Interview With Poison Oak

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?
… Well I would say back in high school, friends, hanging out and listening to music. All were influencing in deciding to play music.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?
I guess recording and writing music really, has been the most satisfying part so far. It’s always great to see the idea you originally started with turn into something else and bigger than it initially was.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?
For the band, it would be indie rock, punk rock… I guess. It is always changing however, so I find it pretty hard to sum it up in a few words.

What is your creative process like?
There is no set process, I might come with an Idea and bring it to the band or Ray may come up with an Idea and bring it in. Or, we might come up with something during a jam. So there all kind of influences to the creative process.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
More royalties for songs plays, you lose a fair amount of money when initially start playing music and you wish to promote it. You have to slog it out for a while even to break even

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?
Have little expectations and have fun.

What has been the best performance of your career so far?
I played Valley Fiesta in Brisbane around 2013, it was a packed house and an awesome show.

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?
Teaching… because that is what I am still doing. I don’t ever see myself doing music as a sole occupation, I kind of find it fulfilling to have a full time job as well.

What is new with the band, at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?
We have just recently released our single “Sarah” from our upcoming EP “1996”. The EP is out on the 19th of March, so we are looking forward to sharing that with the world.

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