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Little Brother & Trophy Eyes

John Floreani of Little Brother & Trophy Eyes

For John Floreani balancing two musical project has not been as difficult as you might expect. In fact his writing for solo project Little Brother has actually had a positive impact on his songwriting for his band Trophy Eyes.

Obviously the first question we had to ask John was how can splitting his time between two incredibly successful projects be beneficial?

“Starting Little Brother was initially simply a way to write something different and keep my mind fresh because writing the same thing over and over and over can become a chore which makes you loose all enchantment with the process.” explained Floreani.

To see the response and success of both projects in such a short amount of time has been truely unexpected for Floreani. “It’s all happened over the space of a couple of years, which in this industry is not very long at all. I remember a couple of years ago I was dying to play this tiny venue called The Loft in Newcastle and that’s really as far as I’d thought. All I wanted to do was get out of our practice space and play a show in front of people, now we’re playing The Metro so it’s kind of hard to believe.”

Another question that often arises when a band member has a successful solo project is whether that could potentially create tension or a rift within the band. According to Floreani that is far from the case within Trophy Eyes, “The boys back what I’m doing, a few of them even come to shows with me every now and then.”

Beginning tonight Floreani hits the road with both projects and their vastly different live shows.

“Trophy Eyes is a high-energy, intensely emotional, high-production kind of show whereas Little Brother is laid back and chill, kind of like sitting down in your living room with someone playing songs for you.”

Little Brother

Aug 24, 8pm. Brighton Up Bar, 77 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. $15. Tickets & Info: www.brightonupbar.com.au

Trophy Eyes

Aug 25, 6:30pm. The Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney. $34.80+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.metrotheatre.com.au

Sep 30-Oct 1. Yours & Owls Festival, Stuart Park, Wollongong. $105-$280+b.f.

Sep 30. Yours & Owls Under 18’s Festival, Waves, 170 Pioneer Road, Towradgi. $49+b.f.

Tickets & Info: www.yoursandowlsfestival.com.au

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