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Please introduce yourself?

My name is Chris Goldie. I’m 18 years old and I’m from Melbourne. I’m a singer and pianist.

 

How would you describe the genre of music you play?

The music I write is a merge of pop, folk, acoustic

 

Can you tell us about your musical journey to this point, when did you start performing etc?

I began taking piano lessons at 5 years of age and started singing when I was 12. I started performing to live audiences in high school as part of the music program. I would sing in concerts and school plays. I wrote my first song when I was 13. My writing techniques have significantly improved as I have grown and the subject matter has become far more interesting. Lyrics never use to be that important to me and it was all about the sound. As I have grown I have become obsessed with story telling and creating the perfect sentence.

 

As an artist, what is your biggest strength? And what is something you need to improve?

I think my biggest musical strengths are writing music that suits my voice and style and knowing how to create songs that are interesting and different. My biggest weakness is nerves. I always get nervous about 20 minutes before a performance. I cope with the nerves well once I’m on stage and I think they help me to give an energetic performance but the 20 minutes before hand are torture.

 

Do you write your own music, tell us about your writing process? Where, when, with what?

I have been writing my own music for a couple of years. A song always comes about in different ways. I usually start with a phrase or idea that I find interesting. As the lyrics come together I try to find a framework that best fits the words. Other times I start with a chord progression and the lyrics emerge from there.

 

Name one person in your life that shaped your musical interests and influences and describe how so?

My friends and people my age are always subjects that I find myself writing about. I think watching how people interact with each other is what gives me inspiration to write and shapes the stories I tell.

 

You can colab with one musician dead or alive, who is it?

Angus and Julia Stone

 

Finish this paragraph ‘In an ideal world in 10 years I am……

I am hopefully writing and releasing music that people want to hear. I hope I will continue to learn and discover new ways to tell stories. I would love to be making enough money through playing music that I could support myself.

Chris is a student in our Artist Development Program. If you are a musician and would like all the tools, teaching and mentoring to get the most out of your musicianship, enquire with the College today about our 2018 intake.