Harry Thynne is a well-respected and seasoned Australian musician and drummer. He started on drums when he was six years old, played in bands during high school then moved to Sydney, the musical hub of the country. Him and his band were loved by the audience and discovered by a young American woman who coaxed them to Los Angeles, to record songs at her famous stepfather’s studio.
That was over a decade ago and we wondered what’s been going on in his life, since then. We know that he had signed with management, recorded music and toured throughout the US as a very successful musician — that was until after years in the states, he had to move back to Sydney due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, we recently got to catch up with him during his busy schedule and here is what he had to share.
Harry, please tell us what you’re doing now in the world of music?
I have a platform I’m working on to promote and produce collaborative work between U.S. and Australian artists. With a view to reigniting the cross pacific connection and building content to line up with the possible conversion to touring between the two countries. This ideally would see big name U.S. producers connecting with 1st nations and remote communities in Australia and vice versa.
I’m also working on a release with musician Andy Clockwise. Andy is an Australian born, L.A. based recording artist, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist. His new album “War Stories” is about to drop and we’ve been teasing some back catalog and new singles out since last year.
Harry, so many people equate success with becoming famous, making lots of money, owning expensive cars and living in huge mansions. What is your idea of success?
Harry: I think the idea of real success as an artist lies in your ability to reach people where they are and affect them. I have always wanted whatever I make to have a lasting and meaningful impact. It’s the same way music or art that I love has been impactful for me. Art in all its forms connects people. It’s the conduit through which we can see our reflection in the world. Material success, as we all know, is not necessarily indicative of this. It’s a distraction. It distracts us and pulls us away from what is truly important in life.