// Brooke Taylor
Born and raised singer/songwriter Brooke Taylor is 5 foot 2 inches of acoustic, melodic, bluesy grunt. With a voice that can cover country to blues with equal poise and assurance, she writes with a penchant for human vulnerabilities that her audience can empathise and relate to.
Q&A, with Brooke TaylorDefine your genre in five words or less:
Acoustic, Poppy, Bluesy, Grunty, La-la-laHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
Gigging: I’ve been gigging for aboooout…6 years(ish). Writing: Well, I remember writing a song when I was on Grade 3 camp, but if that isn’t considered ‘legit’, then I’d say about 10 years. When I got the guitar the writing came along with it; funnily enough. I don't think it was anything external that first inspired me come to think of it.If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
You can't really go past hanging out at the crossroads with Robert Johnson can you?What are your favourite venues?
I like playing the Chandelier Room in Moorabbin, The Melting Pot's always fun, NSC stage is great...someone's couch...What are your top 5 favourite albums?
Can I say artists instead? Well, I'm gunna. The Black Keys, Jack White, KT Tunstall, The Beatles and Alison Krauss & Union Station. Boom.What is your most memorable gig (playing or watching)?
I lived in Leeds for about a year and a half in 2007. I made a lot of great friends and it was a really tight knit, loving bunch of musos. My last gig there was as the opener for the annual ‘dirty hippie fest’ where everyone was playing; it really warmed my heart.Where do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
I think it’s really inspiring as a writer/performer to create songs that are honest. The audience really connect with you, and I dunno, there’s something really liberating and inspiring about vulnerability and the lack of bullsh*t.