Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Looking back, I was just thirteen when I started my original music, so all my songs were about Los Angeles, life as an entertainer, and my first crush. My music was centered around life experiences at that age.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Probably seeing my initials tattooed on people I have never met.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Being able to tour and perform as an independent artist.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I'm able to work with the best team Mary Simmons (Marygold) from Los Angeles and producer Zak Lloyd from United Kingdom. The writing process always starts with pen and paper and evolves into so much more. My team works hard to help me in the lyric process and it's always fun.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Some things in the music industry have gotten easier and some things are just the same or just as hard. It's an expensive industry and hard work you have to really love it and keep going. If there were something to change in the music industry it would be representation. As an actor I would like to see the music industry kind of mirror the acting industry as far as representation and bookings.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Ha... I love the stage so tell any artist or band let's do it
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I'm not going to lie preparing for a live show is a lot of work and the preparation to keep the energy and lungs through a show is ongoing. We usually start with the choreographer and create all the choreography for my songs. Then we work on stage performance and choreography a long time before we bring in the dancers. Once we bring in the dancers, we practice altogether alot to put on a great show and keep up the energy.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Probably the first original experience played a part and just the struggle to get it right and make it sound right.
What's coming up in the future?
"Going Under" is my next original set to release on all platforms August 19th and we are in the music video process right now can't wait to share it with everyone!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
About Kolten Kirschke
Kolten Kirschke is from Dallas, Texas and started his training at a very young age. After his first local commercial at age 4, he found a love for the camera and hasn’t slowed down since. You can see Kolten in Future Man, starring Josh Hutcherson and directed by Seth Rogen; Nickelodeon’s Drop That Seat with Nick Cannon; Lonestar Justice on ID Channel, and feature films like Magic Max starring Ivan Sergei and Barry Corbin. He is also in several major commercials, print campaigns, industrials, and works as an influencer as well. Kolten is also an independent pop artist. He has starred in multiple music videos and started the release of his second EP this fall. He works closely with UK/Los Angeles producer, Zak Lloyd and is excited about touring for the new year.