An Interview with Hannah Schmidli

 Ellie D Chats with Hannah Schmidli

Ellie D Chats with Hannah Schmidli

Where did your musical journey begin?

I've been interested in music my whole life given the fact I grew up with a very musical family, but music really became a passion when I was in primary school. I picked up a ukulele and started writing my own material. By the time high school rolled around, I was introduced to lots of new experiences and life lessons that actually helped with my song writing. I jumped at an opportunity to perform and from there it's only got better.

What do you hope to achieve through your music?

My number one goal is to put my ideas and stories out into the open so that people can relate to the lyrics and be inspired. I hope that people can learn from my experiences and just enjoy a different style of music.

Which music artists have influenced your musical style?

I'm influenced by artists who use strong harmonies like young, local artists such as Charm of Finches and more established bands such as First Aid Kit.

What’s your proudest career moment to date?

My proudest career moment would definitely be when I released my début album and saw months of hard work and anticipation come together in a cd, wrapped in artistic cardboard and plastic.


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Who is the inspiration behind your music?

My inspiration has always been my family and the music festivals I went along to but it also comes from my own experiences.

How do you define success in the music industry?

For me, success is not money or fame. Success is the feeling I get when I stand in front of an audience and pour my heart out to them. It's the feeling I get when people come to me afterwards and tell me that they really enjoyed listening to my music.

What words of wisdom do you have for upcoming music artists?

If you've got a passion for music or anything for that matter, there is no age limitations or specific guide lines. Don't sit around and wait for an opportunity to arise, pick up an instrument or a paper and pen and go for it. Sign yourself up for an open mic gig, put a video of YouTube or even busk on the streets because if your heart is set on it, it'll only get better from there.