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Tiarnie credits Sydney move for her career

Updated: Dec 30, 2022

Sydney gets a bad wrap a lot of the time regarding live music - especially when you compare it to Melbourne, which is not only the most livable city in the world, but it also has the most live music venues per capita in the world.

But perhaps we should be looker wider than just Melbourne.

Former Canberra-based musician Tiarnie has credited her move to Sydney for the success she is currently enjoying.

Growing up on the outskirts of Canberra, the big city lights of Sydney were calling Tiarnie to follow her dreams of being a musician.

"I just knew I had to get out of Canberra", Tiarnie said.

"I didn't even live in the city - I was essentially on a cattle farm with no live music nearby.

"I wanted to be somewhere where I could immerse myself in music and be with like-minded people and not sing my songs to cows."

Although amusing, cows aren't exactly the best audience, and Tiarnie knew that being surrounded by other musicians and creatives would help her thrive.

"I didn't play my first gig until I moved to Sydney, and all my Canberra friends were like 'what the hell, I didn't even know you did this?'

"In Canberra my music was more folky, but then I moved to Sydney and I adapted my sound. Now it's a lot more alternate and rocky."

In February this year, Tiarnie released her debut EP 'Consistently Inconsistent' - a hommage to being young and making mistakes.

She wrote all of the songs on her EP shortly after the made the move to Sydney.

"The EP was written quite a while ago", Tiarnie said.

"It was on hold for about a year before I released it because I really wanted everything to be perfect.

"'Consistently Inconsistent' is about how your early twenties is kind of a mess, but it's trying to tell people not to be afraid of that beautiful mess".

Listen to Consistently Inconsistent here.


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