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Pez heads to Gladstone

Pez, one of the country's hottest young emcees, is about to rock Gladstone.
Pez, one of the country's hottest young emcees, is about to rock Gladstone.

PERRY ‘Pez’ Chapman may have had a quick rise to fame in the past year or so but according to the musician, his first album A Mind of my Own, wasn’t an overnight endeavour.

“I spent five years in my bedroom dreaming about it,” he said.

“It’s been a massive release to get it out there and do something I’m proud of.”

Currently touring the release, Pez is heading to Gladstone with Seth Sentry and Matik by his side, although he still admitted to having more than a few nerves in the beginning.

“It was a bit nerve racking at the start, it’s the first time I’ve been headlining a tour, it’s been pretty crazy,” he said.

According to Pez, the Reef Hotel will be getting him at the better end of the tour.

“At the start you’re still working out the set, getting rid of the kinks,” Pez said.

“It’s the first time I’ve been really excited in stead of nervous about performing.”

The first single off the album, The Festival Song, made it to number seven on this year’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown (the world’s largest music poll).

“That was crazy, that all started the whole thing.” Pez said referring to his recent success.

“It was surreal and difficult to take in but now reflecting on it, it was a pretty big achievement.”

Despite the response from A Mind of my Own, Pez is already looking to his next album.

“I’ve only just started (writing the new album), the last six months to a year I’ve hardly written a thing,” Pez said.

“I’m loving touring and it’s been a lot of fun…but I’m looking forward to get back into that creative groove,” he said.

The album sees Pez collaborate with a number of other artists including Sentry, Hailey Cramer (Blue King Brown), Dj Matik, 360, The Cat Empire, Count Bounce (TZU) and Tys but Pez is confessed that working with so many artists was never the plan although he may continue to join forces in the future.

“I didn’t intend to try that (recording) with anyone, it just sort of fell into place,” he said.

“On the next album I think I might chose a couple of select people to use,” the Melbourne local said.

Opening for emcee Pez, Seth Sentry has finally branched out of his childhood suburb in Melbourne to promote his debut EP The Waiter Minute, while stoping for a bit of sight seeing along the way.

“I grew up in Sorrento and didn’t really leave so I haven’t had much of a chance to travel,” Sentry said.

“This is my first ever tour and it’s been really cool,” he said.

“I getting tour and do a bit of sight seeing along the way.”

Sentry has received wide acclaim for his The Waiter Minute and his first single The Waitress Song, received massive airtime thanks to national radio station Triple J.

The EP peaked at number five on the iTunes hip hop/rap charts while the single hit number one.

Also, Sentry was recently Triple J’s Unearthed Feature Artist of the Week and the 25-year-old emcee was quick to show appreciation to the station. 

“This last year has been huge, Triple J has been a massive help for sure,” he said.

Similarly to Pez, Sentry is planning to get stuck into writing a feature length album set to be released in 2010.

But he admitted that writing probably won’t start until after the end of the Mind of my Own tour.

“I really have to get stuck into writing the album which is really overdue.

“I’m hoping to have everything done by March next year,” Sentry said.

“I find it really hard to get into the creative process, Pez can write anywhere but I really need to be in my room in the zone.”

 Pez, Seth Sentry and Dj Matik will be at The Reef Hotel’s Blue Room next Wednesday, September 20.

Tickets are available on through www.moshtix.com.au or www.oztix.com.au.




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