Black Sabbath, AC/DC, ZZ Top and The Saints were on high rotation in my household growing up which was conducive to fostering my love of rock and metal from an early age. Heavy metal, punk and other audible obnoxiousness is what I’m really passionate about but I am also interested in anything that makes me feel something or that gets me up and dancing. I love to support local music and as much as I love a stadium gig, small venues are where it’s at for me. I want to be moved by music and adore that this artform has the ability to do so. Unfortunately, the music Gods did not bless me with any natural talent but I will support live music until the day I die (or can’t hear anymore) and have probably spent enough money on gigs over the years to have bought myself a small house. Give me a grubby little dark venue with some live music and I am a happy woman.
Favourite Artists: Deftones, The Bronx, Alice in Chains, The Restarts, Svetlanas, Hiatus Kaiyote, Psycroptic, Earth Rot, Blackhelm, Sumeru, Black Rheno, Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Ted Maul, Black Breath, Lo!, Truth Corroded, Disentomb, The Black Swamp, Desecrator, Cosmic Kahuna, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Megadeth, Municipal Waste, Tropical Fuck Storm, Alamaailman Vasarat, Bjork, Lamb, Flangipanis, Garlic Nun, Dicklord, Private Function, Mini Skirt, Pist Idiots, Hightime, Frenzal Rhomb, The Mars Volta, Green Jelly, Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams, King Parrot, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, Monolord, Àme Noire, Mooseknuckle, the list could go on forever and changes frequently!
Favourite Local Artists: Hobo Magic, Black Banner, Flesh Torrent, Revolver Revolution, Muules, Filthifier, Warrior Within, New Clear Vision, The Hi-Boys
First Album: My first cassette tape was Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s - Hot, Cold & Vicious which surely would have worried my parents when my sister and I were dancing around to “Push it” at such a young age. The first CD that I bought was Frogstomp by Silverchair and I rinsed it hard! I’d convinced my parents to sign me up to a monthly CD club and found a ton of other amazing bands through there. Nothing like checking the post every day, waiting for that next album to be delivered for that musical fix.
First Concert: The first large concert that I went to was Green Day at the Riverstage in 1998. It was the first time I’d ever been in a mosh pit and I remember it being really intense! By October that same year I saw Madball, Toe to Toe and Throwdown at Surfair in Marcoola. I came out battered, bruised, sweaty and ecstatic and this is the gig that cemented my love for live music.