What is strange is that I started to learn piano when I was at school and I hated it. I can’t read music, I’d never practise and when I finished school I discovered you could just play simple chords and write music and now I love the piano – everything I do is based around the piano now.
It didn’t make sense to me when there were so many scales and rules. That’s what is so good about writing music – there are no rules and I worked that out for myself after leaving school.
I didn’t know I wanted to make music until I started writing my own. That didn’t start until I had left school – I got obsessed with playing piano and singing all day but I had no plan and no idea where it would lead me. It just felt good at the time so I went with it.
I uploaded a song to Triple J Unearthed and that’s where everything began for me. Since that day I’ve just kept going!
I guess it depends what you really want deep down. If you want to know what you’re going to do every morning when you wake up then music won’t give you that and I don’t think it matters how successful you are.
Touring is my favourite, playing lots of shows and travelling. It is sometimes hard but it is the most fulfilling part of what I do when I can play my songs for people and connect with them in real life.
I used to only have a crappy keyboard when I first moved out of home, I used to record all my song ideas into my phone (I still do that) I don’t think anything can stop you from creating if that’s what you really want to do!
I never want to stop writing or making music – so whatever happens I hope I never forget how much it means to me.