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Beat HQ Joined: 9th December 2010
Last seen: 5th June 2012
Toff In Town
252 Swanston St
Melbourne CBD

Fraser A. Gorman

Define your genre in five words or less:

Country/gospel/rock'n'roll.

 

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

I guess we are a country band. But not in a strict sense, we dabble in early rock'n'roll and gospel. We are proud to be a band that can hold great harmonies keeping the crowd very attentive and get people up and dancing too.

 

What can a punter expect from your live show?

A fun gig to attend. Some funny banter. Good harmonies and a bit of early rock'n'roll to dance too.

 

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

We have an EP that we are re-pressing right now. Other than that we have a split 7” that we did with Forever Son.

 

How long have you been gigging and writing?

I’ve been writing songs for a while, I used to front a garage-psych band for a few years so I’ve been playing gigs since I was about 16.

 

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

Mostly honest country/folk singer/songwriters. Gillian Welch, Justin Townes Earle, Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Bonnie “Prince” Billy. I admire people who write great songs, not just make great music.

 

What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

Probably sell out, get a shit haircut, and sing/play really god awful music (assuming that you mean “make money” by succeed).

 

What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

I guess that people keep coming back to our shows. That’s a nice feeling.

 

Describe the worst gig you have ever played.

One time I played a show and everyone in the crowd was hugging. I thought it was because they were really enjoying the show but it was really just a wake in the same venue.

 

Tell us about the last song you wrote.

It's called Little 22, its in open D, I wrote it on a national guitar.

 

What's your favourite song, and why?

Young Americans by David Bowie. Classic sax.

 

What makes a good musician?

Being honest. Writing good songs. Putting on a good show and having a bloody crack.

 

If you could go on tour with any musician or band, who would it be?

Gillian Welch, she seems like a very nice person.

 

When’s the gig?

The Toff In Town, EP Launch, Saturday July 14.