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Fresh Fruit: Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts

Fresh Fruit

Triple J Unearthed

What other names did you consider calling yourself?
Never really had a back up.

Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
Fitzroy, Melbourne. The Vegie Bar.

Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
I’m a soloist, and had been preforming as such until this record. Live, I’m fortunate enough to have five dear friends come play.
Aaron Schultz – Non-musical superpower of dropping fatherly wisdom as much as his guts on tour.
Chris O’Neil – Non-musical superpower of being the heartthrob who gets all the attention from fans (over 45).
Josh Burgan – Non-musical superpower of playing sports while high.
Jake Dargaville – Non-musical superpower of partying like no-one’s business. That’s his business.
Rohan Welsh – Non-musical superpower of having more style then Yeezy & the Marlboro man put together.

Name your three biggest influences.
Mum, Dad, and Satan.

What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
“Think we should smoke that doobie yet?”

What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
Usually just a little quiet moment beforehand, warm water and/or coffee if I’m feeling a bit loose.

Tell us about your most memorable show.
Playing a packed show in London was a great time!

What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
Neil Young or Nick Cave. They’re two artists that have heavily influenced how I approach storytelling and songwriting.

What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
Earth Caller’s new album will be amazing!

What is your latest release and why should we buy it?
It’s called I Am Jimmy Kyle and it’s a simple introduction to us becoming friends, hopefully!

If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
Qantas airlines! Just imagine!. I’ve had the good fortune of having Cole Clark Guitars look after me for years and will say they’re epic.! Hi Karl!

Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
Was planning my death at 27 to increase record sales however unfortunately I have lived pass 27. Don’t really have a back up plan.

Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
I want to say ‘The Beards’ but everyone knows its big Jason Morrison! Hands down!

Wrap your ears around Chasing Ghosts’ latest single “Jane Doe” below!

I Am Jimmy Kyle is out now via A Quiet Achiever
Grab a copy: iTunes


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