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Lili Kendall promo pic 1 low resBrisbane indie pop artist Lili Kendall has announced the release of her new single, Moonlight, complemented by a dark, textured film clip that shows maturity well beyond her seventeen years.  Moonlight kicks off a unique project that will see Lili release a new original song each month before dropping her debut full-length album at the end of 2014.

What was your first gig?
I was 12 and had just started vocal lessons. My teacher Sharon Rowntree put on a Christmas concert for her students, to perform for their family and friends and I sung three songs. I was terrified and was shaking so much I could hardly hold the microphone.

What microphone do you use on stage generally?
I used to use a Rode a lot for my gigs around Brisbane, although when I was in Canada and LA recently I used my producer’s ‘Lewitt’ for my three shows and it was incredible!

Is it the same for recording?
Yes! The ‘Lewitt’ microphone just really suits my voice so we have begun using it in the studio as well.

What’s your latest recording and when will you be back in the studio?
My last day in LA a couple of weeks ago was spent laying down tracks for three new songs! We tried to get as many songs recorded as possible while I was there, as I don’t get to be there all the time. I will probably be recording again in July when my producer Cameron Jaymes comes down to Australia.  My latest single just released is “Moonlight”.

What gigs have you been playing lately?
I just got back from Canadian Music week where I did two showcases, while I was writing in Los Angeles for two weeks I got to do a show at Room 5 with an amazing band called ‘Gold’ as well.
Worst stage nightmare?
I was asked to sing the National Anthem for an event in Brisbane, there was no chance to rehearse with the brass band and the only time we would play together was on the day when I was actually singing the Anthem.  I asked them what key it would be in and rehearsed it for 2 weeks before hand because of how nervous I was. I got up on stage in front of a couple of thousand people and the brass band started playing in a completely different key to what I was told. Worst. Day. Ever.

Album that changed your life?
I love and listen to so many artists and different types of music so I don’t really have a life changing album.  However, Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is my favourite album at the moment. It’s really new but I am so in love with it and will listen to the whole thing at least once a day.

What gigs are coming up in the next few months?
I try to do as many gigs around Brisbane (my home town) as possible, so if you go to my Facebook I usually post weekly about a new gig somewhere.

A vocal tip for the kids?
Find a good vocal coach, I saw such a change in my voice once I started with my teacher Sharon Rowntree. She hasn’t just taught me control and strengthen but how to protect my voice which is so important.

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