BRYAN ESTEPA

Absolute Power Pop writes:  … Every Little Thing is … : fine melodic pop/rock that owes as much to power pop as it does to Brian Wilson-styled California pop and roots rock/Americana.

Sweet Sweet Music had a nice little chat with this Australian singer – songwriter.
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What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?

Watching the songs take a life of its own once all the musicians involved started to add their playing and personality to it. It was beautiful to watch. And recording near the beach (Bondi Beach) with a recording studio with ample natural sunlight was a definite positive!

If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?

That’s a tough question to answer as each of my songs and albums are a snapshot of me as a person, at the time that the song and album was being created. If we were to look at my new album I’d say ‘Think of You” and ‘Don’t hurry baby’.

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?  

The music industry changing and evolving is a given. It has to. For me it meant trying my darnest to stay on top of all the changes such as the digital age of music, whilst still not losing focus to why I write songs and love music so much. All the bullshit that comes with being a musician is often cancelled out by that one great song, melody, album from your fave artist or a great gig you just played. Technology can never take that pure musical joy away.

Who is the best musician in the world nobody has heard of yet?

There guys in my band, The Tempe Two. Dave Keys (Bass) and Russell Crawford (Drums). I am as biased as you can get but their playing speaks for itself. Tremendous musicians.

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mix tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

Take a chance on me – ABBA
More than a woman – Bee Gees
Let’s get married – Jagged Edge
7 Days – Craig David

Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles

Your music has been described as laidback pop, yacht rock, singer songwriter. What do you think? Where does inspiration come from? 

I’m a singer-songwriter. That’s the best label anybody can give me. My inspiration comes from my own life and whats happening to my friends and people I meet along the way.

What’s up for the next couple of months?

Lots more shows. Gotta play as much as I can so I can increase the shelf life of ‘Every Little Thing’ just that little bit more. And it’s bloody good fun.

Check Bryan’s website for updates

 

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