Darren Middleton

Back in 2015, at Darren Middleton’s Melbourne launch of second solo album ‘Splinters’, I was naively surprised how varied and expansive his repertoire was.  Ranging from earlier bands (notably Powderfinger and DRAG) as well as his solo career ranging over four albums, I was taken with how many memorable songs he had written, including the beautiful … Continue reading Darren Middleton

Liz Stringer

  "Well you'll have a better life. You'll have a better life, you mark our words. Have a better life, you'll all get what you all deserve. Oh man, this is too f*****  up.  In anybody's language it ain't good enough. 'Cos I've been here almost fifteen years. In anybody's language, this is fight or … Continue reading Liz Stringer

Mark Seymour

Mark Seymour recognised his difficulty with song writing, after Hunters and Collectors disbanded in 1998.  Suddenly faced with writing alone, and having a family to support, he says “The criteria were pretty strong, so gradually I figured it out.  The problem wasn’t so much I was looking for a style, I didn’t really understand how … Continue reading Mark Seymour

Ashley Naylor

Influenced by bands such as The Who and The Easybeats, Ashley Naylor already had a keen interest in power pop when starting his first band as a teenager, which ultimately led to forming his current band EVEN, still going "22 years strong". Ashley is keen to talk about his “absolute favorite thing”, song writing.  This is affirming, … Continue reading Ashley Naylor

Nick Barker

  I sat down for a chat with Nick Barker on a Saturday afternoon, over a beer in the west of Melbourne.  He's very fit for a seasoned musician! I soon find out this is due to surfing and kickboxing with a group of locals, some musicians, around the corner. In his words, he’s been … Continue reading Nick Barker

Mick Thomas

  When you hear about Mick Thomas around Melbourne, you’re pretty much told he’s approachable, an interesting conversationalist and a familiar face in many a pub front bar. He even recently co-owned a pub. We meet at the Wesley Anne - for its quietness, and Mick says the beer is good. It’s dark and there’s … Continue reading Mick Thomas