriate space to work in, without having to rely on overpriced hourly or daily rate limitations are an immediate concern because rent here is so expensive. And these issues are kind of related, especially when angles like seeking a record deal are financially favourable but, on the other hand, the Internet is making that kind of path questionable.

5. If you weren’t a musician what do you rekon you’d be doing?
Something with film or writing.

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