Q&A: Sarah Eida
Define your genre in five words or less:
Alternative blues, dirty dark folk.
How long have you been gigging and writing?
I have been gigging and writing for 14 years but all together I have been playing music for 21 years.
What has been your favourite gig you've played to date?
Probably July 1 this year at the Brunswick hotel performing with my band the Garden of EiDA. The event was called Sirens which was based on bands with female singers. We supported The Death Of Art. It was a damn good night.
What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
If it weren't for discovering The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness 15 years ago. I would not be where I am today.
What do you think a band has to to do these days to succeed?
They must have full belief in themselves. Share the same vision. Be your own boss and be aware of what is best you as an artist or for your band. Do it yourself. Don't sit and wait for your big break. Broaden your horizon and make your own big break. If you know that you have got it......just keep going.
Do you have any record releases to date?
Yes. I will be releasing my album Lady Wolf on Sunday August 19 at the Evelyn Hotel. It will be released on iTunes very soon.
Why should everyone come and see your band?
Whether it is performing solo or with The Garden of EiDA the outcome is always awesomely rockin'. People like to be blown away by something completely different and that's what we do. Even as a three-piece, me and the boys really stomp it out.
When are you playing live?
Me and the Boys are getting ready for the Big one at the Evelyn Hotel this Sunday. We have an awesome line-up of performers that will give a wicked flow of alternative blues and burlesque rock. We've Got Sydney's Melody Black's lead singer Johnathan Devoy opening up the show leading on to Rouge Fonce rocking your socks off and a very special grotesque performance by one of Melbourne's greatest burlesque ladies, Miss Nic. The Garden of EiDA will be performing as a five-piece with jazz/rock drummer Larry Kean and Zeptepi's Violnist, Hailey Anderson.