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Interview with Cara Robinson from Hatz Fitz and Cara

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Hatz Fitz and Cara are playing at the Mullum Music Festival

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There’s something magnetic about Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson. Hat Fitz and Cara’s musical style is a unique combination of folk, roots and gospel blues with old-time flavourings reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz is a ‘veteran’ wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s Bluesfest, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one that bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival-goers. Cara draws on her soul background (she’s toured Europe and the United States with singers such as Jamiroquai and the hugely popular Corinne Bailey-Rae), and although blessed with a sensational voice she was not content to be labelled as ‘just’ a singer.She has taken to drumming duties as well as washboards, flute, and tin whistle, sometimes all at once.

Join this pair on a musical journey at Mullum Music Festival this year. In the meantime, get to know a little about the enigmatic Cara Robinson…

On a lazy Sunday I like to:

Put a record on and get myself all happy and sit down to a lazy brekky.

My favourite shoes…

Red pumps.

If I could live in any era it would be…

The 60s.

If I had to rescue three of my favourite records from a rising flood they would be…

Freddie King, Aretha Franklin, Isley Brothers.

When I am onstage singing I…

Love to let go and get into the zone while drumming.

What people don’t know about me is…

I’m a country girl and a bit of a Nanna… except I don’t bake.

Being in a couple and playing music together teaches you to…

Really be patient with each other totally gives a whole new meaning to that the word patience.

What I love most about Fitzy is…

He is a very caring man and is passionate about music and life; also a great dad.

What he loves most about me is…

My positive outlook on life and playing music together; also my freestyle dance moves.

The lyric I love singing most is…

Power – except I still sing it Powa!

I love Mullum Music Festival because…

There’s always a band that I love and a new one that I’m falling in love with. You can’t deny the vibe. Last time I found myself smack bang in the middle of a street parade. Awesome!

Mullum Music Festival 15–18 November. For tix and info go to mullummusicfestival.com

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