WITH 50 Days until the Tamworth Country Music Festival, there is no stopping Tamworth’s Allison Forbes who has a busy time ahead.
In between touring across the nation, the singer-songwriter has been working on new material and getting those creative ideas flowing.
Forbes has had a year of success following on from the release of her EP Augustine in April this year.
She’s currently in Melbourne where she’s performing and writing some new songs which she hopes could pave the way for an album in the future.
“I’m down here doing a few shows and doing a bit of writing with people which is exciting.
I just need to get everything together and make sure I’m really happy with what I’m writing.
“I’m getting ready for the Festival.”
Forbes said she’s got a few shows lined up including a gig with acoustic singers and songwriters from across the nation during the festival.
”I’m pretty privileged to be part of that which is good,” she said.
“I’m pretty busy, I always say I’m not going to be but I am.”
Since the launch of her EP in Tamworth, Forbes has toured in Newcastle, Melbourne Adelaide and Brisbane and some other areas in between.
She’s managed to sell out nearly all of her EPs she produced, and she’s looking forward to more success to come.
“I’m putting the feelers out there to do some writing for an album,” she said
“It’s obviously where I want to end up in the future, I just need to get everything together and make sure I’m really happy with what I’m writing.
“I feel like my writing is changing a little bit, who knows what it would be.
“Musicians say they are inspired by people all the time, but if their taste in music is changing, it’ll make your writing a little different.”
Forbes said she was pleased with the success the last year has brought to her career.
“I’m always working a lot which is really good, I’ve done a lot more festivals this year which has been really exciting and eye opening for me.
“It really gauges the amount of work I’ve been able to put in to be able to go to these festivals.”