// Josh Forner
ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR
- Gabriel Lynch - "Dependent State" EP Launch at The Toff in Town - COMEDY - Xavier Toby: White Trash - Review: Rick Price @ Onyx Bar - Facebook: The Word on Sponsored Posts - Seven Deadly Sins of Social Media - REVIEW - Texture Like Sun at The Workers Club - REVIEW - Catch Release: Asleep is a Friend of Mine - REVIEW: Simon Wright Band - The Ugly Truth About Downloads - Livestock: 31st May
Josh Forner is a 24 year old songwriter and Music Business graduate from Melbourne, Australia. His songwriting reflects struggles, heartache, love, beauty and the wonderful (and sometimes not so) world in which we live. He draws influences from The Eels, Crowded House, Dave Matthews Band and Jackson Browne - just to name a few.
Q&A, with Josh N FornerDefine your genre in five words or less:
Folk, pop, blues, roots, adult contemporaryHow long have you been writing and playing music? Was there a song or moment that first inspired you?
5 years now. I was inspired when I first enrolled in the Music Business course at NMIT Fairfield; being amongst other performers and knowing I had all these songs that were just... words - I wanted to get them out there, so I picked up the guitar one day and started putting music to them. Never looked back!What are your favourite venues?
The Evelyn Hotel has one of the best sound systems in Melbourne; I've not yet played there but seen some amazing shows and even put on some good shows there. For the intimate settings, I'm a big fan of The Edinburgh Castle and Bella Union is becoming a new jewel in Melbourne's music scene.What are your top 5 favourite albums?
Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk, Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen, Eels - Hombre Lobo, Any of Otis Redding's albumsWhere do you usually draw inspiration from as a writer? Do you have a process? eg music first, lyrics first etc
Writing to me is very personal, but words are everything - it's what makes us human, it's what allows us to communicate and to even be inspired. Most things are derived from personal thoughts, memorable moments, sights, sounds - all those things. The words generally come first for me. I still have over 250 songs that don't have any music to them... One day.