Thomas Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter from Exeter U.K, here at FLUX NEWS HQ, we are always reaching out to people on the musical path to success and glory and our searching took us to Tom’s front door. He’s recently released his latest single “Pathfinder” and we asked him all the questions you could ever want see if “learn to sing” was on your Bucket List.
1. Have you always had success in music, if not, what were you doing before?
I haven’t always had success in music, I was always juggling jobs as well as hitting the road. I always had the jobs where it was easy for me to get time off work for touring and not having more of an importance in the job for them to worry about me leaving. I just needed the money for rent. No one said it was going to be easy, if you’re passionate about it you’ll do whatever it takes.
2. What drew you into being a musician?
I think it started when I was a young kid, my mum would always have music on in the house, so I try and sing along to them. Then when I hit my teenage years, my dad would play Linkin Park, Bon Jovi etc in the house too and I really got into that. My cousin was also in a punk band playing the drums. I always thought of how cool it was being in a band etc. So from then my parents got me my first guitar and amp and have been playing near enough every day since.
3. Did you have anybody guiding you, any mentors, or people that took you on your journey?
I think I took guidance from everyone really, Seeing what they had done in their careers and tried to take the same path or near enough. I think the thing is with the industry and the world as it is now, it’s a very fast pacing environment which you have to always learn new things everyday so it’s always a journey.
4. What are the biggest challenges in becoming a full-time musician?
I’d say the biggest part is keeping it full time. In a way it’s slightly easier the get to full time as you can do it in stages, then when you have it full time you have to maintain and keep it as it’s a long way back down.
5. What’s been the biggest moment of your career so far and what?
The biggest moment has to be when I was fronting my rock band in 2013 and we opened up the 2nd stage at Download Festival. We performed in front over 10,000 people. That’s something I’ll always keep with me for the rest of my life.
6. What’re your three biggest learnings of going on the path you’ve taken?
I think the most important one for me is patience. As I’ve been doing this since I was 16 and really it’s only been the past 5 years where it’s a good position. 2. would be challenged, never be afraid to challenge yourself and try something new. It’s always best to do and regret than to never do and regret.
7. Finally, what’s next on your Bucket List?
Well for me it has to be going to the USA either LA or NYC it’s something that’s always caught my attention. But I guess that’s the beauty of life, you just don’t know what’s around the corner. I mean my music could take me there at some point. That’s why we have dreams. I think I’d go there in the next 5 years for sure.
And that’s a wrap, that what we learned from Thomas and with such thorough answers we are happy we did. If you want to check out his awesome music you can find him at https://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasKavanaghband/featured .