What do you do for a living? Duration?
Venue booker, promoter, band manager. 30 years
What made you choose this role?
Do you have a website? If so supply link.www.indieinitiative.com
Submit your favourite photo of yourself and describe why it is your favourite?
|Nice moody study of me at BDO when Neil Young played.|
|Having fun with Zelda at a party. FunBoyOne mode.|
Tell me a bit about yourself.
I love music. I talk in songs sometimes. I can't play an instrument, but I can organise a gig and make people happy. Nothing better than feeling you are part of a great show.
Do you have a belief you are passionate about?
That Tony Abbott is a complete tool.
What kind of student were you at school?
Pretty good, but a little lazy. Knew enough to get by.
If you could learn to do something, what would it be?
What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies etc?
Read books, wander around checking things out. Record shopping, spending time with my partner Jan.
What is your favourite food?
Chinese food, seafood.
What makes you laugh?
Clever jokes. I groan at shaggy dog stories.
What makes you cry?
Lots of things. I tear up easily.
What pisses you off?
Injustice. Record companies who have sowed the seeds of destruction of value in the music business. Musicians who whinge about not getting a break. Theres usually a reason for that.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
When the music stops when I'm DJing.
If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
The ability to change things over time. Right a few wrongs. Could interfere with the time space continuum.
What chore do you hate doing?
Cleaning up other peoples mess.
If you could swap your life with someone else who would it be and why?
I would like to be Dizzy Gillespie or Gough Whitlam. People who have principles and stand up for them.
What would you like people to remember about you?
I helped people realise their ambitions
What do you find attractive about a person?
Smile, the way they treat people.
What is your best feature?
What’s on your bucket list?
What is the one thing you’d like to achieve in your life?
Own my own venue.
If the world was about to come to an end, how would you spend your last hour?
Crayfish, smoked salmon, champagne, oysters and Jan Doyle.
What’s your favourite possession?
Who is Lorinda Jane?
A wonderful woman, who is only just beginning to understand how great she is. (awww what a lovely thing to say Neil. LJ)
Thank you Neil for taking the time to answer 25 questions.
Neil Wedd is currently booking the Thornbury Theatre. Melbourne