Austin is the music capital of the world and I love discovering new artists. Everywhere I’ve been and everywhere I go, it’s something I will always enjoy. I have a passion for the arts and I’m lucky to live somewhere that it is flowing all around! I was still very new to Austin when I first saw Meganoke perform at the Aviary downtown. I remember her music being very soulful, other worldly and oh so beautiful! I knew had to be friends right away and share her lovely talent with you all! I was looking forward to seeing her perform again and last Friday she was performing at the eclectic, Carousel Lounge. Meganoke’s performance was wonderful, and boy can she dance! I danced too, no surprise!
We got to do a special Q&A with the lovely lady, enjoy!
Q: Where did the name Meganoke come from?
A: The name was inspired by Princess Mononoke due to the many similarities I have with the character.
Q: How do you describe your music to people?
A: Futuristic jazz
Q: What image do you think your music conveys?
A: One of my most common recurring themes is what i like to call ‘death time unknown’ which means that to bring death and its close reality to the forefront of our thoughts brings about an appreciation and preciousness for life that can not be found through other means.
Q: Who are your music influences?
A: Cocorosie, Portishead, Billie Holiday, underground hip hop
Q: What first made your realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
A: I give all credit for my musical path to Riddlore, he saw in me what was possible long before I did, supported and made possible everything I have accomplished in music.
Q: What can people expect from your live performances?
A: My goal is for every live performance to be a different experience for my audience- being surrounded by so many amazing artists I am able to bring musicians, dancers and light artists to create a unique experience.
Q: If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?
A: Big bass, dreamy, linguistic
Q: Do you have any other interests or talents you would like to share? How do you like to enjoy your relaxation time away from music?
A: Before I began to focus my attention on music, dance was my obsession, most currently Argentine tango has my heart and the movements experienced through contemporary dance truly fill me in a way that few things can.
Music is….salvation- path and destination.
and lastly, where can we find you?