Hanging out with… BUMPY


How did you get on this path called music? Music has always been a big part of my family time – we’d pull the guitar out and have a jam at every occasion. The more I listened, composed and performed, the further I went down this magic rabbit hole. What can we expect from a BUMPY show? I really enjoy changing my ensemble to suit the gig. Whether I perform solo, in a trio, with backing vocals or in a full band, you can always expect my family to take up a third of the venue and sneak into the green room to hang. How do you look after your voice?

I overworked my voice at uni and had to rest it for quite a while, so I quickly learnt that you have to listen to your body. The voice isn’t something external – you can’t just buy some new strings or get it serviced. I don’t push it when it’s tired, I avoid talking over the music in the venue before the gig and I always warm up! What do you do when you’re not making music? I work part-time in cultural safety, attempt multiple DIY projects, spend eight hours cooking one meal and have silly times with silly people. Any fun facts about yourself? When I was little, I was constantly running into everything: ironing boards, car mirrors, tables, doors. That’s actually where the name BUMPY came from. What makes you feel powerful? Sharing my vulnerabil­ities through music has allowed me to nurture feelings that can sometimes swallow me whole. I think it’s incredibly powerful to connect with others in this space – performing feels like you can communicat­e anything and influence how the audience feels. Who would you most like to collaborat­e with? At the top of my list are queen Erykah Badu and Sampa the Great. Favourite dad joke? What do you call a donkey with three legs? Wonky.

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