Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty) – Travel the world & work in the music industry

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Zac Abroms and Ryan Manu - Pyramid Rock Festoval 2012/13
Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty, S.T.E.P.) and Ryan Manu (Icah) – Pyramid Rock Festoval 2012/13

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #5 – Zac Abroms (Viceroyalty, S.T.E.P.) – Music Industry

Good morning! Zac Abroms is a buddy of mine that I met a few years back when my business was running social media for Pyramid Rock Festival – an Australian music festival on Phillip Island just an hour or so out of Melbourne.

Beautiful little spot and magic memories of Tame Impala bringing in the New Year, chatting backstage with the humble and lovely Xavier Rudd and getting to know a bunch of amazing people including the boys from Kingswood, Zac Abroms, Ash Sambrooks of Higher Plains and Zac’s sister, Charlotte, of Large Noises. Zac and Ash’s respective businesses were looking after all the festival’s PR & Publicity and that festivals remains one of my happiest and proudest personal achievements as I basically got paid to hang out at a music festival, meet a shitload of cool people and share those memories with the world… or at least the work of Pyramid Rock fans & music-lovers.

Zac runs a music business called Viceroyalty providing online music publicity for a bunch of amazing Australian and international artists including Kimbra, Jessie Ware, Regina Spektor, Active Child, Bertie Blackman and many many more. He also has a music management business managing a few Aussie acts that I love including Manor, Danvers and the beautiful Kate Martin.

This year Zac and Ash Sambrooks also set-up The Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People (yes, it’s very tongue-in-cheek :D) also known as STEP which is a series of music industry events with live panel discussions and interesting live musical performances designed to connect people – match-matching video directors and photographers to bands and artists to mixers and producers.. mixing promoters with record labels and artists, but the beauty of it all is that absolutely anyone can come down and when I attended their first event a few months back, the bar was rammed with everyone from grassroots artists to seasoned music industry professionals and even newbies to the scene who don’t care what they do but just really want to work in music. It was awesome!

So as most of you know by now and to our 1st time listeners, welcome, this podcast is designed to tap into the lives and experiences of people who inspire me, help them tell their story and hopefully inspire a few of you along the way to chase what it is you love in life… ‘cause I tell you there is no better felling!


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Photos from Pyramid Rock Festival by Hot & Delicious Group (Elijah Mina, Jordan Marshall and Dan Wilkinson)

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Kimbra’s brand new single ’90’s Music’ drops.. smokin’!

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Kimbra - '90's Music'

I clearly remember the first time I saw Kimbra live as if it were yesterday… oh man, those pipes!

Wandering through Spiegeltent getting organized for another night of amazing entertainment at the centre-piece of Brisbane Festival, I stopped momentarily to check out Kimbra’s soundcheck. There were only 4 – 5 of us in the room, but from the second her voice soared above the band I was captivated… immediately!

Those precious few songs were even more special as it felt like our own little private show and at that moment I knew she was destined for great things. To this day I still get tingles. Seriously one of the best live female vocalists I’ve ever seen and man.. have you seen those dresses… H.O.T.!

The crew at Viceroyalty are exceedingly proud to present  ‘90’s Music‘, the brand new single from Kimbra and first taste of her forthcoming second record.

Kimbra will be touring throughout Australia and New Zealand this May with Janelle Monae and guaranteed to be an amazing show!

Do yourself a favour.. get on it!

Sat May 17 – Forum Theatre – Melbourne
Mon May 19 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney 
Wed May 21 – Brisbane Convention Centre – Brisbane 
Sat May 24 – Vector Arena – Auckland 
Mon May 26 – The Plenary – Melbourne 

Tix available through via LiveNation:

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