of Los Angeles, working there has been laidback, as collaborators respected his clear vision for a postmodern, minimalist R& B sound.
“I think they have all figured out that I know exactly what I want and I can keep things going and do whatever comes out, wait for the magic rather than trying to force anything. No pressure. Pressure is not a good thing in that setting,” he says.
While his sound may be so hot right now, it is the lyrical yearning that has struck the most resounding chord for fans.
The happily married songwriter says he did remember the sad old days of wanting love.
“That was most of my life, that yearning,” he says. “I never had a girlfriend or was in a relationship before I met my wife Maria, so a lot of that stuff comes through – things I’ve been through or friends have been through.
“I spent a lot of time observing other people’s relationships and when I write, it is always in my head that other people will be listening to it, so I write it for them as well.
“I just want to sing my little heart out. That’s all I really can do. I just want to sing so good that even people who don’t like my songs can at least go ‘ Well, he put his all into it’.” AFTER rocking out at Byron Bay’s Blues Festival earlier this year, popular reggae band Wandering Eyes will hit Townsville on the first leg of their Australian tour.
The band is known for providing upbeat tunes and good vibes through their mixture of funk, reggae and hip hop music.
Frontman and rap artist Mat Marsh said the band’s aim was to share positive messages to audiences through their music.
“It’s very kind of upbeat and happy … we’re trying to create a good environment for people,” Mat said.
Since forming only two years ago the band has found themselves a part of major music festivals across Australia, including Bluesfest, Mission Evolve and Kuranda Roots.
Their ongoing success has instigated the band’s very first album Back in the Bubble released earlier this year.
Mat said the band was already receiving great feedback from the release and was excited to share the new music on their upcoming tour.
“It’s out there, it’s available and it’s already playing on various radio stations,” Mat said.
In celebration of their first album the band is preparing to hit the road for a national tour starting here in North Queensland and travelling down the east coast before finishing in the boys’ hometown of Byron Bay.
Founder and lead vocalist Paolo Noosi said he hoped to take the band into the international music scene after the tour.
“About 18 months ago I went on a solo tour through London and Ireland,” Paolo said.
“We have high intentions of bringing it over there and also to the States.”
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