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How do musicians become musicians? In this podcast series, I seek to answer that question by talking to musicians and hearing their stories. What made them pick up their first instrument? What was their first performance? How do they write a song? This is a podcast for music makers and fans alike, giving insight into how artists are made and how they work.

How do musicians become musicians? In this podcast series, I seek to answer that question by talking to musicians and hearing their stories. What made them pick up their first instrument? What was their first performance? How do they write a song? This is a podcast for music makers and fans alike, giving insight into how artists are made and how they work.
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How do musicians become musicians? In this podcast series, I seek to answer that question by talking to musicians and hearing their stories. What made them pick up their first instrument? What was their first performance? How do they write a song? This is a podcast for music makers and fans alike, giving insight into how artists are made and how they work.

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Episodes

Sebastian Field

11/9/2019
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I had a chat with Sebastian Field. He was a part of Cracked Actor and Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens. These days you can see him play solo or with Burrows. We talked about starting bands in sheds, the process of songwriting as a way of processing emotions and the reason that we want to share our art. Seb's music recommendation is Cocoon by Björk.

Duration:00:31:40

Beimar Andy Jauregui

10/25/2019
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I have a chat with Andy Jauregui, lead singer of Los Chavos. He told me about performing with his cousin at 9 years old, how he writes songs before bringing them to the band and that I've had the wrong idea about what los chavos means for the last 12 years. Andy's music recommendation is Dread Mar-I

Duration:00:40:30

How I Wrote This Song - Beth Monzo - Mean

10/11/2019
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Introducing a new segment for the podcast: How I Wrote This Song As part of asking the question of How Musicians Work, in this episode, I'm asking How Do Musicians Write Songs? Beth Monzo sat down with me to talk through her songwriting process and how she wrote her song Mean. Find more of Beth Monzo's music here: Dub Dub Goose Beth N Ben Betty Alto Canbeurovision

Duration:00:20:41

Beth Monzo

9/28/2019
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My guest this week is singer songwriter Beth Monzo. We talked about figuring out that music can be a career, the right number of beers to have before a gig and women in music. Beth's music recommendation is Somebody to Anybody by Margaret Glaspy.

Duration:00:25:50

Xina Hawkins

9/13/2019
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Xina Hawkins is a violist who grew up in Australia and currently lives in Berlin. We spoke about the importance of focus, performance anxiety and making a living as a classical musician. Xina has a few music recommendations. The first is this amazing performance by Kayhan Kalhor and Toumani Diabaté at the Morgenland Festival in 2017. Next is the track Molasses by Hiatus Kaiyote, and her third recommendation is an album called Beethoven: Violin and Piano Sonatas, performed by Andreas Staier...

Duration:00:53:48

Callum Henshaw

9/1/2019
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Classical guitarist Callum Henshaw talked to me about when he realised he could make a go of a professional career, his performance prep hacks and how classical guitar has evolved. Cal's music recommendation is this cover of the Flume remix of You & Me by Disclosure by MEUTE.

Duration:00:35:56

Pleased to Jive You

8/16/2019
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Declan Shrubb and Morgan Quinn from the band Pleased To Jive You join me to talk about being super cool rock stars in high school, standing out in a crowd of metal bands and the release of their new album, Whitman's Peak. Morgan's music recommendation is What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers. Declan recommends Lusitania by Endrey and Young Monks.

Duration:00:40:10

Kevin Mitchell AKA Bob Evans

8/10/2019
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I had the pleasure of chatting to Kevin Mitchell, who is the lead singer of Jebediah and performs solo under the name Bob Evans. We talked about how the making music has changed (or hasn't) over his career, performance anxiety and our reasons for making art. Kevin's music recommendation is Western Stars, Bruce Springsteen's latest album. He reckons you should start with the video for the title track. Other artists we talked about on the podcast: Björk The Stone Roses

Duration:01:09:57

Groovy Daughter

8/2/2019
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I chat with Nicole AKA Groovy Daughter about her background in musical theatre, how her latest track, Reboot, came together and her thing for soundtrack composers. Nicole's music recommendations are the Stranger Things Vol.1 Soundtrack, the Planet Earth II Soundtrack and anything by St. Beauty. Other artists we talked about on the podcast: Sharon Tree Hands Like Houses Eloria. James McGregor Kojo Ansah Shannen Egan Ariana Grande Amy Winehouse H.E.R. Hans Zimmer Kyle Dixon and...

Duration:00:44:44

Rachael Thoms

7/19/2019
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Rachael Thoms came on the show and blew my mind with her knowledge of the voice and singing. Rachael is the Voice Lecturer and the ANU School of Music Jazz and Contemporary Performance Faculty. You might see her around town with Thoms & Coventry, Soul Traders and Luke Sweeting. Rachael's music recommendation is River: The Joni Letters, an album by Herbie Hancock. Her favourite track is Edith and the Kingpin, which features Tina Turner on vocals. Other artists we talked about on the...

Duration:01:19:52

Chris Endrey

7/6/2019
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Chris Endrey joins me to talk about his musical life. He talks about the process of creating his upcoming album, his chaotic approach to performance preparation and we get samesies on the question of who we would love to see perform live. You will know Chris from Fun Machine, Jason Recliner, Yes/Clarke, Paint on Paint and of course from his current project, Endrey. He is also a mastermind of Canbeurovision. Chris' music recommendation is this playlist that he put together: Other artists...

Duration:00:45:35

Nick Delatovic

6/7/2019
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I talk some good talk with Nick Delatovic, a prolific and uninhibited artist and producer. He's involved in so much stuff, it's hard to sum it all up, but if you want to get a sense of Nick Delatovic, start here: Lick-Nuke Babyfreeze The Missing Lincolns Cracked Actor Prom You Are Here Fancy Nick Delatovic and the Empty Lake Singers Nick's music recommendation is Try Everything (from Zootopia) by Shakira. Other artists we talk about in the podcast: Sam King Luke McGrath Lulu and...

Duration:00:59:08

Emma Kelly AKA Happy Axe

5/24/2019
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We hear from Emma Kelly who performs as Happy Axe and has been playing around Canberra for years in various bands such as Dahahoo, The Ellis Collective, Mr Fibby and Burrows. Her album, released last year, is called Dream Punching. We compare music school notes, how she got signed to her label and how she should play support for Björk. Emma's music recommendation is r beny. Other artists we talked about in the...

Duration:00:35:49

Kojo Ansah AKA Citizen Kay

5/10/2019
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This episode we hear from Kojo Ansah, AKA Citizen Kay, who tells us about his first musical obsession, his disastrous first performance, working with his brother (in The Ansah Brothers), how understanding his identity has shaped his music and how Canberra is the next big thing. Kojo's music recommendation is the a Spotify playlist called 80's Soul Weekender. Other artists we talk about in the podcast: Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Live in Hyde Park Kanye West Public Enemy Jimi Hendrix

Duration:00:45:18

Lynette Salazar

4/27/2019
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This week's episode features an interview with Lynette Salazar of Brother Be and Betty Alto. Nettie's recommendations are Margaret Glaspy and The War and Treaty - particularly their song Love Like There's No Tomorrow. We also talked about: Kacey Musgraves Katy Perry Basement Jaxx Clare Bowditch Mr. Big - and specifically the bass player, Billy Sheehan Bob Marley

Duration:00:39:39

Alice Cottee

4/12/2019
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An interview with Alice Cottee, guitarist and singer. We catch up on what she's been up to since we last spoke, her feelings about women in music and how pretty much every musician ever is in her list of influences. The last 5 minutes is just us talking about animals. I was going to edit it out because it is not remotely relevant to the topic of this podcast but decided not to because I like animals and I want our ramblings about them on the record. You can find Alice's original interview...

Duration:00:59:32

Bec Taylor

3/29/2019
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An interview with Bec Taylor, a musical all rounder and awesome human. We talk about how the issue of gender in music has changed over the last 4 years and how weird it was that she asked me to join Glitoris. Her original interview from 2015 can be found here. You can find some of her music here and here and here. And you can find her music school here. Bec's music recommendation: tUnE-yArDs - Bizness Other things we mentioned in the podcast are: CANBEUROVISION!!!!! Smith's...

Duration:00:42:09

Julia Johnson

3/15/2019
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An interview with singer songwriter Julia Johnson. We learn about how her approach to music has changed over the last 4 years and how many strings she has to tune at every gig. You can find her music here. Other musicians and bands that were mentioned in this episode are: Alyx Dennison The Necks Emma Kelly - Happy Axe Joni Mitchell The Drones David Byrne The Weather Station

Duration:00:41:09

Erica Mallett and Sally Coleman AKA Coda Conduct

3/2/2019
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My first interview is with Erica Mallett and Sally Coleman from Coda Conduct and Triple J. We talk about how things have changed since we last spoke in 2015 and how they make music, with important advice regarding wees. All blog posts can be found at www.howmusicianswork.com. Find more information on Sally and Erica's music at codaconduct.com.au.

Duration:00:38:53

The Canberra Music Scene

3/1/2019
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Four years after I first surveyed the Canberra music scene, I ran the numbers again to look at the number of men and women making original music in Canberra. I talk a lot of numbers in this episode, so for all the stats mentioned in this episode, and more, visit www.howmusicianswork.com.

Duration:00:20:25