After dropping his latest track 'Conscious Thoughts', Tasmanian artist Promise will be jumping on stage with Thundamentals this weekend! Expect nothing less than fiery blends of Hip Hop that'll leave you sizzling for days.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music and sound has developed through life experiences and interactions with inspiring individuals.
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
My greatest source of inspiration has mostly been from pain, failure and the urge to learn and grow from what we have no control over or understand.
What can punters expect from a Promise live show?
Punters can expect a lot of crowd interaction and passionate live performances with a variety of all sounds.
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
The best advice I have been given was from a close friend who said "try and paint a picture of who you are with your words, because as a listener we don't know who you are and what you have been through".
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Shannon Noll - 'What About Me'
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Missy Higgins - 'The Special Two'. She is my dream feature!
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Hilltop Hoods - 'Cosby Sweater'
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Quartermasters in the city of Hobart. It was intimate with an acoustic vibe and sound that only a small venue can produce.
Tell us about the bands or people in the Tasmanian music community that inspire you.
Some of the artists and bands I find inspiring include Hip Hop artist, Greeley. He has been giving everybody in the local scene a platform to push their voices out with his THCtv series and connecting and bringing more attention to the local scene. Wombat is an excellent lyricist and exciting up and coming artist too. My close friend Jay Jerome Bushby, plays almost every night in most of the venues in Hobart and has an amazing voice. I also find Liam Tally who is making amazing production, music and the smoothest RnB in his soul band, Laser Baby and even though they have moved recently to Melbourne, I find Close Counters and Junior Brando inspiring too.
What are your plans for 2017?
Learn, grow and work harder.