An Interview with Mardi Wilson

Mardi Wilson is a singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Brisbane, Queensland. Her unique mix of folk and alternative sounds with a laid-back, surf edge saw her complete a successful east coast in 2019. In advance of her newest single being released tomorrow, we caught up with Mardi to discuss what it’s like being vulnerable, the van life movement and the perfect partnership between music and art.

Your press release describes your music as a mix of alternative and folk, but often times publicists need to pigeon hole music to suit genre normalities. How would you describe your music to people who may not have heard it before?

I’ve been trying to find a genre for ages, which is a tricky thing to do! I like to call it ‘surf folk’ – it’s a fusion between folk and alternative with a singer-songwriter vibe and a little bit of that new “Aussie” sound you hear a lot of bands with an alternative edge have … It’s a bit hard to explain (laughs). It’s nice to know people connect with your music no matter what the genre is you’re hitting.

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The Secret Garden Musical Sneak Peek

The Secret Garden returns to Australia later this year, and TaTS was lucky enough to attend the Melbourne media launch earlier this week at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary production, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and its film adaptations of the same name. Anthony Warlow returns as Archibald Craven, the master of Misselthwaite Manor, and is joined by Georgina Hopson, Rob McDougall, Alinta Chidzey, Rodney Dobson and Gold Logie winner Rowena Wallace.

We’ll be sharing interviews with the cast very soon, but for now, please enjoy the videos below to entice you to buy tickets, now on sale at secretgardenmusical.com.au

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Thoughts on Aladdin 2019

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There’s a new trend at Disney seeing their old animated classics turned into modern day motion pictures. Following the successes of Beauty and the Beast in 2017 and Dumbo earlier this year (and with ten other titles scheduled for release until 2020); Aladdin is the newest film to receive the live action treatment.

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