Sosefina Fuamoli – scenestr of the day

Published in SOD  
What do you do?
I’m a music journalist and current Editor in Chief of the AU review.

Why do you do it?
What started as a way to immerse myself in a local music scene that was producing (and still is) some incredible talent has flourished into a platform for me to indulge in my love for music discovery and giving new artists from Australia and beyond the spotlight.

What do you love about the city you live in?
I love the pace of Adelaide. The ease of getting from A to B. The attitude of creatives in this city. The fact I can afford my rent in this city and still buy a drink late at night (Hi, Sydney).

Where did you go for your last holiday?
Proper holiday? I spent a few weeks travelling around Europe during the second half of 2015.

What's your favourite item of clothing? Why?
A pair of H&M track pants I bought in LA a few years ago. Legit, the comfiest item of clothing I own: perfect to travel in. Screw flying in heels.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid?
Probably a toss up between 'Captain Planet' and 'Home and Away' (circa the iconic Noah/Hayley days, of course).

If you could travel back in time for a day, where would you go?
There’d be many; one would be back to my uni graduation to make some changes. I wore all black (not ideal under a heavy grad gown, it seems) and heels that got caught in the grating of the floor on my way up to the stage. Anyone who knows me won’t even be surprised reading this story.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us?
I do a good seasoned lamb chop on a week night. Paella if I’m feelin’ saucy (and rich enough to splurge on prawns).

What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
A thick skin is one of your best allies.

Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows…
For some reason I used to get mistaken for Jessica Mauboy a bit when I was younger. There was one time where I couldn’t be bothered correcting a young girl; she looked stoked, so I figure I made her day somewhat better.

Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
What balance?

How do you define success?
Everyone’s going to make their own successes in different ways. If you’re ultimately happy and centred, that’s one of the biggest achievements you could possibly attain.

What's your spirit animal?
I’d like to say something energetic and forward thinking. But if I’m honest, I’ve answered these questions from bed this morning so I’m going to say probably a sloth or a cat who’s just finished a really nice dinner.

Sosefina will appear at the A Rock & Roll Writers Festival at The Old Museum (Brisbane) 1-2 April.


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