Stu Larsen is an Australian singer/songwriter who's been on tour with Passenger this year. He reached #2 on the Australian singer/songwriter chart and recently signed to Nettwerk records (home to some of our other favorites like Passenger, Madi Diaz, William Fitzsimmons, Guster, and more. Check out the videos below. He's here 10/7 with local fave Ruut. Get tickets here!
Where and when was your first show?
I was in a little band at school called 'Blue Metal'.. we played only one show... It was a local festival in my hometown and I remember we got paid $4 each for playing....
What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?
I don't really know? I think I'm influenced in little ways by lots of different artists.. like Neil Young, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams and other similar artists. Ray Charles is also a huge influence for the way he put so much soul into music!
What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?
We played a show in Mexico City once and got into town a few days earlier to busk and hang out. Our first night in town was the craziest night I have ever experienced!! I won't go into too much detail, but it involved a huge party at a mansion, a python, a jaguar, tequila and hundreds of people..
Favorite Food: Sushi. Without a doubt! I could eat sushi every day of my life.
Favorite Drink: Bunnahbahain.
If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?
Emile Hirsch? Love that guy!
Cat-Person, Dog-Person, or both?
What two words would best describe your music?