priya | alto
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleporting so that I can fit more into my day and so that I am never late - ever!
Aside from Soulstice, what do you do with your life?
Full-time construction lawyer, Bollywood dancer/workshop dance teacher, actor, model, enjoy dancing Hip Hop, playing guitar and social touch football.
What are your major influences/sources of inspiration?
People who have equanimity and love other people despite the haters are definitely strongly inspiring, eg the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Viktor Frankl, Nelson Mandela, Amartya Sen, Mother Theresa, St Francis of Assisi and of course, am also inspired by my family. Spread the love people!
What is your musical background and how long have you been singing?
I was musical since at least 2 years old if not earlier - I remember composing my own songs in the shower from a very early age (nothing has changed). Learned piano, keyboard and clarinet growing up and then guitar in my uni years.
What music do you listen to?
Eclectic - mostly a fan of Aussie rock/rock ballad and other bands (Eskimo Joe, Waikiki, the Waifs, Silverchair, Jebediah, Clare Bowditch, John Butler Trio, Hilltop Hoods, Crowded House, Sneaky Sound System, Missy Higgins, Smashing Pumpkins, Regurgitator, Temper Trap, Blues King Brown, Mount Kilamanjaro, Placebo) but also enjoy Coldplay, U2, Camille, Nirvana, the Sundays, Audioslave, La Roux, Lana del Ray, Lily Allen, Florence and the Machines, Buena Vista Social Club, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holliday, Paramore, most Hip Hop, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jackin House music/trance and classical.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching Gossip Girl eating an almond magnum and in my comfy PJs, after I've done all my housework!
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Hmmm, had to look this up... not keen on any vampires at all. I'd say neither.
Which would you rather wear for a month: bright green crocs or a “<3 Justin Bieber 4 Glee” badge on your chest?
Oooh difficult... crocs.... don't judge!