We love talking to people following their passions, whether it’s art, theatre, music or something a little bit more obscure. You could say Well Groomed Hipsters is a passion project, with the duo deciding to take the leap after practising music for quite some time.
We had a chat to the legends below!
Can you please tell us a bit about your act?
We are two students who decided one day, after years of pointless guitar diddling, that we wanted to get a bit more serious about music. Since then we’ve been working on a mix of gentle acoustic covers and pub-rock style music – with a bit of unique flair. We try to entertain ourselves and hope this translates to the crowd!
How long have you been performing?
We’ve been playing together for about a year and half. Prior to the conception of the Well Groomed Hipsters, Ryan spent some time busking and playing gigs and Dan spent time serenading the world of the Internet.
Do you remember your first gig and what was it like?
Our first gig was at 7 in the morning at a fun run in Melbourne. There’s nothing like a tired, husky morning voice to give you confidence at your first gig. Fortunately it went quite well, but we’ve come pretty far since!
What can we expect to see from your performance at the Geelong Show?
Expect to hear some old favourites and a few lesser-known songs. We’ll have you laughing, crying, and maybe calling up your mum to tell her you love her dearly.
What is your favourite song by an Australian band to cover and why?
That’s a tough one. Don’t Change by INXS is a particularly fun song to play, but we’ve also got a soft spot for Southern Sun by Boy and Bear. Both songs have a great energy, have extremely well written lyrics and are fun to play. It’s great fun playing songs like these that you both enjoy playing, and the crowd seems to connect with.
What do you think of the current state of the Geelong music industry and where do you think it is headed?
Geelong has a lot of up and coming talent – as you can see with the line up here at the Geelong Show. It’s been really nice seeing how the city is embracing the local talent and starting to develop a strong music scene. We think there’ll be a few big acts coming out in the next few years!
What are you social links so people can follow you?