“Who are your 3-5 favourite Australian artists?
Ed Kuepper, Nick Cave, Yothu Yindi
What are your 3-5 most played Australian releases? Why?
INXS “The Swing” grew up with it; Ed Kuepper “Character Assassination” great album, nothing else springs to mind.
What do you think is the most influential Australian music release of all time and why?
Can't think of anything off hand, influence would equal change. So any act that has succeeded in getting their music out into the mainstream without a publisher or record company.
Which Australian performer (past or present) would you most like to work with?
Can you describe one of your most memorable Australian music moments to date:
I saw the concert of Crowded House at the Opera House in Sydney many years back. That was pretty amazing. Seeing the sun in the face of the moon and so many people gathered.
What are your three favourite music websites?
I am usually looking for information for gigs and festivals. Any website that provides services without asking artists for money like yours.
What, where and when was the first local gig you attended?
Something out the back of the sheif at Double Bay Sydney. It would have been something made up mainly of covers.
Can you tell AMO a story behind your latest release?
I released “Shifting Sands Of A Blue Car” through MGM a while back. I live in a small village an hour from Prague right now. I hope to get into the studio and track a recording this year. More roots and less electronic.
Lastly, what do you think is the most important issue facing Australian music today?
The Australian music industry appears to be listening to sounds from abroad rather than looking to see what is around. With venues closing and society becoming more generic, it seems that any musical identity that could be created is only going to be lost.
The focus of Australian media appears to be sport not the arts. A combination of these two issues would be the issue.”