JD Samson at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

NGV’s Friday Nights return in style during The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. To launch the series, JD Samson will take to the stage this Friday Night. Book tickets now.

Describe your sound in 5 words or less?

Positive people hugging music.

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?

Positive people hugging.

Who’s your favourite artist/artwork?

Brendan Fowler.

What’s your favourite gig you have played to date?

Trois biches in France

What inspires/influences your music the most?

How the people react when I play them.

What song do you wish you wrote?
I have been freaking out about this question for like 5 hours. I have no answer. If i wrote it then i wouldn’t like it as much as I do. so i’m glad someone else wrote it. whatever it is.

What part of making music excites you the most?

How each sound gets developed to be part of a whole.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

Whatever they as a part of the crowd, build with me.

Tell us about the last song you wrote?

I wrote a song with Tammy Hart about women not quitting (their jobs) because of their loyalty and family relationship to their co-workers, based on an NPR interview on the same topic.

What is the most unique/memorable item of clothing you own?

Yolo onto pants with a handling on the crotch.

What was your worst fashion crime?

I wore uggs (means something different in the USA).

What would your dream stage outfit be and who would design it?

A conceptual costume relevant to the music. I would design it as a collaboration with P.A.M.