“I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast. ” - Rumi
Nashville based singer/songwriter, Kira Hooks, is an independent and free-spirited soul that refuses to be put in a box. She was born in Houston, TX in 1993 and raised overseas in The Netherlands, Nigeria, Scotland, and China. Kira's musical versatility is reflective of her exposure and curiosity to cultural differences and emotional similarities. She is always in search of what, ultimately, brings us together and what feels like honest work. This has lead her to remain conversational and light-hearted in her writing process. Through the humbling inspiration of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim, India.Arie, and Lianne La Haves, she has grown more in love with her path and is in constant development of her musical abilities. After graduating from the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA (2013), she's released one album, three EPs, and four singles. She's also an active member of Concerts In Your Home and is performing on the road on a frequent basis.
If You Got A Dream [feat. Dru Chen] [Alt.]
If You Got A Dream
Live And We Learn
Labor Of Love
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1: What artist would you most love to work with?
India.Arie, Joss Stone, Melody Gardot, Stevie Wonder, Emily King, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lianne La Havas, Alex Serra (Gato Suave), Melissa Polinar, Ernie Halter, Emily Elbert, Tony Lucca, etc.
2: What instrument brings you the most joy?
Bass & Piano. It's a tie.
3: What was the worst advice?
Anything that put music business as priority before the music.
4: What was your first concert?
Christina Aguilera (Stripped) & Justin Timberlake (Justified) Tour
5: What/where is the best road food?
I go to Trader Joes if it's around. I pack lots of fruits/veggies to keep me awake.
6: What’s the best music advice you ever got?
“Never lose the groove in order to find a note.” - 'The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music' by Victor Wooten & "Be yourself to a theatrical extent." - Kacee Clanton (friend and mentor)
7: Who is your most surprising inspiration?
Elizabeth Gilbert. Her book, 'Big Magic' is my creativity bible.