Singer, Songwriter and all round nice guy Robbie Miller sat down with us to chat about his new E.P due for release in early October, his involvement in Indigenous Mentoring Programs and who he would love to go on a road trip with. You can catch him on his National tour with Mike Waters kicking off in early October
How has your BIGSOUND been so far?
It has been pretty cruisey actually, I only live about an 8 minute drive away so I've been able to duck home and sleep in the sun for a bit
Is this your first BIGSOUND?
Yeah my first time playing here, I've been four times to all the venues for the live shows and conferences but yeah this is my first time playing.
You had two shows in one night, pretty busy time for you?
Yeah, it's actually been a super busy period for me, with BIGSOUND, my E.P coming out in October and finalising everything that comes after that.
In your sets will you be playing new material off the unreleased E.P or a few older tracks?
I guess it is new material, but for me it feels like old material because I've been working on it for quite some time, so yeah a bit of both.
What was the first record that you bought?
Powderfinger Odyssey Number 5, that was a pretty important record for me back in the 2000's
Choose 4 people you'd want to go on a road trip with?
Cat Stevens, play some pretty big festivals with him, Bernard Fanning, I've met him before and he's a super nice guy he loves cricket and so do I so plenty of pit stops playing cricket on the road, my best friend Nathan Morrison, who is also an artist that loves cricket and golf and I guess for the last spot I'm going to leave vacant for anyone we pick up on the way.
What's the memorable gig that you've played?
Ah, probably when I won the 2013 Triple J Unearthed comp, I flew up to Darwin, I had only played 2 or 3 live shows up until that point and that was when I thought yeah people actually really enjoy my music when I played that show. There were 2,500 - 3,000 people, it was the biggest crowd I had ever played.
What is your ultimate breakfast feed?
Ah I love breakfast, gotta be a ham and cheese croissant, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms, its pretty much my breakfast every weekend.
And you're a part of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, that must be pretty rewarding thing being a part of that?
Yeah, I guess anytime you work with kids on their development it's always rewarding, it is tough as kids can be at times, The the whole idea is the transition through from High School to University which I was lucky enough to do so it's just about being a positive role model and sharing your experiences, I've been doing this since 2011 and sharing some guidance, as we've all been through high school and know what it's like.