Getting to Know: Tiahn Berg

 
 

Tiahn Berg is here to take you on a journey behind the sparkle. Weaving intricate melodies both haunting and beautiful, this Sunshine Coast gal is going to astound you with her pure storytelling magic. With a debut EP well into the recording stage, and a release and tour date to be revealed in the coming months, Tiahn is eager to hit the stage with her band to give you a taste of what she has to offer. It would be positively rude of us not to better acquaint you before you witness her bear her soul through song, so read on for a peak into the mind of Tiahn Berg...

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What was the first concert you ever went to?

"The first concert I vividly remember going to was Pink's Funhouse tour in 2009 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. This concert made me think about how cool it would be to be on a big stage, with people who love and connect to your art. Her stage show was also incredibly jaw dropping and her voice took my breath away, even at the ripe age of 11."

 


When I need inspiration for songwriting, I... 

"To get inspiration for my songwriting I usually try and set up a particular vibe in the space I have to work in.  I like to turn of the main ceiling lights, put up some fairy lights, have a few candles going and position myself in the most comfortable place possible. This makes me feel comfortable enough to let out everything I want to express in my music at that point in time."


In my opinion, the most important issue facing the music industry is...

"One of the most important issues facing the music industry for me is the exploitation artists can sometimes face.  With "exposure" being such an important aspect of being an artist wanting to gain a fanbase, the exchange of a live performance for "exposure" is often not a fair trade and for new artists this can be presented as a great deal. Dealing with this issue would mean companies/people hiring performers need to view the music industry as a business rather than a hobby, as for a lot of us, music is our livelihood."


At the moment I'm really diggin'...

"I have just begun reading all of the Harry Potter books as I'm obsessed with the movies but have never read the books. My mind lights up every time I begin to read a good book and this is definitely one of those times. (Pinterest is also life)."

 

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You can listen to Tiahn's track 'The Truth' on this year's SEED Volume 6 album, available for free download on Bandcamp. Don't miss your chance to see her play at Queen St Mall for our Brisbane release series in collaboration with City Sounds; you can find all the info on our events page. See you then!