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"I don’t know a lot of musicians who consciously set out to work in a genre as such."
"I think the reason they plucked me out of the ether to talk to people is only because I’m an old bastard that’s been living in the City of Yarra all my life."
“I got a call from the promoter saying there was a possibility of doing these shows with these other guys and I just said ‘count me in’. The four of us know each other pretty well and we’ve worked together a lot over the years."
“I love the Toff. We played there not long ago. It’s probably my favourite venue in Melbourne: great sound, great people to deal with and there just always seems to be a great vibe around the place."
“I know, it was bizarre when I counted them up and came up with 17, I couldn’t believe it."
“The Comedy Festival can be a very daunting beast and to take a chance and recognise that there is an audience hungry for something different..."
“Every performance is an adventure, a journey. And you do, you sort of paint a new picture every evening."
“Instead of just talking about how terrible the industry is, maybe we can imagine a better industry. In America, there’s not a lot of public trust for institutions of any kind, whether it’s the government or corporations."
Like a lot of Hosking’s body of work, there’s a slow burn quality to All That Beauty that will gradually see it become one of your most valued volumes.
“It’s not just music, it’s life. We sing and we play about our loves and our lives and it’s done with great joy and emotion."