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From Little Things: Lovestreet Studios Podcast

From Little Things: Lovestreet Studios Podcast

#Gold Coast Musos In Conversation

From the realms of self-isolation and with some support from us at HOTA, Lovestreet Studios created From Little Things - a short series of podcasts made to keep us connected to some of our most loved and most talented Gold Coast musicians. In a time where the world was forced to slow down, our need for great music and connection was more apparent than ever.

For most of musical history, we have connected with our favourite musicians through liner notes and stories hidden within an LP cover or CD case. We moved so quickly into the digital realm to ‘consume’ music and somewhere on the way, we lost our deeper connection to the people behind the music.

From Little Things brings to you these conversations that we’ve never had with our favourite musicians, taking you on a journey through their making and how they came to be where they are today, stories sprinkled with live performances of their own songs.

From Little Things was supported by HOTA, Home of the Arts through HOTA’s Artist Fund: Rage against the V(irus).


From Little Things - Lovestreet Studios


Scott FrenchScott French of Lovestreet Studios has been a key figure in the Gold Coast music scene for over 10 years, recording, producing and mixing countless local bands in a variety of genres, including artists Beccy Cole and Cheap Fakes as well as playing in multiple bands (Cheap Fakes, A French Butler Called Smith, Felicity Lawless, Volcanic Lovers, Alisha Todd, Allensworth (US), Little Red Company + more).
Alisha ToddAlisha Todd is a local independent musician and songwriter, releasing music both under Alisha Todd and also with her 2nd project, Volcanic Lovers. Her music paints a world of Pop-inspired landscapes, resembling a Scandinavian soul with a small-town Australian heart. 2019 saw her play in both outfits at Caloundra Music Festival, Bello Winter Music Festival and Mullum Festival and independently release 3 singles, ‘Icelandia’ and ‘Chaos’ as Alisha Todd and ‘Lose You’ as Volcanic Lovers.
Karl S. WilliamsKarl S. Williams emerged from the cane country of Northern New South Wales, steeped in swamp water and primitive music. His songs are a distillation of life, love and the human condition; a kind of folk, soul, blues but not as you know it. With a weaponised voice that can soar, moan and ache with the best of them, he writes timeless music, rooted in tradition but also firmly conversant with the present.
Bobby AluAmidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile- inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Alongside multi-instrumentalist tour buddy and ARIA Award winning Producer, Paul Bromley, he has a collection of 4 albums/EPs to his name and a long list of successful international tours with much loved artists such as Xavier Rudd, John Butler and Trevor Hall (USA). He is unmistakably Bobby, move and be move; Find your flow and go about each day to the rhythm of your own making.
Hussy HicksCritically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.
Kacey PatrickKacey Patrick is a unique and wondrous vocalist who has evolved her enigmatic sound over a variety of styles, including jazz, folk and world music. She is most well known for her work with guitarist Aaron Hopper in the guitar/vocal duo stringmansassy, a 12 year-long project of extensive touring, both national and international, with highlight performances at 3 World Expos, the 25th Anniversary of Woodford Folk Festival and Canberra’s National Folk Festival and 4 albums to their name. In recent years, she has pursued her passion for world music with acclaimed ensembles The Saruzu Quartet, FIJ (Flamenco Indo Jazz) and Dva (Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier) and currently calls the Gold Coast home.

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