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PT's Chat with Andrew Farriss

Andrew Farriss hardly needs an introduction to music fans.

He is the man behind the songs that sold INXS more than 50 million albums throughout their career. His music with the band has been played constantly on radio stations around the world for over three decades.

For Andrew Farriss, it has never mattered what style of music he is writing. What is important is how the song makes you feel, the story it is telling and how the track lingers with you long after the music has finished playing. It was this ethos that the formidable songwriter took with him when it came to penning the tracks for what has become his debut solo album, a collection of songs that bring to life stories of outlaws, freedom, cowboys and love, and paint vivid imagery of gun slinging bandits, Australian history and international cultural spirituality.

A prolific songsmith, Andrew had more than 200 songs already penned when he decided to create the body of work that would result in his self-titled

Tracking songs in Nashville at Larry Beaird’s studio almost a decade ago, initially Andrew had no thoughts of recording an album, or even an EP.

“I wanted to make the songs sound as good as possible so that I could playthem to people,” he recalls. “I was more concerned about that than making a
record. I realised, when I listened to my voice as a country singer, it began to make sense to me. That’s when the pieces of the jigsaw fell together for me.”

The current single from Andrew's self titled album is "Run Baby Run" - Take a look and listen, I think you'll like it.

3BA Bigshow show host spoke to Andrew about his new music, tour and of course INXS for whom he wrote or co-wrote some 50 songs for the band.