Front-woman of Karuna, Abi Rooley-Towle stops by to have a chat with Colby.
What Do You Enjoy Most About Being A Musician?
Two things actually! I love using my unique skillset in creativity to create songs of meaning, inspiration or tenderness to give to others. I also love the creative collaboration process of working and connecting and creating eith other wonderful creatives.
Which Track Of Yours Means The Most To You?
“When a Child Stands Alone” which is about the abandoned Syrian refugee children in refugee camps across Europe. Partly because it combines my passion for helping vulnerable children and moving peoples hearts with the fact that it is also a song that means a lot to me on my own journey. It was a finalist in a Global humanitarian arts competition run by WCA, some years back. After this I thought I should really take this whole song writing thing more seriously! here is the youtube link. It was created with some musicians at home in Scotland before I started Karuna band.
What Do You Think Is The Key To Success As A Musician?
Several strands of thought:
1) Never giving up and constantly and humbly refining your craft.
2) Having other strings to your bow so your entire existence is not dependant on it- it means you can create a gradual and more realisitic build.
3) Having good psychological strategies to deal with adverse conditions.
If You Wasn’t A Musician, What Job Would You Be Doing?
I am also a freelance holistic music teacher and am also hoping to set up a glamping site. I see myself more as an artist entrpreneur so I would do what I do and still sing in the kitchen and create songs! It is what I do – it just is. So, I would do more of these other things.