Soulful Conversations with Ash Grunwald

Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire - Vocal technique and the art of allowing

April 14, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Soulful Conversations with Ash Grunwald
Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire - Vocal technique and the art of allowing
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Soulful Conversations with Ash Grunwald
Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire - Vocal technique and the art of allowing
Apr 14, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Ash Grunwald and Harry James Angus
Interview with Harry James Angus
Show Notes

I’m lucky enough to call Mr Harry James Angus a really good friend, he’s the twin front man of The Cat Empire and a phenomenal solo artist as well. He has done so many amazing things in music and we are so lucky to have him on the show today. Harry really opens up and shares some of his struggles with being in a very popular ‘party band’ where you are expected to ‘put on a show’. He gives us real insight into what that’s really like as well as so much more. 

Here's what we chatted about: 

  • Living in the Northern Rivers and having a place to come home to
  • We go into detail about the role of practice as a musician 
  • Vocal technique and the art of allowing things to flow 
  • Is there another road and a deeper way to find self expression
  • Confidence on stage as a performer vs a truthful performance 
  • What success means to Harry
  • Writing, mixing and cannibalising songs 
  • Relying on old tricks and learning how to get out of your own way 

Some of our favourite quotes from this episode. 

“For me, practice the last few years has been all inclusive” its’ been sitting down at the piano, singing and working on my attitude in others things as well” 

“You think you have to try so hard to make the music happen and really the deepest and most powerful music is actually effortless” ….and all your effort is just a blockage getting in the way of a river of music that is always way”

“I just feel like we are crying out for performers who can find the ‘still small voice“

“I’ve gotten to this place where I’m unravelled and I’ve got to build myself back up again into something different and even stronger” 


Links

Harry James Angus New Album - Struggle with Glory
https://www.harryjamesangus.com.au/strugglewithglory

The Cat Empire
https://thecatempire.com/

The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds
https://open.spotify.com/album/5rBBzpcqb4eyNRKbqHOQev

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Ash Grunwald Website/Show Dates
https://www.ashgrunwald.com/

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https://earthbottles.com.au/

Listen to Ash's album 'NOW' here
NOW by Ash Grunwald

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