Q&A with Robert Forster

Robert Forster
Photo © 2008 Stephen Booth

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?

Crisp and confident and wise.

 

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?

Beautiful minimal art.

 

Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?

Boy With A Pipe – Pablo Picasso.

 

What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?

Barcelona May 4, 2013.

 

What inspires/influences your music the most?

Melodies I make on the guitar.

 

What song do you wish you wrote?

Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Paul Simon.

 

What part of making music excites you the most?

The writing of a song.

 

What can a punter expect from your live show?

I don’t play to ‘punters’, they’re at the racetrack. I play to people.

 

Tell us about the last song you wrote.

It is called ‘Life Has Turned A Page’, and it is about the passing of time, and its effects on a family.

 

What is most exciting thing happening now in the Melbourne Music scene?

Guy Blackman’s vision and enthusiasm.

 

Robert Forster will be performing along with two members of the John Steel Singers at Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden on Friday 12 July. Book tickets now. 

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