Entertainment

A universe of talent from a Cosmic guy

Cosmo Jarvis has a whole lot of talent to bring to Byron Bay.
Cosmo Jarvis has a whole lot of talent to bring to Byron Bay.

COSMO Jarvis will be spending Christmas on a plane.

But he doesn't care in the slightest.

"None of my band really give a shit," Jarvis tells me from home in the United Kingdom where he's preparing to head off on tour.

"I'd rather be in a plane on my way to somewhere beautiful than in suicide central, where I am now."

Surely, I suggest, it isn't as bad as it sounds? Why don't you move somewhere else?

"I'm working on it," he laughs. "I live with the actors from the movie (The Naughty Room). No landlords would rent a place to a bunch of out of work actors."

Jarvis and his band are headed to Australia for an 11-date tour including Falls Festival, Southbound and the first stop, Byron Bay.

While here the band has only one day off. Which is hardly surprising considering Jarvis is involved.

At only 22 years old Jarvis released his third album, Think Bigger, this year. He also released his first feature film, The Naughty Room, countless YouTube videos and has written more than 300 songs in his career.

 

But that's not the extent of Jarvis's talents.

He's a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, director, scriptwriter, actor, performer and a really nice guy.

He not only directs his own film clips but he stars in them as well, including the popular single Love This, where he can be seen striding down a street in a devil suit.

And he's also played almost every instrument on Think Bigger. Is he a control freak? Or does he just love the process of creation?

"A bit of both I guess," he says. "I am a control freak and I've gotten used to doing it all myself.

"I love to contribute to the film ideas and I love acting in them.

"Plus, I can't get any more acting work anywhere else so I have to make it myself."

The film clip for Love This is done in one shot. But it took more than 22 takes to get it done.

"We started shooting the rehearsals so it's not just to do with the competence of the actors," he says.

Jarvis came into the Australian consciousness last year thanks to the rollicking sea shanty single Gay Pirates which landed him in triple j's Hottest 100.

His film, about a dysfunctional family (similar to his own upbringing in Devon, UK) was picked up by the BBC.

Having success in both areas, Jarvis says he doesn't favour either one.

"Film takes the longest," he says. "I'm mid-way through my second feature (Abandon Hope) and the writing process is taking months already. But I'm also ill-equipped to do it, so that's not helping. Where as I had done most of the tracks on my last album in three weeks."

Topics:  byron bay



Court-ordered parolees more likely to re-offend

Fence with barbed wire. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

New research shows certain parolees more likely to re-offend

Top chefs help feed the needy

CREATIVE KITCHEN: Helpers providing the good food at Halcyon House's community dinner.

Top chefs raise money for needy: socials

From little things, big things grow

Diana Abraham, with help from Chris Watt, cutting the cake at the Meals on Wheels 30th birthday.

Meals on Wheels mark 30th anniversary on Tweed Coast

Latest deals and offers

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Tyalgum kicks off musical season

Flutterbies' Solar Chapel and operatic soprano Jenna Dearness-Dark prepare for the Opera and Piano concert in Tyalgum on September 3.

Intimate concert awaits.

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m