Hello lovelies! This weekend I had the opportunity to interview my good friend and incredibly talented musician McKail Seely! McKail has been an experienced musician from a young age and has been living in Los Angeles, California recording and playing shows to pursue her gift even more! Below are her answers to the interesting questions I posed for her, as well as links to connect with her over all over social media. Thanks for the interview Lovely! Check out her amazing Youtube Channel Here: http://youtube.com/mckailseely1
What is your number one favorite thing about being in the music industry and playing shows?
My favorite thing would probably be the freedom that I have. Being an artist in the music industry is challenging at times but, I'm glad that I don't have set hours. I can be my own boss. As far as performing goes, my favorite thing is moving people through my music and storytelling.
What is your least favorite?
My least favorite thing about the music industry is "the game" that many people say you have to play in order to have "success". My least favorite thing about performing is promoting the shows.
Who inspired you to get into songwriting and music all together?
Too many people have inspired me but, I guess I was the one that chose music all together.
When was it that you decided you wanted to pursue music whole heartedly?
It was after a music camp in Los Angeles that I attended at age 14 that I decided music will be my path.
If you weren't a musician, what career would you want instead?
To be truthful, I haven't thought about this much. I guess I would have to say...I would pursue being a full-time booking agent/event organizer and have my own agency.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I see my self being a well-developed artist on tour throughout the world and having a successful non-profit organization.
Who is on your playlist right now?
Linda Ronstadt, The Neighbourhood, and Jason Mraz
What other musicians (if any) do you look up to?
I mostly look up to Dave Matthews, Jason Mraz, and Jack Johnson. They have all done a lot of good for the world.
What is the best advice you've ever received?
The best advice anyone has ever given to me is to keep a positive mindset throughout my musical journey and musical practices and to understand that it's the journey that matters most, not the outcome.
Do you have any future plans for your music? Such as a new CD release, shows...etc?
I am currently working with a producer to release a new CD in 2015. Also, I'm going to be posting a new YouTube video every other week starting in September and my next show is Aug 23rd at The State Social House in West Hollywood where I'll be opening for an incredible band named, Bonavox!