Interview: Josh Pyke – “Regional Tours Are Essential To Longevity”

Music Feeds Studio was recently lucky enough to host the inimitable Josh Pyke, who came in on the wind of his current Lone Wolf tour. The regional tour is taking Josh around parts of the country that are less-frequented by musicians of his calibre, including Darwin, Broome, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, and Taree. After an awesome performance, we managed to catch up with the man for a quick interview.

We kicked things off by asking Josh what the importance of touring regionally is. “I don’t know if it’s essential to making it, but I definitely think it’s essential to having longevity in your career,” he said. “Because there’s only so many times you can play in a capital city on an album tour and I really firmly believe in getting out and playing songs directly to people, cutting out the middle man as much as possible.”

We also asked Josh about his trusty loop station. “This puppy is both a blessing and a curse at points,” he said, “because when it screws up it just loops that screw-up. It allows me in a solo context to add a few little extra textures. I don’t use it on every song, probably on five songs out of a twenty-song set. It adds textures and makes it not just me singing dolefully at the crowd.”

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