Q&A with singer songwriter Tom Kline

Q&A with singer songwriter, Tom Kline

Tom Kline recently released his debut EP ‘Vintage Loneliness’’ and will embark on a national launch tour. Click here for details.

:: What track changed your life ::
‘Last Goodbye’ by Jeff Buckley.

:: What is your favourite Album ::
“Grace” by Jeff Buckley. It was the soundtrack to my formative years. I recently revisited ‘Automatic for the People’ by REM too. It’d be up there with the best for me.

:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
‘Whitaker’ from Melbourne. They’re about to release their EP ‘Wichita’ and what I’ve heard sounds incredible.

:: Favourite Quote ::
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston Churchill

:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
Coffee, laptop and sleep…but none of them like each other.

:: When you think of Australia, you think ::
We’re insanely lucky.

:: Worst thing to happen to music is ::
Bad people accessing the internet.

:: Best thing about the current music industry ::
Good people accessing the internet!

:: Biggest influence ::
My ridiculous imagination

:: Childhood hero ::
Sam (my older brother)

:: When you were younger you wanted to be ::
Eddie Vedder (but a ninja version)

:: Last album bought ::
‘The Ghosts You Never Catch’ by Eliza Hull

:: First album you ever bought ::
‘Frogstomp’ by Silverchair

:: First concert you went to ::
Pearl Jam at Rod Laver Arena

:: Last concert you went to ::
Washington at Bigsound

:: Favourite current band ::
Bon Iver

:: Favourite drink ::

:: Favourite book ::
‘Scar Tissue’ by Anthony Kiedis

:: Favourite actor ::
Edward Norton

:: Favourite website ::

:: The best boredom buster is ::
Exercise. Playing the piano. Playing the guitar. Playing the fool.

:: The best film you ever saw was ::

:: Your ultimate snack is ::

:: The first thing you do when you wake up is ::
Turn the coffee machine on (My name is Tom and I’m…).

:: Best piece of advice you’ve received ::
“Don’t wait for inspiration, chase it down with a bat!”

:: Your biggest aspirations ::
To play huge sit down theatre shows to really attentive audiences.

:: Best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received ::
A remote control car when I was 10. It was a Porsche 911 and the chicks really dug it.


Click here for Tom Kline – ‘Vintage Loneliness’ EP + Tour dates