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27/10/2019
The appealing sounds of Spud Thompson

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Rosebud’s Brendon Mellere is Spud Thompson on stage and part of the band The Midwayers. He has two kids, works a full-time job in AV/IT and runs a recording studio called Mellere Media, and found time to chat to Kate Sears.

How would you describe your sound?

I guess I could best describe it by relating it to artists that I have learnt from. This has ranged from early on being taught by heavier acts like The Used, Story of the Year, Refused, and Panic! at the Disco. But I have also had a softer side which not many bands I was in earlier on gave me the opportunity to show. So it’s only in the last five to seven years that I have really accepted my softer, more ambient self. So if trying to describe my sound now, I would relate it more towards City and Colour, Husky, Asgeir, and Sohn.

When did you first discover your love for music?

I was in high school and tried music for a bludge. Not being able to play an instrument, I joined a heavy band, yelling and screaming, until one day we got asked to play an assembly. But the deal was I couldn’t just scream, so we learnt One Step Closer by Linkin Park. I had to sing the melodic parts, and it was the first time I felt some form of purpose, I guess, and have not stopped singing since.

What instruments do you play?

I mainly focus on singing and guitar, but I also play piano/keys and dabble in some drums. I have taught myself everything. Guitar was just a choice to be able to start writing my own music, so I picked up an out-of-tune guitar one day at a friend’s house, with complete ignorance tuned it until it sounded nice, then started making things up. I still use this tuning to this day in some songs which no one has been able to tell me what it is yet.

Do you write your own songs?

For Spud Thompson I write everything. It is a project I really decided would be something 100 per cent mine. All the songs in Spud Thompson are very personal and quite transparent in nature.

Do you have a five-year plan?

Over the past year I have been recording and producing other artists like Coco Michelle, Sam O’Connell, Rae Santos and Nick Martin in my small studio. For Spud Thompson I plan on creating a bit of an online presence in the YouTube world with video tutorials on how to operate (music software) Ableton with live looping and all sorts of little tricks to help those in similar situations as me, while also releasing music as often as I can. I really don’t have any drive to become some famous artist or anything like that, but I enjoy being creative and sharing it with whomever is interested. 

You can follow Spud Thompson on Facebook @spudthompsonmusic

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