I consider busking as what formed my voice. When you’re singing in a crowded area to complete strangers, you have about thirty seconds to amaze them.
Orla Gartland ‘People aren’t stupid; if you try to be anything other than yourself, it just won’t work long term.’
Great music isn’t enough to make it in today’s business since there’s so much out there. Networking is a necessity to reach new listeners & fellow artists.
Our subconscious is filled with things we can’t control. The dreams I have are apocalyptic but a byproduct of the fight or flight sociological environment.
This is a field where experimenting & pushing boundaries is key. The artists I respect learned to adapt to being better in new ways. The risks make it fun.
When I moved to Chicago I met so many stellar musicians & all of them were so fun to watch play & grow. They inspired me to keep working at music.
Why make music if it’s not with emotion & passion? I love hearing artists get out there & bring it. When they’re in their zone you can look into their soul.
Overall I’m driven by the love for the art. I wanna give Australia a better name when it’s mentioned in Hip-Hop & feed my family doing what I love.
New Orleans is a magical city but it also has a dangerous side. The black population are so unfairly treated. I wanted to convey the pain the city is in.
Sometimes when writing a song you don’t know what it’s about until it tells you. Often I come away & think, ‘Wow, that was actually what was being said?’.
I want to build a business that helps other artists achieve their dreams, along with providing youths the tools & resources to become musical entrepreneurs.
My music is traditional country and always will be. My goal is to keep that genre alive and well and bringing new fans to real country music.
What I experienced in early life & up until now does put things in perspective. I use these experiences to write the most passionate & powerful music I can.