In these short interviews I ask musicians and composers, from various backgrounds, the same three simple questions about music.
- Why do you have music in your life?
- How do you make music?
- What excites you musically right now?
I will be presenting these once a week over the next few months with local, national and international musicians and composers.
In this episode I’m talking to Georgia Mooney,one of Australia’s foremost singer-songwriters.
As one quarter of ARIA winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, she has circumnavigated the globe multiple times over, captivating the masses and penning songs and stories from every corner. The Exes have received critical acclaim from all directions, picking up a slew of musical trophies, including both the 2017 ARIA and AIR Awards for Blues & Roots Album of the Year as well as two consecutive National Live Music Awards for Folk Act of the Year.
In her own right, Georgia is a remarkable solo artist. Her music brings an old-world timelessness to the modern day. Her voice is at once bold and fragile and her melodies, surprising and transcendent. But Georgia Mooney is a performer constantly adding strings to her bow. Her career in entertainment now extends to include filling in as host of Mornings on ABC Double J Radio, podcasting, storytelling and curation.
SUPERGROUP combines all of these interests and adds dazzling host to the list. SUPERGROUP is the brainchild of Georgia and debuted in April 2019 as part of Giant Dwarf‘s Artist in Residence Program. The now monthly series at Giant Dwarf theatre brings together Australia’s favourite songwriters for a night of one-off collaboration and whimsical chitchat. With Georgia as host, SUPERGROUP is an original, intimate, experimental and heartfelt musical experience that fosters and showcases Australian songwriting and connects the people who write songs with the people who love them. The series has featured such iconic Australian talent as Tim Minchin, Tim Rogers, Montaigne, Paul McDermott, Bob Evans, Dan Kelly, Urthboy, Davey Lane, Olympia, Sally Seltmann, Fanny Lumsden, Lisa Mitchell, Phil Jamieson and many more.
Having performed or collaborated with such diverse artists as Midnight Oil, Backstreet Boys, Kesha, Passenger, Kate Miller-Heidke, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Matt Corby, Boy & Bear, Colin Hay, Tim Rogers, Katie Noonan, Megan Washington, Tripod, Tim Freedman, Urthboy and many more, Georgia continues to have a remarkable musical career with plenty more in the pipeline.