Robbie Miller is a young Brisbane artist brought up to the sounds of Cat Stevens, Van Morrison and Neil Young. Robbie first picked up a guitar in 2002 and soon after started writing and recording music. His passion saw him graduate music from QUT in 2010 and has since developed his unique, solo sound. The latter half of 2013 will see Robbie descend the live music scene of Brisbane and release his debut EP.
Robbie Miller is a talented young Brisbane artist and the winner of our National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) competition. We're stoked to be flying Robbie to Darwin to perform at the NIMAs alongside some of the best Indigenous artists in Australia.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
I would describe my music as honest. My sound really developed over the last two years as I spent more time in my own headspace. Each week I would spend hours playing guitar and working out ways to better express myself and my music.
You’re the winner of our National Indigenous Music Awards competition. What most excites you about being flown to Darwin to play the awards?
It's very exciting to have the chance to rub shoulders with some of the most talented Indigenous musicians in Australia and the opportunity to connect through music with so many people. I find it very humbling that I was personally chosen out of so many talented Indigenous musicians.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
A band that really inspires me in Brisbane at the moment is The Trouble With Templeton. I think those guys are making some really amazing tunes. My best mate come producer Nathan Morrison also inspires me. I have been collaborating and working with Nathan for the last four years. He isn't afraid to tell me what isn't working and his musical abilities always inspire me.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and by who?
Mike Howlett who was an Associate Professor at QUT at the time told me just to make the type of music that I wanted to make, so I have been doing that ever since.
What else is coming up for you in 2013?
The rest of 2013 is looking to be a big year for me. I will be releasing my debut EP, playing live shows across the country and getting a band together.
Australian music is…?
…a multicultural community full to the brim with undeniably talented musicians. The artistry is among the best in the world and in the not to distant future I think you'll see Australian artists conquering the world in ways we are yet to see.View Profile Hide Interview