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From Stage Fright to Spotlight: Winn's Meteoric Rise in Melbourne's Music Scene

From a humble start at JMC Academy to leading a live band, discover how Winn uses music as therapy and aims to resonate with listeners' emotions

Winn Rose ©️ 2023


Today We Have The Pleasure To Have Winn Here On Goathead!

GH: Can you explain the journey that led you into the music industry and how you've grown over the years?

Winn: Probably the answer every artist has - it’s free therapy! I initially started as an actor in the arts industry when I was 13, and wanted to expand my performance skills to music when I was 15, then realised I loved singing more. I wanted to try my hand at writing as well when I was about 16 as a way of expressing my feelings when I couldn’t physically talk to people about things, and eventually my skills improved and I started studying at JMC Academy here in Australia, specialising in songwriting!

GH: How did you overcome stage fright and what steps did you take to start performing live?

Winn: With the music school I started with, they’d have performance afternoons every so often so that their students are able to build up live performance confidence and get experience performing for others. They definitely helped me, as I could barely sing in front of my own family in the beginning. Once I started learning guitar and keys, I started gigging at local venues in Melbourne, post-covid! I’m super proud to say now that I also have a live band that plays with me, since the start of 2023! I think my most memorable experience was my first gig with my live band - to a near empty venue, mind you, but it was still an awesome time playing with my close friends and my now partner. It’s really helped me to be able to network with other bands and musicians in the Melbourne scene!

GH: What inspires your songwriting process and how do you make your music relatable to listeners?

Winn: Every song is different. Sometimes a line will come to me when I’m studying, or trying to sleep, or the worst place - when I’m driving. They’re all based on personal experiences, but I try to write in a way where others can relate as well. In a way, life just repeats itself for different people, but it’s the people that are different - in the way we react, the way we see the world, the different pattern of experiences that lead to significant moments. Like I said before, writing is therapy for me - so it’s essentially just situations I’ve been through that have been a big emotional experience. "Rough" was about me missing my partner while he was travelling. I guess a part of writing motivation is to show at least one person that I can relate to how they feel. There are often a lot of times where I feel alone in some way, and realistically I know that there are other people out there that have felt or do feel the same, but it’s not until I actually listen to it (through music) that I can fully feel comforted by it, and I really hope I can do the same for my listeners.

GH: Can you give us a hint about what’s next for your music career?

Winn: Let’s just say that "Rough" is a part of something much bigger coming up, and you should expect to see more from me before the end of the year!



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