It’s been a little while since we last spoke, what’s been happening recently?
What’s been happening recently you ask? A lot actually. I’ve been quite busy working on multiple projects; executive producing, planning, plotting and watching a lot of TED talks.
Things are rolling quite nicely for you in Australia now, what do you attribute to your success?
Hard work, dedication, and self-belief.
What advice would you like to pass onto emerging artists?
- BE. YOUR. GOD. DAMN. SELF!
Someone’s opinion of you does not have to be your reality.
Please tell us about your plans to mentor musicians at the London workshop and how this came about?
There a quite a few things I want to touch on at the workshop over in London, which by the way I’d like to thank the lovely team at Nando’s for blessing me with the opportunity to do so.
I want to lead the MX workshop into determination, drive, hunger, relentless thinking and one topic that I’m so passionate about, self-belief.
The opportunity came about when I sat on Nando’s MX Sydney panel at Studios 301, it was a similar setting to what the London workshop will be like.
It was interesting sitting next to ‘industry’ people, I felt like I was representing the people. Unheard voices, whilst many may look at me and claim I’ve ‘made it’ I’m still fighting battles every single day.
There’s still so much to fix within the Australian music scene, I’m truly excited and honoured to have a hand in making a difference.
Why are opportunities for international exposure so important for artists (especially artists from Australia!)
International exposure is everything, connecting with the world to change lives and make the earth a better place is the mission. I personally believe that the music scene here is 10 years behind, Australia is still adapting to a culture that has been happening right in front of our eyes. It’s a must for anyone to gain international exposure, why limit yourself. Who said you should be for that matter?
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Artists I’m listening to include Bon Iver, James Black, Shoah Aalegra, Blood Orange, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty, dvsn, Aaliyah, ABRA, Earth, Wind & Fire, FKA Twigs, Young Thug, Future, Lanye West, 070 Shake, Giggs, Keyon Christ, Kraftwerk, The Moments, Kirk Franklin honestly the list goes on!
What do you have planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020?
Monopolise and infiltrate the market.
Any new music on the way?
TOMMY’S IN TROUBLE
When and where are you playing next?
Next show I’ll be playing is Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong on the 5th of October, see you there!