1. Growing Up
Growing up music was always around us, there were always instruments and records around the house. We all got the opportunity to start performing at local venues in our teens due to having musical parents. This was a great opportunity and a big influence to help us all become musicians.
To list all our influences would be difficult to do because we all come from different musical backgrounds, but a few we have found in common are Neil Young, R.E.M, Fleetwood Mac and Coldplay. The sounds of these artists were a major part of all of our early lives. Many other genres of music inspire all the members of Gogarty such as jazz, blues, folk and rock.
3. Your Band
The members of the band consist of Kate (vocals/guitar), Bucko (electric guitar), Bill (bass) and Joe (drums). Bill and Bucko are brothers and the rest of us met through music. Three of us share a house together, which is a positive creative experience when writing new material.
4. The Music You Make
We are about to release an album which was produced by Benjamin McCarthy (Pete Murray, Kate Miller-Heidke, Thelma Plum) and Sean Carey (Thirsty Merc, The Saints). It was recorded at The Vault and Trackdown Studios late last year and early this year. Our first single ‘Don’t You Ever’ is now available from iTunes. The album is due to be released later this year.
5. Music, Right Here, Right Now
Music right here, right now is, in our opinion, one of the most exciting forms of art, there are so many possibilities now that the world is connected more than ever, making it possible for people to have their voices heard. In regards to the live music scene in Sydney there are many acts that can be checked out around the city and inner western suburbs but the only criticism is that we feel that it lacks a main hub, where there is a thriving musical scene in any genre.
Gogarty plays Lizottes, Dee Why on Wednesday June 12 and Brighton Up Bar on Thursday June 13.