Q1: If you had the opportunity to get an inspiring message across to a large amount of people, what would your message be?
A1: My message would be to not be afraid to freely express yourself, and to have confidence in who you are and what you do. Being able to stand by your values and passion, no matter what the influence or circumstance, can be a difficult thing to do, but is something that I believe is important to find happiness in whatever you’re trying to achieve in life.
Q2: How did you get started with your music? And if you weren’t a musician what would you want to be doing?
A2: I’ve played piano since the age of 7, starting in the cafeteria of my primary school. I then taught myself to play bass after joining the band. If I wasn’t a musician, I really don’t know what I would be doing. A career in music has been by dream ever since I can remember.
Q3: Who or what keeps you motivated and inspires you?
A3: My band mates, the amazing team around us, family and friends are who keep me motivated to reach my goals in this industry. Being surrounded by people who are just as passionate about what we’re trying to achieve as I am inspires me to make the most of every moment on this journey.
Q4: What are the most memorable experiences of your life and career so far? And what have you learned from them?
A4: One of the most memorable experiences would be Slam Dunk Festival. This was our first ever festival as a band, and I couldn’t be happier about how it turned out. It was a very surreal experience hearing the insane volume of the crowd singing back our lyrics, after only starting our very first tour a matter of weeks beforehand. This has taught me how crucial touring is to the life of a band, and being there to meet and chat with all of those how come to watch and support us.
Q5: Would you go back and change anything in your career to date? And if not, why?
A5: I don’t think I would change anything. Each step, whether it be good or bad, is a part of why we’re here, doing what we’re doing today.
Q6: In the next two years what do you aspire to achieve?
A6: Over the next two years, I would love to play in places that I’ve never heard of, and visit as much of the globe as I possibly can.
Q7: How much of your life and your background has influenced you to become a songwriter and musician?
A7: A lot of my childhood has influenced me to become a musician. From a young age, my family was very supportive about taking up music, and they motivated me to keep working to be the best I could be. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt growing up is the necessity of work ethic in music.
Q8: Which lyrics mean the most to you and why; ones you have written or ones you didn’t write?
A8: “All we are is guilty hearts in this sea of memories.” This is a lyric from our song Make Believe, which is yet to be released. This line resonates with me as we often get stuck thinking about the past, the things we did, and what we could’ve done better. It reminds me that whatever happens, it’s for a reason. Our memories are there to help us learn and grow into who we to strive to be.
Q9: If you could collaborate with anyone who would to it be and why?
A9: I would love to collaborate with Chris Martin, as I respect and admire his musicianship and the way his music has continued to evolve through the long course of his career.
Q10: Is there one most inspiring message you have heard in your life so far?
A10: The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Q11: Do you have a motto in life that you live by?
A11: Seek happiness, work hard, stay humble.
Q12: Which other bands or artists are currently on your playlist?
A12: Don Broco, PVRIS, State Champs, The Night Game and 5 Seconds of Summer.
Q13: If you could have one song to be the soundtrack to your life, what would it be and why?
A13: September by Earth, Wind and Fire because, no matter the circumstances, this song can bring the vibe!
Q14: What are your biggest dreams? And your biggest fears?
A14: My biggest dream is to still be playing music to the world when I’m 80!
My biggest fear is being stranded in deep open water.
Q15: What are your plans for the rest of this year?
A15: Later in the year we have the privilege of playing Reading and Leeds Festival, as well as shows in Germany with Sum 41 and Waterparks! There’s also much more to be announced, so stay tuned!
Q16: Lastly, what would your advice be to those who want to live out their dreams?
A16: Don’t rely on things to happen for you. Make your own luck by working hard and believing in your dream.