On the Couch with Archie Roach

AAR Archie Roach - photo by Wayne QuilliamWho is Archie Roach?
Archie Roach.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Say ‘no’ more often.

Who inspires you and why?
People I meet travelling, my family, my manager and those that help me to continue to do what I love doing, singing and interacting with people through song and story.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Keep writing and singing songs that speak of peace and love.

Favourite (touring) destination and why?
Karijini Experience in The Pilbara, WA. It’s an annual event in April celebrating culture and connection. We have just returned from performing there.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would take them to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in South West Victoria between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. We call it Tarerer. It’s an inactive volcano that erupted 32,000 years ago.

What are you currently reading?
Cook Books.

What are you currently listening to?
I am revisiting my old songs on my latest album, Dancing With My Spirit and getting ready to tour the album.

Happiness is?
More love.

What does the future hold for you?
More music, touring overseas hopefully, and spending time on country.

Archie joins Tiddas for a series of concerts across the country, commencing at Hamer Hall, Melbourne on Sunday 6 May, before playing the Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Wednesday 9 May); The Tivoli, Brisbane (Friday 11 May); Canberra Theatre Centre (Sunday 27 May); State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth (Friday 8 June); Odeon Theatre, Hobart (Friday 15 June); and the Dunstan Playhouse – Adelaide Festival Centre (Friday 22 & Saturday 23 June). For more information, visit: www.archieroach.com for details.

Image: Archie Roach – photo by Wayne Quilliam