An Interview with Amy Zaghini

Ellie D Chats with Amy Zaghini

Ellie D Chats with Amy Zaghini

How would you describe your music to the world?

My music is pop with a touch of country. Girly, quirky, nerdy tales told too close to home. Feels like sitting in your car bobbing your head and tapping your toes. Warm and sunny. 

When did you realise your musical potential?

My Nonna (Italian grandmother) realised my musical potential when I was 9 years old. She told my Mum I needed to go to singing lessons. That turned into piano lessons and guitar lessons. Then I became obsessed with songwriting. People always said they enjoyed my songs and I thought "maybe I should keep going with this".

From where do you draw your inspiration to keep creating music?

I think when something significant happens to me it's helpful to put it in to words and music. I'm also always inspired by other musicians. For example when I go to see a musical or a gig I always come home thinking "how cool would a song about that be!" and I just get on my guitar or piano and a melody comes out.

ANY PLANS TO TOUR? RELEASE NEW MUSIC?

I will be doing a few shows across Queensland towards the end of this year which I am really excited about including Cairns and Richmond. I am also releasing three new singles in December which I have been working on this year. They are all quite different - electro pop to a piano ballad - so I'm interested to see what people think.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE REPRESENTING AUSTRALIAN MUSIC?

I think it is an interesting time for Australian music. I am proud to represent Australian music as I think we have a lot to offer and we all need to support each other to make our industry bigger and more competitive. 

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM ACT TO SUPPORT?

I would absolutely love to support Taylor Swift! I am the biggest fan and we write about similar things so I think our audiences are very similar. 

Find Amy Zaghini Online:

iTunes | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram

WHERE DO YOU HOPE TO HEAR YOUR MUSIC OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS?

I hope to be hearing my music on more radio stations around the country! I just attended BIGSOUND in Brisbane and heard all about AMWRAP which is a fantastic opportunity. 

WHICH SINGLE MOMENT WOULD YOU LOOK BACK ON NOW THAT MAKES YOU PROUD?

I was very proud of myself when I released my first independent EP. I remember getting the hard copies delivered to my house. I opened one up and thought "this is MY cd!!" I felt like a Spice Girl. It took a whole year to write, record and package together so I was very pleased I did it all myself.

WHEN DID YOU TAKE YOUR FIRST BIG STEP INTO MUSIC?

After I finished studying event management, music and drama at QUT in Brisbane I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to work in the arts industry but doing what?! After a year of working as Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville (a 9 day classical music festival) I decided to buy some equipment and try doing gigs around town. I really enjoyed it and now it's a huge part of my life.