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Meet Kelsy Karter

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelsy Karter.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Hello, I’m Kelsy Karter. Soul singer originally from New Zealand. When I was about 4 I saw Edward scissorhands and told my parents I wanted to be a performer. They were jazz musicians so I was bought up listening to and learning incredible music. But I wanted to be an actor before a singer. Theatre was my life until I finished high school and moved to America. That’s when I discovered I was meant to be a singer.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Lol. It wouldn’t be any fun if there weren’t challenges. I thrive off them. Tell me I can’t do something and I’ll find a way to prove you wrong. But honestly, being away from my family is the biggest obstacle I’ve had to deal with. Gimme anything else and I’ll figure it out. But not a day goes past where being away from them gets any easier.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Kelsy Karter – what should we know?
Well, I’m a singer. I make music. Writing takes up about 50% of my time and I’m very lucky to be working with some of the most talented humans on the planet. Being a theatre kid, I’m definitely known for being a little dramatic, and I always wanted to join the circus haha. People call me rebellious, but I wouldn’t say that. I just live by my own rules and I really don’t know how else to be. I’ve always been kind of an outsider that way. But I’m cool with it. And I’m grateful I have my own way of thinking.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
#1 my parents. I see kids that don’t have the support of their parents and it breaks my heart. My folks are a couple of characters and they are my heroes. Of course, my team is actual angels. Sometimes I can’t believe they believe in me.

All my co-writers and best friends are families too. They know who they are. And a huge shoutout to Mick Jagger and James Brown for showing me how it’s done. 😉

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Mcabe Gregg, Paige Wilson, Tess Mayer

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