Sure we’ve heard about you before, but we think it’s time for Tone Deaf to get to know you a little better. Slip in to something comfortable while we put on some music, pour us a couple of drinks and turn the lights down low.
Who are you and what do you do in your act?
Trent Worley, song writer/guitarist/singer of Isle Of Vision. I make lots of mess.
‘Fess up. What records have you stolen from your parents’ record collection and why?
All the Beatles records. Abbey Road was the first album that got me, the old man always spoke of The Beatles. It was a matter of time I guess.
What’s on heavy rotation on your iPod right now?
I do not own an iPod.
‘Home taping is killing the music business’ was the catch-cry of the record industry in the 1970s, but it managed to survive until now. What do you think is the difference between mates taping copies of friend’s records back in the 80s and 90s and file sharing now?
I don’t think there is any difference. Just means more people are exposed to more music. As long as you get out & see your favourite bands live & support them.
You must answer this question honestly or we steal your rider. What was the first gig you went to? Where was it and what was the venue?
Arrrrh gawd. I will say Peter Combe… but here we go…
I was 12 years old & all I wanted for my birthday was to see Oasis play at the Entertainment Centre! My parents finally gave in & got me a ticket! Woo hoo! Oasis arrive in Perth and almost not allowed in the country due to their on flight antics after just receiving their royalty cheques- they were in party mode! Mum & dad see this on the news & feel they shouldn’t let me go and see such bad role models & instead buy me a ticket to…. Savage Garden.
Perhaps this is why I ride the rock n roll train so hard, trying to change my spots of what was my first ever concert. I have more than made up for it, but shit damn it hurts!
What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?
I have never downloaded music. Im a traditionalist, whether it be a CD or vinyl, the cover & artwork is all part of it for me. I have burnt the occasional CD off a mate, and if I like it, ill buy it. I find putting songs onto a computer, mp3s n shit, they get lost & I never really embrace it.
What artist made you want to pick up an instrument and/or sing?
Peter Combe. …to this day I still wash my face with orange juice.
Have you ever been arrested?
Have seriously been lucky to have not been!
Do you have any particular ritual before you go on stage, or even a lucky charm you take with you?
Jacks n a smoke has done it for me so far. I’ve had little things here & there, but it always changes. I’ll work on it… I’ll need an elephant, a walking stick & 3 types of assorted … arhh fuck it. no.
What’s been your most outrageous rider request?
Yet to happen.
Because it’s more fun to do things together, which living Australian artist would you most like to collaborate with? Tell us why?
Craig Nicholls of The Vines. I think it’d be interesting sessions. I’ve asked him once to collaborate, his response was “everything is possible” so who knows?
Right, let’s get really intimate. Tell us what releases you have that we can listen to with the lights down low, or even better, where we can see you play in person next.
Next Saturday night, July 2nd is our Launch, @ The Producer’s Bar in Adelaide! We have been recording on & off for over a year & only finished mastering it last Friday! Pretty stoked! Party time!