Inspiration found in everyday experiences

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Singer-songwriter Jay Graften will perform at Little Village Events tonight.
Camera IconSinger-songwriter Jay Graften will perform at Little Village Events tonight. Credit: Olivia Senior/Olivia Senior

Jay Grafton is a singer-songwriter from Fremantle who performs and composes intimate music about her day-to-day activities and encounters.

Whether it be university activities, cafe work, or washing the dishes, Graften is able to pull inspiration from anywhere.

The young artist said she “found her feet” in the music community when she was 18 through gigs in the South West, building up experience at various breweries, wineries and restaurants. After moving to Sydney for a year, she realised WA more suited her style and made the move back to Perth.

“I started a pop-up band when I moved back ... we were called GRRL PAL and we played all over Australia, made it on to a few festival line-ups and had a wonderful time,” she said.

She more recently wrote about her day-to-day activities and established her new EP, Bedroom Floor Recordings, which will be performed in Busselton tonight.

The EP, described by Graften as raw, minimal, and intimate, is available at Little Village Events in Busselton’s Artgeo Cultural Complex as Graften supports vibrant guitarist Ben Catley.

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