Three Quick Questions for Maple Glider
Tori Zietsch the singer-songwriter behind Maple Glider asnwered a few quick qs ahead of her show on Sat 1 Oct
Who or what inspired you to get into music?
I became pretty obsessed with music as a young kid. I sang in the school choir from grade 3 and started writing poems and songs when I was 9 or 10. In high school my family shared a little netbook computer. At that time a lot of the music playlisted seemed to be all-male indie rock bands. I’d google different genres of music to find the women who played in those genres. That’s when I first remember listening to Fiona Apple, Joan Baez and Nina Simone. I also riddled the computer with 103 viruses from downloading music on Limewire and was banned from using it for a while (my first lesson in paying for music!).
The first show I bought a ticket to was Sarah Blasko and Jack Ladder at the Starcourt Theatre in my hometown of Lismore, on Bundjalung land. I remember Sarah started playing a solo song and made a mistake and stopped and laughed about it before starting again. It made me feel so connected to her, and I was very inspired by it. I realised I was drawn to the humanness and rawness of watching and performing live music. I often think about that moment when I’m playing music now 🙂
What are you looking forward to about your Sound Doctor gig?
I’ve been conscious of the Sound Doctor gigs for a while now and I’m so stoked I get the opportunity to play one with my beautiful band and Ruby Gill, who I love. I played some of my first gigs as a teenager in halls and I think this may be the first Maple Glider gig we’ll get to play in one. There is something very cosy and warm about sharing music in a hall. It’s one of my favourite settings for music. Also we get to come to Anglesea… hell to the yeah.
What are you listening to now?
I’ve been smashing Marlon William’s new record My Boy. It only came out recently but I think I already know the lyrics to all of the songs. Ruby Gill’s debut album, I’m Gonna Die With This Frown On My Face. Ngaiire 3, Hannah Mckittrick Shells, Phoebe Go, Coco, Karen Dalton, Juan Waters, Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, Big Scary, and the birds in my backyard.