Q&A Scene: Harrison

Photo by Mary Boukouvalas
Photo by Mary Boukouvalas


Tell us about your latest album/ tour?

Wounded Fool single release – VIC tour 



What’s your favourite work at this point in time? (your own or your group’s work) 

The music video for my first single – Be Free. Last year we raised $6000 through Pozible to record the EP… as part of the campaign I promised to cut off my hair (I hadn’t had a haircut in 7 years) if we raised the money. We did the haircut live at a gig at The Workers Club in Melbourne and turned the event into the music video for Be Free. 

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote. 

We played a gig up in Wagga Wagga at the Thirsty Crow Brewery earlier this year… gig went well, we were well fed and beers were flowing… the night ended with the owner showing us where we could pour our own beers and he left us to our own devices, it wasn’t a quiet night. A little blurry headed we were about an hour out of Wagga on the way back home when someone mentioned the van felt a little empty… double basses aren’t small but somehow Kenny had forgotten to pack it when we left… added an extra 2 hours to the trip home and Kenny was late to an orchestral performance at the Sydney Myer Music Bowl that night. It’.s a running gag to make sure the bass is with us when ever we’re packing down and bumping out.

What, or who, inspires you?

Good conversation, Captain Planet, Ben Harper, Jose Gonzales, Newton Faulkner, John Butler, Xavier Rudd.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

99 Luftballons 

What’s next for you?

I will be releasing the EP next year in March/April with a capital cities tour. Keen to get to a few places we haven’t played before.

What’s your scene?

Good friends, good food and good music.

Harrison is an up and coming folk singer/songwriter based in Melbourne.

“Harrison, a rich slice of acoustic folk” Tonedeaf.com.au 

After honing his skills in the alleyway bars of Berlin, Harrison is making inroads back home and is poised to launch a promising career. He has shared the stage with Clare Bowdtich, played numerous local and interstate folk festivals and is a regular on the Melbourne music scene. Harrison is set to release the 2nd single from his highly anticipated debut EP, recorded with Australian great Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch, Flyying Colours). Harrison has surrounded himself with a troop of very talented muso’s who enrich his authentic sound, with touches of chamber, blues and rock, combined with his surging vocals and honest lyrics, Harrison will take you on a journey of soul searching and joy making.

Harrison is a promising and engaging contemporary folk singer/songwriter; he has shared the stage with Clare Bowditch and is currently touring the 2nd single from his highly anticipated debut EP.

Catch Harrison live:

The Trumpet Bar, Phillip Island – Saturday 2nd December
The Taproom, Castlemaine – Friday 8th December

About Mary Boukouvalas 1614 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.