If your music was an artwork what would it look like?
Russell Drysdale’s The Cricketers (1948).
Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?
Some that come to mind are great Australian artists Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker and Brett Whiteley. I loved seeing Nolan’s Ned Kelly series not too long ago.
What inspires/influences your music the most?
My songs all come from my personal experiences, the lives of those around me in relationships, workplaces and my childhood, and set against landscapes familiar to me, often in the Western Australia that I grew up in.
What song do you wish you wrote?
Bob Dylan’s Tangled Up In Blue
What part of making music excites you the most?
Taking everyday moments and celebrating them in song. There’s nothing like hearing a song you love and feeling your own life mirrored in it somehow, it gives people great strength.
Tell us about the last song you wrote?
I’ve just finished a song about a blind street vendor and the things he hears and feels around him one day while working the street corner of a large city.
Jae Laffer is peforming at Friday Nights at Monet’s Garden this week.