Brisbane singer-songwriter Clea writes enchanting and intimate tracks that are sure to get under your skin.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music and writing are ramblings about my surroundings and sentiments. The sound developed primarily through listening very closely to brilliant songwriters, then finding a rhythm with the help of my guitar to support the beat and flow of my own vocals.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Absence of distraction
What can punters expect from a Clea live show?
Plenty of bad jokes, a guitar lovingly strummed and heavily coaxed and maybe an opportunity to join me in collectively venting our hearts yearnings.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
“Don't do anything you don't wanna do" - Mum
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
final Brisbane gig ;( What a show! Complete with previous member cameo appearances and a sparkly, upbeat, sad farewell. Everyone left with glossy eyes, blinking happy tears.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
and Good Boy
... bunch of hardworking boys producing hard-hitting, golden music. Beautiful songstresses Amela
, O’Little Sister
also generate the goods. The Brisbane music community is blossoming and booming, it’s very exciting and inspiring to be amongst it all.
What are your plans for 2016?
I’ll be heading overseas in a few weeks, I plan to play in a few London corners, skip in the hills of Italy and breath in some genius Björk infused Icelandic vibes. I’ll head back home via Japan in July and go straight into recording an EP. Hopefully I’ll see the year out gigging around this great southern land.