Feb
02

KATHLEEN CARNALI–An interview with a great lady!

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KATHLEEN CARNALI–

An interview with a great lady!


{Kathleen Carnali received her calling from the Lord to spread his word to others so that we may understand the greatest gift of all.  Share the love and passion this amazing artist has for the music and the praise of our God as she travels the world to bring us love, peace, strength, and salvation by believing and trusting in him!}

Afresh: What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

Kathleen Carnali

Afresh: Where are the artists from?  What is their talent in the group?

I am originally from Weymouth, MA

Afresh: How did the band get the name?

Born with the name “Kathleen” and then married into “Carnali”  ; )

Afresh: What instrument do you play now? (If applicable)

The piano, the wooden flute, the ukulele…

Afresh: What (who) does your act/art consist of?

I either sing with a full band, a trio of instruments (drum, strings, piano) or just me on a piano.

Afresh: How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?

I would say, rather than entertainment… it is music for the soul.

Afresh:  If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?

spiritual, passionate, alive

Afresh: Give me some details about the group/act/art?

Afresh: What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Some would call it religous or christian music.  Truthfully, it is my hearts cry to my most gracious God.

Afresh: How long have you been performing live or making art?

Since I was about thirteen years old.

Afresh:  If you had to categorize your music, what genre would it best fit?  (Name up to three)

Christian/Pop/Rock/Worship

Afresh:  What do you feel distinguishes “an artist” from just a musician?

A musician can play a piece of music well.  An artist feels it and releases it, so others can feel it too.

Afresh: Where did you meet your group and how long have you been together now?

Since I am a solo artist, I have band members from around the country that we fly out for different events.
Most of them I have known for at least four years.

Afresh: What are your immediate music career goals? (Next 1 to 3 years.)

I am about to go back into the studio in January to record my fourth album entitled, “Be Still and Know.”
I am super excited about it, since many of these songs have been stirring in me for the year or so, just  waiting to come out!

Afresh: What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

Since we stay on the road for so long, getting enough time in the studio to record a full album has been somewhat of a struggle.
So I am really looking forward to some time of to do that.

Afresh: You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

Well, we do our best to fully trust in God who takes care of all our needs… and he hasn’t let us down yet.

Afresh:  Do you feel the economic crunch has hurt the industry, or do you have some other promotional tips to help support your music?

I’m sure the economic crunch has affected the industry as a whole.  For us personally, we haven’t really had any major setbacks.

Afresh:  Who is your fan/customer?  Do you have a fan club or street team?

We have a pretty large demographic of people who buy my music.  Very young, to very old.  Also, anyone who is searching for God or wants a deeper relationship with him should try it.

Afresh: Art & Music has an impact on both young and old.  Everyone loves a celebrity, so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

The more you know about your creator God, the more you know about yourself.  He made you for a purpose so you can trust in him for the answers.

Afresh: What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

Whenever I have concerts in their area, they are so amazing at getting the word out and bringing people with them.

Afresh: Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

No, not so much or to this extent.

Afresh: Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

Actually, I am an odd person in that area.  I really like silence.  Then I would say, my favorite is instrumental music after that.

Afresh: Do you have other interests or talents you would like to share with us?

Well, I grew up dancing, taught it for a while, and still love it.  The percussion is one of my favorite things too play.

Afresh: What has been your strong influence to continue performing?

When I see what God has done in the lives and hearts of people, through the music that he gives me, I can’t help but continue writing it, singing it, and experiencing the crazy/amazing journey he has prepared for me.

Afresh: How do you rate your live performance ability?  Do you feel better performing live or in the studio?

Goodness… not sure if I can rate myself.  haha…  I absolutely love singing and playing live better than the in the studio.  Although the studio is fun too. : )

Afresh: Does anyone in particular influence your artistic/musical talent?

Yes, Jesus and his word… all the way!

Afresh: Who does most of the song writing/art/literature? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

I do.  However, I wait for the inspiration to come first.  Then when it hits me, I go and write it all down.  New songs come at the most interesting of times.  Sometimes I am woken up from my sleep, other times I could be it in the middle of reading the Bible, and then sometimes new songs even come during concerts.

Afresh:  What image do you think your music conveys and why did you choose this type of image for your music?

It is definitely and much more wholesome image than most things today.  But I want the image I portray to really be who I am…  a girl who loves God and wants others to know about him.  I want most to reflect Jesus.

Afresh:  Someone once said write what you would want to perform over and over.  With that in mind, what song do you love to perform the most?

Probably… “Jesus over me”

Afresh: If you had to change one thing about your music/group what do you feel would be the best change to benefit the group overall and why?

Afresh:  Where would you like to see yourself within the next five years as an artist?  What are your long-term career goals?

My ultimate goal is to be faithful with what God has given me and to glorify him.  So whatever that looks like, I am ready!

Afresh: Have you ever had any strange or stalker type fans that you are aware of?  How does it affect the closeness you have with your fans, media, etc. now?

Nothing has happened too drastic that we couldn’t take care of.  Besides time constraints and privacy, I haven’t needed to pull back too much from being open.

Afresh: While getting ready to perform have you ever been interrupted by fans who snuck in to the dressing room/rehearsal?  How did you handle this?

Yes!  Well, all I can do is greet them and appreciated their enthusiasm.  Then I express my need to prepare before I go out on stage.

Afresh: What has been the worst nightmare for the group?  How did you get through it all?
At the middle of a concert all the power went out in the city.  So we grabbed all our accoustic instruments and did the rest of the concert .
It ended up being a pretty amazing night!

Afresh: What are your up-to-date performance plans?  New releases?  Tours? News?

We just got back from an amazing tour over in Israel!  It was truly unbelievable.  Our next project is going back in the studio for the next CD.

Afresh: If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead, alive, or broke-up who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)

I would have to say… Jason Upton.

Afresh: What is the furthest show from your home that you have done?

Hmmm… probably in South Korea

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Afresh: Be sure to keep reading Afresh Entertainment Magazine for more updates on this absolutely wonderful artist!  Her work is truly an amazing gift from God.

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