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.
How did you become involved in the station?
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’.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Tame Impala – the entire discography; the EP, Lonerism, Innerspeaker & Currents
- Air – Moon Safari
- Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based on a True Story
- Angus and Julia Stone – A Book Like This
- The Beatles – Love
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
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.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
My fandom going into overdrive when DJ Jamie Mac interviewed Jebediah during our co-hosted Homegrown in 2015.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Full Frequency for sure! Side note – Rok Riley may just be the coolest person ever! Major presenter crush!
What do you do in real life?
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.