Kiran | Tenor
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I would rule the world in weeks if I could read minds. Only if I had control of it. And if no one else knew I could. and if I coul........ okay, there are theses dedicated to the logistics of super powers so I’m stopping myself now.
Aside from Soulstice, what do you do with your life?
“What do I do with my life” is a very ominous question as most would make the argument that I do crap-all. I currently study Commerce and Business Management at UQ, soon switching to Marketing and PR, ever dissatisfied.
What are your major influences/sources of inspiration?
Steve Newcomb was my jazz piano teacher for about a year and he was an incredible inspiration for me. Stevie Wonder, Darren King (the drummer from Mute Math) and Herbie Hancock are the big famous inspirations for me.
What is your musical background and how long have you been singing?
I started learning Drum Kit when I was 7 and did a lot of contemporary music. I taught myself jazz piano when I was 13 and did a lot of composition and jazz. I was in the Young Conservatorium program playing Jazz for 2 years, and throughout high school I was in an average of 5 music groups a year. It very easily explains my complete lack of motivation to actually study in education establishments.
What music do you listen to?
I hate having to answer this question. My music taste is extremely eclectic and very cyclical. At the moment I’m listening to Everything Everything, Radio Dept., Cosmo Jarvis, Battleships, Django Django, Justice, Friendly Fires, Bombay Bicycle Club and heaps more. Karnivool, Coldplay and Mute Math are faithful favourites I go back to, and Jazz will always have a special place in my heart.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I’m a pretty avid gamer. Love playing xbox with mates. And in my leisure time I like to build furniture and then to have a discussion about where it can be placed in a room.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Team Edward hands down. He might be an angsty douchebag but at least he’s not a whingey, adolescent child collecting sloppy seconds. Yeah, I’ve read the books, what of it?
Which would you rather wear for a month: bright green crocs or a “<3 Justin Bieber 4 Glee” badge on your chest?
Justin Bieber 4 Glee badge. At least people will know I’m being ironic and I wouldn’t be able to stop vomiting if I were wearing crocs…