Jesse Rudd-Schmidt

Open Mic Night @ The Cornish Arms

“Stop watching X Factor!”

With a crisp and clear voice accompanied by melancholy finger picking Acoustic tunes, people gave Jesse their undivided attention for his set. A down-to-earth and very humble musician, Jesse works in Cancer Immunology by day at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and keeps sporty and fit as much as possible.

Aiming to pursue a full time music career, Jesse has lived the rock n roll lifestyle playing in a band though at the moment he is currently playing solo and trying to record some new material.

“Open Mics are great for the people that you meet but also because you don’t have to book in advance you can just rock up and play.”

Speaking to other musicians on the live music scene, Jesse says with a glint in his eye:

“Try and perform really badly each night so I look good; just for comparison!”

“No, just enjoy playing music, hardly any of us are going to make a living off of it. Play it because you feel like playing it.”

Encouraging people to check out live music nights:

“Stop watching X Factor! You watch these couple of people the TV picked for you who have this sob story to sell ratings. Living in Melbourne we’re absolutely blessed with so many live music venues every night of the week. Get on down to your local pub and support live music!”

“In one night you’ll probably get 10 acts. 2 will be terrible, 6 will be alright, but 1 or 2 will be phenomenal, and that makes it all worthwhile.”

Jesse will be rocking the Cornish Arms on Monday nights and The Brunswick Hotel on Wednesday nights.

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