• July 10, 2020

Famous Will Interview

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Famous Will is a talented singer songwriter from Australia. He has a new single out called San Francisco and a bunch of tour dates. So go check him out


April 11th – Low 302, Sydney, NSW

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only 

 April 12th – Flutterbucks, Tyalgum, NSW

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only  

April 13th – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only 

April 20th – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only  

April 27th – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only  

May 3rd – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available at www.famouswillmusic.com | 18+ only 

1. How did you get into music? 

Following in the footsteps of my parents who were full time musicians, I’d sleep side stage as they’d perform.
I began to learn guitar around the age of 8, but never looked at it as a serious option until at 16, I couldn’t put it down & I couldn’t stop singing.
Singing at mates parties led to singing at their parents parties and then onto venues by the time I could get into them at 17.

2. What inspired the song San Francisco? 

At the time I began writing San Fran, I was living in my campervan on the coast of Tasmania, half way through an Australia tour.
There was a lot of time to think & reflect, which can be dangerous. It led me to think about how I’d left my hometown of Semaphore in South Australia & headed to Melbourne to follow the dream of music. The struggle between leaving everything & everyone you know for the pursuit & journey of following a dream is the entire songs basis.

3. Were you happy how it has been received? 

The group & I are surprised by how well the fans have taken to San Fran. A ballad as a single can go either way! In this case, it’s fast turning into one of our singalongs for the crowd. 

4. How does a song start for you? 

Completely by accident, every time. A lyrics or melody will come at me like a bullet, I’ll quickly voice memo it & then it’s all over as quick as it started. The memo will sit there for years generally until the next bolt of lightning strikes & I accidentally write a whole song. 
Apart from that, I grind at writing, everyday. Some songs write themselves, some are written about what’s happening at the time.

5. Where do you get your inspiration from? 

Watch out ex – girlfriends, they’re about you. Even when you think they’re not, they are. 
Apart from that love & love lost, inspiration always comes from experience. Struggle, success, travel, overcoming some obstacle, all those little parts which make up this journey.

6. Has your songwriting changed from when you were starting out? 

Yes. Less teen anger, less country sadness & now, more stories about life. 
Still lots of dominant 7 chords though.

7. What has been the best piece of advice you have given about your music career? 

I have given someone else? Gosh, that’s a tough one. 
I’m honestly all about enjoying it, working hard behind the scenes & not keeping up with the crowd. Oh and definitely, PLANNING.

8. What do you love about your local scene? 

You mean my family? They’re all out for one thing. Good music. Welcome to Melbourne folks.

9. Do you have set theme for your music or does it go with the flow and changes? 

We went into the studio expecting to record a country album & I wrote an Indie Pop one. I strongly believe you just have to follow what direction the songs take you.

10. Do like to write with out inspiration or distractions or do you need a bit of both? Both. 

Sometimes I’ll write songs over 5 years about nothing. Then the next will be finished in 1 day about some serious topic I’ve decided to pursue and obsess about.

11. How important is having a plan in place for your music? 

A plan to keep your goals in mind but is flexible to go with the flow. That’s extremely important. 

12. How important is your brand Famous Will? 

It’s important for people to know that when they come to a Famous Will show, they will be getting 100% of our best everytime. Effort, fun, classic dad jokes, that’s what we’re about. So saying that, yes. People need to believe that when they come to see a band or buy their record, it will be up to a certain standard. 


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