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.
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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: 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.
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