April 17, 2015
theaussieword.com catches up with Jon O’Neill (frontman of Forest Falls)
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
I wasn’t always a Melbourne-ite. I grew up in the Perth hills, comparable to the Dandenong ranges in Victoria. There wasn't much to do besides head down to Middy-G (Midland Gate shopping centre) and catch a movie at the cinemas. When I wasn't hanging with my friends I was walking through John Forrest National Park getting lost in my head and my music. Mum had a great record collection; I was listening to bands like The Cowsills, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Mamas and the Papas, and the Travelling Wilburys. Everything in that lists instilled in me a passion for big, bold vocal harmonies.
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What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin? It all began when I was about 9 years old. I was mucking around on my mum’s guitar. Having always loved reading and writing stories I guess it was natural to start adding melody to the words in my head. I learnta few chords and began composing songs in my bedroom. I participated in a local rock music workshop that ran for a week over summer. We were all organised into bands and under the guidance of local music tutors rehearsed up a couple of songs for a public concert atthe end of the week. The first year I did it I think we played Smoke On The Water and Californication…such rockstar nine year olds. I guess.
April 14, 2015
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