On the Couch with Alyce Platt

Arts Review On the Couch Alyce PlattWho is Alyce Platt?
I am a singer/song writer and actress. I love singing and I have just released my new album Funny Little World. I was well known, perhaps even considered a ‘household name’, for my work on TV shows, Sons and Daughters and Sale Of The Century, and I hope that will be the case for my music as well.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would be kinder to myself and not worry as much.

Who inspires you and why?
My mother. She is a great teacher for me. She says it how it is and is super kind and generous and a great tipper. You luck out if you are serving her at a restaurant or cutting her hair or delivering her milk, newspapers and collecting her rubbish. Oh, and she is loved by billions of wild birds for whom she feeds every day and puts water out for them when it is too hot. And she calls me to do the same.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Make meditation, conscious breathing and living compulsory learning at our schools. And ban ALL GUNS!!!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
India. I went there with very little warning, a week in fact, I had no expectations and found myself in a world of absolute blissful chaos.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
Elwood’s Point Ormond to watch the sunset.

What are you currently reading?
I haven’t been doing much reading of late as I’ve been in the recording studio. Every waking moment has been dedicated to Funny Little World.  I do have How to Tidy Your Life on my bedside table beckoning to be read.

What are you currently listening to?
Chet Faker, Serge Gainsbourg, Velevet Underground, Vince Jones, Ennio Morricone.

Happiness is?
Being in the recording studio making music. Self love and being present make for happiness too.

What does the future hold for you?
Amazing things! I will never stop learning and I will always aspire to being the best I can possibly be.

Alyce Platt became a household name on the popular drama, Sons and Daughters and went on to be one of Australia’s highest profile Television performers, co-hosting Sale Of The Century. Her acting career has spanned 25 years and seen her feature in countless television series, films and theatre productions.

Recently she has featured in: Rush, City Homicide, Satisfaction, Carla Cameti Pd, The Elephant Princess and starred with Tony Martin in the critically acclaimed short film, CROPPED which was nominated for a 2012 AFI.

Alyce has been performing in her own shows and bands for the past 25 years including her successful corporate band, In The Flesh. She is a celebrated singer, songwriter and recording artist having released three acclaimed albums.

Alyce has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was 12 years old and released her own original songs as an EP, Cowboys In The Attic to much acclaim, which sparked interest locally and internationally, leading to gigs at the ‘Mink’ and ‘The Gig’ on Melrose in L.A.

She has been special guest performer at many events around Australia and appeared along side such luminaries as Hugh Jackman, at the infamous Red Ball. Alyce and Hugh performed a duet together bringing the house down.

Alyce’s debut album, Beautiful Death (released through Sound Vault Records) surprised critics and lead to a new, burgeoning career as a songwriter and musician. She released a second album in 2004 – Live from the Vault – also through Sound Vault Record and appears on the Sound Vault compilation album, The Sound of Sunday with Ross Wilson.

Alyce’s latest album, Funny Little World will be launched on Thursday 12 November 2015 at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. For more information, visit: www.alyceplatt.com for details.

Image: Alyce Platt (supplied)

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