- What was it like performing in Europe and the US?
A lot of fun
- How was the experience of being on late night with Seth Meyers?
Pretty cool, a bit surreal
- I saw your set at Splendour in the Grass this year. How did it feel performing on the amphitheatre at such a huge Australian festival?
I’m in my own zone when I’m playing, and I like when people get into that zone with me. Splendour got into that zone with me. Having your lyrics sung back at you is like the upmost respect. That’s your message to the world being sung by thousands of people all at once.
- Can fans expect any special surprises that you can share in your set for upcoming tour?
I’ve got a few things up my sleeve
- You have had a very busy touring year. Are you looking to take a break over the summer?
I’ve been touring pretty much nonstop for the past 18 months so I’m very keen for some time at home
- What have you got planned for 2018?
Bigger shows, debut album and some time off to rest
- Where do you get the ideas to write the music you write?
Every song is different, it’s mostly just what I’m feeling in the moment, like when I’m jamming or writing down my thoughts
- Who is your biggest inspiration?
I love Erykah Badu, every time I listen to her music I’m like laying out all the instruments in the song, like how I would loop a song
- What are some of your passions outside of music?
Surfing, my dog, skating
- What advice would you give to aspiring music artists?
Work hard and don’t let anyone tell you what music to make or how to make it. Just do you.
After interviewing Tash Sultana, it was time to see her in action at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre theatre.
After touring on a regular basis over the last year and a half, Tash was kicking off another six date tour in Australia including the Spilt Milk Festival.
As she walked onto the stage, she already had a happy smile to meet the crowd. Not before long, we see her amazing talent in being able to play so many instruments such as the guitar, trumpet, mandolin, pan flute, drums, keys, loopers and mixing table. It is something that is mind blowing in my eyes. In the middle of her set, she spoke of her inner turmoil and how people try to bring her down. But has become more defiant and stronger and tells them to F off. After sharing this with crowd, she plays and extended version of Notion which brings emotion to the crowd with tears from some people evident.
The rawness of Tash on stage with her energy and absolute job of playing to crowds is something to see and why she is becoming bigger day by day. This is evident by her playing to 400 people in 2016 and now 2,100 on this night. We think that number will rise in the future especially with bigger concerts planned by Tash.
The two hour concert ended on a high with jungle which was very popular with everyone in the venue.
Tash delivers again. And after this current tour, I believe she deserves a very long well earnt break. 9 out of 10 stars!
Tash Sultana continues her current tour at Spilt Milk Festival this Saturday and then goes on to play at the Horden Pavillion and Margaret Court Arena.
Interview and review by Tony Polese