60 Seconds With… Traveller & Fortune

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60 Seconds With… Traveller & Fortune


Define your genre in five words or less:

Bittersweet, moody and sometimes uplifting!


What can a punter expect from your live show?

Lots of ups and downs. We play a few quite stripped back acoustic songs as well as some more upbeat ones. Most of us switch around our instruments a fair bit, which we find fun there’s always guitars, banjos, ukes, saxes and whatever else we find along the way. Everyone likes to sing so we all get a voice in there somewhere, for better of worse!


What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

On this occasion we’ll be plugging our new EP I Am Only Snow. We’ve been sitting on it for a while and can’t wait to set it on its way.


What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

Play plenty of shows and then play some more. This is certainly something we’ve been trying to do over the last year, and it seems like it is paying off. It’s quite often a fair bit of work and travelling but we love it, so it’s all good.


When are you releasing your EP?

We’ll be launching I Am Only Snow at The Grace Darling in Melbourne on Friday January 31.


What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?

Performing music is pretty damn fun. It’s hard to not feel pretty happy when you’re able to cruise around and play shows from city to city.


What part of making music excites you the most?

Personally, I find the process of tracking songs for the time very exciting – you never quite know when will happen and you’re almost always surprised. That and also when unexpected opportunities fall onto you, that’s great and very satisfying.


What’s the strangest place you’ve ever played a gig, or made a recording?

We once played a full blown show on the roof of a hostel in Toronto at night which was both awesome and terrifying. It was such a cool spot to play because we had the night time city skyline all around us, but it was also blazingly cold. Cold enough to thoroughly warp the neck of my guitar such the strings were flicking out of the nut.


Anything else to add?

Love to see you at one of the shows, and check out travellerandfortune.com for more information.