Sassy young Gold Coast artist, Liv Heyer, is one of the most promising of the up and coming ‘new breed’ progressing through the Gold Coast musical ranks. Her multi-instrumental capabilities (she’s proficient on guitar, ukulele and piano) combined with a willingness to regularly ply her trade in a live setting, performing everywhere from festivals through to pubs, cafes and even weddings, have seen her gain a steady foothold on the scene, receiving global recognition for her songwriting as well as performing with artists of the calibre of Birds of Tokyo, Montaigne, and Cody Simpson.
Her new single, ‘Something In The Water’, is a sprightly slice of folk inflected pop embellished with Liv’s dexterous and confident vocals. It augers well for her upcoming album release, for which she has laid down 14 songs of original material.
In staying true to her hard working ethos, Liv will be playing a headline show at Southport Sharks on 26 July and in the lead up, she took some time out to answer a few questions.
I was reading that your ukuleles are lovingly made by your father. Can we assume that music is very much in the blood then? And were you encouraged to explore your muse and play more than one instrument growing up?
Yes my family are very much musical! They all supported me growing up playing every instrument from violin to baritone. I finally found the guitar and fell in love.
Do you perform solo when you play live and how many instruments do you have onstage when you perform?
I do perform solo – and I have my guitar, uke, and stomp box! You can expect upbeat pop-folk with a cool twist when I bring out the ukulele.
You play quite a few different types of performance spaces, from pubs and festivals through to more intimate locations such as cafes. What’s the most memorable live show you’ve ever performed?
My most memorable performance would have to be Carnival of Flowers in 2016 – I supported Birds of Tokyo. I absolutely loved the experience and got to meet so many amazing people.
What does the rest of 2019 have in store for you, musically speaking?
A lot of live shows – I’ve got so many festivals lined up! Make sure to follow my socials to keep up to date with them!
Liv Heyer is a name you will no doubt be hearing a lot more of, so be sure to head along to Southport Sharks on 26 July to catch her in all of her stomp-boxing revelry.