mindi kilty [mindikilty]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
its not a specific genre as it is heartfelt from what i get out of the music i hear as im writing the lyrics
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
im alone but would love a group
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
i tried for wisconsins idol contest, nashville star twice, americas got talent, marshfield's got talent a local contest, i am a published poet and a photographer,but music is my great passion and love
Please list discography in which you have participated.
none so far
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
i began singing at the top of my lungs at about age 2 and i never stopped
What was your musical education?
im am completely self taught
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
when i was about two although i dont actually make anything
What is your creative process?
i lay on my bed put on my earphones and get totally into the music as i write then i record it on my laptop
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
deffinately at night
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
no i chose alot when im driving in my car singing out loud n thinking
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
yes if it brings tears to my eyes its usually a good one
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
i dunno i just started writing songs as a kid n i wud do it even in my classes at school so my teachers were supportive
What part of your job is your least favourite?
im disabled right now so it varies
How often do you practice?
i always sing pretty much daily
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
i feel nervous at first but then i get into the music close my eyes and im fine right after
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
wynonna judd, selena, shakira, bonnie rait, there are so many
List three songs that are key to your life.
scars because it describes the way i see myself
i cross my heart by george strait because it was my wedding song it always makes me cry
bob marley 3 little birds because every now and then i need to relax and know everything is gonna be ok no matter how much i fight and struggle and after all i have been thru
What should be done to stop piracy?
i dunno let it be free people are gonna do it anyway im not sure there is a way to stop it
What type of music do you detest?
death metal i feel if i cant understand the words i dont wanna hear it
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
i don't sell myself if someone likes me i leave it totally up to them to decide u should never have to be who ur not
What other things have you done to make a living?
i was a cna, a school bus driver, factory worker, fast food worker, cashier, telephone rep, and i worked in a porn store
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
no but i sang in gym class cuz we never had a radio
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
never give up dreams are what keep us alive and giving up on them u essentially give up on a part of yourself
hewitt, wi usa