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Get to know Chris
Describe your role at APRA AMCOS in one sentence:
I work within our membership department at APRA AMCOS, working with industry stakeholders to ensure that we can deliver the best for our members.
What is your favourite song on your playlist and why?
Right now, I’m loving Liz Stringer’s 'First Time Really Feeling'. Liz is an amazing storyteller, and her songs always seem to strike a nerve. The recording of this track is great too, it’s captured the energy of the song perfectly.
What’s the last gig you went to?
We managed to get a brief reprieve of lockdown and go see Odette play in Ballarat – it was so good!
What’s the first gig you went to?
My dad took me to see Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs at the Bronco’s Leagues Club when I was in grade seven, it was a proper rock and roll show! I’ve still got a drumstick from the show.
My favourite music memory is…
That’s a tough one. I’d have to say it was the first time I saw The Dillinger Escape Plan during their Miss Machine tour in 2004. This was prior to knowing what to expect at one of their shows, and I remember being in complete disbelief at how they were able to play such complex songs whilst being so explosive on stage.
There is SO much amazing Australian music being released at the moment. I would encourage everyone to go and find your new favourite Australian songwriter, there’s plenty to choose from!