Q&A with Emma Dean – Emma & The Hungry Truth

Brisbane based six-piece Emma & The Hungry Truth can best be described as a combination of theatrical pop, tribal beats, soaring vocals and break-your-heart lyrics. With the launch of their debut EP “Feast” singer/songwriter Emma Dean took time out to answer a few questions for LifeMusicMedia.com

:: What track changed your life ::

“Last Goodbye” – Jeff Buckley

:: What is your favourite Album ::

“Under The Pink” – Tori Amos

:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::

Fronz Arp – amazing Brisbane-based, self-produced, DIY singer-songwriter!

:: Favourite Quote ::

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
-Marianne Williamson

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::

Vegan snacks.

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::


:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::

A general lack of risk within the industry…

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::

The DIY factor – artists thinking outside the box about ways to produce exciting music and live shows on a budget!

:: Biggest influence ::

Kate Bush, Queen, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos

:: Childhood hero ::

Captain Planet.

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::

A ballerina.

:: Last album bought ::

Real Life – Joan As Police Woman

:: First album you ever bought ::

First Tape: Joyride – Roxette
First CD: In Deep – Tina Arena

:: First concert you went to ::


:: Last concert you went to ::

Sammy J and Randy

:: Favourite current band ::

Kishi Bashi

:: Favourite drink ::

Cold Days: Pinot Noir
Hot Days: Gin and Tonic

:: Favourite book ::

Letters To A Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke

:: Favourite actor ::

Helena Bonham Carter

:: Favourite website ::


:: The best boredom buster is ::

Going on a run!

:: The best film you ever saw was ::

Edward Scissor Hands or almost anything directed by Tim Burton or Wes Anderson.

:: Your ultimate snack is ::

Peanut butter and banana on rice cakes. Divine

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::

Check my phone then put on the kettle and get some coffee into me!

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::

Hold on tightly, let go lightly.

:: Your biggest aspirations ::

Touring the world with my band and running community choirs in different areas, spreading the joy of music and singing to as many people as possible.

:: Best gift you’ve ever given/received ::

A giant silver box full of letters that friends, family and fans had written to me about my music and how it had influenced them in their lives. Incredibly humbling and moving. I’ll never forget it. (Thanks Thembi)

Emma & The Hungry Truth are playing at The Old Museum, Brisbane on November 1, 2014

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