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Cheekbone
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Cheekbone

Electronic, Metal, Pop (Electronic, alternative, Metal, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

Amy Elise
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Chelsea Williams
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Chelsea Williams

Pop (Piano, calm, Vocals, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

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Meraki

Indie, Rock

North Queensland, QLD

Tayla Young
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Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

Featured Artist

2021

26

Jul

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks

( )

Perth, WA

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

The songs first came about during jacks days aa solo busker. The band then formed when Jack was 18. I think a lot of our sound came from jamming the songs without much pressure, always playing the songs slightly differently each time. The jangle and quirks and care free sound all come from just having fun together and trying to just think of the song and each performance aa moment in time.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

I think trying to navigate the stress or confusion of being a human, music seems to help everything make sense. Listening to music was a great source of comfort for me growing up, and playing music gives me the same escape. The energy and the beauty of playing with your friends, regardless of weather it’s on or off the stage, seems to just make everything make sense. I never want to lose sight of that feeling, that clarity it brings.

What can punters expect from a Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks live show?

Lots of smiles and hugs and cups of tea! Maybe some surprise solo songs and long rambles between songs. 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

An old folk singer Greg has always given me lots of great advice, always tells me to speak more clearly through the mic and allow myself to be a fool on stage. People love to laugh, people love smile. It’s great to be weird. I try to stick to that.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'Every Fucking City' by Paul Kelly

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

'Every Fucking City' by Paul Kelly 

You’re the DJ aa party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

'Every Fucking City' by Paul Kelly

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

My band mate Hector Morlet had his first single launch at The Aardvark the other night - the band is aamazingly talented group of musicians with two clarinets two keyboards and all the works. The set was incredible, amazing lighting, a big casual jam set afterwards. One of the coolest shows I’ve been to in ages.

Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you.

There are so many! I’ve always been in awe of the songwriting of artists like Nika Mo and Jonny Burrows (Fox Scully) just to name a couple. But honestly there’s something to learn from every band you see here, everyone does their own thing which is awesome. I’m especially inspired by all my friends starting new projects lately.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

We’re working on releasing an EP this year and our debut Vinyl! Aaw well as some of our biggest tour shows to date. We’re also gearing up for recording over the next few months, ready to put out more music than ever before over the coming year. We’re all very excited!

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Motions
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Motions

Indie, Metal, Punk, Rock (Ambient, "Alternative rock"grunge"post rock"post punk"pop punk, NORTH QUEENSLAND, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

August River Band
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Leonie Kingdom
New

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Leonie Kingdom

Indie, Pop, Roots (Indie, Pop, roots, ...)

Wide Bay, QLD

Zefereli
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Zefereli

Indie, Pop (melodic, whimsical, Pop)

Brisbane, QLD

Sam Wright

Featured Artist

2015

4

May

Sam Wright

( )

North Queensland, QLD

Sam Wright is a Townsville-based musician who crafts gorgeous and often bittersweet roots-tinged pop. He's also one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be taking the stage at Groovin The Moo in his home town this Sunday, May 10.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I just really love listening to music. I tend to go through pretty intense phases where I obsess over a certain sound or production style. Sometimes that shows through in my music, I can see elements of things I’ve absorbed over time and it’s kind of nice. Right now I’m obsessing over slide guitar stuff. I guess before the release of Year Of The Horse I was seen as primarily a ‘guitar guy’ but this project for me is very much separate from guitar playing, this is more about the songs, song writing and production for me. I don’t put any wanky guitar playing into my tunes, not yet anyways, there’s nothing technical about my tracks.
 
I like to think being a musician is sort of like being a collector, I guess we're all collectors in everything we do, plodding along collecting skills…ANYWAYS musicians are collectors!  I find myself collecting sounds, licks, combinations of chords, structures, melodies, rhythms, samples, noises, tones etc.  They’re all swimming around somewhere in my head from listening and learning. So in short, my sound is a culmination of whatever I’ve absorbed over the years. Lyrically, situations interest me, people interest me and experiences interest me.
 
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I am most inspired when watching my friends play.
 
You’re one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. What can punters at Groovin The Moo in Townsville expect from your live show?
They should expect Justin Fimmel (drums) to take his shirt off…That should get most of the girls to come and watch us. Can we show a photo? I’ll be playing with a band, I’ve got some talented cats onboard. Justin Fimmel on drums, Daniel Panitzki on bass and Matt Elwin on electric guitar. It’s gonna be a real hootenanny.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
I can’t remember who told me this but…‘If Not Now Then When” has stuck with me for a while now.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Rip Rip Woodchip by John Williamson
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Because the song is so ridiculously beautiful, World Of Sun by Stolen Violin. Anything that this guy does is beautiful, he’s a real shark.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
That’s a tough one… I’d be inclined to put on some Mariah Carey and sort the men from the boys. But an Australian tune hey… Alison Wonderland - I Want You is a banga.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went and saw Donavon Frankenreiter at The Venue and it was amazing. The band was incredible. There was a fair few local acts on the line-up too (Crossroads, Women In Docs, and more) who really nailed it that night.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the QLD music community that inspire you.
Hmm…there’s a guy floating around up here, Laurence Backer…that guy is a complete saint. Mark Myers I always find to be an inspiring guy to be around, same with Jordan Ireland, Ciaran Toomey I’m sure there are a bunch others. I always head down to Bigsound in Brisbane and meet a bunch of inspiring people doing awesome things. The people that inspire me are the people who consistently strive to improve themselves or their music and have a great time in the process.
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
I will just keep doing my thing. I’m just going to write a bunch more and maybe release something late this year, maybe early next year. I would really love to play some more shows up and down the east coast or tour, or just play more shows. I’ve got a couple of shows penciled in supporting a sweet Melbourne outfit in October so that should be fun, I’m guessing dates aren’t released yet so I won’t give any details.

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Neighbour
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Neighbour

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (Pop, Piano, Acoustic, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

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Boatkeeper

Indie, Pop, Roots (folk, Pop, Indie, ...)

North Coast, NSW

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Oh Forest Shore

Indie, Rock (Indie, Electronic, alternative)

Brisbane, QLD

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Native Tongue

Metal (Progressive, melodic, Hardcore)

North Queensland, QLD

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Voye

Indie, Roots (Singer-Songwriter, folk, Pop, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

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Greta Stanley

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Roots (Indie, folk, Acoustic, ...)

Far North, QLD

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Colie

Indie, Rock, Roots (townsville, NORTH QUEENSLAND, Colie, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

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dan baker

Roots (folk, Acoustic, roots, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

km
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km

Indie, Pop, Roots (Australian Acoustic Air)

North Queensland, QLD