By Jessica Micallef
Musician Shaun Kirk always looks forward to performing in front of a home crowd.
The Sunbury singer-songwriter will be on stage at the Macedon Ranges Music Festival later this month.
Kirk, 31, said he had been in the music industry full-time for almost a decade.
“It wasn’t really a decision to get into the industry, it kind of just happened,” he said.
“I am really into making music and I thought I could make a living doing what I liked to do. “It was common sense.”
Kirk, who has released five albums, describes his music as “forever changing”.
“I don’t think it can be defined,” he said. “It’s just a reflection of myself and my own life over time.
“I am presenting what I am at that particular moment.”
Kirk recently toured Canada and has taken his music all over the globe. But he says performing in Melbourne, and getting the opportunity to perform close to Sunbury, held a special place in his heart.
“I am stoked I can do a little festival just down the road. It’s not every time I get to sleep in my own bed after my own gig.
“I love coming back home and playing shows in the city that I grew up.”
The Macedon Ranges Music Festival is on March 13 at Gisborne Steam Park from 1-10pm. Details: macedonrangesmusicfestival.org/