Geelong’s own, amazingly talented Imogen Brough will be performing at the FREE COMMUNITY EVENT #humansingeelongexpo at 11am Deakin Waterfront Courtyard, Sun Oct 8. I had the pleasure of catching up with Imogen.
What inspired you to pursue music?
I’ve always loved and appreciated music. I grew up with Enya and Coldplay. Music that was listened to as I was growing up also inspired me. That’s why Celtic Irish music is a favourite. I feel in love with these genres. I was born and bred in Geelong and went to Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College where I took singing lessons and I had the wonderful opportunity of touring Europe with their band the Sweethearts. My Mum plays the piano and my Dad plays the guitar but I was the first in my family to pursue music professionally.
What got you to where you are?
My supportive family and the opportunities I gained at a school that appreciated music. They have a great music department. Being surrounded by music has led to a deeper level of emotional connection for me. It led to me becoming a singer-song writer. Music is the universal language and nourishes on so many levels. I was in the finals on The Voice in 2013. At that stage I had finished my Bachelor of Music and being on the show helped set me up. I started securing corporate gigs and amazing opportunities. This journey is a great part of who I am today especially with the publicity behind The Voice.
You give a lot back to the community by performing at Not-for-Profit events.
I love being able to connect to people through music and to give back to the community. Music affects people in so many positive ways.
Do you have anything to say to budding musicians?
Keep listening to a range of genres to inspire yourself, keep learning about your instrument and your genre. Create a social identity as this defines who you are.
What are you doing now?
I’m finishing my Masters in Music Teaching. I look forward to interconnecting all facets of my love for music; my creative work, being a high school music teacher, my role as a singing teacher and being a singer-song writer. I also want to continue connecting to my community. I would like to thank everyone for the support that I’ve received over the last 4 years. I feel very supported and connected to Geelong as I appreciate being recognised for my music.