Hannah Acfield

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Hannah Acfield


So then, what’s the band name and what you ‘do’ in the band?

Hannah Acfield – singer/songwriter. Sometimes I play with a four piece band but generally I play around solo. Sing, play mean acoustic guitar and write music.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

The Waifs / Eva Cassidy / Missy Higgins

What do you love about making music?

Making music is terribly therapeutic for me but I also love being able to connect with people. It’s fun performing, being able to connect with and have a bit of a laugh with the audience. I feel good when I play music.

What do you hate about the music industry?

Well despite the musician being the most important element of the industry, they still manage to be the bottom of the food chain. Musicians keep the whole industry alive but generally still struggle financially. That’s why it’s extremely important to support independent music.

If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

My grandfather was a professional bass player in the Adelaide Channel 9 live band. He passed away before I really started writing and performing my own music. It would be great to be able to talk and play music with him. He also played with Cat Stevens, Frank Sinatra & Kamal – I’d love to hear some of the stories!

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it and why?

Jeez….probably Keisha. Why would you put a $ sign in your name?? She could also do with some singing lessons….

What can a punter expect from your live show?

A down to earth performance of my acoustic folk/pop songs.

What you got to sell CD-wise?

“Where You Once Lay” is my latest EP released late last year. I also have my first EP “My Tomorrow”

When’s the gig and with who?

The Melting Pot – Songwriter’s in the round. I LOVE the format of the night – 3 songwriters sit in the middle of the room and take a turn playing one of their songs. It’s really fun!

My brother Dan Acfield (Brisbane) is also performing on the night. We grew up singing together and I love performing with him. I know all his dark secrets!

Anything else to add?

Thank you