Karen Hanna - MusicNSW

Independent artist Karen Hanna recently released her debut album – “Carry Me Away”. Written and produced on the north coast, the album marries beautiful music to lyrics encompassing both passion and reason. “Carry Me Away’’ will, like an old trusted friend, who knows your every secret, sing you a song for every season of the heart.

What was the first band you saw live?
Suzie Quatro when I was 13

What’d you learn from them?
That women could really hold their own in the music scene.

Got any pre-gig rituals?
Not really any rituals as I work with a variety of musicians, but I try to prepare physically by doing rib cage stretches and vocal warm ups and remind myself to relax and have fun.

What do you think the most important issue facing artists in NSW is?
Music creation, talent and entertainment being truly valued as an professional occupation. I am amazed that rates of pay for a gig now are about the same as they were 30 years ago !

If you weren’t a musician, what do you reckon you’d be doing?
Organising something !

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