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Daryl Braithwaite talks with Two Flat Whites!

One of the legends of Australian rock is back! Klaus from Two Flat Whites recently had a chat to Daryl to talk about the music industry & his new acoustic album. Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian icon. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the former Aussie band ‘Sherbet’. Daryl has also sustained a successful solo career, placing 15 singles in the Australian top 40, including the number one hits ‘You’re My World’ & ‘The Horses’.

What challenges are there being a solo artist?

All the usual demands that you would like to think just happen but don’t and being in some ways alone…but not lonely.

Name a musician or band, past or present, which you enjoy and think more people should be listening to?

Sneaky Sound System and Green Day.

What aspect of making music excites you the most right now?

The live aspect has so much appeal as it is instant.

When was the last time you wrote a song? Where did you write it?

5 years back, started it in Longreach QLD

What do you think of the “idol” phenomenon?

It’s a daunting prospect for the participants as they go directly to ‘go’ and possibly miss out on all the GOOD/BAD stuff, which is called experience.

As a musician, are you happy now that there is no smoking in pubs?

I prefer it most definitely yet, it’s sought of weird to see how it upsets two members in my band.

We hear you have an acoustic record coming out; can you tell us a bit about it?

Yes, it’s due for release in mid September. David Campbell and Dale Kruse are playing acoustic guitar and grand piano respectively, it will have 12 tracks, taken from when Dale and I use to play at the Lemon Tree Hotel in Carlton, Melbourne. Also, the early Sherbet period and my solo songs.

Why did you decide after all these years to do an acoustic record?

Ummm… Firstly to have my association with Dale Kruse {1987} and later with David Campbell documented for historic reasons and then to also enable me to play at the Day on the Green gigs!

Will you be touring nationally once the record is released?

Yes, ideally it will be limited to a couple of gigs per state.

Finally, if you could invite any 3 people to dinner (dead or alive) who would they be?

Aung San Suu Kyi
Osama bin Laden
Barack Obama

This interview has been dedicated to our good friend Kathy. We hope you enjoy it!

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  • Kathy says:

    Dear boys,
    Wow good work, thanks for the interview! It’s always good to get more information on a “secret crush!” :) Hope you put in a good word for me. Wouldn’t have guessed he’s a Sneaky Sound System fan. . .

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  • Sam says:

    Bravo !
    Yes Kathy, definitely wouldn’t have picked Daryl as a Sneaky Sound System fan or Green Day fan for that matter. Does this mean, Kathy, that Daryls appeal has just grown exponentially for you ? I guess that means we are going to see him at the Vanguard !

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