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musivv.com’s segment featuring next generation artist.

november 2021

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Kai Pavitt

About Life and Love for Music


When I was 13 years old I was picked by an agency called 'Stories by Zinaida', and they booked me to play my first ever gig at the Abu Dhabi F1, which was my first stepping stone into the music industry. I then performed at the MOTB shopping festival as well as the festival city festival. Unfortunately due to covid, I haven't had many performances recently, however last December I had the pleasure of performing at MOTB again which is easily my favourite gig of the year! In early 2020 I released My first Spotify single 'alone again' and then around October time I released my second single 'Light at Midnight'. In March this year, I released my first EP 'Loose Screws' and I should have a second EP coming out in December which is really exciting! It's very different to anything I've released before so it will be interesting to see the reaction of my audience.

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When did you learn to play the guitar or start singing?

I've sung all my life really, from a little boy I was always part of a musical stage group but I only picked up the guitar when I was around 11 years old and I haven't put it down since!

Who do you look up to outside of music?

My parents and my grandparents. All of my grandparents had to work really hard all their lives to provide for my parents and I think that gave me a sense of determination. It gave an attitude of 'If I work hard enough, I can do it and that is something that has kept me driving forward all my life. My parents are the people who keep the world turning for me! They drive me to gigs, help me prepare, push me to be even better for the next performance and always find solutions when I feel like giving up, I don't know what I'd do without them!

What message do you want your listeners to get when they listen to your music.

I want my listeners to feel a connection. As soon as someone hears my music, to me, it is no longer my music. It should make someone feel something, whether that is pain, or love, or hope, they should take that song and find a meaning for it that connects to them. All my songs are stories, and so if someone can connect to that story then I've achieved what I've set out to do and that makes me really proud to be an artist.

How has the pandemic affected your music?

The pandemic really helped me to grow as an artist. All of my songs have been written throughout this pandemic and while it has made performing harder I definitely feel as though it drove me to create and spread my message.

I want my listeners to feel a connection

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How did you learn music production?

I started producing my own music when I got a recording interface, learning from youtube videos and trial and error. I then went into GCSE'S at school and I'm doing a music production GCSE which is great because I've been learning by doing that, and actually on my coming album one of my closest friends (Nick Rodas) is producing a few of the songs.

Who do you want to collaborate with?

If I had to pick 3 dream collab artists they would be Corey Taylor, Ed Sheeran and Eminem.

Wake up, coffee and breakfast

Who's your favourite local artist?

My favourite local artist has to be Ollie Chapman, that man has so much soul and passion in his music you can't help but dance along!

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

5 years from now I hope to still be performing, whether that's to stadiums or bars, I never want to give it up. I love what I do and I do what I love, I hope that never changes.

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Lyrics first or melody?

I always start with music first, I always start with a banging backing track because otherwise I really struggle to come up with a catchy melody line, which in my opinion is the most important aspect of a song.

Favourite food.

My favourite food has got to be a good, English, Roast Dinner.

Tell us about the first song you ever wrote.

The first song I ever wrote was called Alone Again. It was during the lockdown and I found myself on my bed with nothing to do and decided to finally have a go at writing a song. I started off with a guitar chord progression and then after I'd worked out how I wanted the song to sound I worked on some lyrics and recorded it with Nick Rodas. It's the first song I put on Spotify and it really pushed me to write more songs. I definitely would not be as good a performer without it that's for sure!


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