Meet Indonesia-born UK Open Mic performer Naya Yeira:
Hi Naya Yeira, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:
Do you play solo only, or also in a group?
How old are you?
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
Jakarta / London
How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)
Indonesia influenced how I write my music and the melodies I create. the lyrical content of my music and the instrumentation and riffs I decide to use.
Where are you based now, and why?
I am based in London now as I went to university here and I found many opportunities here
What got you into making music in the first place?
I always enjoyed listening to music, to the point where it was all I did in my free time. Naturally, I found myself writing my own tunes.
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
1. Amy winehouse
2. Billie Eilish
4. Lady Gaga
7. Fka twigs
8. Doja Cat
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
I start with an instrumental and then create melodies after. after choosing the best melodies I’ve come up with I’d choose lyrics to go with itn
Why did you get into playing them in the first place?
Management contacting venues & promoters
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
Keep going, practice, repeat and study
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
Not getting enough of them right now.
What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?
Last week the – one I did in Camden.
If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?
What do you currently find the hardest and biggest obstacles to moving your music career forward?
keep up with all social trends
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
That im from Indonesia
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
currently working on my first ever EP (5-6 track project)
Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?
Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?
Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?
What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?
We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?