Hanging Five with Briana Dinsdale

17-year-old Logan Artist Briana Dinsdale is taking Australian country music by storm.

Having already performed on stages at Gympie Muster and Tamworth Country Music Festival, Briana also released her first Album ‘Beginnings’, blending the sounds of country and acoustic blues to create 12 relatable songs.

But this is just the start for Briana. Now having just formed a five piece band, she continues to grow her audience by performing at Village Fest and Logan Eats and Beats, with a tour from her debut album just around the corner.

We hung five with this future country star.

What kind of stuff would we find on your current fave playlist? 

A lot of different things! Recently, I’ve been loving expanding my musical listening as I find it helps me generate new ideas and I also really just love it!  There are artists from Taylor Swift to Queen to musical theatre numbers like Alexander Hamilton from ‘Hamilton’. I just love it all! But country will always be number one in my heart.

If you could tour with any Australian acts right now, who would that be?

I would love to tour with Charlie Collins or Melody Moko. I look up to both of them so much and think the way they approach country music is so innovative yet so true to the original genre. Definitely a way I’m trying to approach country music.

If you had to choose between only playing music for the rest of your life, or only listening to music for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?

That is a hard one! They’re both so amazing in their own rights. I adore listening to production choices, writing choices and live performances as well as just being able to get on a stage and do what I love! You’re probably going to not like my answer and I’m sorry in advance l, but, I can’t choose!

What are your thoughts on the Logan music scene?

It is so amazing! The support from the community, the council and fellow musicians is amazing! Everyone is supporting each other because they love live music. Logan City Council really helped me get starting with gigging back in 2018 through the Logan Live Boost program which has changed my life and I’m forever grateful.

What is your ultimate career goal?

My ultimate goal is to be able to do music full time whether it’s songwriting for myself or other artists, performing and touring or teaching music to other people. In the far future, I would also love to open my own live music venue in Logan to reimburse my gratitude and passion to Logan.

Check out Briana’s album ‘Beginnings’ at brianadinsdale.com/beginnings, and keep up to date on her Instagram @brianadinsdaleofficial. You can catch her at Logan Entertainment Centre on Saturday 21 November supporting the Saruzu Quartet.

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