shining! We caught up with GG Davies to chat with the bluesman himself:
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Blues...my music is a cross between Ritchie Havens and Tom Waits...it has a spiritual feel...i am greatly influenced by gospel and spiritual blues...it is a deep rich sound ...am very passionate being and my music relates this...Blues is the healer
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My real name is gary george davies but since my fathers passing some tweny odd years ago i took his name which is George...i was given the name ggdavies by a close friend of mine Terry Doyle wen we used to play together...and it just stuck
What Are or Have been Your Musical Influences?
Ritchie Havens...Tom Waits...Archie Roach...Joe Cocker...Johnny Cash
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Nothing at the moment hope to get back in the studio by 2019...have a lot of collaboration with lots of local artists in FNQ
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Just to keep perservering to get my music heard...i am independent artist so it is hard for me to get my music heard...i am open to any festivals...and want to get back into the studio to do another album...i like to use classic Blues and mix it up with some originals...am open to collaboration
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Do not go gentle...it was taken from Dylan Thomas poem and it has deep feelings for me just the darkness of the song and the depth and ongoing feelings it brings listening to it...knowing the amount of work was put into production
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
I guess my age...i am 65 yrs old now...even though i have a young spirit...i find it had to get gigs because of my age...but hey then i look at people like John Lee Hooker and i know that this is wat i want to do til my grave
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I usually find a verse and then build on it from there...like my latest song is averse from Rumi the ancient poet...beyond ideas of right and wrong...there is a field and i will meet u there...also another song deeply important to me was one i wrote for my wife who is currently in Philippines and i am trying to get her here is by the grace of God...these songs i write have deep meaning to me and are my solace
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It makes it so easy to get ur music heard...living in Australia u dont have so many open doors...but with social media it makes it much easier
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Tom Waits ...Downtown Girl...
Doyle Bramhall 2...In my time of Dying
Tom Jones and Seasick Steve...U gotta move...
Van Morrison and Tom Jones..sometimes we cry...
Ry Cooder and terry Evans...down in Mississippi
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I did 20 years army
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Never give up...no matter wat people say just believe in urself and ur music...Blues is the healer
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would try and get more genuine people interested in the music industry...doesnt matter how much money u got the music comes from the heart it is a natural born gift u cant teach it u cant buy it...too many are just worried about the dollar sign...this is why i consider myself to be a black sheep...i cant stand people who blow there own trumpet...look at me...look at me syndrome...just get down and do ur music ...this is wat i admire someone whose genuine about their music and the source...
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I found it hard to write originals in the beginning...my writing skills are limited this is why i chose the blues...easy lyrics...i try and get a strong word and work around it...but now i can do a show with just originals so it sits much more easier with me now...i like to mix it up with both classic Blues and originals
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Blues is the Healer...
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