Q&A Scene: Melbourne Music Bank Finalists Special ~ Sienna Wild

How did you start out in music?

We all started out at different times but all via the same inspiration I feel. We played with different people when we were really young and then gradually came together through our love of the same music, our friendship and our common ground as people and as musicians. As if we all started at one point of the egg and found our way back to the opposite point of the egg, via different sides.

What, or who, inspires you?

Great music inspires us, both new and old. Old rock n roll continues to inspire us due to how timeless and classic it feels, like an old leather jacket you always come back to .

New music also inspires us as it shows us what new artists are doing and drives us to be better and work harder. Like a new pair of boots that look great, but you have to wear them in.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

I think Sienna Wild is a simple food. Something classic, honest and comforting, that also packs a punch. Think a really great Shepherd’s Pie with fluffy mash potato on top and warm meat, peas and carrots on the inside. Nothing complex, but bloody tasty and gives you everything you need. 

Which song do you wish you wrote?

I wish I wrote My Sherona but The Knack. If you can resist shaking your hips to that song, you need to be examined by medical professionals.

How did you feel when you were announced as a finalist? 

We were really excited and proud. We have kept an eye on this  competition for a while and seen some of the great acts to come through and we are just really pleased we were considered and given such a great opportunity.

In less than five words, convince the readers why they should vote for you. 

Sienna Wild = Rock n Roll

What’s next for you?

We will keep writing new music and gigging all around Melbourne as much as possible. We aim to release new music by the end of the year and tour that around Melbourne and Victoria. We are just going to keep on writing and playing and doing what we love.

 What’s your scene?

Our scene is a dark pub where the beer flows and the black t shirt people roam. Where the speakers are all worn, the guitars are loud and beat never stops. And if you look really close, you can see the ghosts of heroes past nodding in quiet approval.

For more information about the Bank of Melbourne finalists, visit Scene News.

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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.