Last week I sat down with Luigi Donnarumma of Cat Lucky, and previously Donnarumma, to chat about all things mental health, songwriting, working within the music industry, and how his perspective has shifted over the last couple of years.
Highly respected in Adelaide for his quality workmanship and contribution to the local music scene, owner of Salvi’s Fine Guitars, Steve Salvi wants to change the tune of mental health awareness.
“World Mental Health Day – 10 October – is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide.
Stigma around mental illness due to misunderstanding or prejudice remains an issue in Australia, delaying or preventing people from wanting or feeling able to seek help, and impacting adversely on their lives.
Misconceptions and misrepresentations about those experiencing mental illness are damaging to people’s lives.” (1010.org.au)
Often seen jumping around and having a great time in bands Hey Harriet, Bromham, Koleh, and Sturt Avenue, Georgy Rochow is known for her sets full of “positive, feel-good vibes” that get the crowd moving and shaking. With her new project Georgy & Delilah, Georgy aims to focus less on getting the crowd moving and shaking, and more on getting them to internalise the lyrics and connect through their own past experiences of love, loss, and life.
I caught up with Georgy ahead of the release of “Lose You”, her first track from her solo project, to talk about addiction and mental health within the music industry, and why this new project is so important to her.