Born of sultry songstress Tasha D and guitarist Mick Broome’s combined love of raw rock n roll and passionate music, Smoking Martha united with the help of like minded Brisbane & Gold Coast musos that have complemented their energetic electric rock style. Since forming mid 2012 the band has played shows in iconic Melbourne venues The Cherry Bar, Vineyard & the Barwon Club, Brisbane’s HiFi Bar & Gold Coasts Hard Rock Cafe. They were invited to play the West End Boundary St Bloc Party and headlined the Mollison St stage, and have supported veteran US act Everclear.
We hung five with Tasha.
Tell us about the best gig you’ve ever played?
When we opened for US veterans “Everclear” it was a very exciting opportunity for us as a band to play to such a broad mix of people. The venue was full even when we went on!! And with us being old fans of the groups music it was even more exciting for us!!
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give an aspiring musician?
Never give up, until of course you’ve lost the passion.
What’s the biggest challenge to up and coming Australian artists
Its hard to be heard over all the noise, music is so accessible with social media that it’s become harder to stand out.
If you could take 5 musicians / artists on a roadtrip around Australia, who would you choose?
Doug Aldrich, Slash, Stevie nicks, Corey Taylor, Nile Rogers
What’s your most vivid musical memory?
Hanging out with Australian rock royalty, Mark Mc Entee and Chrissy Amphlett backstage at a Divinyls concert. Tasha nearly wet her pants when she got a hug from chrissy ha ha.
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Winternight 2014 will feature five stellar acts under the one roof.
Smoking Martha are joined by These Four Walls, Mass Sky Raid, Versus Fate and Pharaoh’s Playground.
First 30 through the door get a free CD.
Saturday 2 August, Cooly Hotel. Doors 7.00pm, first band 7.30pm.