Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I am currently based on the Gold Coast. Live music here is not too bad, there are a couple great venues to play and we seem to be getting more and more major artists booking in a stop on their tours on the GC. There does seem to be more of a buzz in Brisbane, which is only an hour way and not too far to get to.
You recently collaborated with with Jarryd Shuker (The Art of Sleeping) please let us know what the both of you worked on?
Yes I did. Jarryd produced Alive my debut single with me. We met up about once a week for a good couple of months this year and worked on Alive, as well as some new tracks hopefully to be released one day soon. He is a great producer and writer and he really believed in the project just as much as my self. I am super grateful to have been able to work with him on my debut release, and I am even more grateful to now call him a friend.
I hear that you have an EP in the works, what has been influencing the sound and songwriting?
Well it’s another big debut for me and by the time the release comes the aim is to have people sit up and take notice. The tracks I think are all so different, which makes total sense having all been written over a few years. The sound is influenced by a combination of the team of producers I have been working with and myself falling in love with electro pop music. The brief I set for this EP was I wanted to be able to groove hard! Very broad, I know. But I am pretty confident that we have come up with some serious jams. I am hoping that this collection of tracks will really show the potential I have to be in this industry and hopefully stir a serious buzz for d e n n i s.
How do you usually go about writing music?
Writing music varies a little for me. I really love to write with other likeminded producers/artists as well as on my own. However collaboration is definitely key for me. I believe collaboration is important; it keeps out creative minds on top of our game and sometimes it may feel as if we have met our rival, but healthy competition is good and it pushes us to want to create further than what we already know.
When will you be releasing the EP?
The date is yet to be confirmed, however it looks like the half way mark of 2019 and the debut EP will be here!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Right now I am on the BROODS vibe. I am totally digging their recent releases and am so keen for more new music from them. The new E^ST EP is also a cranker! I also as cliché as it is right now am pumping the Xmas tunes! My absolute favourite is ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside” – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan.
What do you like to do away from music?
Honestly so many things but right now its perfect weather on the GC to be at the beach. So probably spending a day out on the water boarding and sunbaking is my top thing to do when I’m after a break from music.
What do you have planned for 2019?
I feel like I have set super big plans for myself in 2019! Releasing more music is number one. Playing some live shows will be super nice and hopefully I get to make some new music friends and starting building a name for my project! I’m pretty stoked for 2019 to get here already!
How did you first start playing music?
Music has been all I have ever known since I was pretty young. Everything sort of began because my neighbour showed me how she could play the piano and so then I wanted to be able to do the same. I am super lucky that my family and my Mum and Dad in particular saw that music was serious for me and encouraged me to pursue music as a career. Not everybody is fortunate enough to get that type of support so I really do consider myself lucky. Plus growing up in a small town, there isn’t always a lot to do!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
There is this pasta/pizza roof top bar – Justin Lane in Burleigh Heads (GC) right on the beach and its super hip and trendy. Definitely is where you want to be on a Sunday afternoon as the sun is setting and is also definitely where I plan to be all summer long.