Q. What’s your link to Townsville?
I grew up and went to school in Townsville and made the difficult decision to move south in 2009. I have fond memories of the many camping trips and adventures exploring the beaches, creeks and National Parks. I still have family and lifelong friends living there.
Where are you now?
Living on the Sunshine Coast off-grid on a beautiful property in the Noosa Hinterland with my partner and collaborator Stephan Beattie, who I met in Townsville. I play a 36-string electric harp and sing with my band The Moonsets (formerly the Flumes). When I’m not performing I’m a presenter for a live bee show looking at the life of the honey bee and the inner workings of the hive.
What project are you currently working on?
The Moonsets are working on a new record to be released later this year. We’re recording it in our 100 per cent off-grid, solar-powered studio.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
Townsville is a great nurturing ground for artists. When the band first started performing we received a lot of support from the community, including Palm Creek Festival. I also draw a lot of inspiration from our natural world and North Queensland has no shortage of beautiful places to inspire.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
I love coming home to visit my family and reconnect with the Townsville crew. I recently came up to perform at Palm Creek Festival, which is always fun and where we first started performing 10 years ago.