Hi Poison Oak, and welcome to LiveTrigger Magazine! Let’s start by introducing your project: what does make it unique, and where is it based?
Hey, we’re a band called Poison Oak, based in North Queensland, Australia.
I’m not really sure what makes us unique…
I guess you would have to ask our listeners that.
We mainly just set out to write and enjoy playing music.
How was your 2021 so far?
2021 was pretty good for us, we spent a lot of time writing and working on new material.
Up in North Queensland, Australia we weren’t affected much by Covid-19, so we were able to get together and continue to work on songs.
Where do you get inspiration, and how do you create your music?
Just living and experiencing life is the best inspiration for writing music.
We create it in many varieties of ways, sometimes one of us will bring an idea to the band.
Or I may have an already pre-written song and bring it to the band, and everyone adds their idea’s in.
What’s the most exciting thing that happened to you recently?
We played our first live show for 2021, which was pretty awesome.
Who are your favorite artists in your local scene?
Leanne Tennant, of whom lives in Cairns North of our town, Townsville.
There are a lot of young bands kicking around Townsville too, of whom are starting to develop a good sound.
How did they influence your style & sound?
Our sound is quite different from hers, and couldn’t really say she has influenced it.
I guess our main musical influences from Australia are Violent Soho, The Whitlams and Powderfinger
What’s the best live music show you’ve seen recently?
I saw a cool local band called Miraki at the end of last year. It was a pretty good show.
What is your best and your worst memory on the road?
Worst Memory: Getting kicked out of green room in Sydney, because someone borrowed my wristband.
Best Memory: Playing Valley Fiesta in Brisbane.
What do you think about Livetrigger?
I just checked it now, but it seems like pretty cool magazines supporting emerging artists!
How can our readers follow you on social media?