Pez The Line Tour Interview

Pez The Line Tour Interview

Pez The Line Tour Interview

The Line presents Pez, Maya Jupiter and 60 "Change it for The Better" Tour.

It's official, this May three of Australia's brightest hip hop stars Pez, Maya Jupiter and 360 are joining forces to tour the country. Pez will unleash his stand out track Shine in support of The Line and unveil a swag of new songs from the much anticipated follow up to his chart smashing hit Festival Song and ARIA nominated debut album Mind Of My Own. Maya Jupiter, fresh from supporting Aloe Blacc (I Need A Dollar ) on his world wide tour, will play her exotic brand of World Hip Hop from a just released selftitled album, including her new single release Phenomenal. Special Guest 360 whose current release Just Got Started (featuring Pez) is attracting national airplay rounds out this dynamic line-up.
The Tour is proudly presented by The Line www.australia.gov.au/theline


Tour Dates
Thursday 19th of May: The Bended Elbow, Geelong
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Friday 20th of May: The Westernport Hotel, San Remo
www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849
Saturday 21st of May: The HiFi, Melbourne
www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443
Thursday 26th of May: Karova Lounge, Ballarat
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Friday 27th of May: The Loft, Warrnambool
(03) 5561 0995
Saturday 28th of May: The Gov, Adelaide
www.moshtix.com.au or 1300 438 849
Wednesday 1st of June: Anu Bar, Canberra
www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Thursday 2nd of June: The Harp Hotel, Wollongong
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Friday 3rd of June: The Factory Theatre, Sydney
www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Saturday 4th of June: CBD Hotel, Newcastle
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Wednesday 8th of June: Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Thursday 9th of June: The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Free Entry
Friday 10th of June: Neverland Bar, Coolangatta
www.oztix.com.au or 1300 762 545
Saturday 11th of June: The HiFi, Brisbane
www.thehifi.com.au or 1300 843 443
Thursday 16th of June: Prince of Wales, Burbury
www.heatseeker.com.au or 08 6210 2850
Friday 17th of June: Rosemouth Hotel, Perth
www.heatseeker.com.au or 08 6210 2850
Saturday 18th of June: Norfolk Basement, Fremantle
www.heatseeker.com.au or 08 6210 2850
Sunday 19th of June: Indi Bar, Scarborough
www.heatseeker.com.au or 08 6210 2850


Interview with Pez

Question: What is the purpose of The Line campaign?

Pez: I guess you'd say the immediate aim of The Line is to reduce violence within our community. But i think it's purpose is also to get people to think about how they want to be treated and therefore how they treat other people, because that's where the violence stems from.


Question: What does The Line mean to you?

Pez: A chance to tackle that grey area in the way people treat each other, all the little things that lead to big things. Instead of just being a bandaid for violence, it's actually addressing the issue.


Question: Why is it important to you to support this campaign?

Pez: Because the music i'm making is trying to do something positive, and this is an opportunity to reach more and more people on that level.


Question: Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Pez: Yes I definitely write my own songs. My inspiration is just life, what i'm going through while trying to make sense of everything.


Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Pez: Generally I'm in a real time warp, listening to the same CD's over and over again. But at the moment I'm listening to the new Lupe Fiasco album which has some amazing songs.


Question: What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Pez: A 19 date national tour starting on May 19th! Then a couple of singles and then finally my new album!


Question: Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?

Pez: Nah never a moment where I considered throwing in the towel, but definitely some low points where I wonder how on earth I'm going to get to where I want to be in life.


Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Pez: At the moment I'd say performing live, because I always used to be so terrified of it but I'm finally starting to get comfortable with it. And it's awesome watching your songs come to life and keep growing beyond the recording phase.


Question: What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Pez: Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G if u will), he made me fall in love with Hip Hop, and will always be my favourite rapper.


Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Pez: Trying to get my music out their on my own, it was a pretty scary thought releasing an album independently while thinking how in the hell is anyone going to hear about me?


Question: What's a typical day like?

Pez: Extremely relaxing and stressful at the same time haha. I don't have to work at the moment, so to the outside world I'm living the dream, but I also have to finish a new album which is taking a little longer than expected!


Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Pez: Expressing some things that i would otherwise keep bottled up, and then meeting people who connect with it.


Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Pez: I'd say Paul Kelly, but I'm lucky enough to say I'm already doing a song with him. So I'll say Mattafix.


Question: Are you single? What do you look for in a partner?

Pez: I have a girlfriend. I don't know what I was looking for, but I found it.


Question: Do you have a website fans can visit?

Pez: www.facebook.com/emceepez and www.pezmusic.com


Question: Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?

Pez: To find your passion, to love your work, genuine supportive friends to share it with, great food (I'm obsessed with food haha) and someone to love.


Question: What message would you like to say to your fans?

Pez: Thank you for being patient and I hope my next album is well worth the wait!


Interview by Brooke Hunter



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