Hi folks! Hope you enjoyed your summer and getting ready for fall (i know I’m getting ready in London)
Let’s see what the guys had to say:
Andreea: When and why did you start playing?
Emil: I started developing an interest in singing when I was just 5 years old. My dad was in theater and singing on a hobby level. So I got inspired and learned quickly. I got my first guitar when I was 8 years.
Marcos: I started playing guitar when I was 6 but by the time I was 8 piano took over.
Andreea: Which instruments do you play?
Emil: My voice is my main instrument, but I also play the guitar and can goof around on the piano from time to time.
Marcos: Piano & Vocals / Ok: Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion / Bad: Violin / Terrible: Trumpet
Andreea: What was the first tune(s) you learned?
Emil: Wow, that’s a hard one, but my first performance was when I was 6 years old. I had a big choir behind me and sang a song called ”Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” in Swedish.
Marcos: A Spanish flamenco tune (it was just one chord)
Andreea: What are the five things you can’t live without?
Emil: My family, my friends, music, my success dreams and coffee (I tried those ones and it didn’t go well) 😉
Marcos: My family, Music, Laughter, Sports & Dreaming Big
Andreea: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Emil: ”You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk” and ”The worst thing you can get is a no”
Marcos: Never give up, keep on dreaming and remember to Relax!
Andreea: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Emil: There are many, Marcos is one of them. Right now one of my biggest influences is Chris Stapelton. And I have always been inspired by Freddy Mercurys stage language.
Marcos: Pianist Herbie Hancock – he’s a true icon of modern music. He’s a master of exploration music and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice.
Andreea: Ten years from now you will be….
Emil: Happy, healthy and of course out touring World Wide with Kaiak
Marcos: Ten years from now you will be….alive first and foremost. Then touring the world with Kaiak of course.
Andreea: Can you remember the first time you wrote a song?
Emil: Actually yes, my first song I wrote was in middle high with my band back then named ”The Oddity” and the song was called ”Road Metal”
Marcos: Yes, I was 7 years old and I wrote a song called ”Splash”. It was pretty lousy, but my teachers forced me to play it in front of the whole school.
Andreea: Do you ever get nervous?
Emil: Oh yes! Not when I’m on stage, that’s where I’m most confident. But in situations when I don’t feel prepared or in control.
Marcos: Hardly. Well, at least not ”blackout” nervous as got when I was younger.
Andreea: What kind of things inspires you to write?
Emil: Life overall, everything around. Like family, friends or just something you hear. Other people’s music inspires me a lot too.
Marcos: Change. Moving around. Going places. People.
Andreea: What’s your favorite place to eat?
Emil: Anywhere that has Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and gravy. (A typical Swedish dish) maybe Café Viskan in Borås where I live.
Marcos: Syrian Food, a place called ”Miro” in my hometown.
Andreea: Do you have any pets?
Marcos: No, but I have 3 children. I use them as pets every day. 🙂
Andreea: What’s your bad quality?
Emil: Haha, that depends on who you ask. But I know one, I’m not good at just relaxing and taking it easy for too long. I need to do something creative so my skin doesn’t itch.
Marcos: There are so many… I have a lot of fears & I’m lazy (with doing boring things)
Andreea: How much do you practice singing/playing instruments a week?
Emil: Not that much, but I try to go to the studio almost every day, and when I’m there I practice at the same time as I write and record.
Marcos: For 15 years I practiced 6-8 hours a day, but now only 1 hour per day.
Andreea: What’s next?
Emil: Right now we are working on our new album, with our own songs. When it’s time, we will release one song a month until the whole album is out in May 2020. And hopefully, we’ll go out and perform quite a bit too.
Marcos: Moving forward with Kaiak, making lots of new music. Focus on having fun!
I hope you guys enjoyed the interview and go follow Kaiak Music! 100 % you will fall in love with them.
The links and their music just below: