Where were you born, Kent, and where do you live now?
I was born in Townsville, Queensland and currently live in St Kilda, Victoria.
When did you first start playing music?
I wanted to play drums from a very young age. When I was about 10 years old my parents bought me a guitar instead.
Tell us a little about your process of writing music and what inspires you.
I pick up my guitar and start playing; everything follows from there. Emotions and the expressive universe of chords and melodies get me going every time. Each moment has its own unique sound.
How has story telling had an impact on your life and music?
Initially, I think music spoke for me when I couldn’t. Now I like to think I’m speaking and telling stories through my music.
What’s the first song you remember hearing?
Black Superman by Johnny Wakelin
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The War on Drugs, Robbie Bundle, London Grammar, Gurrumul, recordings from 1961 of traditional songs from Beswick, Nick Drake.
Where can we see you perform?
I’m studio bound at the moment, working on a new album.
What has been the highlight of your musical career so far?
Performing at he Yalukit Wilum Ngargee festival
What are you working on at the moment?
An album for The Gracemakers.
Most valuable piece of advice you've been given.
Trust your instincts.
5 things you can’t live without.
Art, music, family, friends, my wonderful partner.
If you could have a coffee with anyone in the world, who would that be?
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
It’s not about the destination it’s about the journey.
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