Strings Attached, The West Australian Guitar Festival, is returning to Margaret River from the 8th-10th of October. It is a one of a kind event for guitar players, makers and enthusiasts from around the country.
Including Kav from Eskimo Joe, who joined Bec and Jeziel to tell us more about this event. Not only will he be performing more intimate versions of Eskimo Joe’s signature songs, you can also look forward to his solo music. As well as get an insight into Kav’s song writing process through his classes for teens and adults.
Kav says the most important thing you can do to improve your song writing is set yourself deadlines. “The difference between people who dabble and people who finish songs, is that you set yourself a deadline and you have to work this process to get there.” At the age of 12-13 he began writing songs. “I was really bad at learning other people’s songs. I would get halfway through and I would just be like stuff this I’m just going to write my own songs.” He most enjoys the therapeutic aspect of song writing. “Whatever demons are hanging around from your past or from an argument you’ve had… you put it down in a song and its gone.”
The past 18 months have been tough for everyone in the music industry, with several events being cancelled. Although many performers are used to going on hiatus, the industry doesn’t exist without live performances. “You’re going to see a generation of musicians disappear off the map.”
You can see Kav’s performance or attend his classes this October at Strings Attached. Will you be going? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!