A Session With Seja - Recording Artist, Tour Manager

Seja agreed to come and be interviewed just a couple of days after her return flight home from New York where she had been writing songs as part of her Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship prize. She shook off her crazy jetlag and sat with us to talk about no less than 6 course topics. Seja is undoubtedly one of the nicest people you'll meet in music, and has travelled extensively internationally as well as across Australia throughout her music career, so she has a huge amount of experience and advice to share with the music community. 

Since 1998 Seja Vogel has been an integral member of Brisbane synth-punk trio Sekiden, who have released two albums and two EPs. Sekiden’s high-energy live performances have reverberated worldwide, with extensive touring throughout Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. 2007 saw Seja join iconic genre-mashers Regurgitator. To date Seja has travelled with the band throughout Australia and on numerous overseas jaunts to Japan, China, Europe and Brazil. An artist constantly wanting to push her own creative boundaries, Seja has also lent her keyboarding and singing skills to touring buddies such as SPOD and David McCormack.In 2010 Seja created a new batch of solo pieces under her own name for her album We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares. Seja’s solo output is a synthesis of her musical lineage to date, with future-pop production and blissful vocal harmonies. Off the back of a couple of years touring with her own band, playing support slots for Warpaint, Goldfrapp and Sarah Blasko, Seja has found the time to write and record a second volume of sweetly synthesised soundscapes entitled All Our Wires. The album was released on June 21 2013 and sees the likes of Robert Forster of Australian legends the Go-Betweens, Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely contributing vocals, guitars and bass, along with some arrangement from Wally De Backer. As such, Seja’s second record contrasts her debut with an increased focus on acoustic instrumentation and overlaying refined vocal harmonies and trademark 80’s synth sounds. Seja was also the winner of the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship in 2013, and spent two months writing songs for her third album in New York.

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