Growing up listening to the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles, I was sure that by the ripe age of 18 I would be fronting my very own rock band, headlining stages and touring the world. At 14, my dream became closer, I received my first guitar. I practiced religiously every day, even taking up music lessons. I loved that guitar and it is still the closest thing I’ve ever had to a baby – surely the feeling is the same?
But alas, after a year of putting my all into this ‘guitar baby’, the realization was blatantly clear, I was rubbish, no good, I couldn’t strum, and I had absolutely no rhythm or melody. I can’t hold a tune to save my life, swinging cats would sound more favorable than anything I could produce vocally. Dreams squashed! My longing to be in a rock band has construed itself into a pretty heavy (not so healthy) obsession with all things music. Without music life would be a mistake.
So with no musical talent of my own, I decided that talking about it would be the next best thing! I started out on the grave yard shifts on Snooze Button, until I sat in with Rhian and Sarah of Homegrown one day to check it out, and as they say, ‘The rest is history’.
The resident lolly jar in the kitchen. Whoever tops it up, good work! Big love to everyone in the Homegrown collective and the extended RTR family, heart you all.
My fandom going into overdrive when DJ Jamie Mac interviewed Jebediah during our co-hosted Homegrown in 2015.
Full Frequency for sure! Side note – Rok Riley may just be the coolest person ever! Major presenter crush!
Sales and marking for a hotel chain. Gigs whenever a moment is spare. Baking when sugary goodness is calling me. Paddle boarding when I think I should be exercising but don’t REALLY want to be (c’mon, we all know that paddle boarding is the lazy man’s best friends). Jet plane away as often as working life allows.