Two Minutes with Claire Morgan
Brisbane-born Claire Morgan is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought after female DJs. Six feet of talent and legs for days, she’s an act that’s hard to follow. Especially when you mix in her whip sharp wit.
A classically trained musician, Claire combines her technical nous, mean ear, passion, humour and laid-back style to produce tunes that will even have techno naysayers such as me wanting to board a direct flight to Ibiza -- if only figuratively.
She has been touting her wares in Sydney and Melbourne for years, but still calls Brisbane home (just ask her Facebook status) and makes it up here as frequently as she can. Especially since she discovered her undying love for the Sourced Grocer.
TUL: Describe in one sentence what you do for work?
I compose, produce, play, love and adore music.
TUL: What is the most exciting part of your job?
Playing music I love on a big sound system with a great bunch of people – absolutely nothing on earth like it.
TUL: If you weren’t working in your profession, what other career would you choose?
I have no idea. Probably work with animals or in the food industry.
TUL: Describe your style?
Musical style? Soulful, funk-influenced, Detroit and Chicago-esque house and techno.
TUL: If you were an animal, what would you be?
My dog Charlie, man he has a good life.
TUL: If you could have a super power what would it be?
TUL: Best way to spend $50?
A nice bottle of red.
TUL: And the best way to spend $500?
Records, although looking at what I'm wearing now I really should buy some new clothes.
TUL: Three great reads?
1) Keith Richards' autobiography (fairly lowbrow, but highly entertaining)
2) Delicious mag every month
3) Kitchen Coquette by Katrina Meynink
TUL: Three musicians you couldn’t live without?
Thom Yorke, Carl Craig, The Cinematic Orchestra.
TUL: What was the last song you downloaded?
Benoit & Sergio 'Principles'.
TUL: The best gift that you have ever received?
An 80cm disco ball for my 18th.
TUL: The best gift that you have ever given?
I love cooking for people. The best food gift would be a chocolate and salted caramel tart or mars bar cookies.
TUL: What would you request for your last meal on earth?
Japanese degustation with a crème brulée randomly tacked on the end.
TUL: Favorite city… other than Brisbane?
TUL: Three places in Brisbane you couldn’t live without?
1) The hill in Teneriffe which houses my parents, siblings and a couple of old school friends all within a couple of blocks. So convenient!
2) The Sourced Grocer
3) New Farm Park/Watt
TUL: Favourite place for a drink?
TUL: Latest Brisbane discovery?
The Sourced Grocer, I am a humungous fan.
Check out Claire's music at www.soundcloud.com/claire-morgan.