What was the first song you learnt?

Come As You Are - Nirvana!

What’s your favourite memory of your early musical life?

Playing on stage for the first time at a school fete, to pretty much nobody (it was 9am), but being very nervous regardless. Afterwards somebody's mum asked me for my autograph and I felt like a bit of a rockstar. Nobody's mum has asked me for my autograph since then.

What made you want to play music in the first place?

My dad used to play Tommy Emmanuel records at home a lot, I can remember from an early age being pretty obsessed with the sound of electric guitar.

How old were you when you started playing?

I started taking it seriously when I was about 15 or 16.

Who were your music heroes/idols back then? Who are they now?

Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain have always been my faves! 

What was the name of your first band?



Julia Reidy is an Australian guitarist and composer currently based between Berlin and Sydney