Melbourne soul Singer Rita Satch will be in Sydney from Monday 4th to Saturday 10th August launching her new self-titled EP. We caught up with the songstress ahead of her visit.
How did you get your start in the music industry?
I had a very musical upbringing and I’ve been performing for as long as I can remember. When I was about 17 or 18, I started doing regular gigs at this little underground jazz bar in my hometown Melbourne, and it was through the scene that I began to meet and work with some pretty amazing musicians who mentored and encouraged me to start writing and recording my own stuff.
Best part of what you do?
Definitely performing on stage, you get such a thrill from it. Being able to connect with people through my music is really rewarding and is what inspires me.
And the worst part?
It’s a really tough industry and the reality is that it can be pretty hard to make a living off music these days.
Any interesting experiences you can share?
My Melbourne EP launch at The Toff was pretty sick, having people sing along to my songs was so surreal and the energy in the room was amazing. I’m still on such a high from that gig!
Favourite album of all time and why?
That’s a really tough question since I’m into so many different genres. I do love listening to that Ella and Louis album, it’s actually what started my love for singing.
Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?
Jamie Cullum, I think I must have been 15 when I saw him play and I was completely blown away by his energy and how he was so engaging with the audience. Sting and Prince are up there too though.
Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?
I love going to Oxford Arts when I’m in Sydney, they always have something good on. Also my friends run this night called ‘The Monday Jam’, it happens every Monday night at Gingers on Oxford St. For a lot of muso’s, Monday’s are our night off as we are playing gigs most weekends, so it’s really about jamming out with mates and getting loose. It’s always a good vibe.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Rita Satch.
On days when I’m playing a show at night I tend to take it pretty easy – sleep in, go for a run, eat a big breakfast and try get into a good headspace for the gig later on that night. My days off usually consist of rehearsing, writing, and spending way too many hours staring at the computer screen doing emails and music admin stuff.
Any news or final comments?
I’m having my Sydney EP launch at The FBi Social at Kings Cross Hotel on Thursday August 7th. Sydney’s own amazing Lana Rita and Hannah Robinson are joining me it will be an awesome night!