Tommy Rando – scenestr of the day

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What do you do?
I’m a performer, composer, producer and educator. I'm also Head of Music Production at Collarts.

Why do you do it?
I’m passionate and always creative and I love what I do.

What do you love about the city you live in?
I feel privileged to live in Melbourne. So much diversity, arts, culture, food, wine, coffee and most of all I love living close to the beach.

Where did you go for your last holiday?
Phuket, Thailand.

What's your favourite item of clothing? Why?
My ‘All Saints’ jacket cost me a bomb.

What was your favourite TV show when you were a kid? (If you've got kids, what's your favourite show to watch with them?)
As a kid I loved watching any cartoon from Warner Bros and some obscure cartoons like 'Fearless Fly'. I enjoy watching 'Regular Show' with my six-year-old son.

If we were coming over to your place, what would you cook us?

I make a good traditional bolognese pasta.

What's the best lesson you've ever learned?
Playing guitar.

Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else knows...
I see ghosts.

Are you happy with your work/ life balance?
I don’t feel like what I do is work, so enjoy what I do.

How do you define success?
I evaluate success in different ways for life, happiness, health, great marriage but for work, For me, success is about doing my job well. I want to be recognised as someone who always does their best and tries their hardest to make my goals.

What's your spirit animal?


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