I'm a full time musician in the band River Roots, a vibrant mix of roots and alternative acoustic, with hints of folk and reggae beats. We have performed across the globe at festivals such as Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bali Spirit. I am looking to be involved in more projects out of my current circles.
Personally I have recorded 2 solo EP's, 2 albums as River Roots and featured on 2 albums in collaborations.
I can sing lead vocals or harmonies.
I can play guitar.
I can also play didgeridoo.
My partner Gem can also provide female vocals, percussion and shakers.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with River roots
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 8 years it has been since I became a full time musician. Music found me, I started busking in Australia and that turned into international touring for the last 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Good-vibe, powerful, soothing, rootsy, happy, surf,
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Rick Rubin, I love his understanding of bringing out the best in songs... listening and finding what it needs
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always think about what you are singing or playing about while recording... it captures that in the sounds.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Acoustic, singer songwriter, folk, pop, reggae
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, understanding, compassion, from the heart music
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen and try an understand the desired feelings and story that the song needs. Brainstorm and sit with the notes to craft the song. Analyse and repeat.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a travel studio I use for most jobs. I can either use Zoom Mic or SM58betas. When more quality is needed I also rent condensors and sometimes rent studios/equipment.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love lyrics, rhythms and melody. So my music taste expands over so many genres. I love the works of Trevor Hall, Citizen Cope, Mark Ronson, Paulo Nutini, John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and Medicine for the People.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocals are where I shine best. I also have a partner to do female harmonies which work really well. I also love songwriting the most, its great to bring meaning to emotions generated by music.