I found out about singer/songwriter Zoë Ryan through Cayden Hodgson, a friend I met at UH. Cayden was also from Perth and moved to Melbourne shortly after he returned. There, he met up with Zoë, a friend from Perth who was looking for a band for her solo project. Cayden joined Zoë and four others to form Zoë Ryan & the Dandy Lion. Thanks to Zoë Ryan for taking part in the interview and to Cayden for letting me know about Zoë and the band. To find out more, you can head to their iTunes, Bandcamp, Facebook or Twitter. You can also check out the Wireframe Records Website or Wireframe Records Facebook.
“It’s a very competitive industry but it’s also very rewarding, I learn so much about myself and what I want to achieve in my career. Take time to think about what you want and plan for it, set goals and try to achieve them one by one. You’ll enjoy the journey so much more than if you become an instant X-Factor star.”
“We have a heap of fun. The minute it’s no longer fun is the moment we stop doing it. The most important thing to us is not the music, the performing or the media stuff; it’s the family. We are genuinely all best friends and I think that’s what makes us different from a lot of others.
“Lyrically all the ideas originate from personal life experiences. This translates well with fans because most can relate in one way or another. Our new Ep Outlook in a nutshell is about changing the way you perceive any situation because no matter what it is your Outlook is your choice.”
“If I had any advice to give it would simply be to be yourself! I know its very cliché but in the music industry people connect with music that is real and honest so as long as you stay true to who you are people will resonate with that.”