How did you come to be a busker in the street?
I was a hair dresser in Sydney for a long time after I moved back to Australia from the states. I left my mum, brother and step-dad and came back to Australia. Essentially, I came back to pursue music and to be myself. I met a guitar player, Jack Sheppard, and it was because of him that I quit my hairdressing job and started drumming. The first time I ever busked was with Jack and I played on a little bucket and just tapped on it and on the ground… I made $30. But it was that $30 that made me realise I could do this for a living.
Do you enjoy busking?
I fucking love it. It’s such a rush. At the end of the day, after playing 4-5 sets, it’s so good to go home and know that 1 – You’ve made money 2 – You’ve played some good music and 3 – that you’ve left people wanting more and with a great show.
What’s your biggest regret?
Not getting out of home sooner. Not leaving Michigan sooner, not that I don’t love my mum, I love my mum, I just would have stood up for myself when I was younger.