Avaberee’s Savvy Seven

Avaberée’s fresh performance, layering lush impeccable harmonies over beats and minimal synths, are the defining tools used to mesmerise and take their audience into the higher orders of listening pleasure. The three skilful songstresses; Genevieve, Aimee and Irena hail from Brisbane and celebrate the next generation of upcoming Australian female talent.

Their catchy and clever tunes have seen the trio tour twice with Matt Corby, as well as support and share the bill with some of Australia’s freshest musical faces, including Emma Louise, The Trouble With Templeton, Cub Sport, Patrick James, Stu Larsen, Jack Carty, even visiting Brits Will And The People.

2014 saw the girls travel to Los Angeles, where they lived for a month and spent time writing and recording with Producer Tommy English – known for his recent work with Ladyhawke and engineering work for John Feldmann. On their return home, Ava showcased their newest catalogue to the Australian music biz at Bigsound 2014. With their forthcoming EP due out April 2015, Avaberee took some time out to share their thoughts on the Australian music industry and offer up some advice.

1. The best live music venues in Brisbane are…

Black Bear Lodge because it’s small / intimate and feels like home.

The Triffid because it’s the newest addition to the Brisbane music scene but it’s already hosting incredible live acts.. combination of great sound / size / and cool atmosphere.

The Tivoli because it’s timeless, so many amazing artists have graced that stage. It’s our goal to play a show there one day.

2. The music scene in Brisbane is…

Kind of Incest-ual. Everyone plays in everyone’s bands. It’s a cool little hub and there is a nice sense of support and community about it. It’s growing every day and it’s great seeing Brissy bands doing well not only in Australia but internationally too.

3. My top tip for artists who self-manage is…

Build a solid team around you, set goals and have a clear vision of where you want to be in 3- 5 years from now.
Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice when you need it.

4. In my opinion, the most important issue facing the music industry is…

“Spending $5000 on gear, to put in a $500 car to drive 100 miles to a $50 paid gig” – We read this somewhere the other day, and think it pretty much sums up the money struggle in the industry well. A lot of independent artists are doing it too tough right now trying to manage touring and having money to buy things like food. Also, digital downloads / free streaming. There’s a fine line between wanting your music to be heard by the masses and being able to make a living from your songs.

5. When on the road, my favourite pit stops are…

We love a good bakery stop or a coffee house. It’s cool to stop by The Big Banana in Coffs for a smoothie if you’re doing the East Coast thing.

6. My biggest career mistake has been…

Agreeing to be featured on “The Shak” circa 09’. Not kidding.

7. My best advice for emerging artists is…

Keep on chuggin’. Write as much music as you can. Find a sound that you love. Set new goals every year. Don’t eat yellow snow.

To learn more about these talented ladies, you can follow Avaberee on Facebook, Youtube, Triple J Unearthed and Soundcloud. Take your pick!

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