THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Bryce Wastney

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Bryce Wastney: Dead Man Walking
THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Bryce Wastney

Because Elsewhere will never (knowingly) fib to you, we're going to be straight-up and say . . . Bryce Wastney?

Never 'eard of 'im, mate.

That was until this New Zealand singer-songwriter flicked us an e-mail saying he was touring with Australia's Germein Sisters. And who modestly mentioned some nice comments about himself from New Zealand Musician Magazine and Mike Alexander in the Sunday Star Times.

He was after publicity for them, but also mentioned he had his own album out (Hope Mountain) and . . .

So I sent him the Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire and he passed it on to the Germeins. I had to say "you do it"! The man is far too modest.

Okay, he's their support act but let's support him because he's got a good backstory (here) and he's out on this tour (which has just started, see the poster below)

Let's hear what he he has to say . . .  

The first piece of music which really affected you was ...

Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) at the age of 7.

Your first (possibly embarrassing) role models in music were ...

Olly Ohlson (After School TV show)

Lennon or Jagger, Ramones or Nirvana, Madonna or Gaga, Jacko or Jay-Z?

Lennon / Nirvana / Madonna / Wako Jacko!

If music was denied you, your other career choice would be ...

crop dusting pilot.

The three songs (yours, or by others) you would love everyone to hear are ...

1. Shades Of Blue (my epic piano song) 2. Crossfire by Brandon Flowers 3. Time Time by The Germein Sisters

Any interesting, valuable or just plain strange musical memorabilia at home?

I have one of Tommy Emmanual's guitar picks and it looks like a ninja star! Never used it.

bookcoverThe best book on music or musicians you have read is ...

25 notes by Chad Jeffers (Carrie Underwood / Keith Urban’s touring guitarist)

If you could get on stage with anyone it would be . . . (And you would play?)

Chris Martin (Coldplay) He would have to cut off my hands to stop me playing! And even then I would still try.. (graphic image)

The three films you'd insist anybody watch because they might understand you better are ...

1. Shawshank Redemption 2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 3. Dumb and Dumber

The last CD or vinyl album you bought was ...

Angels & Airwaves - I Empire

(And your most recent downloads include . . .)

Tigertown – Wandering Eyes EP

One song, royalties for life, never have to work again. The song by anyone, yourself included, which wouldn't embarrass you in that case would be ...

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits

The poster, album cover or piece of art could you live with on your bedroom forever would be ...

MUSE the Resistance

CDsYou are allowed just one tattoo, and it is of ...

an ohm symbol.

David Bowie sang, “Five years, that's all we've got . . .” You would spend them where, doing . . .?

Touring and getting kids sponsors for education with World Vision.

And finally, in the nature of press conferences in Japan, “Can you tell me please why this is your best album ever?”

Because it cost me everything and I believe if art doesn’t cost you something significant it's just nice music.

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